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There’s no place like home

Homesick and wanting to return to Kansas from Oz, Dorothy clicked her ruby red heels together. “There’s no place like home,” she said. “Home” is a powerful word. It’s where our soul and spirit thrive – raising a family, working, and pursuing our ambition, passion, and happiness. But the Kootenay is full of folks with …

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Blend Bistro in Elkford combines culture and cuisine

The Blend Bistro opened its doors in Elkford, BC on June 10 2019! Corey Mildenberger and his wife Romila have raised 3 children in Elkford and were happy to open up this unique Bistro offering specialty coffees, decadent deserts, Modern Filipino fare and quality homemade traditional menu items to the community. But that is not …

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Go-Lab Coworking Launches in Golden, BC

The Powder Highway has attracted a wealth of professionals over the past decades of resort municipality and outdoor activity growth, and with the emergence of fibre internet more business are laying their roots in the Kootenays. Golden BC is a relatively affordable and mature mountain community with diverse people and organizations to reflect their interests. …

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Kootenay Carshare has gone Electric

One of Canada’s oldest and still Canada’s only rural carshare network, Kootenay Carshare Cooperative (KCC) added two Hyundai KONAs to the fleet of member owned vehicles.  KONA is the first electric sub-compact SUV in Canada. This ground-breaking vehicle combines bold and roomy SUV style with an impressive electric driving range of over 450km. A 201-hp …

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Rise of the Female Entrepreneur

Sometimes you don’t see what’s right in front of your face. Sometimes you have to lift your head up to see what’s happening around you. And always you have to celebrate your success. Castlegar & District is home to a number of thriving female entrepreneurs. In recognition of these entrepreneurs, we decided to inquire and …

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The Great BC Business Sale

To help promote business opportunities and investment in rural BC, The Great BC Business Sale has been granted funding by the Province of BC through the Rural Dividend Program. This initiative will unfold over the next 18 months, culminating in a trade show at the Vancouver Convention Centre on October 3, 2020 which will feature …

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Cancelled: Due to Its Own Success

In the fall of 2017, Castlegar & District Chamber of Commerce initiated the “Storefronts of Opportunity” event, a tour of empty retail space for new and existing entrepreneurs. Executive Director of the Chamber Tammy Verigin-Burk initiated the event. In year 1, the event was limited to Castlegar’s downtown core, showing 28 empty storefronts followed by …

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