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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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Trail Coffee Co. serves up the perfect cup for new owner

Sometimes we make a decision, doubt ourselves, then need a bit of distance to realize it was the right decision all along. That’s what happened with Maddie Van Horn, who was getting ready to buy the Trail Coffee & Tea Co. three years ago, then had second thoughts. A couple of years in Vancouver made …

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Remote workers empowered by tech in the Kootenays

In 1985, professor Donna Haraway wrote an essay called the “Cyborg Manifesto.” It became one of the preeminent works of the post-modern era and struck an incisive chord with artists, philosophers, academics and scientists alike. She argued that all humans interacting with technology were becoming—colloquially speaking—cyborgs. And by augmenting ourselves as such, we transcended traditional …

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