Local Business

Clockwise from top left: Craig Campbell, general manager at ʔaq̓am Community Enterprises; Tessa and Scott Salter, owner/operators of the popular Salty Robin Wood Designs; Ryan Doehle; Bob Sumka. Photos courtesy Keith Powell.

Regional business round-up

By Keith Powell Cranbrook New GM at ʔaq̓am Community Enterprises Craig Campbell…

  • Dec 8, 2022
Clockwise from top left: Darian Pestell of Nelson, owner Nourished by Heirloom; The Wheeldon Group - Jason Wheeldon, Kaytee Sharun, Laura Kennedy and Lauren Rokosh; FR Rentals moves to new building; John Holton, General Manager of the Copper Point Resort.

Regional Business Round-Up

By Keith Powell Cranbrook: The Wheeldon Group Launches Well-known Cranbrook realtor Jason…

  • Nov 15, 2022
Clockwise from top left: Ray and Rico Naito of Surprise Point Brewery; Ian Phyper, new General Manager of the Baker Hotel; Town of Creston’s new emergency services building; Kickturn Coffee Roasters. )Photos courtesy Keith Powell)

Regional Business Round-Up

Gluten-free craft brewery; Baker Hotel GM; Kickturn Coffee Roasters; New Creston Emergency Building

  • Nov 6, 2022
Clockwise from top left: Ray and Rico Naito of Surprise Point Brewery; Ian Phyper, new General Manager of the Baker Hotel; Town of Creston’s new emergency services building; Kickturn Coffee Roasters. )Photos courtesy Keith Powell)
The 2022 Ktunaxa Business Showcase, held at the Prestige Inn on Thursday, Oct. 27, created an opportunity for Ktunaxa entrepreneurs and artisans to connect and network with regional industries, enhance their brand awareness in the community, and highlight products and services. (Barry Coulter photo)

Ktunaxa business showcase features entrepreneurs, businesses, artisans

Over 31 Ktunaxa businesses, including artisans, were involved in the showcase, and more than a dozen industries came by for the networking opportunities

The 2022 Ktunaxa Business Showcase, held at the Prestige Inn on Thursday, Oct. 27, created an opportunity for Ktunaxa entrepreneurs and artisans to connect and network with regional industries, enhance their brand awareness in the community, and highlight products and services. (Barry Coulter photo)
Clockwise from top left: Corey Bullock, Dan Powell, Samantha Najarro, the Kootenay Livestock Response Unit trailer.

Regional Business Round-Up

By Keith Powell Kimberley - Dan Powell Returns to Chalet GM Well…

  • Oct 25, 2022
Clockwise from top left: Corey Bullock, Dan Powell, Samantha Najarro, the Kootenay Livestock Response Unit trailer.
Clockwise from top left: Wynndel’s Mountain Barn Bakery; Larry Halverson; the Pacific Insight Building; Nic Milligan.

Regional Business Round-Up

By Keith Powell Creston Valley [Business Milestone] Mountain Barn Bakery - Wynndel…

  • Oct 18, 2022
Clockwise from top left: Wynndel’s Mountain Barn Bakery; Larry Halverson; the Pacific Insight Building; Nic Milligan.
Regional Business Round Up by Keith Powell

Regional Business Round Up by Keith Powell

Regional Business Round Up by Keith Powell Wynndel — Big Tree Electric…

  • Sep 30, 2022
Regional Business Round Up by Keith Powell
Clockwise from top left: Brad Reist at Twice Is Nice; Alisha and Wayne Murphy of UNNEW; The new McDonald’s under construction in Invermere; Avona Ross of Cranbrook Safeway/Sobey. (Keith Powell photos)

Kootenay Business Roundup

By Keith Powell New McDonald’s Under Construction We recently reported on a…

  • Sep 30, 2022
Clockwise from top left: Brad Reist at Twice Is Nice; Alisha and Wayne Murphy of UNNEW; The new McDonald’s under construction in Invermere; Avona Ross of Cranbrook Safeway/Sobey. (Keith Powell photos)
Armstrong Regional Cooperative announced it has purchased three Husky fuel stations in Vernon, Salmon Arm and Cranbrook. (armstrong.coop)

Armstrong Co-op purchases fuel stations in Okanagan, Kootenays

Three Husky outlets in Vernon, Salmon Arm and Cranbrook bought

Armstrong Regional Cooperative announced it has purchased three Husky fuel stations in Vernon, Salmon Arm and Cranbrook. (armstrong.coop)
Cranbrook Hearing Loss Clinic, Winner of the Professional Service Excellence Award. (Barry Coulter photo)

The 2022 Cranbrook Business Excellence Awards

Saturday, April 2nd, St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino

Cranbrook Hearing Loss Clinic, Winner of the Professional Service Excellence Award. (Barry Coulter photo)
Giant icicles hang from the eves of Rockyview Apartments in Cranbrook. (Barry Coulter photo)

The giant icicles of Innes Avenue

We may have not set snow records so far this winter in…

Giant icicles hang from the eves of Rockyview Apartments in Cranbrook. (Barry Coulter photo)
Andrew Patterson and Kim Kennedy at Dash Eatery, on 12th Avenue South in Cranbrook. Barry Coulter photo

A new restaurant has opened up into downtown Cranbrook’s evolving food, beverage and dining scene

A new restaurant has opened up into downtown Cranbrook’s evolving food, beverage…

Andrew Patterson and Kim Kennedy at Dash Eatery, on 12th Avenue South in Cranbrook. Barry Coulter photo
Anita’s Organic Mill co-owner Taylor Gemmel outside the Chilliwack location. (Michelle Gemmel submitted file photo)

Nature’s Path acquires majority interest in Chilliwack organic food business

Largest organic cereal and snack maker buys into Anita’s Organic Mill

Anita’s Organic Mill co-owner Taylor Gemmel outside the Chilliwack location. (Michelle Gemmel submitted file photo)
The first cruise ship of the 2019 season – the Celebrity Eclipse – docks in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Tourism spending in Canada dropped by almost 50 per cent in 2020

Tourism-related jobs dropped by almost 29 per cent

The first cruise ship of the 2019 season – the Celebrity Eclipse – docks in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel closed for three months in late 2020, early 2021, to undergo renovations in leveraging slower hotel traffic because of COVID-19 restrictions. A new report from Statistics Canada find many businesses in the accommodation and food services sector are bracing for another tough year. (Courtesy of Fairmont Empress hotel)

Survey finds Canada’s hospitality industry has low expectations for year ahead

Almost 87 per cent of businesses in accommodation and food services report lower revenues in 2020

Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel closed for three months in late 2020, early 2021, to undergo renovations in leveraging slower hotel traffic because of COVID-19 restrictions. A new report from Statistics Canada find many businesses in the accommodation and food services sector are bracing for another tough year. (Courtesy of Fairmont Empress hotel)
Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Edible straws one B.C. entrepreneur’s latest weapon in war against plastic

Kat Gellerman has spent more than 20 years working in the food business

Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Fundraiser for Cranbrook girl diagnosed with leukemia raises $17K

Fundraiser for Cranbrook girl diagnosed with leukemia raises $17K

A fundraiser held on Wednesday, Dec. 11 for 10-year-old Cranbrook resident Olivia…

Fundraiser for Cranbrook girl diagnosed with leukemia raises $17K
Cranbrook Arts Council has a new home

Cranbrook Arts Council has a new home

After many itinerant years downtown, the Arts Council has a permanent home on 5th St. N.

Cranbrook Arts Council has a new home
WestJet launching direct flights from Cranbrook to Vancouver

WestJet launching direct flights from Cranbrook to Vancouver

WestJet announced that its regional airline, WestJet Link, will begin operating nonstop…

WestJet launching direct flights from Cranbrook to Vancouver