In March, 2021, Columbia Valley Community Economic Development received the Marketing Innovation award for its “Live Columbia Valley” success and storytelling-based social media program.
Your drywall could just come from Columbia Valley. The new 135-hectare Kootenay West Mine under construction 10 km northeast of Canal Flats will mine 400,000 tonnes of gypsum annually over a 43 lifespan for the mine. The new mine will replace CertainTeed’s Windermere Operations near Invermere. Approximately 80 full-time and contractor jobs have been
Anyone who has driven in Columbia Valley in the summer knows the time delay that used to happen at the junction of Highways 93 and 95 in Radium Hot Springs. Today, a 10-minute time saving to/from Alberta or up/down the Valley has been generated by a $12M federal-provincial funded Roundabout completed in June 2020.
The Columbia Valley has been actively growing its agrifood sector. Significant achievements in 2020 include completion of a Columbia Valley Food Hub Model Feasibility Study, and new branding for Columbia Valley Made and Columbia Valley Grown products that producers can use to enhance marketing. There is desire to establish an agri-food innovation hub to
At 6,000-foot long by 100 ft wide, a 737 can land on it. And now, a $240K grant from the Government of BC will ensure that airport operations continue successfully and safely with refurbishment of the runway, apron, and runway markings. Work will be completed in 2021. With operational status in 1986, the Fairmont
We imagine a day when you can bike, run or walk 65 km on a paved surface between Radium Hot Springs and Canal Flats…forming the longest urban corridor multi-use trail in BC. Today, recreationalists can enjoy 25 km complete between Invermere and Fairmont. And with a March, 2021 announcement of a $976K grant, a
Panorama and Radium Hot Springs have been highlighted as stops on a Fernie to Revelstoke tour – identified as one of the 10 best in North America. https://www.outsideonline.com/2397404/best-road-trips-america-canada
A 12-week Digital Marketing Bootcamp developed in partnership with the B.C. government and Alacrity Canada was successfully completed in 2020 in Canal Flats at the Columbia Lake Technology Center. Ten Valley residents completed the program. “The Alacrity Digital Marketing Bootcamp was created to help students hit the ground running in careers as digital marketers
While drawn to music from a young age – especially country – one could say Craig’s North American touring gigs these days were a bit of a journey in the making.
Born and raised in Canal Flats, Leslie Cartwright grew up in the outdoors – camping, hiking, and wildlife watching. It left an impression – inspiring a world of landscapes and wildlife created at the end of a paintbrush.