Local Business

Castlegar Chamber of Commerce building. (File)                                Castlegar Chamber of Commerce building. (File)

Busy year for Castlegar Chamber and Visitor Centre

Chamber of Commerce membership grew and more people visited the Visitor Centre in 2017.

Castlegar Chamber of Commerce building. (File)                                Castlegar Chamber of Commerce building. (File)
RCMP West Kootenay Traffic arrested two individuals for the theft of a wallet on Friday. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Two arrested for wallet theft in Castlegar

Two people were arrested for the theft of a wallet in Castlegar on Friday afternoon.

RCMP West Kootenay Traffic arrested two individuals for the theft of a wallet on Friday. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
The Bombi Restaurant is a family affair (left to right) Jamie-Lynn Rowe is a server and daughter to owners Gordon and Cherry Johnson, Jamie-Lynn’s husband Raymond is the kitchen manager. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)

New restaurant opens in Castlegar

The Bombi Restaurant opened last week in the Kootenay Crossing Mall.

The Bombi Restaurant is a family affair (left to right) Jamie-Lynn Rowe is a server and daughter to owners Gordon and Cherry Johnson, Jamie-Lynn’s husband Raymond is the kitchen manager. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)
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Free employment training program for tourism sector coming to Castlegar in March

Free employment training program for tourism sector coming to Castlegar in March

Job seekers in Castlegar and region are invited to check out the RAFT Program.

  • Feb 23, 2018
Free employment training program for tourism sector coming to Castlegar in March
Contest woos creative workers to Kaslo

Contest woos creative workers to Kaslo

Fun stunt highlights serious concern for rural B.C. towns

Contest woos creative workers to Kaslo
FortisBC to explain proposed rate design changes

FortisBC to explain proposed rate design changes

FortisBC is hosting info sessions to help customers better understand rate design changes.

  • Feb 8, 2018
FortisBC to explain proposed rate design changes
Marc-André Choquette is the executive chef at the Velvet Restaurant, which will soon open inside the Josie Hotel at Red Mountain. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Chef Choquette bringing fine dining to Red Mountain

Red Mountain will soon be home to a fine dining experience with a view of the chairlift.

Marc-André Choquette is the executive chef at the Velvet Restaurant, which will soon open inside the Josie Hotel at Red Mountain. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Suzie LaRose has opened a new nail salon at 2327 6th Ave. in Castlegar. Her daughter Zena is excited about LaRose’s new business. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Local nail tech opens new nail salon in Castlegar

The new location offers her customers privacy while they have a manicure or pedicure.

Suzie LaRose has opened a new nail salon at 2327 6th Ave. in Castlegar. Her daughter Zena is excited about LaRose’s new business. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
A new nightclub, The Woods, will be opening up in the space formerly occupied by The Element. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

New nightclub opening in Castlegar

The Woods will open mid-March in the space formerly occupied by The Element.

A new nightclub, The Woods, will be opening up in the space formerly occupied by The Element. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
The Glade II ferry enters into full service in February. (Submitted photo)

New Glade ferry enters testing phase

The Glade II will be able to carry heavier loads and will use less greenhouse gases.

The Glade II ferry enters into full service in February. (Submitted photo)
The new ferry for glade is about ready for service. (Submitted photo)

New Glade ferry enters testing phase

The Glade II will be able to carry heavier loads and will emit less greenhouse gases.

The new ferry for glade is about ready for service. (Submitted photo)
Gera Al Hanafy and her husband opened Fundamentals at the end of November. The store offers educational toys for all ages, as well as office supplies and, coming soon, computers and cellphones. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

New Castlegar store offers educational toys and years of expertise

A former child-care worker with nearly 10 years of experience has opened…

Gera Al Hanafy and her husband opened Fundamentals at the end of November. The store offers educational toys for all ages, as well as office supplies and, coming soon, computers and cellphones. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Castlegar & District Chamber of Commerce celebrates successful year

Castlegar & District Chamber of Commerce celebrates successful year

The Castlegar District Chamber of Commerce was busy in 2017

Castlegar & District Chamber of Commerce celebrates successful year
Chris and Kathy Sykes hand over Castlegar Tim Horton’s to new owners

Chris and Kathy Sykes hand over Castlegar Tim Horton’s to new owners

This week Chris and Kathy Sykes handed over ownership of the store they have run for 19 years.

Chris and Kathy Sykes hand over Castlegar Tim Horton’s to new owners
Austin Engineering staff photo from 2017.

Innovative Kootenay partnership Wins Clean Energy award

The award is being given for their unique partnership that has developed innovative solutions.

  • Nov 16, 2017
Austin Engineering staff photo from 2017.
The Basin Business Advisors Program is putting on a free succession planning workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Castlegar Chamber of Commerce. (Thinkstock)

Business advisors program offering free succession planning workshop in Castlegar

Local business owners can attend a free succession planning workshop on Nov. 22.

The Basin Business Advisors Program is putting on a free succession planning workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Castlegar Chamber of Commerce. (Thinkstock)
Tanya Laing Gahr, corporate communication advisor for FortisBC, Nicole Bogdanovic, corporate communications advisor, and Becky Richardson, facility planning manager, posed in front of the Kootenay Operations Centre’s history wall, which includes historic photographs and a screen with a digital slideshow. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

New FortisBC facility near Castlegar running waste-free pilot project

The FortisBC facility in Ootischenia is the site of the company’s newest pilot program.

Tanya Laing Gahr, corporate communication advisor for FortisBC, Nicole Bogdanovic, corporate communications advisor, and Becky Richardson, facility planning manager, posed in front of the Kootenay Operations Centre’s history wall, which includes historic photographs and a screen with a digital slideshow. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Mark Zeabin builds casket furniture and is currently building a coffin bed for a client in California. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Castlegar entrepreneur crafting coffin bed

The coffin under construction in one local entrepreneur’s garage isn’t a prop for Halloween.

Mark Zeabin builds casket furniture and is currently building a coffin bed for a client in California. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Live: Castlegar Council Meeting, Nov. 6, 2017

Live: Castlegar Council Meeting, Nov. 6, 2017

Live: Castlegar Council Meeting, Nov. 6, 2017

Live: Castlegar Council Meeting, Nov. 6, 2017
Sears Canada closes stores: Extended warranties null and void

Sears Canada closes stores: Extended warranties null and void

Sears Canada has been given the go-ahead to shutter 74 stores across the country.

  • Oct 19, 2017
Sears Canada closes stores: Extended warranties null and void