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Lonni van Diest  and Greg Sebell  owners of Blk Box . Darren Hull Photograph

Food For Fit from Blk Box

On-the-go meals for health and fitness

  • Jan 27, 2021

 

Freshies barista, Craig Stoner at the new cafe location. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Freshies settles into new space

The new locatiom on 2nd Ave gives the popular cafe more space

 

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16% boom predicted for B.C. real estate sales in 2021: experts

Along with sales, the average price of homes is also predicted to rise, by nearly 8 percent

 

Shop owners Joanna and Aysha Haines celebrate their shop’s grand opening on Jan. 22. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Refillery and lifestyle shop opens in Fernie

Drift and Sonder offers locals a wide range of sustainable, low-waste lifestyle products

Shop owners Joanna and Aysha Haines celebrate their shop’s grand opening on Jan. 22. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Rudy Tomazic. Photography by Darren Hull

Diva Magic at Friends of Dorothy and beyond

Rudy Tomazic keeps the good times and the giving rolling

  • Jan 25, 2021
Rudy Tomazic. Photography by Darren Hull
Economic Development and Official Languages Minister Melanie Joly responds to a question in the House of Commons Monday November 23, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Federal minister touts need for new B.C. economic development agency

Last December’s federal economic update promised a stimulus package of about $100 billion this year

Economic Development and Official Languages Minister Melanie Joly responds to a question in the House of Commons Monday November 23, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Joanna and Aysha Haines opened their business, Drift and Sonder, on Jan. 22. (Soranne Floarea)

New businesses popping up in Fernie despite pandemic headwinds

More businesses in Fernie have opened than closed their doors since the pandemic began

Joanna and Aysha Haines opened their business, Drift and Sonder, on Jan. 22. (Soranne Floarea)
The coronavirus and the drastic measures put in place by government officials to try to control its spread had a severe toll on many small businesses. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

B.C. pilot program launches to help small businesses weather COVID

1,000 entrepreneurs across the province will be chosen to receive free help from experts

The coronavirus and the drastic measures put in place by government officials to try to control its spread had a severe toll on many small businesses. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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Calling all Elkford non-profits: Bursary Program registration is now open

The bursary gives $1,000 to a local non-profit to assist with community-related projects or programs

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Elkford Business Walks to begin in February

Topics of discussion include changes, successes, and the impact of COVID-19 on businesses

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Eternity Medical Equipment’s ECAN95 masks have received Health Canada approval and CSA certification. (Eternity Medical Equipment photo)

B.C. company makes 1st Canadian-made mask to receive official CSA certification

Eternity Medical Equipment producing N95-equivalent masks out of Campbell Heights facility

Eternity Medical Equipment’s ECAN95 masks have received Health Canada approval and CSA certification. (Eternity Medical Equipment photo)
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Vancouver, Victoria among top 10 tech markets in Canada

Tech education and industry continue to boom in B.C.

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Elkford seeks public input on DMP concept options

The current round of community engagement will run until Jan. 15

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Catherine Chartrand and Derek Lim await customers at their shop’s serving window. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

New business brings tasty pastries to Fernie

House of Gato is open for business, specializing in fresh pastries, cakes and baked goods

Catherine Chartrand and Derek Lim await customers at their shop’s serving window. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Business owner Kristen Russell. Lia Crowe photography

Secrets and Lives and The Seven Sins with Kristen Russell

An interview with Bayside Goods boutique owner

  • Dec 28, 2020
Business owner Kristen Russell. Lia Crowe photography
Arbutus RV owners Rose and Craig Little. Photography by Lia Crowe

Sales surge for Arbutus RV

Recreational vehicles on a roll for province’s largest RV dealer

  • Dec 25, 2020
Arbutus RV owners Rose and Craig Little. Photography by Lia Crowe
InnovateBC offers business owners COVID-19 recovery programming including digital skills hiring grants, no-cost business coaching, access to local connections and more.

Innovate BC offers boost to those growing their business online

COVID recovery programming includes digital skills hiring grants, no-cost business coaching and more

  • Dec 21, 2020
InnovateBC offers business owners COVID-19 recovery programming including digital skills hiring grants, no-cost business coaching, access to local connections and more.
The Zebra group's Rus Collins - Photography by Lia Crowe

Secrets and Lives With Rus Collins

Zebra Group designer talks creativity, painting and baking during Covid-19

  • Dec 14, 2020
The Zebra group's Rus Collins - Photography by Lia Crowe
Devon Bird - Lia Crowe photograph

Fashion Forward With Devon Bird

Moden Boutique owner expands her business during Covid-19 with Moden Essentials

  • Dec 10, 2020
Devon Bird - Lia Crowe photograph
Owner Stephanie Fleming tried to create a space for people to express themselves. (Soranne Floarea/The Free Press)

Infinitea T-Bar: The end of an era

Celebrating eight years of business, Infinitea is going out with a bang this November

Owner Stephanie Fleming tried to create a space for people to express themselves. (Soranne Floarea/The Free Press)