Kootenay Mobile Press receives provincial recognition!

Congratulations to the Fields Forward​ and Kootenay Mobile Press team! The Kootenay Mobile Press story is now LIVE on the BC government’s Ideas Exchange website. Check out this story and other great initiatives happening around the province! https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/employment-business/economic-development/bc-ideas-exchange/success-stories/bc-resource-success-stories/creston-valley-mobile-press

The New Year Brings Support & Collaboration for Local Businesses

Over the last few months, the CV-KL EAP has collected input from residents and businesses from Yahk to Riondel through various activities – which include meetings, events, and surveys. At this time, the team has identified a need to connect further with local businesses. “Many business owners, operators and entrepreneurs have indicated collaboration and additional […]

Receive $1000 toward Training and $2800 toward Hiring!

Are you an employer currently in the hiring process or plan to hire in the upcoming months? Receive a $,2800 hiring incentive and up to $1,000 in training funds for your next hire age 29 or under for full-time (30 hrs per week) employment. Funding is now available in all regions EXCEPT the Lower Mainland. […]

Why The Buy Local Movement is Good Business

According to BC Buy Local, the average Canadian spends about $1500 on travel, food, drinks and gifts during the holiday season. By shifting at least 1% of that spending – just $15 – to a local business, or local grown or local made product, consumers give the gift of growth and health to the entire […]

#BCBuyLocal – Local Businesses Keep Us Strong!

#BCBuyLocal Week commences next Monday across the province! Buying locally is very positive for local businesses and the economy. Small changes in your spending habits creates BIG impact for the Creston Valley-Kootenay Lake area. This poster articulates how local businesses keep our communities strong. Start buying local today!

#BCBuyLocal Week – November 27 to December 3

It’s BC Buy Local Week (Nov 27-Dec 3)!  BC Buy Local Week is an annual celebration of the unique contributions that local businesses make to our communities and to our economy. For every $1 a consumer spends locally, 45 cents remains in the community. Get involved! Share your favourite local product or service on #BCBuyLocal […]

EAP Survey Contest Winner Announced!

Pictured above (L-R): Janet Wallace (owner), Robert Agnew, Sheila Brocklington (staff member).  Congratulations to Robert Agnew of Crawford Bay! Robert won a $50 voucher to a local business of his choice – Bare Foot Handweaving. Thank-you to the 700+ people who entered our survey contest. This survey prize is a great example of how shopping […]

The Future of Our Economy Starts Today

The Creston Valley – Kootenay Lake Economic Action Partnership (CV-KL EAP) remains active. The Creston Valley – Kootenay Lake Economic Action Partnership (CV-KL EAP) remains active towards creating an “Economic Action Strategy” for our local communities between Yahk to Yaqan Nukiy to Riondel. As the end of Phase 2: Determining Plan Direction is near, community […]