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COBS Bread opens first bakery in Cranbrook

COBS Bread opens first bakery in Cranbrook Canada’s largest bakery franchise, COBS Bread, opened March 28, 2019, on Cranbrook Street North in Cranbrook. This marks COBS Bread’s 113th bakery in Canada. photo courtesy Cranbrook Townsman COBS Bread is wel …

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Cranbrook’s Denham Ford receives Ford’s highest honour

Cranbrook’s Denham Ford receives Ford’s highest honour The Cranbrook-Kimberley Development Zone is home to many thriving businesses, including Denham Ford, which recently received a national award for outstanding achievement. Located in Cranbrook, Denh …

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High levels of overall business satisfaction reported for Kimberley

High levels of overall business satisfaction reported for Kimberley Credit: Province of BC The results of a new Business Retention and Expansion Survey show that business is going well for many entrepreneurs in Kimberley, B.C. A total of 100 business o …

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Kimberley reports strong start for housing construction in 2019

Kimberley reports strong start for housing construction in 2019 Kimberley, B.C., is reporting a very strong start to the year for new housing construction. Eighteen new dwellings have been issued building permits by the City in the first three months o …

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Cranbrook welcomes new Business Development Coordinator

Cranbrook welcomes new Business Development Coordinator The City of Cranbrook has welcomed Darren Brewer to the new position of Business Development Coordinator. Brewer’s position will be critical to the City as it moves forward to encourage business o …

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Experiencing the benefits of collaboration

Experiencing the benefits of collaboration   The Cranbrook-Kimberley Development Initiative (CKDI) is a non-profit society, formed by local business leaders, the mayors and key municipal staff to present the two cities as one economic zone. This i …

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Commercial property values range -5% to 25% in Kootenay-Columbia region

Commercial property values range -5% to 25% in Kootenay-Columbia region Property taxes determined by municipality are based on the assessment value provided by BC Assessment. So when assessed values go up, it typically means an increase in property tax …

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Cranbrook-Kimberley Development Zone home to Canada’s second fastest growing airport

Cranbrook-Kimberley Development Zone home to Canada’s second fastest growing airport The Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) has reported steady growth for the last several years—but 2018 was the most exciting. Passenger traffic increased by 2 …

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Canadian Rockies International Airport connects snow seekers to B.C.’s Powder Highway

Canadian Rockies International Airport connects snow seekers to B.C.’s Powder Highway The Cranbrook-Kimberley Development Zone recently played host to The Weather Network’s Mia Gordon. Reporting from the Canadian Rockies International Airport and nearb …

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The word is out about Cranbrook

The word is out about Cranbrook This affordable yet growing city continues to attract outdoor enthusiasts as its economic base expands. Lee Pratt, mayor and lifelong resident of Cranbrook, calls his home a largely undiscovered area of B.C.—but initiall …

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