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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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New Church Avenue affordable housing development underway

New Church Avenue affordable housing development underway President of New Dawn Developments Chad Jensen, President of the Kimberley Seniors Housing Society Rick Rausch, Director of Regional Development for BC Housing Dana Locke, Kimberley Mayor Don Mc …

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Exponential growth points to exciting future for Cranbrook

Exponential growth points to exciting future for Cranbrook The City of Cranbrook is pleased to report that the value of building permits issued in 2018 totalled $44.2 million, which is a $10-million or 29% increase over 2017. Last year’s total construc …

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Open house held for new military armoury in Cranbrook

Open house held for new military armoury in Cranbrook Col. Paul Ursich, Commander of 39 Canadian Brigade Group, and Cranbrook Mayor Lee Pratt cut the ribbon to officially open the new Cranbrook armoury for 44 Engineer Squadron at an open house and open …

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