Columbia Valley Community & Economic Support Team
COVID-19 Update - April 20th, 2020
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April 20, 2020 – Dr. Gareth Mannheimer, Chief of Staff of Invermere & District Hospital answers your questions
"We have had positive cases in the Valley as recently as last week. The virus remains in our community. COVID-19 continues to be spread here. Remember, it is possible to be infected with the virus and not show any symptoms. There are two kinds silent spreaders..." Read the full statement here
Show your Valley Spirit , support local business, donate to the food bank AND look stylin in the process...
Whether you’re in the Valley or wishing you were in the Valley – you can help out by wearing your favourite Valley community where your heart is!

From now through May 20, 2020 we’ll donate $5 to the Columbia Valley (or Canal Flats) Food Bank from the purchase of every t-shirt. 

Not sure which t-shirt to get? Want to give the gift of a t-shirt to someone else? Well, the same $5 donation applies to gift cards of $29.95 or more.

When we’re all free to roam, wear your t-shirt with pride and share a knowing nod with others doing the same. Ahhh...can you feel that sense of community?" Buy Yours Today!
The Latest Snapshot   from the Regional District of East Kootenay
Interior Health is calling on all East Kootenay residents who work at the Kearl Lake Oil Sands Project north of Fort McMurray to self-isolate for 14 days from their last exposure to the site or to their flights home. On April 15, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, reported an outbreak at the camp and to date, 12 people connected with it have tested positive for COVID-19.
Columbia Valley Business Roundtable
This coming Wednesday, join our
Special Guests:
Corey Kanzig - Basin Business Advisers Program
Michael Hoher - Small Business BC
Wednesday April 22nd - 11 am
Listen to last weeks Columbia Valley Business Round Table. Listen Here
Business Roundtable with Mayor Al Miller
Watch last weeks 'Business Roundtable' with Mayor Al Miller, Interim CAO Kindry Luyendyk and CFO Karen Cote from the District of Invermere. The panel provided an update on support programs and other resources to assist Invermere businesses. Followed by a Q&A from attendees.

Local Government Roundtable
Moderated by Pete Bourke and Jessica Fairhart, our MP Rob Morrison & MLA Doug Clovechok provided an update on items from their respective Federal & Provincial roles, followed by some questions from the attendees

PPE WIN - Thanks to Columbia Valley Makerspace Society!
Thank you to Brian McIntosh at the Columbia Valley Makerspace Society for designing and distributing these face masks to the X-ray department at the hospital.

A wonderful reminder that our sacrifices will pay off in the end.
An uplifting video from Destination BC. For now we pause, stay in, and dream of later. The more we do today, the sooner we can all #exploreBC again.

Do we know how you are operating?
By now your businesses has created an official statement on your website and social media. In an effort to centralize communication from your business to our visitors, municipalities and local community members, Please quickly submit your information below. It only takes a second... Maybe two...

BINGO! An awesome way to think, shop & support local businesses.
Play the 'Rally The Valley' BINGO Competition and win huge prize packages stuffed full of goodies!

  • Download or view your BINGO card here: 
  • Choose a line from the BINGO card you want to complete.
  • Once completed, post on Facebook how you completed the BINGO card line, include photos/videos if you have them!
Small Business BC has created a Marketplace - make sure your business is listed!
We believe this is a time for the BC community to come together to support your local small businesses. Check out some of the amazing small businesses still operating in the Province - we encourage you to buy local to make sure your favourite shops and businesses are there next year.

Can you be of help in your spare time? Do you need help but not sure who to ask?
Please visit   Volunteer Columbia Valley  website to register. Should you have any questions on this, please email , or
call 250-688-0529.
A brand new website to help Canadian businesses navigate the COVID-19 reality and prepare for recovery.
The Government of Canada, and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome you to the Canadian Business Resilience Network, where you’ll find the latest information, tools and resources businesses need to make it through the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Canadian Government wants to know how to best serve you.

Radium Dining Spotlight!
Horsethief Pub and Eatery
They use only the freshest ingredients in all of their food, from their Pasta and Rice dishes to their Pub Classics, you are sure to be satisfied.

Helna's Stube
They specialize in delicacies straight from Austria and surrounding areas.
Their appetizers, entrées and desserts are an ever-changing variety of delicious treats. They take a great deal of pride in their business and their motto is, “For the love of fine food.”

Old Salzburg Restaurant
Starting this weekend, you can once again choose from a variety of Schnitzels, steaks, homemade Spaetztle (pasta), salads, seafood, and mouthwatering desserts. Dinner time takeout only

Big Horn Cafe
They are still cooking up delicious, fresh baked goods and you could get your hands on them by pick up or delivery during their regular business hours 6 am to 4.30 pm.

Whats your business up to? Engage with us and become a HEADLINE
Get the answers you need directly from the source!
The Columbia Valley Community & Economic Support Team meets regularly each week and are tackling our Valley's challenges head on!

They understand that everyone has a unique story during this time and they are available to answer your questions. So whats on your mind?

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