Business View Magazine | January 2020

336 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE JANUARY 2020 I t was dreams of gold that first lured travellers to Boundary Country, a mineral- rich land in the Thompson-Okanagan Region of British Columbia where the 49th parallel marks the Canada / US boundary. The forested mountains, rolling ranch lands, and lush valleys, woven together by the Kettle River, continue to draw visitors to this enthralling Canadian landscape. In the midst of all this natural splendor lies the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) – incorporated in 1966 and home to almost 32,000 residents. And while the gold rush is gone, today there’s a wealth of new business opportunities inspiring people to stay. What makes the story truly unique is that the east and west sides of the RDKB are, quite literally, divided by mountains; it’s