CT Auto in Slocan

CT Auto in Slocan

This is Cam. He’s the owner of CT Auto in Slocan, a business he built from the ground up nearly 13 years ago. It really is a family affair with his mother working as the bookkeeper and his brother working in the shop. They provide basic automotive repairs and diagnostics and maybe because of where we live...he tends to work on quite the variety of cars (new and old).

Cam grew up in the area and his passion for cars stems from his grandpa who was always working on cars in the backyard. Cam saw this and decided that one day he wanted to make his own job, live by his own rules and be in the driver’s seat (😉) for customer relations.

CT Auto serves customers from all over the Valley (and beyond...with customers coming from as far away as Trail) and all of his customers have been referred through word of mouth. He loves that every customer is different, every car is different and every day is different. He’s grateful to live next door to his shop and be able to live out his dream in paradise.

When you choose to buy local, you support business owners like Cam. And our whole community thrives. #shopslocanvalley

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Apple Tree Sandwich Shop

Apple Tree Sandwich Shop in New Denver

Have you met Rob yet? We’d be surprised if you haven’t...he’s been running the Apple Tree Sandwich Shop in New Denver for 36 YEARS. As Rob says, it’s definitely a record for him holding a job. 😂

The Apple Tree Sandwich Shop existed well before that and is a staple of mainstreet New Denver. They serve soups, sandwiches, bagels, coffee and dessert -- and they even have a published recipe book. Apple Tree hasn’t changed their menu much over the last 36 years, which is a good thing for anyone who’s been. They’ve added a few things here and there and subtracted a few things but the one thing that has stayed consistent is the high quality of their food.

Rob loves being able to hang with friends and neighbours while he does almost all of the cooking. He employs a few employees throughout the year, especially during the busier summer months. He loves living in a small town where everyone knows one another and the fact that he can ski and kayak right out his back door.

When you choose to buy local, you support business owners like Rob. And our whole community thrives. #shopslocanvalley

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Rutabaga's Whole Foods in New Denver

Rutabaga's Whole Foods in New Denver

Meet Heather. She’s the owner of Rutabaga’s Whole Foods in New Denver. This very special health food store is packed full of locally-sourced organic food and produce. They also offer supplements, personal care products, gluten-free and vegan options and so much more.

Heather took over the store about 8 years ago with her partner in love and in business, Oliver. She is one of the original team members of Gaia Tree in Winlaw and from her experience there, she knew she had the skills to start up a health food store in New Denver. She saw an opportunity to try something different and she also wanted to make sure the town still had this place, since it was going out of business.

Heather loves serving her community and being a part of her community. She strongly believes in natural food and medicine and helping the people in her community with health and wellness. She’s truly grateful to be of service in this beautiful place we call home.

When you choose to buy local, you support business owners like Heather. And our whole community thrives. #shopslocanvalley

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Camp Café in Silverton

Camp Café in Silverton

Please give a very warm welcome to the NEW owner of Camp Cafe in Silverton! This is Julie and she’s not only new to the cafe business, she’s new to the area. She took over the business from Maegan the first week of February. Her husband, Chad, works for her in the kitchen (she pays him in cake) and they’re absolutely in love with their new reality.

After visiting the area to explore and camp, they came into Camp Cafe for a carrot cake and saw the “For Sale” sign and shortly after, made an offer. Julie says the community has been super supportive and welcoming. She’s very passionate about supporting local and keeping money in the community. She’s also excited to expand their artisan offerings and feature more of them in her shop. Most of all, she’s thrilled to have replaced big box stores and rush hour traffic for big cedars and tents. Welcome Julie! We’re happy you’re here.

When you choose to buy local, you support business owners like Julie. And our whole community thrives. #shopslocanvalley

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Mama Sitas in Winlaw

Mama Sitas in Winlaw

Introducing the Mama Sita’s dream team owners: Helen, Steve and Lee. As you can see, Lee’s baby is the one who really runs the show…(look at that cute and very serious face!!). These three passionate new business owners all used to work at Mama Sita’s and when the previous owner decided to sell...they banded together to save the restaurant and all of their jobs.

It’s been an incredible and rewarding challenge to keep Mama Sita’s running, especially since COVID hit four months after they bought it. But the positivity and passion oozing from these three is obviously how they made it all work. They say they’ve received really great feedback from the community and their team has been loyal and supportive.

Helen, Lee and Steve absolutely love supporting their community and feel supported in return. They’re more than a team, they’re a quirky little family that is proud to run this incredible Winlaw hub.

When you choose to buy local, you support business owners like Helen, Steve and Lee. And our whole community thrives. #shopslocanvalley

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