April 2021 Business News

Evolution Fernie
1192 8th Ave 250-423-3344

Evolution has always stayed true to its name. Since opening in 2002, Evolution has grown and enhanced its fitness facility with each year. This April marks the incredible development of an advanced cardlock system that permits members access anytime 24/7/365. No longer will activity at Evolution be limited to traditional staffed hours. Those early birds who begin their day at 5am or shift-workers looking to get a late-night workout in… they’re looking at you!

Five separate exercise zones are available for cardlock use: strength, cardio and functional training areas, a rowing/stretch room and a new virtual spin studio. In addition, changerooms, lockers and full lavatory with private showers are also available.

Regular facility hours are 8am–8pm, seven days a week, during which Evolution welcomes casual visitors (drop-ins and vacation passes) and opens up the rest of their facility to offer climbing wall, tanning, personal training, yoga and group fitness classes. evolutionfernie.com

Fernie Heritage Library
492 3rd Ave

Taking place on Saturday 24 April, Fernie Heritage Library, in partnership with Wildsight and the Fernie Fix, will be hosting a Pick-Up For a Plant and Our Planet program for Earth Day. Their aim is to create an eyesore of piled trash bags in the garden, but they need your help! There’s an abundance of rubbish showing its ugly face during the spring melt.

Thanks to the generosity of Fernie Home Hardware, a supply of heavy duty bags and gloves will be available for you to pick-up curbside at the library between April 20-24. On Saturday, April 24, take a walk around your neighbourhood, or somewhere you enjoy spending time outdoors, and fill the bag with garbage. Return your full bag to their trash pile and receive a seedling to take home and plant, provided by Wildsight. After the display, Fernie Home Hardware will thoughtfully dispose of the trash.

Grow Children’s Boutique
482 2nd Ave

Growing again, Grow Children’s Boutique is now accepting infant, child and youth clothing items for consignment. It feels as though our little ones grow bigger each day, and updating wardrobes to accommodate growth spurts and the changing of seasons feels never ending. 

“We’ve been searching for a while now for a way to stock childrens clothing, but have struggled to find brands that meet our expectations in both quality and affordability,” says owner, Alicia Clarke. 

“Parents spend so much on clothes that get a finite amount of wear. It made sense to us to create a space for them to buy and sell pre-loved items with ease, trusting that the condition is like-new and won’t break the bank.”

Preparations are underway to launch consignment shopping next month, keep an eye on social media for updates. To book a drop-off appointment, or for more information on consigning, 
call 250-423-4769.

Koocanusa Recreation Strategy

The Koocanusa Recreation Strategy strives to support and manage Crown land use and access in the Koocanusa Recreation Management Area in a way that maintains its ecological integrity, cultural values, recreation experience, and economic value for current and future users. It recognizes the importance and value of recreation in the area and works to maintain a balance between allowing recreation use and access to continue, while protecting its valued resources. 

The Strategy identifies designated area for dispersed camping on Crown land, recreation trails for motorized and non-motorized users, and a network of over 500 kilometres of access roads. It also determines ecologically sensitive areas, priority sites for rehabilitation, and locations where additional signage will be installed. 

The Koocanusa Recreation Steering Committee is a partnership between the Province of BC, Ktunaxa Nation Council, Regional District of East Kootenay, and Columbia Basin Trust. Visit their site to access the 2021 strategy.