March 2022 Business News

Community Volunteer Income Tax Programme

The annual free income tax preparation for limited income ($35k for single, family $45k plus $2500 per child) and simple returns is back this March until the end of April, with the option to drop off or make an appointment.

Drop Off is at the Fernie Heritage Library. Get an envelope from the library, containing a two-sided authorization and client ID form. Fill these out as required and include receipts.You will be contacted for more information or that your return is ready for pickup.

For appointments, you can make a virtual appointment by contacting Terry (250-430-3005) / or Diana at To set up an in-person appointment get in touch with Bill (250-423-4758), John (250-423-7063), or Courtney (250-423-3312) to schedule on Mondays between 10am and 2pm. You can also drop in during these hours to fill out a consent form and client information sheet, with pick up the following week. 

If you haven’t done so already, consider registering your email on your return and setting up My Account to access tax receipts that may have gone missing, and all correspondence with Revenue Canada.

Elk Valley Rugby Club

Girls Can Rugby Day is a province-wide free tryout welcoming girls to try rugby at clubs throughout BC.

Elk Valley RFC is hosting a Girls Can Rugby Day inviting girls aged 10-18 on April 23 at Prentice Park between 10am-12pm – all abilities are welcome!

In the year of the Women’s Rugby World Cup, BC Rugby wants to see more girls playing Rugby in a positive environment at Clubs throughout the province.  
Rugby is the perfect sport for girls – it’s safe, inclusive, and affordable! Rugby builds confidence and friendships and is a sport for all body shapes: there is a place for everyone on the Rugby field. 
Scan the QR Code above to learn more about Girls Can Rugby. 

Fernie Rotary Club

Don’t forget to get your Griz Pin! 

The Fernie Rotary Club is once again selling their famous Griz Pins. Each pin is $3 and proceeds from pin sales will be shared with Cycling Without Age Fernie and the Salvation Army Food Bank. Hold onto the pin for your chance to win $1000! 

Where can you get your pins? You can purchase the pins from fellow Rotarians, Drift and Sonder, the Visitor Information Centre, Save on Foods, TD Bank, Scotiabank, Big Bang Bagels, Mountain Spirits, The Tipple and Fernie Distillers. They will also be for sale at the Griz Days Handmade Craft Fair on March 5, before the Griz Days parade, and at the Popcorn sales in front of the Vogue Theatre on March 5! 

Looking forward to seeing everyone in their best animal print!