November 2022 Business News

24 Dalton Avenue: A Fernie Legacy by Bob Sumka

This November, local author and passionate historian, Bob Sumka is celebrating the book launch of his most recent novel, 24 Dalton Avenue: A Fernie Legacy. The book is an historical fiction, following a fictional family (the Phillips) over the years between 1950 and 2000, alongside the growth of Fernie and the Elk Valley in general over the same time period, with each chapter representing a year. 
24 Dalton Avenue: A Fernie Legacy will be available for purchase at Polar Peek Books and Treasures, the Fernie Chamber of Commerce and the Fernie Museum, with locations in Sparwood and Elkford to follow. 


Backcountry Aid + Rescue Kits (BARK) were created to provide the basic first aid essentials and know-how during emergency situations involving dogs in backcountry wilderness. 

BARK offers in-person courses throughout western Canada through Walks N Wags Pet First Aid, the largest and longest standing Pet First Aid program in Canada. This course is applicable to both dog and cat owners. No previous animal first aid experience is needed. Dogs are welcome!  

What information is included in a First Aid Course? Immediate steps to take in an emergency, how to complete a Head to Toe assessment, how to safely approach, restrain and transport an injured animal, recognition of signs of common illness and injury, how to handle various bleeding wounds, bone injuries, choking skills, artificial Respiration + CPR, poisoning, burns, hypothermia, heat exhaustion, strong emphasis on prevention of illness and injury, and more. 

Register at for Fernie’s course, November 12 at King Fir Lodge. 

Fernie Winter Job Fair

The Fernie Winter Job Fair is back! If you are new to town or looking for a change in employment, head over to the Winter Job Fair on Tuesday November 8. It will run from 12pm – 4pm at the Fernie Community Centre. There will be a variety of local employers looking to hire for their winter season and you might just be a great match for one of these organizations. You will get an insight on what it is like to work for different businesses in the Elk Valley, how to apply, and maybe even get hired on the spot! 

This job fair is hosted by the Fernie Chamber of Commerce in partnership with KES (Kootenay Employment Services). Please feel free to contact them directly with any questions. You can reach KES at 250-423-4204 or and the Fernie Chamber of Commerce at 778-761-0800 or