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November 2019 New Business

Two new local businesses open their doors including Body Garage Fitness and Lots of Knots.

Posted by admin on Nov 10, 2019 in Business

Everyday Mindfulness

It can be challenging to not suffer from ski town stress. How can I find balance? Will I have enough time? How can I hit the slopes today as well as the xc ski track while juggling drinks with friends, loading a posse of kids in the car and making sure everyone has BOTH skis, mitts, etc.

Posted by Francesca Ter P... on Nov 10, 2019 in Health

Surviving Winter in Canada

You have arrived, and while are stunned by the beauty of the beautiful Elk Valley are completely under-prepared for the conditions. Well, we have experienced it and are here to help! Here are our must-haves during your stay in Fernie and beyond.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Nov 08, 2019 in Community

Fernie Top Three

The sight of snow falling is something that I will never get sick of, especially in the Fall. Excitement in the air. The countdown to Fernie Alpine Resort opening has begun. The town is filling with new people, and we’re gearing up for a winter of fun.

Posted by Emma Polit on Nov 07, 2019 in Health

The Spark of Dreams

“Intention is the starting point of every dream,” says Fernie mother of two, Sanne de Groot. “It is the creative power that fulfils all of our wants and our needs, whether for money, relationships, building a dream home, spiritual growth, or love.”

Posted by Yvonne Prest on Nov 07, 2019 in Outdoors

These are a Few of our Favourite Things

One thing you should be prepared for during your time here is to continually be pleasantly surprised. By the effortless champagne powder. And last but most certainly not least, by the calibre of the culinary experiences and locally-produced libations on offer.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Nov 07, 2019 in Community

Feedback Sought on Koocanusa Recreation Use

The public will have a chance to discuss recreation management in the Koocanusa area at four open houses this November in the communities of Baynes Lake, Jaffray, Grasmere and Elko.

Posted by admin on Nov 06, 2019 in Community

Kira Steed

Intentions are an interesting concept when it comes to artistry. Being an artist, from Kira’s perspective and experience, is about freedom of expression throughout the process and even in the final result. She’s come to learn that just because she starts with an idea or inspiration, it does not mean that her final product will imitate that.

Posted by admin on Nov 01, 2019 in Art and Entertainment

The Youth Are Our Future

Mayor Ange Qualizza couldn’t have been more thrilled to receive an invitation from our local Girl Guides to discuss what is it like to be a woman in politics, what it was like to campaign as a woman and how girls can be more engaged in politics despite not being old enough to vote.

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Nov 01, 2019 in Community

City of Fernie Opens New Operations Facility

Construction is complete on the City of Fernie’s new Operations Facility, and an event will be held on November 16 to officially open the new facility.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Nov 01, 2019 in Community

Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies Receives Donation

North Coal Limited is committed to the well-being of the Elk Valley and is pleased to contribute to the Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies (CFKR) in Elkford, Sparwood, and Fernie with a $5000 donation to each local Community Fund.

Posted by admin on Oct 25, 2019 in Community

Inclusive Care in Medicine

Inclusive care is certainly an important issue in maternity care as we see that people who belong to marginalized communities have poorer outcomes but it is important in all aspects of medicine. 

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Oct 24, 2019 in Health

More and Better Child Care Spaces In The Basin

Many families in the Columbia Basin rely upon child care. To help meet this need for quality spaces, 67 child care providers in 24 communities will be creating up to 198 new spaces and improving 1,256 spaces. These projects are being undertaken with nearly $1.4 million from Columbia Basin Trust’s Child Care Capital Grants.

Posted by admin on Oct 22, 2019 in Community

RDEK Board Highlights - October 2019

The RDEK Board Highlights for October include a New Official Community Plan for Lake Windermere, the Mission Road and Hwy 95A Intersection Project, Two New Parks to Become Part of Regional Parks Plan and more.

Posted by admin on Oct 21, 2019 in Community

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood focuses on the trials and tribulations of fictional actor Rick Dalton and his stunt man Cliff Booth, both of whom, after spending years performing in a successful western-themed television show called Bounty Law, have fallen on hard times.

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Oct 20, 2019 in Art and Entertainment