Island Lake Lodge Announces Its Summer 2023 Season
Island Lake Lodge is pleased to share with its community partners, the details of our upcoming 2023 Summer season. After a challenging 2022 summer season with labour shortages throughout the industry and region, we are cautiously optimistic that we will return to a robust offering of hotel, dining and spa services that our guests and visitors know and love.
Ecosystem Projects Create Meaningful Impact
Groups around the Columbia Basin are undertaking major projects to enhance biodiversity and ecosystems in the region with support from Columbia Basin Trust. In the most recent intake of its Ecosystem Enhancement Program, the Trust is supporting four new large-scale and six smaller-scale ecosystem projects.
Women in Sport
The great thing about sport, is that anyone and everyone can participate. Choose your sport, choose your day, and choose your gang.
Regional District of East Kootenay Celebrates E-mobility Successes
The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) is celebrating significant progress in the transition to low carbon transportation.
Bucks, Tracks & Collaboration for Local Winter Trail Grooming
There are three new pieces of grooming equipment plowing around Fernie’s non-motorized trails this winter thanks to a federal grant secured by Tourism Fernie.
Supporting Women Through Travel
Travel can be a powerful tool. It can expand the mind, satisfies the need for wonderlust and be an empowering experience for anyone, including women. My mother travelled by herself to Europe aboard the Queen Mary back in 1952 and again in 1955 with me at six months old. That was not the norm of the time.
A Rising Tide Lifts All Ships
Fernie is a community that is full of strong, fierce, and dynamic women and girls—and that’s something to celebrate!
Is Love All You Need?
I have a pair of shoes with “love is all you need” written on the soles. I used to wholeheartedly subscribe to this idea. I thought love would conquer all and get me through anything no matter what. While I still fully believe in the benefits of love, I have reframed the concept of “all you need” to include a few other important key ingredients because love is not enough.
February is a special month with two days dedicated to love. The Western version of Valentine’s Day resulted from Chaucer in the Middle Ages. The Western version of Family Day resulted from the provincial governments of Alberta and BC giving a day off to all the workers and students in their respective provinces.
What’s Love Got to Do with It?
Becoming a family caregiver was never on my bucket list. I didn’t know it was a job description, and I had much grander ideas of how I was going to save the world. Apparently, life had different plans for me and, as the oldest daughter, I fell into caregiving for my mother as dementia required her to have more care.