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Volunteerism and Fall Views

It takes a lot of spirit to maintain our trail network. With over 300 kilometres of trails, we could not maintain and build our trails without the dedication of our volunteers.

Posted by Julie Kelly on Oct 02, 2019 in Outdoors

188 Nominations for Fernie Business Excellence Awards

Nominations for the 2019 Fernie Business Excellence Awards closed on Friday September 13th 2019 with 188 individual nominations made.

Posted by admin on Sep 25, 2019 in Business

Rise Up

As I meditate on what it means to begin again, I am doing just that: beginning again. I will learn to trust my body and the fortitude of my mind to rise and be stronger. I am broken but will heal.

Posted by Sadie Rosgen on Sep 21, 2019 in Art and Entertainment

CBT Enhances Outdoor Gathering Spaces

The Columbia Basin Trust provides over $1.9 million for 12 community projects. Picture: Jaffray Community Hall will be upgraded to create an inviting useable community space.

Posted by admin on Sep 18, 2019 in Community

Beginning to End

Just because it is easy to quantify does not make growth an accurate metric for the well-being of a business. So many of us have moved to Fernie for lifestyle reasons, shouldn’t that be part of the equation?

Posted by Michael Hepher on Sep 18, 2019 in Art and Entertainment

Wear Denim

The beauty of mountain living is that even on warmer days, it usually cools off in the evening - perfect for denim!

Posted by Emma Polit on Sep 16, 2019 in Health

Beginning Again

As introduced in the June edition, the Built Heritage Grants, funded by Columbia Basin Trust and administered by Heritage BC, are helping to restore some of Fernie’s most significant and historic buildings. One of these is Knox United Church.

Posted by Rebecca Hall on Sep 15, 2019 in Art and Entertainment


September is a great time to reflect on the summer and maybe think about getting back to something whether it’s a goal or activity.

Posted by Julie Kelly on Sep 14, 2019 in Outdoors

Climate Change Info Centralized Online

There’s a new online source for people seeking easy-to-understand information on climate change specific to communities throughout the Columbia Basin and Boundary regions. The Columbia Basin Climate Source website - - was initiated by Columbia Basin Trust and developed by Selkirk College’s Applied Research and Innovation Centre.

Posted by admin on Sep 12, 2019 in Community

Bob Livsey

A fixture of our community, especially when it comes to the outdoors, Bob has been sharing his love and passion with our community for the past 19 years, ever since he arrived in the Elk Valley. So, just how did it all begin?

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Sep 12, 2019 in Community

Michael Penny

My first attempt at chainsaw carving did not turn out like I thought it would. It was absolutely terrible. It was a human face and it was really bad. I did however know where my mistakes were. 

Posted by admin on Sep 10, 2019 in Art and Entertainment

Begin With the End in Mind

A wise way to approach parenting is to begin with the end in mind. What kind of human would you like to guide into existence? How do you want your son or daughter to be in the world as an adult?

Posted by Kerri Wall on Sep 08, 2019 in Community

More Core

When you hear the words core strength, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For many of us, it’s a well defined six pack. While this outer layer is involved, there is much more to it.

Posted by Maddy Alaric on Sep 08, 2019 in Health