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Launch of PacificSport Centre for the Columbia Basin

The PacificSport Columbia Basin Board and viaSport BC are pleased to announce the launch of a new PacificSport Centre in the Columbia Basin, with the support of the British Columbia Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport. PacificSport Columbia Basin joins the Regional Sport Alliance, which is a collective of provincial-sport delivery organizations passionate about enriching lives and energizing communities through sport and activity.  

Posted by admin on Apr 17, 2023 in Outdoors

Proposed Galloway Lands Bylaw Amendments Go To Public Hearing

A public hearing has been scheduled regarding an application to permit residential development on private property known as the Galloway Lands adjacent to Fernie Alpine Resort.

Posted by admin on Apr 16, 2023 in Community

April 2023 Editor’s Fix

There is just something about the month of April. Maybe it’s the feeling that spring has actually arrived. Perhaps it’s that we get to celebrate the end of our winter season with events like Hot Dog Day and Fernival. Or, I could cherish this month so much because it typically means my gravel bike has hit the roads. But more likely, it’s because I am an April (and also an Easter) baby. 

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Apr 15, 2023 in Community

All Things Green

When thinking of “All Things Green” you’d be remiss to not include spinach. It’s easily one of my favourite vegetables. 

Posted by admin on Apr 14, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

Leash Skills

Learning to walk on a leash is a critical skill. Even if you live somewhere your dog can be free, there are times they need to be leashed.  

Posted by Valerie Barry on Apr 14, 2023 in Community

Household Hazardous Waste Depot Open at the Fernie Transfer Station

The Fernie Transfer Station is now home to a year-round household hazardous waste collection depot.

Posted by admin on Apr 13, 2023 in Community


I’ve done a few comparisons over the years in this column, but I don’t think I’ve ever looked at web browsers. When I wrote my first column for the Fernie Fix, Internet Explorer had 84% of the web browser market and Google Chrome wasn’t a thing yet.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Apr 12, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

Communities Take Steps to Reduce Climate Impact

Communities are reducing operating costs and gaining efficiencies while working toward their climate resiliency goals. Seventeen projects are underway to make Basin communities more sustainable, with the support of Columbia Basin Trust.

Posted by admin on Apr 10, 2023 in Community

Methane’s Mighty Force

Posted by Sylvia Ayers on Apr 10, 2023 in Community

Journal Writing – Exploring Yourself

I love the feel of a brand-new journal. Fresh, smooth, untouched white paper that stares expectantly back at me with anticipation. I love the pens, paints, and pencil crayons that litter my desk, and 

Posted by Marianne Agnew on Apr 08, 2023 in Community

April 2023 Business News

Fernie Heritage Trust Society

Posted by admin on Apr 08, 2023 in Business

Terry Nelson

It is an honour to be featured amongst the many talented Fernie artists who have graced this column.

Posted by admin on Apr 06, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

Expert Team Leaps Into Action to Protect Endangered Leopard Frogs

You can hear them well over a kilometre in the distance, their baritone horns serenading the wetlands. The croak of the populated male American bullfrog signals the alarming density of frogs migrating to the Yaqan Nuʔkiy (Lower Kootenay Band) lands and along the Lower Kootenay River, south of Creston.

Posted by admin on Apr 06, 2023 in Outdoors

The Greater Good

I am very grateful for the good people in this community. One of those people, a kind soul, great new mom, and talented potter, gifted me a handmade coffee mug immediately post-election. The mug is embossed with trees and an image of the Lorax, the creation of Dr. Suess. You may see me using it at Council meetings.

Posted by Nic Milligan on Apr 04, 2023 in Community

Spring Skiing

Spring is in the air, which is always a welcome feeling. The days are longer, you can feel the warmth of the sun as it appears more often, and best of all, we get spring skiing!

Posted by Wendy Reade on Apr 04, 2023 in Health