The Senior Citizens Club of Fernie & District, or the Seniors Centre, is one of those places that you just assume was always there; that building tucked behind Mugshots and across from City Hall. More than just a facility, the Seniors Centre is a gathering place for people of all ages, a place for exercise and games, a homemade meal, learning and sharing, and a fair bit of dancing at the Christmas party.
Saturday, May 1st is Wildfire Community Preparedness Day and residents across the East Kootenay are being urged to spend some time tomorrow thinking about how they can help protect their homes and properties from the risk of wildfire.
How’s your PC doing? Does it feel like you may have purchased it back when Canadian teams were still winning the Stanley Cup?
It's no surprise that Madi Bragg was opening up a garden centre – Three Sisters Farm and Greenhouse. So, just where does Madi’s passion come from?
In a world riddled with worry and wonder, it is the greatest privilege to escape into the wild unknown for regeneration and reflection. But what happens when this lush haven of perpetual seeming landscape begins to vanish? Can protection or reclamation save our safe and bountiful sacred spaces? Environmental concerns are very real as we see the tragic effects of humankind on the planet Earth.
Humanity has played a significant role in changing the climate of our little blue dot. The past few decades have seen our time in the naughty corner increase, with Mother Nature (and David Attenborough, among others) scolding us to get our act together. We see her wrath in rising temperatures, thunderous storms, bushfires, floods, and extreme climates. She’s mad, and we did this. We need to do better.
In Fernie, the women of the non-profit, Community Energy Association (CEA), believe that not only can small communities contribute to solutions, we can be leaders. This leadership-focused approach defines CEA’s work and has accelerated action on climate change in communities across western Canada.
The simple combination of walking outdoors while exploring important aspects of our lives intuitively just makes sense. When Tyla conducted her research and wrote a dissertation, she constantly had to defend her inquiry into taking therapy outside of the safety of four walls and a couch and into the great outdoors.