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