We can all appreciate the value of playing simply from an enjoyment perspective. Most kids count the minutes until recess, after school, the weekend, play dates; any opportunity to get out there and practice some free play with little to no structure. We know they enjoy it, possibly (hopefully) even enjoy it ourselves from time to time, but do we fully appreciate how important free play is and how useful it can be as an intervention? Probably not.
The Columbia Valley Rural Fire and Rescue Service has been fielding numerous calls of late regarding backyard fires.
The City of Fernie has been awarded $127,000 in funding through the Columbia Basin Trust Economic Recovery Initiative. The project, developed by Fernie Fire and Emergency Services will employ eight people for the length of the project and create “shaded fuel brakes” in the community. One on 4.2 hectares near St. Margaret’s Cemetery, and one on 1.6 hectares near Mount Fernie Provincial Park.
Many years ago, Terry Nelson came into our office and asked if we could help him publish a book. We had recently published the Fernie Mountain Bike Guide… written by me and designed and laid out by my partner in crime, Vanessa. Terry wanted something similar but hike-specific using the information he had been compiling for years. It was an enthusiastic ‘yes,’ we gave him some direction, and didn’t hear back from him until 2018. The Fernie Trails and Natural Plant Compendium was published early the following year.
Baby boomers wield an incredible amount of power in North American society, the generation born from 1946 to 1964 has influenced our politics, music, movies and religion in ways that cannot be understated, and even as their numbers decline, those boomers who are part of the political establishments of both Canada and the United States jealously guard the power that they’ve accumulated.
Originally from New Zealand, camping has been a family favourite since I was a toddler. We would leave with great stories; one of the most memorable is watching a pod of dolphins surf the waves at the beach.
The City of Fernie, in partnership with the Fernie Trails Alliance (FTA), has been awarded $1,619,000 for segment 1B of the Fernie Valley Pathway (FVP).
With the BC Restart plan now well underway and more of our local businesses returning to something resembling pre-pandemic operations, the Fernie Chamber’s focus now is on setting the stage for our local economy’s recovery and growth.
Last night I couldn’t have been more thrilled that we adopted a new Animal Responsibility Bylaw. It might not sound exciting, but I can assure you our bylaw officers have been looking forward to June 14 (yesterday) for quite some time!
The sun is shining, you’ve finished your adventures for the day and you’re craving your favourite refreshments from one of Fernie’s awesome restaurants or bars.