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North Coal and Circulor Partner to Support ESG Transparency

North Coal Limited is pleased to announce its collaborative partnership with Circulor Limited to establish robust traceability, including dynamic COand environmental, social and governance (ESG) tracking, fortheir metallurgical coal product (also known as steelmaking coal).

Posted by admin on Nov 16, 2021 in Business

Evacuation Alert - Hosmer

An Evacuation Alert has been issued for 11 properties in Hosmer after Mine Creek surged again this afternoon.

Posted by admin on Nov 15, 2021 in Community

RDEK Establishes Damage Assessment Form as Flooding Continues

Fernie Search and Rescue on a flood-related rescue on Cokato Road, November 15, 2021.

Cokato Road remains closed between the 4500 block and Morrissey due to flooding and muddy debris in more than one location.

Posted by admin on Nov 15, 2021 in Community

Assessments Underway as Heavy Rains Lead to Localized Flooding in the Elk Valley

Cokato Road just outside of the City of Fernie is closed this morning after heavy rain over the past 24 hours resulted in Cokato Creek overflowing its banks.

Posted by admin on Nov 15, 2021 in Community

Trail Etiquette

Posted by Julie Kelly on Nov 14, 2021 in Outdoors

Strong Words

Posted by Michael Hepher on Nov 13, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

Be Kind to Yourself With Primary Cardiovascular Prevention

Kindness is an incredibly important part of the human experience. Kindness towards others, of course, but also kindness towards ourselves. We are entering into the part of the year when we are often more inclined to be selfless and give, give, give, without turning the tables and directing that same care inwards. I’ve shifted the definition of self-care in my mind and now consider it to be less self-indulgent and more health-focused. How can you better care for yourself than by promoting improved mental and physical health? 

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Nov 11, 2021 in Health

Housing Needs Assessment Engagement Summary Released

Following several months of engagement, a new report has been released summarizing the results of the consultation for the Regional District of East Kootenay’s Housing Needs Assessment.

Posted by admin on Nov 11, 2021 in Community

City of Fernie Welcomes Fire Chief & Deputy Chief

The City of Fernie is pleased to announce the appointment of Brendan Morgan to the position of Acting Chief with Fernie Fire & Emergency Services and welcomes Bill Pittman to the temporary position of Deputy Chief with the City. 

Posted by admin on Nov 10, 2021 in Community

Jamie Inman

My journey with photography began with the kindness of many generous people. People who gave me their support, knowledge, trust and even my first camera. 

Posted by admin on Nov 09, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

Introducing Fernie Brewing Company's New Discovery Series

As a chance to thank and celebrate their supportive local community, FBC is launching their newest, exclusive and “local-only” series this coming Friday November 12th. As passionate about brewing great beer as they are about their small mountain town, the Discovery Series will be available locally only, in small quantities, with an innovative, new brew dropping in FBC’s Tasting Room every few months.

Posted by admin on Nov 08, 2021 in Business

Faith in Kindness

“Be kind,” we are told by Dr. Bonny Henry. 

Posted by Lynda Bird on Nov 04, 2021 in Community

Fernie Businesses Featured in the #BuyBasin Festival

As the Columbia Basin Trust and partner FestivalSeekers moves into the last ten days of the popular #BuyBasin Festival, Fernie businesses are among the more than 100 businesses and performers taking the social media ‘stage’ showcasing the diversity and range of products and services we are so lucky to access in this region.

Posted by admin on Nov 01, 2021 in Business

Being Respectful, Patient and Kind

Back in September, the Fernie Chamber of Commerce launched a campaign to support Fernie’s businesses and their frontline workers. The campaign encourages residents and visitors to be “respectful, patient and kind” with staff as our local businesses navigate unprecedented worker shortages, lack of attainable housing for staff, and evolving public health guidelines in response to the pandemic.

Posted by Brad Parsell on Nov 01, 2021 in Community