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Residents Urged to Use Caution When Spring Burning

With spring in the air, many people will be heading outside to do spring clean up around their homes and properties and the RDEK is urging residents doing any spring burning to use caution.

Posted by admin on Apr 08, 2021 in Outdoors

RDEK Sale of Fireworks Prohibited in Rural Areas Starting May 1

Starting in May, the sale of fireworks will be prohibited in the rural parts of the RDEK, one month later than originally proposed.

Posted by admin on Apr 08, 2021 in Community

Editor's Fix April 2021

Two years ago, during my first year on the board with the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), we received a presentation on Climate Change Impacts and Implications. It was shocking and devastating and I 

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Apr 08, 2021 in Community

Where the Wild Things Aren’t

As we start to collectively sway back into equilibrium, we should take a moment to note the things that we lost, and the things that we learned. How do we prevent our ecosystems from getting out of balance in the future? What are our keystone species? What have we done with our wolves?

Posted by Michael Hepher on Apr 08, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

Enhancing Outdoor Community Spaces

Posted by admin on Apr 07, 2021 in Outdoors

The Elk Rim Trail

Spring is in the air and you are probably eager to hit the trails! April can be a tricky month for weather in Fernie. The roads are a good option this time of year in Fernie or the South Country area. You can find some great options around Baynes Lake, Jaffray, Newgate and Fort Steele.  

Posted by Julie Kelly on Apr 05, 2021 in Outdoors

Save Money and the Environment

Like individuals, businesses are increasingly turning to look at the impact of their operations on the environment. Being a sustainable company is no longer just about being financially sustainable, but also demonstrating corporate responsibility and leadership in becoming greener. There are simple things that a business can do to be more environmentally friendly without having to sacrifice your bottom line. Here are ten of them.

Posted by Brad Parsell on Apr 04, 2021 in Business

James Ouimet

My woodworking journey always starts with elevating the natural beauty of wood into distinctive, functional heirlooms for one’s home. I’m a stay at home dad and happy husband with a passion to create unique pieces out of beautiful, carefully selected wood. I honour the tradition of my grandfather, a French-Italian immigrant to Canada who skillfully and passionately carved his life and community out of wood.

Posted by admin on Apr 03, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

Vandals Destroy Recreation Signage at Koocanusa

Between March 26 and 29 vandals destroyed and removed newly-installed recreation use signs in the Koocanusa area, causing an estimated $5,000 in property damage. The signs were installed to communicate the new regulations for the Koocanusa Recreation Management Area, which limits motorized recreation to designated roads and trails, and restricts Crown land camping to designated sites.

Posted by admin on Apr 02, 2021 in Community

Sustainable Changes Rolling Out at Fernie Brewing Company

Whether it is a new beer, a piece of equipment or a packaging refresh at Fernie Brewing Co., a whole lot of planning and preparation goes on behind the scenes. The latest change at FBC is no different. However, with this change comes a host of benefits that flow from the Brewery to the Tasting Room and far beyond.

Posted by admin on Apr 01, 2021 in Business

Green Living

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Apr 01, 2021 in Health

Spring Optimism

I am not an expert in vaccinations, epidemiology or really health care but my world has been and will continue to be filled with these topics for the foreseeable future. There is no doubt it is a strange time to be in local government, but a year into our pandemic response it is starting to feel normal for these topics to be high priority issues.

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Apr 01, 2021 in Community