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Special Send-Off for Long Time Fire Chief

The RDEK is paying tribute to one of its long-time Fire Chiefs as he moves on to a new chapter in his fire services career.

Posted by admin on Oct 28, 2021 in Community

UBCM Resolutions

It’s UBCM week, a week that I look forward to all year long. Just like so many organizations that were looking forward to being together in person, we had to move through the disappointment of one more virtual convention. Somehow though -despite online fatigue -we have 900 delegates online with us!

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Oct 22, 2021 in Community

North Coal Water Data Secured Through the Columbia Basin Water Hub

The Columbia Basin Water Hub is making significant progress towards achieving open data sharing in the Canadian Columbia Basin. Recently the Water Hub acquired baseline water data from a proposed mining project in the Elk Valley that is currently under review with the provincial and federal governments. 

Posted by admin on Oct 22, 2021 in Community

Feelings of Fright and Fatigue Fuse Fernie

October isn’t the only month dedicated to fright anymore, the past 19+ months have been a tornado of unpredicted scares. I could rattle on (or rant on…) for paragraphs, but we’ve all lived through a different experience. The one thing uniting us in this ever-changing world, is our fatigue. The constant change of rules from a global scale to the rules of entering a grocery store. We’re tired. We’re frightened. We have no idea what the future holds. But we’re together through it all. 

Posted by Jessica Bozoky on Oct 21, 2021 in Art and Entertainment


The devil is a central figure in Western culture. The ultimate rebel, he challenges God’s very polished, very tidy status quo, and at least in North American popular culture, gives voice to the anarchic, anti-establishment voices that exist in all of us. Whether Lucifer is portrayed as evil, as is the case in films like The Devil’s Advocate and The Prophecy, or comedically as he was in Bedazzled, he is always entertaining to watch. It has to be said, however, that truly sympathetic portrayals of the devil are rare to non-existent, at least in Hollywood.

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Oct 21, 2021 in Real Estate (deprecated)

Grouped Contacts

Digital amnesia grows daily in our lives. Once upon a time, I could remember every single person’s phone number that I knew. Now I can barely remember my phone number. Once I put a phone number into my phone, I promptly forget it.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Oct 20, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

An old friend of mine used to talk about what he called ‘true myth.’ It was his way of describing what teachers have known for millennia: that a story can carry truth way deeper into our hearts than a rational argument. We can hear something and know it intellectually, but until we feel it, we don’t truly integrate it. When true myths resonate, they are imaginary vehicles that scoop up wisdom and unload it at the core of our being. 

Posted by Michael Hepher on Oct 18, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

October 2021 Editor's Fix

I’m tired. My emotions are surprisingly close to the surface. I care less about things that used to be so important to me. My faith in humanity is dwindling. 

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Oct 18, 2021 in Community

FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out)

Posted by Danyal Taylor on Oct 17, 2021 in Outdoors

The Lion in the Bushes

My newest book, Tracking Lions, Myth, and Wilderness in Samburu, is set on the Kenyan savannah. On the third day of that expedition one of the men in camp handed me a wooden club, and asked me to accompany Dipa, the village headman, tracking a lion that had eaten a village cow. We followed the tracks to the carcass of a recently killed warthog. Clearly the lion was close, and because it was noon and its belly was full, it was almost certainly sleeping nearby.

Posted by Jon Turk on Oct 16, 2021 in Community

Nell Cline-Smith

I have always listened to music because my mum and dad play it all the time, but what really got me into it was going to shows. Our family regularly went to music festivals and when I was three, my parents took me to a festival in Wales called Green Man. I was immersed in music all day every day, and while I can’t remember much in the way of specifics, I remember being there and seeing lots of people and hearing lots of music.

Posted by admin on Oct 15, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

2021 Fernie Business Excellence Awards Finalists

Join the Fernie Chamber of Commerce for the 2021 Fernie Business Excellence Awards!

Posted by admin on Oct 10, 2021 in Community

October 2021 Business News

Branch Out Learning Society
44 Mt Washburn St

Branch Out Learning Society is a non-profit supporting families and individuals in the Elk Valley Communities.  

Posted by admin on Oct 10, 2021 in Business