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The Pub Offering Take-Out - Perfect for a Picnic!

With milder spring weather in the forecast, why not make plans to do a take-out picnic with the Pub at Park Place Lodge!

Posted by admin on Mar 29, 2021 in Business

Fernie Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 Virtual AGM Happening April 15th

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Thursday 15 April (from 9:30am to 11:00am) and is open to all members and the public.

Posted by admin on Mar 26, 2021 in Community

Strengthening Access to Local Food

New community-led projects in the Columbia Basin will support access to affordable, quality, local food for residents, with an emphasis on assisting those in need. Community kitchens, lawns-to-food initiatives and seed-saving libraries are just a few of the projects included in Columbia Basin Trust’s Local Food Access and Recovery Grants.

Posted by admin on Mar 25, 2021 in Community

Fernie Women on Wheels

The Fernie Women on Wheels program (FWOW), spearheaded by an FTA member club the Fernie Mountain Bike Club (FMBC) has been running since 2013. They are a group of women ripping it up on Fernie’s awesome trails. The group has grown into weekly scheduled rides on Wednesdays and Fridays with approximately 15-20 ladies attending pre COVID-19. They hope to get things rolling again in the Spring, COVID-19 dependent. 

Posted by Julie Kelly on Mar 21, 2021 in Outdoors

KAST Helps Hundreds of Kootenay Business Impacted by COVID-19 with Digital Transformation

One year into the pandemic and the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) has helped hundreds of businesses in the Kootenays impacted by COVID-19 get help with digital transformation.

Posted by admin on Mar 18, 2021 in Community

The Matriarchs

Posted by admin on Mar 18, 2021 in Community

We Can Do Hard Things

During one of the many moments through motherhood when I have felt out of my depth, a good friend told me, “We can do hard things.” That stuck with me and became a bit of a mantra. And through my own experience, and in hearing other women tell their stories, I’ve come to realize just how true those five little words are. Women are warriors. We can do hard things.

Posted by Katie Richardson on Mar 18, 2021 in Health

Projects Boost Social Well-Being

Posted by admin on Mar 17, 2021 in Community

Speak Up, Support and Celebrate

With a focus on challenging gender bias and inequity, this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) seeks to provoke society to take action and accelerate gender parity. Choose To Challenge is the theme, and creating a more alert world is the aim. As their website says, “from challenge, comes change.”  

Posted by Jessica Bozoky on Mar 17, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

Social Media Makeover

By now you or someone or everyone you know has watched The Social Dilemma. If you haven’t you should. It’s eye-opening. The purpose of the documentary is to educate you about how social media is affecting your life in profound and often undesirable ways.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Mar 16, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

Powder Mamas

Posted by Shona Rubens on Mar 16, 2021 in Outdoors

Public Comment Period Extended for CBT Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Funding Applications

The RDEK is encouraging residents within the region to share their thoughts on the projects being considered for funding through the 2021/2022 Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs. 

Posted by admin on Mar 15, 2021 in Community


Alexander Hamilton was born in the British West Indies in the 1750s. His father was James Hamilton, a Scottish trader. His mother was Rachel Fawcett Lavine, the daughter of a French Huguenot physician, and wife of John Michael Lavine, a merchant who had settled on the island of St. Croix in the Danish West Indies. 

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Mar 14, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

Feedback Sought on Draft 2021 Koocanusa Recreation Strategy

The Koocanusa Recreation Steering Committee (KRSC) is seeking public comment on its Draft 2021 Koocanusa Recreation Strategy, which strives to support and manage Crown land recreation access and use in a way that maintains the ecological integrity, cultural values, recreation experience, and economic value of the Koocanusa area for current and future users.

Posted by admin on Mar 12, 2021 in Outdoors