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The Trust Focuses on a Healthy, Resilient Future

(Columbia Basin) – In its aim to support people and communities in the Columbia Basin, Columbia Basin Trust is celebrating the release of its new Columbia Basin Management Plan 2024–2034. The overall focus is on health and resilience, with the intention for the plan to guide the Trust’s activities over the coming decade.

Posted by admin on Feb 22, 2024 in Community

Why Don’t You Pop In?

Posted by Shelby Knudsen on Feb 21, 2024 in Community
Feast For A Cause

Feast for a Cause

Fernie, BC – Get ready for a big food event with heart! The Rotary Club of Fernie is excited to announce Feast for a Cause, happening on May 4, 2024, at the Fernie Community Centre.

Posted by admin on Feb 21, 2024 in Community

WiFi Standard

This month, a new wireless standard, WiFi 7 (802.11be), will be released. Unless you’re an avid techie or gamer, there’s a good chance you’re still running under WiFi 5 (802.11ac), as that was the dominant standard when everyone was moving to WiFi about ten or so years ago.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Feb 19, 2024 in Art and Entertainment

Fernie Elks Lodge

Illustrated by Sarah Pullen

Posted by Sylvia Ayers on Feb 18, 2024 in Community

Ponies and Planks Skijoring - Know Before You Go

As the first annual (hopefully?) Ponies and Planks Skijoring Fundraiser fast approaches, we asked one of the organizers, Simone Bourassa for some tips on how to make the most out of this great afternoon in Fernie!

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Feb 15, 2024 in Art and Entertainment

Unleashing Creativity Stitch by Stitch

In an era dominated by technology and mass production, the enduring allure of fabric and fibre arts stands as a testament to human creativity, skill, and tradition. From the modest origins of needle and thread to the intricate tapestries and garments of today, the realm of fabric and fibre arts has evolved into a rich and diverse avenue for expression.

Posted by Louise Ferguson on Feb 15, 2024 in Art and Entertainment

Dennis Staples

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Feb 14, 2024 in Community

Driving Across the Boot of Italy

On our southern Italy trip in October we drove across the boot of Italy from east to west. Our drive took us from Puglia through Basilicata to Calabria. We could not go through Basilicata and not stop in Matera. We just did not have the time to stay in Matera for several days to explore it as we would like. The best we could do was a brief stop to circle the main square in the modern town and to view Sassi di Matera. 

Posted by Patrick Robertson on Feb 14, 2024 in Health

Wycliffe Regional Park Open Year-Round

The Regional District of East Kootenay’s Wycliffe Regional Park is open to the public year-round. 

Posted by admin on Feb 13, 2024 in Outdoors


Creating a compelling composition is a complex thing that requires shifting from right to left brain and back again a hundred times. Understanding and using emphasis is another great tool in the toolkit to engage people with your art. There’s no one way to accomplish the correct emphasis so be bold and creative and be diligent at sorting out where you want to direct the viewer—working until it feels settled—I can’t emphasize enough how important  emphasis is.

Posted by Michael Hepher on Feb 12, 2024 in Art and Entertainment

Basic Skills

Posted by Tarah Leggott on Feb 10, 2024 in Health


A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies. 

Friendship is a sheltering tree.
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Posted by Sadie Rosgen on Feb 09, 2024 in Art and Entertainment