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2022 Election Candidates

With two candidates for Mayor, 14 for Council and three for Regional District Area A Director, it is going to be an exciting election season. We asked all candidates the same four questions in an effort to provide a fair opportunity to share their views and provide voters with one location to review these perspectives. It is important to recognize that this is but a snapshot – take the time to learn more about each candidate and consider attending the All Candidates Forum, October 4 at the Fernie Community Centre, in person or virtually. Presented by the Fernie Chamber of Commerce, candidates will be presented with a few pre-submitted questions and there will also be an open-mic portion for the audience to ask questions that haven’t been discussed. 

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Sep 29, 2022 in Community

The Comfort of Hospice

“The end of life deserves as much beauty, care, and respect as the beginning.”
~ Anonymous

Posted by Marianne Agnew on Sep 29, 2022 in Community

Voting Open for 2022 People’s Choice Award

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that voting is now open for the 2022 People’s Choice Award. Given out every year at the annual Fernie Business Excellence Awards, any business or organization that is nominated for any award will be in the running to win the People’s Choice Award.

Posted by admin on Sep 29, 2022 in Business

Adrienne Demers

While in high school, I was somewhat aware of the Kootenay Learning Campus (KLC) but thought it was specifically for individuals who were keen to work on their own, were going to be away, or wanted to upgrade. It wasn’t until the pandemic began that I became more curious about the KLC. 

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Sep 22, 2022 in Community

How Are Businesses Feeling?

Back in the spring the Elk Valley Economic Initiative published the results of the largest business survey ever undertaken in the Elk Valley. Supported by the local governments and Chambers of Commerce in all three Elk Valley communities, the findings were presented as a rolled-up report for the entire corridor as well as broken down into results from each of the communities of Elkford, Sparwood and Fernie.

Posted by Brad Parsell on Sep 22, 2022 in Business

Learning About Nature Online

Posted by Sylvia Ayers on Sep 22, 2022 in Community


Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Sep 20, 2022 in Art and Entertainment

Kirby McDonald

My daughters are enamoured with horses and have been since they were wee. Last summer, they had weekly classes at Love it or Leave it Ranch and the love only grew. Not only did these lessons teach them how to ride horses, they also learned how to properly take care of them, move around them, and feel at ease with them. I was amazed at the progression. 

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Sep 19, 2022 in Outdoors

RDEK Electoral Areas A and G to Hold Community Meetings

The Regional District of East Kootenay will be holding community meetings in both Electoral Areas A and G later this month.

Posted by admin on Sep 15, 2022 in Community

Mayor Ange Qualizza, Acclaimed for Vice President of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities

“I am very thankful to have been acclaimed for Vice President of UBCM, having the support of my peers to represent them in a time where local governments have never felt more vulnerable is something I am very proud of.

Posted by admin on Sep 15, 2022 in Community

Love the Elk River? Help Keep it Clean! ERA Invites Valley Residents to Annual Elk River Shoreline Clean Up

This summer, locals and tourists basked in the refreshing waters of the Elk River. Unfortunately, where there are people, trash is soon to follow. The Elk River Alliance is asking the Elk Valley community to come together and help ensure a clean river for generations to come.

Posted by admin on Sep 14, 2022 in Outdoors