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One Life to Learn

Posted by Courtney Baker on Sep 02, 2021 in Community

Mike Sosnowski

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Aug 18, 2021 in Community

A FAR Out Summer - Family HIke

During this summer's first heat wave, it was extremely challenging to find things to do with the kids. With a Park Pass at Fernie Alpine Resort, and it being community week, I decided on an exciting, lift-access hiking adventure… I mean, how could they say no to a ride up, and a hike (downhill!) to the base?

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Aug 16, 2021 in Outdoors

Words and Wonder at the Library

Feeling the heat this summer? Cool off at the Fernie Heritage Library. Bask in our air-conditioning while browsing the shelves for a book, magazine or movie, or just surfing online on a public computer. Sit in the shade of our tents in the Library garden and connect to the Wi-Fi or bring along a table-top game to play. We even have a giant chess set in the garden.

Posted by Jessica Bozoky on Aug 14, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

Go Play

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Aug 14, 2021 in Health

Events Are Back

As we move into Step 3 of BC’s Restart, we are able to host some fun events again on our trails! Some new and old favourites are back.

Posted by Julie Kelly on Aug 12, 2021 in Outdoors

Types of Fun

There are many Fernieites who have left the city-dweller lifestyle behind for the adventure-packed, outdoor way of life this town has to offer. What was once a several-hour drive to access adventure has turned into a five-minute pedal from your house to reach some amazing terrain.

Posted by Danyal Taylor on Aug 12, 2021 in Outdoors

Dreaming of Starting a Business

Many people daydream about the fanciful idea of one day being their own boss and owning their own business. It sounds awesome, right?! Choosing your own work hours, getting to pick who you work with, ideally doing something you love every day, reaping all the profits – who wouldn’t want to do that?

Posted by Brad Parsell on Aug 12, 2021 in Business

Canada's Largest Mobile EV Charger Launches in the East Kootenays

Teck Resources Limited (Teck), Portable Electric, and the Community Energy Association are pleased to announce the launch of Canada’s largest clean energy, mobile electric vehicle (EV) charger in the East Kootenays this summer.

Posted by admin on Aug 11, 2021 in Community

First Steps

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Aug 10, 2021 in Community

Troy Cook

Music has always been a binding art form that has informed and influenced other forms of art, especially the work of painters. Whether it is used as a vehicle in the production of art or directly applied as subject matter, music has been synonymous with a great variety of art and creation.

Posted by admin on Aug 05, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

A FAR Out Summer - Uphill Enduro

Last year, when the pandemic hit and my two girls were suddenly home I felt a heavy responsibility to keep them active physically and mentally, on top of staying safe. Where better to take the learning than outdoors? Each week, I would shake things up by heading somewhere new and inspiring. Reading circle at Silver Springs. Science class in the Old Growth or at Matheson Falls. Gym class at the Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR) Aerial Park. Many of our ‘classrooms’ I hadn’t been to in years, and some never! They were shocked, ‘but you grew up here!?’

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Aug 04, 2021 in Outdoors

The Importance of Play

We can all appreciate the value of playing simply from an enjoyment perspective. Most kids count the minutes until recess, after school, the weekend, play dates; any opportunity to get out there and practice some free play with little to no structure. We know they enjoy it, possibly (hopefully) even enjoy it ourselves from time to time, but do we fully appreciate how important free play is and how useful it can be as an intervention? Probably not. 

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Aug 03, 2021 in Health