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Editor's Fix July 2021

I went to the University of Victoria. It attracted me for many reasons. It was far from home, but familiar enough as we had travelled there as a family. Only two members of our FSS grad class were going, and I craved not only distance but change. And it was always warm and sunny! Wasn’t it?

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Jul 04, 2021 in Community

Kate Moran

As most artistic journeys begin, I was an artsy kid in a creative household, and I know only a life of design. Thanks to a solid foundation in extras like knitting, sewing, macrame, beading, and creative building growing up, my adult years as an artist have been expansive with new skills, techniques, and challenging projects. 

Posted by admin on Jul 03, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

BC Epic 1000 - Meaghan Hackinen Takes Overall Win

Meaghan on the steps at City Hall in Fernie, BC enjoying a well-deserved refreshement to celebrate her finish!

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Jul 02, 2021 in Outdoors

You Can Have Both

I feel like I am living in a place of duality and I can go from having so much hope and then I instantly question why the world is the way it is, and despair creeps in. We currently live in a world where the pandemic is coming to an end (hopefully) and there is joy and hope for the future. Within this however there is also fear and worry about what this means for us. Summer is bringing the sunshine and the natural benefits of vitamin D and camaraderie. 

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Jul 01, 2021 in Health

Discovering Your Curiosity

One of the greatest gifts of we have as humans is our curiosity, the deep desire we feel to learn and seek information from what peaks our interest. We are where we are today because curiosity inspired, and discovery revealed.

Posted by Jessica Bozoky on Jul 01, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

Reuse Centres Set to Reopen Early July

After being closed since spring of 2020, the RDEK’s Reuse Centres are set to open in early July. 

Posted by admin on Jun 27, 2021 in Community

Fernie Chamber Onboards New Elk Valley Economic Recovery Advisor

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce and the Elk Valley Economic Initiative (EVEI) are excited to announce the hiring of a brand-new position – the Elk Valley Economic Recovery Advisor. After a thorough recruitment process, Taylor Jenkins has been appointed to the new full-time role on a 12-month contract and officially started on Monday 14 June.  

Posted by admin on Jun 27, 2021 in Community

Teck Partners with Indspire to Support Indigenous Students

Teck Resources Limited (“Teck”) announced on June 21st, 2021 new funding to support Indigenous youth to realize their potential through an educational bursary program in partnership with Indspire.

Posted by admin on Jun 23, 2021 in Community

The Second Annual Solstice Ride for Mental Health

This weekend on the eve of the Summer Solstive, people in the Elk Valley will be biking from sunrise to sunset... some the entire time. Some doing shorter, family-friendly sections. Others joining friends, remembering those lost to mental illness by riding one of their favourite trails. It all started last year as a fundraiser for the newly formed Elk Valley Suicide Task Force. This year, in collaboration with the Fernie Mountain Bike Club they are raising awareness and working towards ending the stigma around mental illness. We caught up a member of the Task Force, Ev Eijsermans to learn more and here is what she had to say!

Posted by admin on Jun 18, 2021 in Health

Fernie Tech Startup Reaches Final of New Ventures BC Pitch Competition 2021

Fernie tech startup Sucre Interactive Technologies Inc. has reached the final round of the New Ventures BC Pitch Competition.

Posted by admin on Jun 17, 2021 in Business

Fernie Pride Society Seeks Input from Elk Valley to Build Diversity and Inclusion

The Fernie Pride Society is seeking input from workers and residents in the Elk Valley as part of their efforts to build diversity and inclusion; particularly for those who identify as LGBTQ2+ or who may be questioning their sexual orientation and gender identity. Input is being collected through a confidential online survey open to everyone, including allies such as employers, family members, friends, coworkers, educators, and healthcare professionals.  

Posted by admin on Jun 16, 2021 in Community

The Vogue Theatre is BACK

On June 25, the Vogue Theatre is opening its doors to our community after a long stretch of unknown... and everyone is pumped and excited and ready to support this business and the amazing family behind it!

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Jun 14, 2021 in Business