Get Outside! Basin Trails to See Improvements

Trails connect our communities, take us to spectacular locations and provide fresh-air opportunities to get moving. Around the Columbia Basin, 29 projects will be adding to or improving the region’s trails, with over $484,000 from Columbia Basin Trust’s Trail Enhancement Grants.

Posted by admin on Mar 16, 2019 in Community

EBYF Launches Legacy Campaign

Fernie Mayor Ange Qualizza, Emily Brydon and campaign donor Linda Socher at the EBYF Legacy Campaign kick off event. Photo by Troy Nixon

Posted by admin on Mar 13, 2019 in Community

$6 Million to Innovate and Enhance College Experience

A new $6-million partnership between Columbia Basin Trust, College of the Rockies and Selkirk College will work toward shared priorities to enhance the quality, availability and uniqueness of the college experience for students.

Posted by admin on Mar 12, 2019 in Community

March 11, 2019 Council Agenda at a Glance

The Regular Council Meeting on March 11, 2019 begins at 7pm and will feature topics including:

Posted by admin on Mar 10, 2019 in Community

Play - Modelling the Courage to Speak Up

As our children become teenagers, we start to glimpse the kind of people they will be as grown-ups. We may see their work ethic develop, or watch as they take a principled stance at school. We might also catch them bullying, cheating, or lying. 

Posted by Kerri Wall on Mar 08, 2019 in Community

2nd Annual Fernie Birkie

Fernie’s second Birkie is an approximately 50 km classic event (not including the chairlift ride!); it's unsupported and happens March 10th.

Posted by admin on Mar 07, 2019 in Community

Nicky Benzie

Don’t you just love it when you’ve known someone in our community for a while, and discover a passionate and powerful side of them that takes you by surprise? This is the case with Nicky Benzie.

Posted by admin on Mar 05, 2019 in Community

Improving Health and Biodiversity in Local Ecosystems

Five large-scale projects will be significantly improving ecosystem health in the Columbia Basin, bringing areas closer to their natural states and improving habitat for many species. The projects are being initiated and supported through Columbia Basin Trust’s (the Trust) Ecosystem Enhancement Program.

Posted by admin on Mar 04, 2019 in Community

An Afternoon with a Legend

Holding the office of the Mayor involves a lot of things which Ange hopes to explore at length in this space over the next several months, but today she wants to shine the light on that part of the job that brings her a bounty of opportunity. The ceremonial role.

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Mar 02, 2019 in Community

Griz Days Goes Denim

The town of Fernie, BC comes to life the first week of March to celebrate the Griz - a local legend who shoots his musket into the sky to encourage the champagne powder this ski town is known for to fall in abundance.

Posted by admin on Feb 26, 2019 in Community

Winter Play Starts Outside

Put your snowsuit on and get out there! The season for playing outdoors is here and Fernie’s mild temperatures, dry fluffy snow and easily accessible trails and sledding hills make outdoor play a breeze.

Posted by Rebecca Hall on Feb 21, 2019 in Community

Play - Beneficial at Every Age

If you’ve been reading child development literature you know that play is essential for optimal human growth. Sometimes we forget, however, that teenagers also want and need to play. In fact, play is beneficial at every age, and adults have a lot to gain from it whether they are parents or not.

Posted by Kerri Wall on Feb 20, 2019 in Community

CBT Launches New $6 Million Community Outdoor Revitalization Program

On February 19, 2019 the Columbia Basin Trust announced its new Community Outdoor Revitalization Grants! Whether it’s a downtown core, plaza or waterfront, outdoor public spaces help shape the livability and attractiveness of communities. Now local governments and First Nations communities in the Columbia Basin are invited to make these places even better by accessing these grants!

Posted by admin on Feb 19, 2019 in Community