New Wage and Training Subsidies For Child Care Providers

Columbia Basin Trust is launching two new programs focused on improving the quality of child care and strengthening the Early Childhood Educator (ECE) workforce in the Columbia Basin with wage and training subsidies.

Posted by admin on Sep 19, 2021 in Community

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

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

Backyard Fires Prompt Numerous Calls to Local Departments

The Columbia Valley Rural Fire and Rescue Service has been fielding numerous calls of late regarding backyard fires.

Posted by admin on Jul 26, 2021 in Community

City of Fernie Receives CBT Fuel Management Grant

The City of Fernie has been awarded $127,000 in funding through the Columbia Basin Trust Economic Recovery Initiative. The project, developed by Fernie Fire and Emergency Services will employ eight people for the length of the project and create “shaded fuel brakes” in the community. One on 4.2 hectares near St. Margaret’s Cemetery, and one on 1.6 hectares near Mount Fernie Provincial Park.

Posted by admin on Jul 23, 2021 in Community

Terry Nelson

Many years ago, Terry Nelson came into our office and asked if we could help him publish a book. We had recently published the Fernie Mountain Bike Guide… written by me and designed and laid out by my partner in crime, Vanessa. Terry wanted something similar but hike-specific using the information he had been compiling for years. It was an enthusiastic ‘yes,’ we gave him some direction, and didn’t hear back from him until 2018. The Fernie Trails and Natural Plant Compendium was published early the following year.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Jul 22, 2021 in Community

City Awarded Funding for Fernie Valley Pathway Segment 1B

The City of Fernie, in partnership with the Fernie Trails Alliance (FTA), has been awarded $1,619,000 for segment 1B of the Fernie Valley Pathway (FVP).

Posted by admin on Jul 15, 2021 in Community