Bold Leadership on Climate Change Starts Here

In Fernie, the women of the non-profit, Community Energy Association (CEA), believe that not only can small communities contribute to solutions, we can be leaders. This leadership-focused approach defines CEA’s work and has accelerated action on climate change in communities across western Canada. 

Posted by Jen Grebeldinger on Apr 13, 2021 in Community

RDEK Sale of Fireworks Prohibited in Rural Areas Starting May 1

Starting in May, the sale of fireworks will be prohibited in the rural parts of the RDEK, one month later than originally proposed.

Posted by admin on Apr 08, 2021 in Community

Vandals Destroy Recreation Signage at Koocanusa

Between March 26 and 29 vandals destroyed and removed newly-installed recreation use signs in the Koocanusa area, causing an estimated $5,000 in property damage. The signs were installed to communicate the new regulations for the Koocanusa Recreation Management Area, which limits motorized recreation to designated roads and trails, and restricts Crown land camping to designated sites.

Posted by admin on Apr 02, 2021 in Community

Spring Optimism

I am not an expert in vaccinations, epidemiology or really health care but my world has been and will continue to be filled with these topics for the foreseeable future. There is no doubt it is a strange time to be in local government, but a year into our pandemic response it is starting to feel normal for these topics to be high priority issues.

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Apr 01, 2021 in Community

Fernie Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 Virtual AGM Happening April 15th

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Thursday 15 April (from 9:30am to 11:00am) and is open to all members and the public.

Posted by admin on Mar 26, 2021 in Community

Strengthening Access to Local Food

New community-led projects in the Columbia Basin will support access to affordable, quality, local food for residents, with an emphasis on assisting those in need. Community kitchens, lawns-to-food initiatives and seed-saving libraries are just a few of the projects included in Columbia Basin Trust’s Local Food Access and Recovery Grants.

Posted by admin on Mar 25, 2021 in Community

KAST Helps Hundreds of Kootenay Business Impacted by COVID-19 with Digital Transformation

One year into the pandemic and the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) has helped hundreds of businesses in the Kootenays impacted by COVID-19 get help with digital transformation.

Posted by admin on Mar 18, 2021 in Community

The Matriarchs

Posted by admin on Mar 18, 2021 in Community

Projects Boost Social Well-Being

Posted by admin on Mar 17, 2021 in Community

Public Comment Period Extended for CBT Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Funding Applications

The RDEK is encouraging residents within the region to share their thoughts on the projects being considered for funding through the 2021/2022 Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs. 

Posted by admin on Mar 15, 2021 in Community

Elk Valley Regional Land Trust Announces Launch of Fundraising Campaign, Plans to Purchase Forest Lands in Southeast British Columbia Rockies

The Elk Valley Regional Land Trust (“EVRLT” or the “Trust”) is pleased to announce the official launch of a fundraising campaign aimed at raising money to purchase large tracts of privately-held forest in the Southeast British Columbia Rocky Mountains.

Posted by admin on Mar 12, 2021 in Community

Interior Health Vaccination Clinic at Fernie Memorial Arena

Interior Health will be setting up a COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic at Fernie Memorial Arena, with immunizations set to begin April 12, 2021.

Posted by admin on Mar 11, 2021 in Community

March 2021 Editor's Fix

Lately, I have thought a lot about women being labelled as emotional. Like it’s a negative attribute and something that should be discouraged and avoided. This has made me realize that people seem to have created a habit of commenting on other people’s emotional states. 

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Mar 09, 2021 in Community