The “Scents” of Smell

Posted by Marianne Agnew on Sep 10, 2023 in Community

New Mexico Red Chile Enchilada Casserole

Nothing can rival the charm, ease, wow factor, and the umami-dense flavour of an enchilada casserole. When you mix red chile sauce, copious amounts of cheese, veggies and/or meat together with some corn tortillas—it’s gonna be a good time. Enchiladas are a core component of New Mexico’s culinary heritage and I’m excited to share this recipe with you! 

Posted by Claire Smallwood on Sep 09, 2023 in Community

Even More of the Basin to Access High-Speed Internet

Funding has been announced for rural communities and areas in the Columbia Basin—encompassing 5,429 homes—to create access to high-speed Internet. This new multi-year, $82-million project is being funded by the federal and provincial governments, the regional districts of Central Kootenay, Columbia Shuswap, Kootenay Boundary, East Kootenay and Columbia Basin Trust.

Posted by admin on Sep 09, 2023 in Community

First Annual Arthur Sombrowski Tennis Tournament

The first annual Arthur Sombrowski Tennis Tournament was held in Fernie on a glorious weekend of July 15-16. 

Posted by Jocelyn Sombrowski on Sep 06, 2023 in Community

RDEK Planning for Assessment of Hosmer Fire Hall Prior to Proceeding with New Fire Hall

A proposal to fund an assessment of the current Hosmer Fire Hall will be considered by the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board of Directors at its September board meeting next week.

Posted by admin on Sep 03, 2023 in Community

Teck Supports Wildfire Emergency Response Efforts

Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) (“Teck”) today announced it has donated more than $230,000 to organizations supporting emergency wildfire responses in British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, Alberta, and Washington State in addition to providing equipment, goods, and other assistance to help battle wildfires this season.

Posted by admin on Sep 02, 2023 in Community

Back to School

Posted by Nic Milligan on Aug 30, 2023 in Community

Knife Skills

Posted by Claire Smallwood on Aug 24, 2023 in Community

Fall Fair is Back in September 2023

Posted by admin on Aug 20, 2023 in Community

Get Out

Full-on summer in Fernie, is there anything quite like it? I’m certainly not the first to observe that it’s hard to leave this place in summer. Recently I reconnected with an old friend who moved away some years ago and whom I hadn’t seen in a couple of years. We used to mountain bike together regularly, but he now admits he works way, way too much. 

Posted by Nic Milligan on Aug 17, 2023 in Community


What is a smile?

Posted by Marianne Agnew on Aug 15, 2023 in Community