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Surviving Winter in Canada

You have arrived, and while are stunned by the beauty of the beautiful Elk Valley are completely under-prepared for the conditions. Well, we have experienced it and are here to help! Here are our must-haves during your stay in Fernie and beyond.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Nov 08, 2019 in Community

These are a Few of our Favourite Things

One thing you should be prepared for during your time here is to continually be pleasantly surprised. By the effortless champagne powder. And last but most certainly not least, by the calibre of the culinary experiences and locally-produced libations on offer.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Nov 07, 2019 in Community

Feedback Sought on Koocanusa Recreation Use

The public will have a chance to discuss recreation management in the Koocanusa area at four open houses this November in the communities of Baynes Lake, Jaffray, Grasmere and Elko.

Posted by admin on Nov 06, 2019 in Community

The Youth Are Our Future

Mayor Ange Qualizza couldn’t have been more thrilled to receive an invitation from our local Girl Guides to discuss what is it like to be a woman in politics, what it was like to campaign as a woman and how girls can be more engaged in politics despite not being old enough to vote.

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Nov 01, 2019 in Community

City of Fernie Opens New Operations Facility

Construction is complete on the City of Fernie’s new Operations Facility, and an event will be held on November 16 to officially open the new facility.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Nov 01, 2019 in Community

Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies Receives Donation

North Coal Limited is committed to the well-being of the Elk Valley and is pleased to contribute to the Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies (CFKR) in Elkford, Sparwood, and Fernie with a $5000 donation to each local Community Fund.

Posted by admin on Oct 25, 2019 in Community

More and Better Child Care Spaces In The Basin

Many families in the Columbia Basin rely upon child care. To help meet this need for quality spaces, 67 child care providers in 24 communities will be creating up to 198 new spaces and improving 1,256 spaces. These projects are being undertaken with nearly $1.4 million from Columbia Basin Trust’s Child Care Capital Grants.

Posted by admin on Oct 22, 2019 in Community

RDEK Board Highlights - October 2019

The RDEK Board Highlights for October include a New Official Community Plan for Lake Windermere, the Mission Road and Hwy 95A Intersection Project, Two New Parks to Become Part of Regional Parks Plan and more.

Posted by admin on Oct 21, 2019 in Community

Supporting Teen Spirit

Posted by Kerri Wall on Oct 12, 2019 in Community

Exploring the Columbia River Treaty by Canoe

Mayor Ange Qualizza meets up with Fernie resident Aislinn Dressler, for a follow-up conversation with her about her experience.

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Oct 08, 2019 in Community

October 2019 Editor's Fix

As adults, our lives are filled with tasks and timelines and schedules, to the point where we need to actively work on that connection with our spirit. While our kids might not be aware of it, they more easily live in this way and it’s something to be celebrated and emulated.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Oct 04, 2019 in Community

70 Active Programs Supporting Basin Residents

Columbia Basin Trust is now providing over 70 programs and initiatives to Basin communities thanks to a strong year for its investments.

Posted by admin on Oct 03, 2019 in Community

Sara Funk

Sara believes fun and celebration is important. “It creates visibility.” Events such as Drag Queen Story Time and Bingo with Drag Queens exposes different age groups to the LGBTQ community. 

Posted by admin on Oct 03, 2019 in Community