Reconnecting the Rockies

If you drive enough on a provincial highway, it seems inevitable you will collide with an animal some day. And it seems everyone has a story of a near-miss, or a collision, with wildlife while driving at high speeds. Animals killed in collisions at the side of the road are commonplace along our highways.

Posted by admin on Jul 10, 2020 in Community

The Trust Continues To Adapt To Serve The Region

Columbia Basin Trust is developing a short-term plan to help guide its activities over the next 18 to 24 months.

Posted by admin on Jul 01, 2020 in Community

The Potholes of Community Conversation

I found myself this past week thinking a lot about the definition of civility, how tenuous it is and how our community is the owner of it. Civility can tear as easy as tissue paper.

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Jul 01, 2020 in Community

City of Fernie Receives Funding for Active Transportation Network Plan

The City of Fernie has received grant funding from the B.C. Active Transportation Infrastructure Grants Program to use towards completing an Active Transportation Network Plan (ATNP).

Posted by admin on Jun 27, 2020 in Community

Don’t You Forget About Teens

Posted by Kerri Wall on Jun 19, 2020 in Community

RDEK - Bracing for Possibility of Severe Thunderstorms

June 12, 2020 - The possibility of severe weather this weekend has the Regional District of East Kootenay urging residents to remain vigilant about being aware and prepared for changing conditions.

Posted by admin on Jun 12, 2020 in Community

Todd Loewen

Having lived in Fernie for the past 23 years with his wife and four children, Todd got into health care to help others, especially those less fortunate. He had some of my own misfortune with injuries so was exposed to it early on, which created a real desire to pursue it.

Posted by admin on Jun 12, 2020 in Community

Fernie Awareness and Accountability Project

This Sunday, June 14 from 2-4 pm the Awareness and Accountability Proejct is hosting a Listening Project to show our solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement - everyone is invited to join the conversation.

Posted by admin on Jun 12, 2020 in Community

Support for Businesses to Re-open, Modify Operations

Businesses, social enterprises and the workforce in the Columbia Basin now have access to even more support to help them in these challenging times. In response to ongoing COVID-19-related developments—including the re-opening of many businesses—Columbia Basin Trust is expanding the ways it can help people and businesses move forward.

Posted by admin on Jun 07, 2020 in Community

RDEK Urges Residents to Be Prepared and Aware as Rainfall Possible This Weekend

As most rivers and streams recede across the region, the BC River Forecast Centre has downgraded the East Kootenay to a High Streamflow Advisory from a Flood Watch. And, while that is encouraging news, the RDEK is urging residents to continue to be prepared and aware in the days and weeks to come.

Posted by admin on Jun 04, 2020 in Community

Free Robot Week for Students and Families Interested in Robotics

GLOWS is thrilled to be partnering with Live It to bring you Discovery Foundation Robot Week virtually from June 15-19, 2020.

Posted by admin on May 28, 2020 in Community

Self-Fill Sandbag Stations Established as Snow Melt Continues

With the arrival of warmer day time temperatures and an anticipated seasonal rise in creeks and rivers, a series of self-fill sandbag stations has been established around the region. 

Posted by admin on May 13, 2020 in Community