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The Science of Race and Racism

Warning: if you have problems with the theory of evolution you may find this article disturbing.

Posted by Fred Gietz on May 16, 2022 in Community

Courtney Baker

Have you ever heard someone say, “if you want something done, ask the busiest person you know?” I have, and one of my people is Courtney Baker. 

Posted by Krista Turcasso on May 05, 2022 in Community

#Ktunaxahomelands Launches

Posted by admin on May 05, 2022 in Community

Need to Access Tech? CBAL’s Got You Covered

These days, so many aspects of life rely on technology: a senior sends a message to her grandchild, a man checks in with his doctor online, an unemployed worker prints off a form to apply for Employment Insurance. With a wide-reaching project, Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) is making tech more readily available to people in the region, along with the know-how to use it.

Posted by admin on May 01, 2022 in Community

The Earth is a Green Issue All Year

Let’s look at the One and Only Place We Have to Live.

Posted by Sylvia Ayers on Apr 22, 2022 in Community

Russ Hanson

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Apr 21, 2022 in Community

Amateur or Expert?

In more simple terms, science is knowledge about the natural world that is based on facts learned through experiments and observation. Unfortunately, we often make science too complicated for the average person, or worse we take for granted some of the basic science of the natural world which we depend on. Let’s take a look at some examples of science knowledge. 

Posted by Fred Gietz on Apr 13, 2022 in Community

Bracing for Police Costs

The way local governments tax for services is a flawed model, in my opinion, it puts local governments in a position that makes it hard for us to be a winner. One of the largest misconceptions is that the tax you pay goes entirely into our municipal budget. 

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Apr 11, 2022 in Community

Think Big, Stay Positive and Work Together

The way local governments tax for services is a flawed model, in my opinion, it puts local governments in a position that makes it hard for us to be a winner. One of the largest misconceptions is that the tax you pay goes entirely into our municipal budget. 

Posted by Carol Andrews on Apr 07, 2022 in Community

Communities Target Climate Resilience

Whether they’re enabling the public to use electric cars or promoting clean energy, eight projects are helping Columbia Basin communities become more climate-resilient, with support from Columbia Basin Trust.

Posted by admin on Mar 31, 2022 in Community

Grass Fires Prompt Safety Reminder About Dangers of Spring Burning

Members of the Baynes Lake and Jaffray Fire Departments responded to a grass fire in the Jaffray area this afternoon.

Posted by admin on Mar 25, 2022 in Community

Erin Hay and Rachel Romero

Spending so much time at the elementary school, it is hard not to notice the male to female ratio of teachers, student services and youth care workers. Currently, out of 33 positions there are two male representatives. The real differences can be found in leadership roles. Both the Vice Principals and Principals at EIDES and FSS are women. And young women, at that.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Mar 24, 2022 in Community

Join the Fernie Trails Alliance Board

The Fernie Trails Alliance look forward to you joining them for their 2022 ‘Virtual’ AGM on March 30th.

Posted by admin on Mar 24, 2022 in Community

Active Transportation Implementation Plan

Local governments are slow machines, we often hear, when are they going to stop talking and start doing?! I can absolutely appreciate that sentiment! 

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Mar 22, 2022 in Community