Arts and Culture Grants Now Available Through Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance

Artists in all disciplines—as well as arts and culture organizations—are invited to apply for funding through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), which delivers the Arts and Culture Program on behalf of Columbia Basin Trust.

Posted by admin on Jan 25, 2021 in Community

Dave Morrison

2020 has thrown everyone for a loop. Reinventing your business, learning to work from home, becoming a teacher to your kids… there is no wonder the word of the year is “pivot!” Dave Morrison is no exception. This February he was hired as the new CEO of Island Lake Lodge and made the move back to the mountain town he fell in love with, something he has been working towards the majority of his life.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Jan 08, 2021 in Community

Emotional Contagion

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Jan 05, 2021 in Community

RDEK Honours 2020 Electoral Area Volunteers of the Year

The RDEK is celebrating its 2020 Electoral Area Volunteer of the Year award recipients.

Posted by admin on Dec 23, 2020 in Community

Nycki Wannamaker

Every single time someone has an injured bird they don’t know how to help, skunks with babies living beneath their shed, a scared dog difficult to catch, or just questions and tips related to pet care or wildlife, Nycki’s name comes up. And she responds, saves and supports. Provides information and love. 

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Dec 18, 2020 in Community

City of Fernie Spaces to Explore

Nestled between rugged peaks and along cool waters, Fernie has long been considered among the world’s premier winter holiday destinations. With snowfalls of 30 feet or more, Fernie residents and visitors alike embrace the season by making the most of our vast outdoor playground. We are especially lucky to be able to enjoy our open spaces during these pandemic times and remain active year-round. Whether you’re looking for a low-key stroll or a heart pumping ride, we’ve got an outdoor space for everyone!

Posted by Wynne Cairns on Dec 17, 2020 in Community

Running a Marathon

It is mid-November and I am pretty sure I can hear the ticking of a clock close by. Somewhere surely, Krista’s beautiful smile is imploring me to make my deadline. Hurry up. 

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Dec 16, 2020 in Community

City Welcomes Bryn Burditt to role of Chief Financial Officer

The City of Fernie is pleased to announce that Bryn Burditt has been appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer. 

Posted by admin on Dec 15, 2020 in Community

Wishing and Hoping

For young people, holidays can be all about getting. Their mantra might be ‘presents, and more presents, please!’ Today we can reflect on the work we do in our families and remember the aim is to guide our teenagers to adulthood. Would you like to engage in a little thoughtful consideration about the holiday season? Respond to the questions below and get others in your home to play along.  

Posted by Kerri Wall on Dec 14, 2020 in Community

December 2020 Editor's Fix

It’s the middle of November, and my willingness to dive into the Christmas spirit has arrived earlier than ever. (Less the Elf on the Shelf. That can wait.) I’ve noticed I am not alone. 

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Dec 08, 2020 in Community

2021 Calendar by Danyal Taylor

Danyal Taylor, a Fernie-based photographer, has released 12 stunning photos of Fernie and the surrounding Elk Valley into a 2021 calendar.

Posted by admin on Dec 01, 2020 in Community

New Public Health Orders For All of BC

Late yesterday BC Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced a new set of province-wide health orders and guidelines to address increasing cases of COVID-19 in the second wave of the pandemic. You can read the full announcement on the province-wide restrictions here. The order is in effect from November 19, 2020 at midnight to December 7, 2020 at midnight.

Posted by admin on Nov 20, 2020 in Community

Fernie’s Built Heritage - Then and Now

The Heritage Walking Tour of Downtown Fernie begins at The Arts Station and follows a loop past some of Fernie’s most beautiful and significant architecture to finish at 901 Fernie, a faithful recreation of the former Fernie Secondary School which stood on the same spot. Pick up a copy of the walking tour at the Fernie Museum, Visitor Information Centre, or find it online at

Posted by Rebecca Hall on Nov 19, 2020 in Community

Self-Care for Moms and Dads

The very best reason I can think of for investing time, energy, and money into self-care is that adult mindset and behaviour has a huge influence on the young people nearby. It is difficult to take care of ourselves the way we would like to because the demands of the world outside us never stop screaming. 

Posted by Kerri Wall on Nov 09, 2020 in Community

November 2020 Editors Fix

By definition, a martyr is someone who chooses to sacrifice their life or endure pain and suffering rather than give up their religious beliefs or something they hold sacred.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Nov 07, 2020 in Community