Youth: Apply Now for the Free Leadership Summit

Expressing opinions, developing ideas and planning to take action in their communities: these are some of the ways that youth will be inspired at the Basin Youth Network Leadership Summit, taking place in Kimberley from May 12 to 14, 2023. Youth aged 14 to 18 are invited to apply now to this unique, free opportunity, hosted by Columbia Basin Trust.

Posted by admin on Jan 31, 2023 in Community

New Beginnings

Getting a new puppy? How exciting! 

Posted by Valerie Barry on Jan 26, 2023 in Community

Fernie Youth Soccer Association Launching a Spring Registration

Fernie Youth Soccer Association (FYSA 2023), a non-profit organisation that has been running soccer programming in Fernie for decades, is launching its Spring Soccer Registration this month, with an Early Bird discount available until February 10, 2023. By registering early, you receive $10 off of each player you register this year. 

Posted by admin on Jan 26, 2023 in Community

Basin Residents Invited to Share Input on Future of Region

Columbia Basin Trust (the Trust) is inviting you to have your say about the future of the Columbia Basin region. You will soon be able to share your ideas as the Trust travels throughout the region to meet with you, listen to your input, and plan together for the future. 

Posted by admin on Jan 18, 2023 in Community

Kevin Allen

Posted by admin on Jan 18, 2023 in Community

Community Appreciation Day at Fernie Alpine Resort Returns

On Sunday, January 22, 2023, Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR)  will say ‘Thank You’ to local communities by offering a day of skiing and riding to the residents of the Elk Valley – Fernie, Elko, Elkford, Grasmere, Jaffray and Sparwood  – as part of the annual Community Appreciation Day.

Posted by admin on Jan 12, 2023 in Community

Go Ahead, Make My Day

Sometimes going to the grocery store causes me anxiety. Not that I don’t like shopping, but in a small town, that is where you meet everyone you know. 

The first questions people ask when they see me are usually:

Posted by Marianne Agnew on Jan 12, 2023 in Community

RDEK Seeks Nominations for Electoral Area Volunteers of the Year

The RDEK is seeking nominations for outstanding volunteers throughout the rural areas of our region for the 2023 Electoral Area Volunteer of the Year award.

Posted by admin on Jan 09, 2023 in Community

Winter Highlights

It is fantastic to see the events calendar continue to grow after a couple of years of being ‘at least six feet apart.’ Here are some of the highlights throughout the season, make sure to visit for more information and the full list of opportunities to choose from during your stay. 

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Jan 04, 2023 in Community

The Fernie Army

“Give me candy and we will be friends.” ~ Logan

Posted by Angela Magliocco on Jan 02, 2023 in Community

Fernie on Fire 2023

The popular Fernie on Fire event, Fernie’s biggest bonfire of the year, is once again taking place this January 7, 2023.

Posted by admin on Dec 31, 2022 in Community

December 2022 Editor's Fix

Sometimes, I take on too much. (Okay, my family might say most times. But acknowledgment is the first step, right?) The holidays make it challenging for me to ignore this… habit? addiction? of mine, as I begin to feel increasingly overwhelmed with the list of things that need to get done, alongside the regular school / work / activity schedules.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Dec 27, 2022 in Community

It’s a Dog Meets Dog World

It’s a social time of year! It’s a time to come together with friends and family and enjoy all the camaraderie and the things that make this time of year special to you. Dogs are social creatures too and, like us, seek each other out for companionship.

Posted by Valerie Barry on Dec 18, 2022 in Community

The Holidays: Stress or Success

As we navigate through the journey of life there are circumstances, including aging parents, illnesses or disability in the family that may take precedence. 

Posted by Marianne Agnew on Dec 15, 2022 in Community

Small Communities Take Big Steps to Fight Wildfires

Fifteen small communities and First Nations in the Columbia Basin are upping their abilities to prevent and fight wildfires. These projects are being done with support from Columbia Basin Trust.

Posted by admin on Dec 15, 2022 in Community