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Mountain Culture

John Muir, renowned conservationist and eco-philosopher, said, “You are not in the mountains, the mountains are in you.” Let that sink in for a second. They are in you. That’s why you’re here, in this southern corner of Canada decorated with jagged peaks wrapped in cozy coniferous blankets.

Posted by Shelby Cain on Aug 19, 2019 in Community

Teen Culture

Often teenagers have their own customs and language, some of which is indecipherable to adults. Their clothes, their music, and their vocabulary may seem strange. Were we like this as young people?

Posted by Kerri Wall on Aug 15, 2019 in Community

Helping Basin Communities Prepare for Wildfire

2017 and 2018 saw extreme wildfire activity with a record number of fires across BC and in the Basin. Through its Community Wildfire Education Grants the Trust is supporting the efforts of Basin communities and residents to prepare for and reduce the impacts of wildfires occurring within or adjacent to Basin communities.

Posted by admin on Aug 12, 2019 in Community

August 2019 Editor's Fix

The happiness and confidence radiated from her, it was infectious and pure gold. The kind of feeling you hope your kids have a lot in life. The kind of feeling you have when you’re completely immersed in something you love.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Aug 10, 2019 in Community

August 2, 2019 RDEK Board Highlights

Highlights include the 10-Year Service Awards, the RDI Research Proposal being accepted, Funding to Support Columbia Valley Physician Recruitment Initiative and more.

Posted by admin on Aug 09, 2019 in Community

Engagement, Participating and Showing Up

One of the parts of this job that Ange absolutely loves is always being present and ready to speak to a number of issues that are impacting our community. When you lean into issues but that by being a part of the conversation is how we collectively continue to design the environment for which we live.

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Aug 04, 2019 in Community

Fernie’s First Coworking Space

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is establishing Fernie’s first coworking space. The goal of this project is to provide a professionally designed and managed open-design space for entrepreneurs, professionals and freelancers looking for a place to collaborate and work. 

Posted by admin on Aug 02, 2019 in Community

Lori Bradish

It’s pretty common in Fernie to see the same faces at multiple events, especially when it comes to volunteers. These people are dedicated and passionate, wanting not only to be part of the excitement but also in ensuring these events continue to take place and are the best they can be. If you know Lori Bradish, it comes to no surprise to you that she is one of these people.

Posted by admin on Aug 01, 2019 in Community

The Arts Station: A Cultural Hub

The Arts Station is a well-known and iconic landmark in downtown Fernie. Originally as a functioning train station, it was the hub of life in Fernie. Today in its second life it has become a hub for arts and culture.

Posted by Louise Ferguson on Aug 01, 2019 in Community

Fernie Fall Fair is Coming

Back again in September 2019 is The Fernie Fall Fair! This much loved annual event is the perfect bookend to the Fernie Chautauqua weekend and is hosted by Wildsight Elk Valley in conjunction with the Fernie Museum. 

Posted by admin on Jul 30, 2019 in Community

Let’s Get Crazy

“It’s only crazy until you do it.” This is Nike’s new campaign slogan. The add is voiced by Serena Williams, and features women in sports. Women of all ages and ethnicities striving to burst through the ceiling of archaic expectations for what they can achieve. 

Posted by Shelby Cain on Jul 18, 2019 in Community

Past Honoured, Conserved For Future

There are many approaches used to preserve the region’s history, from installing interpretive signs or offering new museum exhibits, to creating conservation plans or training archival staff. This year, Columbia Basin Trust is supporting 43 heritage projects with over $2.8 million to support efforts to honour the past by conserving it for the future.

Posted by admin on Jul 17, 2019 in Community

Play - Teenage Potential

We focus a lot on what young people could do or will be in the future. We look forward to when our babies sleep through the night, use their words, and become potty trained. I know a dad who can’t wait until his son is big enough to golf with. But putting so much attention on what lies ahead can leave our children wondering if they are good enough right now.

Posted by Kerri Wall on Jul 16, 2019 in Community