2020 RDEK Board Chair and Vice Chair Elected

The annual election of RDEK Chair and Vice Chair was held at the Regional District of East Kootenay this morning and Electoral Area C Director Rob Gay will continue on as Chair for 2020.

Posted by admin on Dec 11, 2019 in Community

#Ferniestoke Ski Shuttle Returns

The #Ferniestoke Ski Shuttle service starts this Saturday December 14th!

Posted by admin on Dec 10, 2019 in Community

December 2019 Editor’s Fix

The holidays. A time of joy and peace and family and friends. Gratitude and love and all things good and beautiful.

Well, not always. Not for everyone.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Dec 05, 2019 in Community

Communities Gather to Talk Koocanusa Recreation Use

Over 100 people attended four open houses in November to offer feedback to inform an updated Koocanusa Recreation Strategy, which will be developed over the next few months with the goal of enhancing sustainable and responsible recreation on Crown lands.

Posted by admin on Dec 04, 2019 in Community

Mr. and Mrs. Claus

In November, Mr. and Mrs. Claus took the time to meet with me prior to the mad rush of the holiday season. While they admitted they were a wee nervous to leave the elves to their work back at the North Pole, they also confessed their love for our mountain town and were happy for an additional excuse to visit.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Dec 02, 2019 in Community

Play - Parenting With Intention

Making commitments and then planning actions in the direction and service of those objectives is living with intention. I don’t want life – and especially parenting – to be haphazard. It doesn’t serve the beings we love the most in the world to fly by the seat of our pants as we guide them to adulthood.

Posted by Kerri Wall on Nov 21, 2019 in Community

RDEK Yellow Bin Contract Renewed

The RDEK’s Yellow Bin Recycling Program has been renewed for another five years.

Posted by admin on Nov 19, 2019 in Community

The Friendly Faces of FAR (Fernie Alpine Resort)

You’re in Fernie for the winter season, and thus will likely be spending a fair amount of time at Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR). We got out to meet some of the staff who make this place come to life, asking them the same four questions.

Posted by admin on Nov 17, 2019 in Community

Free Arts and Culture Grant Workshop

Are you interested in learning more about how to apply for arts and culture grants delivered by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance? Attend a free workshop with Krista Patterson, who will share how to apply and what to expect from the application process.

Posted by admin on Nov 16, 2019 in Community

City Appoints New CAO

The City of Fernie is pleased to announce that Council has hired Michael Boronowski as the City’s new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

Posted by admin on Nov 16, 2019 in Community

Dave O’Haire

Dave’s intentions are to be a champion for community. And what we find so refreshing, which is very common with these Feature Resident pieces, is that it is done without ego… as the purpose is for it to better the valley.

Posted by admin on Nov 10, 2019 in Community

Surviving Winter in Canada

You have arrived, and while are stunned by the beauty of the beautiful Elk Valley are completely under-prepared for the conditions. Well, we have experienced it and are here to help! Here are our must-haves during your stay in Fernie and beyond.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Nov 08, 2019 in Community

These are a Few of our Favourite Things

One thing you should be prepared for during your time here is to continually be pleasantly surprised. By the effortless champagne powder. And last but most certainly not least, by the calibre of the culinary experiences and locally-produced libations on offer.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Nov 07, 2019 in Community

Feedback Sought on Koocanusa Recreation Use

The public will have a chance to discuss recreation management in the Koocanusa area at four open houses this November in the communities of Baynes Lake, Jaffray, Grasmere and Elko.

Posted by admin on Nov 06, 2019 in Community