Fernie Fire Rescue and Canadian Tire Partnership

Fernie Fire Rescue, in partnership with Canadian Tire, are pleased to provide Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detectors for those in need. Fernie Fire Rescue will now have access to the dual detectors to provide to elderly and vulnerable persons who may need assistance with the financial cost of purchasing or installation of the combination detectors.

Posted by admin on Dec 13, 2018 in Community

Reptiles, Grizzlies and More to Benefit From $1 Million

There are many ways to support a healthy and diverse environment, from restoring habitat to educating schoolchildren about ecosystems. Columbia Basin organizations will be taking on 29 projects like these with support from over $1 million in Environment Grants from Columbia Basin Trust.

Posted by admin on Dec 10, 2018 in Community

In the Sweet Spot

For six years Shelby has been documenting her children’s lives. Squeals of delight and sprinklers and cannon balls. It’s all there, typed out on yellowing clips of folded paper with a stamp-sized picture of her face at the top.

Posted by Shelby Cain on Dec 09, 2018 in Community

Underage Drinking

Some of us look back on our teenage years with fondness as we recall the freedom, friends, and fun we had. A sense of nostalgia might have us smiling about a simpler time, but sometimes we forget the pressures that go along with being young.

Posted by Kerri Wall on Dec 09, 2018 in Community

Andrea Brennan

As the Reverend of the Christ Church Anglican in Fernie for the last three years, she has already had a such a positive impact in our community in unique and thoughtful ways.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Dec 08, 2018 in Community

December 2018 Editor's Fix

As the holidays approach, our Editor tends to become a sentimental mess. Even more so now that she has children. Decades of memories are layered within her mind, creating a general feeling of longing for this time of year and all that it brings.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Dec 04, 2018 in Community

No One is Left Behind

Jeri Mitchell and I run a Christmas Cheer Committee with the help of a few Elves here in Fernieto spread kindness and cheer throughout the Christmas Holidays and year round if someone or a family needs help.

Posted by Rhoda Burrows -... on Dec 03, 2018 in Community

Fernie Memorial Arena Opening Date

Posted by admin on Nov 27, 2018 in Community

Better Equipped for Connecting to The World

It’s a milestone being felt around the Columbia Basin and Boundary regions: after more than three years of hard work, residents in over 12,000 rural households, in more than 62 communities in the region, will have access to new or improved high-speed Internet.

Posted by admin on Nov 26, 2018 in Community

Giraffe Hunting in Fernie

As we head into the darkest month of the year a feeling of quiet anticipation descends on Fernie. Many are excited to see the first flakes of snow in anticipation of all the fun they will bring, others resign themselves to the months of shovelling and winter driving ahead.

Posted by admin on Nov 24, 2018 in Community

Keep Calm and Parent On

Life with young people is rarely calm. From wake up until bedtime, children of all ages require attention and energy from their grown up caregivers. Although parents of teenagers have a little more freedom, the mental demands remain substantial.

Posted by Kerri Wall on Nov 21, 2018 in Community

Achieving Calm Through Community

Sometimes the feelings of calm and personal wellness seem just out of our grasp or even the impossible dream. It is not always easy work to feel connected to ourselves and our community. 

Posted by Lauren Fox - Ni... on Nov 14, 2018 in Community

Cocktails and Character

Fernie isn't much for scale; those of us who live here know this. A quaint 12 avenues and 16 streets, a mountainside subdivision, a serene river, and a four-block main street—just how we like it.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Nov 13, 2018 in Community