Teck Creates $20 Million COVID-19 Response Fund

On April 16, 2020 Teck Resources Limited announced the creation of a $20-million fund to support COVID-19 response and future recovery efforts.This funding will go to support critical social initiatives and increased healthcare capacity, including procuring one million masks to be donated for healthcare in British Columbia.

Posted by admin on Apr 16, 2020 in Community

Elk Valley Physicians COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 is in our community and our medical staff are ready for it, but we need your help.

Posted by admin on Apr 10, 2020 in Community

Kate Brennan

Graduating this June, Kate is looking to the future which for her includes attending University with her eyes set on being a doctor… but she also plans to continue being a voice for climate change. 

Posted by admin on Apr 08, 2020 in Community

April 2020 Editor’s Fix

Setting the scene: We’re in the midst of COVID-19. It’s the first Saturday of Spring Break, and in true Fernie fashion a chilly storm is upon us and it’s too cold to ski. I have a cold and am self-isolating, so am working from home. You can just imagine the state of affairs in our household. Forts abound on every floor. 

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Apr 07, 2020 in Community

RDEK - Seeking Additional Measures to Control Travel in East Kootenay

The RDEK Board of Directors has unanimously passed a resolution calling on the Provincial Health Officer to introduce stronger measures and provide additional clarity around travel between communities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted by admin on Apr 04, 2020 in Community

FBC Announces New Brew - Finish Line Hazy Pale Ale

Fernie, BC (April 3, 2020) – Brewed with the adventurer in mind. A refreshing, light Hazy Pale Ale with a hint of lime. Perfect for mountain tops, riverbanks, backyards, and of course Finish Lines. Wherever they may be.

Posted by admin on Apr 03, 2020 in Community

Recycle BC

 There are new Recycle BC Depots at the Fernie, Sparwood and Elkford Transfer Stations.

Posted by admin on Apr 03, 2020 in Community

REMINDER: FAR Closed to the Public

We are blessed to live in this relatively safe, beautiful place. Our mountain community is the envy of many and the destination of choice for adventurous vacationers.

Posted by admin on Apr 03, 2020 in Community

Support Local Businesses During COVID-19

While the current COVID-19 situation has closed many retail stores and restaurants across Fernie, you can still support local businesses by shopping and ordering online, and in some cases even ordering take-out.

Posted by admin on Mar 26, 2020 in Community

Columbia Basin Trust Community Engagement

In response to COVID-19, Columbia Basin Trust is postponing the public engagement process to renew its strategic plan, including community meetings scheduled this spring and the two regional Symposia this fall.

Posted by admin on Mar 24, 2020 in Community

City of Fernie Activates Emergency Operations Centre

On March 17, 2020, the City of Fernie announced that it activated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in support of Provincial measures responding to the ongoing COVID-19 Situation.

Posted by admin on Mar 17, 2020 in Community

Regional District of East Kootenay Approves 5-Year Financial Plan

The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board of Directors has adopted its 2020-2024 Financial Plan.

Posted by admin on Mar 12, 2020 in Community

Jill Barclay

In Fernie, there is no lack of inspiring, bold women. As business owners. As community advocates. As volunteers and pioneers. It is truly a privilege to work, recreate, create, parent, and live among them.

Posted by admin on Mar 11, 2020 in Community