Laurel Douglas Appointed New CEO of SIDIT

The Board of Directors of the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust (SIDIT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Laurel Douglas as its CEO effective May 4, 2020.

Posted by admin on Mar 09, 2020 in Community

Business Skills for Basin Students

Students in the Columbia Basin can learn about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship through JA British Columbia (JABC). Columbia Basin Trust is providing JABC with $460,500 over three years to provide support to students throughout the region.

Posted by admin on Mar 05, 2020 in Community

Ford Versus Ferrari

Service level reviews, examining needs, swimming through the sea of wants. It’s really an everyday process in local government, one that keeps us balancing strategic priorities designed to insulate our community from poor investment choices that do not support our infrastructure needs, against the always present ‘emerging needs.’

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Mar 05, 2020 in Community

Fernie Pride Society Looks Ahead

Established in 2016, the Fernie Pride Society supports and connects the LGBTQ2+ community in the Elk Valley and seeks to ensure a safe and inclusive region that celebrates the uniqueness and diversity of its residents and visitors. This volunteer-based organization works hard to provide social events, workshops, outreach, community engagement, advocacy, resources and referrals for LGBTQ2+ people of all ages and allies.

Posted by admin on Mar 04, 2020 in Community

Columbia Basin Culture Tour – 2020 Call for Entry

Call for entry: registration is now open for artists/venues in the Columbia Basin to participate in the Columbia Basin Culture Tour (CBCT), a celebration of culture taking place August 8 & 9, 2020.

Posted by admin on Feb 27, 2020 in Community

Shape the Future of How We Live, Work and Play in the Columbia Basin

For 25 years, Columbia Basin Trust has been supporting your ideas and efforts. Now the Trust is inviting you to celebrate all that the people and communities of the Columbia Basin have accomplished together over the last quarter century, and to share your aspirations for the future.

Posted by admin on Feb 26, 2020 in Community

Love For Beginners

Is love an action? A feeling? An attitude? Has anything in the history of civilization ever been written about, wondered about, or questioned as much as love?

Posted by Kerri Wall on Feb 21, 2020 in Community

My Week in Parliament

As Youth Councillor for the City of Fernie, I was surprised to learn that it meant that I had the opportunity to go to the British Columbia Youth Parliament (BCYP). After applying in early November, I received my letter of acceptance and was thrilled to represent Fernie at the 91st Session of BCYP.

Posted by Aislinn Dressler on Feb 15, 2020 in Community

City of Fernie 2020 Discretionary Grants Awarded

The City of Fernie is pleased to announce the award of the City’s 2020 Discretionary Grants.

Posted by admin on Feb 12, 2020 in Community

Ev Eijsermans

This willingness to be involved is not new to Ev - she has put her hand up to give back to our community since the day she arrived. But she admits it is not always easy and there can be challenges living in Fernie.

Posted by admin on Feb 11, 2020 in Community

February 2020 Editor's Fix

Love. A complex emotion explored through books, poetry, art and song for centuries. Discussed and debated in depth by theologists, philosophers, psychologists, and among friends and family.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Feb 09, 2020 in Community

Projects Aim for Meaningful Environmental Impacts

Twenty-nine projects throughout the Columbia Basin will help address the health of local species and spaces, from swallows and salmon to wetlands and forests through research, restoration and education. The projects are being supported with nearly $820,000 from Columbia Basin Trust’s Environment Grants.

Posted by admin on Feb 06, 2020 in Community

Funding Announcement Moves Regional Composting One Step Closer to Reality

The RDEK will now begin more detailed planning for a regional composting program after its application for 2/3 funding was approved by the Province through the Organics Infrastructure Program.

Posted by admin on Jan 31, 2020 in Community

New Recycling Depot Set to Open in Elk Valley

The RDEK will be officially opening its newest Recycle BC Depot at the Fernie Transfer Station next Monday, opening up dozens of new recycling opportunities for residents and visitors. 

Posted by admin on Jan 29, 2020 in Community

Fernie Chamber of Commerce Signs Lease for Downtown Co-working Space

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce board of directors has voted to sign a lease for the organization’s long-planned coworking space in downtown Fernie.

Posted by admin on Jan 23, 2020 in Community