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It’s Me. Hi.

Posted by Shelby Knudsen on Jan 18, 2024 in Community

Brian’s Powerhouse Chocolate Cake

This is the year you start baking. Well, maybe not but, this cake has an incredible “Wow!” factor and can easily be your go-to next time there’s a birthday or celebration. 

Posted by Claire Smallwood on Jan 17, 2024 in Community

How to Help

Having a child learning a new language is exciting, but it can also be daunting to know how to help. As Grade 5 and 6 Late French Immersion students, we understand this better than anyone.

Posted by Par La Classe d... on Jan 15, 2024 in Community

Aidan Chudleigh

When you consider sports in a town like Fernie, mountain biking, hockey and skiing are likely what comes to mind. But this has changed. As Fernie has grown and evolved, so have the recreational opportunities for both kids and adults. People move to town, bringing with them their expertise and knowledge and they can’t help but get involved. Aidan Chudleigh is one of these individuals, who has been instrumental in turning Fernie into a swimming community. ​

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Jan 13, 2024 in Community

Wildsight Elk Valley Nearing $5000 Goal to Give the Gift of Local Food to Community Members in Need

Generous residents and visitors of the Elk Valley donated over $3,500 in December to provide local food to community members in need. Wildsight Elk Valley’s “Feed the Need” fundraiser is now nearing its $5,000 goal, which would provide Local Store gift cards to 50 low-income households in the Elk Valley in 2024, enabling low-income families and individuals to purchase fresh, local food from the Local Store.

Posted by admin on Jan 05, 2024 in Community

Nominations Now Open for 2024 RDEK Electoral Area Volunteers of the Year

The Regional District of East Kootenay is currently seeking nominations for the 2024 Electoral Area Volunteers of the Year. “Volunteers are out there every day, making a difference in our communities. From flipping pancakes at a summer festival, coaching little league, or providing transport for seniors getting to medical appointments, their vast contributions are important and deserve to be recognized. Volunteers are often those who don’t ask for applause, so this is an opportunity for those around them to say, “we see you, we appreciate you, and we know how hard you work”.

Posted by admin on Jan 04, 2024 in Community

Future Focused

So, here we are. 2024.

Posted by Nic Milligan on Jan 03, 2024 in Community

Local's Perspective: Jennifer Delich

Those who play hard typically put as much time and effort into their health and well-being to ensure they can continue to play hard. Offsetting the fatigue and stress put onto the body through rest, relaxation and rehabilitation. Yoga, Pilates, acupuncture, massage, physiotherapy… these are all in abundance in Fernie to support an active community and the many who travel here to experience the mountain lifestyle.

Posted by admin on Dec 28, 2023 in Community

These Are a Few of My Favourite (Dog)

These lyrics and all the music from The Sound of Music always reminds me of Christmas. It was a movie I grew up watching during the holidays and it brings warm memories. The gift-giving season is coming up fast, so I thought I would do an article about some of my favourite dog things. It might give you some gift ideas or some new ideas for your own dog.

Posted by Valerie Barry on Dec 22, 2023 in Community

Imperfectly Wonderful

It’s that time of year again! Christmas carols in every store, sweet Hallmark movies on TV that make us cry, and everyone on social media celebrating “the most wonderful time of the year.” That’s the type of holiday celebrations our North American culture encourages, even though our families may be spread throughout the world and have many generations, religions, races, in-laws and out-laws to manage. We may also carry memories of our own childhood holidays that have blurred into Norman Rockwell perfection, even if they were far from it.

Posted by Marianne Agnew on Dec 21, 2023 in Community

Turkey Meatballs with Fennel and Fresh Herbs

I’m excited to be back sharing a different kind of meatball a basic marinara recipe! Ground turkey is cheap, healthy and delicious. I usually think of turkey and imagine myself in a post-Thanksgiving tryptophan hangover, but these turkey meatballs are different. I use carrot, celery, onion and the magic ingredient, fennel seed, to give these protein-packed delicacies a unique flavour.

Posted by Claire Smallwood on Dec 20, 2023 in Community

Elk Valley Hospice Leads with Heart

Elk Valley Hospice has a clear vision: no one has to grieve or die alone. Focusing on dignity and compassion, the registered charity offers free companionship and support services to those coping with end-of-life and bereavement experiences.

Posted by admin on Dec 20, 2023 in Community

Holiday Recycling

In Canada, it’s estimated that we use enough wrapping paper during the holidays to cover the entire province of Quebec? And any gift wrap involving foil, laminated or metallic coating or sparkles will end up in the landfill? 

Posted by Sylvia Ayers on Dec 14, 2023 in Community

Stopping Places

Author Kevin Crossley-Holland wrote a cycle of books set at the turn of the 12th century. They are about a boy growing up on the English Marches, then a hinterland bordering Wales, and the books invoke Arthurian legend to tell a coming-of-age tale.

Posted by Nic Milligan on Dec 13, 2023 in Community

Sarah Osberg

Fernie is home to quite a unique and hands-on educational opportunity that is going into its 28th year, the Mountain Adventure Skills Training program (MAST) through the College of the Rockies. Originally developed and run by Brian Bell for its first 25 years, when he retired the reigns were passed on to a new Program Coordinator and Instructor –  Sarah Osberg. 

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Dec 07, 2023 in Community