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Fernie Valley Pathway

Fernie is an active community with active people. Bike trails for the mellow wanderer, single-track for the extreme downhiller but there's still room to grow when it comes to trails. Fortunately, this growth comes in the form of the Fernie Valley Pathway (FVP).

Posted by Jesse Bell on May 01, 2019 in Community

Transboundary Conference Scholarships Available

The Columbia Basin Transboundary Conference: One River, One Future is offering a limited number of scholarships of up to $400 CAD to registered post-secondary students and non-profit professionals who plan to attend or have already registered for the conference.

Posted by admin on Apr 30, 2019 in Community

Wider Lanes Coming Soon for New Lizard Creek Bridge

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians will soon have a safer crossing on Highway 3 as work on a new Lizard Creek Bridge gets underway. The new bridge will include wider lanes and a separated multi-use pathway.

Posted by admin on Apr 28, 2019 in Community

More Affordable Housing Options Coming Soon

Columbia Basin Trust is providing nearly $1.5 million to help build 118 new affordable housing units in Cranbrook, Fernie, Nelson, Trail and Valemount.

Posted by admin on Apr 26, 2019 in Community

Council Agenda at a Glance - April 23, 2019

Get informed for the City of Fernie Council Meeting at 7pm on April 23, 2019. Topics to be discussed include:

Posted by admin on Apr 20, 2019 in Community

Recognize a Deserving Educator

Do you know an educator in the Columbia Basin who encourages environmental stewardship and sustainability? The Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN) has opened nominations for the 2019 Environmental Education Awards of Excellence.

Posted by admin on Apr 18, 2019 in Community

Eddie Petryshen

A Wildsight representative who's passion for our landscapes and ecosystems couldn’t help but shine through the at times devastating information and imagery. Just how does someone of such a young age develop this level of devotion for the environment?

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Apr 17, 2019 in Community

Honour Thy Mother

You would think that the very root of our existence, the provider of all that nourishes and soothes us, would be forefront in our awareness. Our gratefulness. Always. 

Posted by Shelby Cain on Apr 12, 2019 in Community

Collaborating for a Greener Future

There are a lot of reasons to work for a ‘greener’ world, but most parents would agree the number one motivation is their children. We want our offspring and other descendants to enjoy lush forests, homes that are safe from wildfire, as well as health and prosperity beyond our own.

Posted by Kerri Wall on Apr 06, 2019 in Community

April 2019 Editor's Fix

Our Editor celebrates our Green Edition knowing she's doing her part to keep that smile on that wee, special face. And it’s so so worth it, even if it can be a bit tricky.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Apr 05, 2019 in Community

A Class Project to Reduce Plastic

Ms. Shully's Grade 3/4 Class, at Isabella Dicken Elementary School, has been working hard for the past few months hand-sewing reusable produce bags to sell to community members. Their goal is to reduce plastic waste one plastic bag at a time, starting with produce bags at the grocery store.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Apr 02, 2019 in Community

Local Government Associations

Local Government Associations are a powerful vehicle for local governments around the world. One of Ange’s first conferences as a newly elected Councillor was at our Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Government Association. She saw a bright enthusiastic board working hard to deliver a meaningful conference, stick handle some advocacy pieces and run the Annual General Meeting.

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Apr 01, 2019 in Community

60th Anniversary of the Senior Citizens Club of Fernie & District

The Senior Citizens Club of Fernie & District is celebrating 60 years of service in 2019 and they could not be more excited! What started as a few tables in Harper's Pool Hall has grown to the welcoming Seniors Drop-In Centre on 3rd Avenue. 

Posted by admin on Mar 28, 2019 in Community

March 25, 2019 City Council Meeting Highlights

Check out all the highlights from the City of Fernie Council Meeting on March 25, 2019.

Posted by admin on Mar 27, 2019 in Community