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

New Campus Homes Help Cranbrook Students Focus on Studies

Twice as many College of the Rockies students can rest their heads on more affordable, on-campus beds when a new student-housing complex opens in 2020. Six new cottage-style buildings will provide spaces for 96 more students, doubling capacity at the college and allowing students to focus on their studies instead of where to live.

Posted by admin on Mar 25, 2019 in Community

Improving Internet Access for People in the Kootenays

Improved high-speed internet is on the way for 26 communities in the Kootenays, bringing people opportunities to learn, connect and better expand their businesses.

Posted by admin on Mar 23, 2019 in Community

Canadian Voices

Around 12 years ago, at a booth in the Brickhouse with the committee of Indie Films Fernie, Carolyn Nikodym suggested that our little group should consider putting on a film festival. 

Posted by Rebecca Hall on Mar 21, 2019 in Community

Get Outside! Basin Trails to See Improvements

Trails connect our communities, take us to spectacular locations and provide fresh-air opportunities to get moving. Around the Columbia Basin, 29 projects will be adding to or improving the region’s trails, with over $484,000 from Columbia Basin Trust’s Trail Enhancement Grants.

Posted by admin on Mar 16, 2019 in Community

EBYF Launches Legacy Campaign

Fernie Mayor Ange Qualizza, Emily Brydon and campaign donor Linda Socher at the EBYF Legacy Campaign kick off event. Photo by Troy Nixon

Posted by admin on Mar 13, 2019 in Community

The Good Fight

One year ago, my friend appeared on my doorstep in the darkness and told me she had cancer. She’d come from a routine check-up and driven alone from Calgary, afraid to say the words out loud and make them real. I have cancer. A phrase that sticks to your tongue and the inside of your mouth, thick and vile. 

Posted by Shelby Cain on Mar 13, 2019 in Community

$6 Million to Innovate and Enhance College Experience

A new $6-million partnership between Columbia Basin Trust, College of the Rockies and Selkirk College will work toward shared priorities to enhance the quality, availability and uniqueness of the college experience for students.

Posted by admin on Mar 12, 2019 in Community

March 11, 2019 Council Agenda at a Glance

The Regular Council Meeting on March 11, 2019 begins at 7pm and will feature topics including:

Posted by admin on Mar 10, 2019 in Community

Play - Modelling the Courage to Speak Up

As our children become teenagers, we start to glimpse the kind of people they will be as grown-ups. We may see their work ethic develop, or watch as they take a principled stance at school. We might also catch them bullying, cheating, or lying. 

Posted by Kerri Wall on Mar 08, 2019 in Community

2nd Annual Fernie Birkie

Fernie’s second Birkie is an approximately 50 km classic event (not including the chairlift ride!); it's unsupported and happens March 10th.

Posted by admin on Mar 07, 2019 in Community

March 2019 Editor's Fix

Ouch. Raising two girls often petrifies our Editor. She wants so much for them to be happy and confident with who they are, but she knows how difficult the journey can be. 

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Mar 05, 2019 in Community