RDEK Yellow Bin Contract Renewed

The RDEK’s Yellow Bin Recycling Program has been renewed for another five years.

Posted by admin on Nov 19, 2019 in Community

The Friendly Faces of FAR (Fernie Alpine Resort)

You’re in Fernie for the winter season, and thus will likely be spending a fair amount of time at Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR). We got out to meet some of the staff who make this place come to life, asking them the same four questions.

Posted by admin on Nov 17, 2019 in Community

Free Arts and Culture Grant Workshop

Are you interested in learning more about how to apply for arts and culture grants delivered by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance? Attend a free workshop with Krista Patterson, who will share how to apply and what to expect from the application process.

Posted by admin on Nov 16, 2019 in Community

City Appoints New CAO

The City of Fernie is pleased to announce that Council has hired Michael Boronowski as the City’s new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

Posted by admin on Nov 16, 2019 in Community

Dave O’Haire

Dave’s intentions are to be a champion for community. And what we find so refreshing, which is very common with these Feature Resident pieces, is that it is done without ego… as the purpose is for it to better the valley.

Posted by admin on Nov 10, 2019 in Community

Surviving Winter in Canada

You have arrived, and while are stunned by the beauty of the beautiful Elk Valley are completely under-prepared for the conditions. Well, we have experienced it and are here to help! Here are our must-haves during your stay in Fernie and beyond.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Nov 08, 2019 in Community

These are a Few of our Favourite Things

One thing you should be prepared for during your time here is to continually be pleasantly surprised. By the effortless champagne powder. And last but most certainly not least, by the calibre of the culinary experiences and locally-produced libations on offer.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Nov 07, 2019 in Community

Feedback Sought on Koocanusa Recreation Use

The public will have a chance to discuss recreation management in the Koocanusa area at four open houses this November in the communities of Baynes Lake, Jaffray, Grasmere and Elko.

Posted by admin on Nov 06, 2019 in Community

November 2019 Editor's Fix

At these times, it is quite difficult to remain calm… even with the best of intentions.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Nov 02, 2019 in Community

The Youth Are Our Future

Mayor Ange Qualizza couldn’t have been more thrilled to receive an invitation from our local Girl Guides to discuss what is it like to be a woman in politics, what it was like to campaign as a woman and how girls can be more engaged in politics despite not being old enough to vote.

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Nov 01, 2019 in Community

City of Fernie Opens New Operations Facility

Construction is complete on the City of Fernie’s new Operations Facility, and an event will be held on November 16 to officially open the new facility.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Nov 01, 2019 in Community

Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies Receives Donation

North Coal Limited is committed to the well-being of the Elk Valley and is pleased to contribute to the Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies (CFKR) in Elkford, Sparwood, and Fernie with a $5000 donation to each local Community Fund.

Posted by admin on Oct 25, 2019 in Community

More and Better Child Care Spaces In The Basin

Many families in the Columbia Basin rely upon child care. To help meet this need for quality spaces, 67 child care providers in 24 communities will be creating up to 198 new spaces and improving 1,256 spaces. These projects are being undertaken with nearly $1.4 million from Columbia Basin Trust’s Child Care Capital Grants.

Posted by admin on Oct 22, 2019 in Community

RDEK Board Highlights - October 2019

The RDEK Board Highlights for October include a New Official Community Plan for Lake Windermere, the Mission Road and Hwy 95A Intersection Project, Two New Parks to Become Part of Regional Parks Plan and more.

Posted by admin on Oct 21, 2019 in Community