Trust and Columbia Power Purchase Waneta Expansion

Columbia Basin Trust and Columbia Power Corporation announced today they have entered into an agreement with Fortis Inc. to purchase its 51 per cent interest in the Waneta Expansion hydroelectric generating facility located near Trail, B.C. for $991 million.

Posted by admin on Jan 28, 2019 in Community

Get Up to $25,000 to Hire An Intern

Is your business growing or succession planning? Columbia Basin Trust’s Career Internship Program may be able to help meet your resourcing needs. Applications are currently being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Posted by admin on Jan 24, 2019 in Community

What Does Griz Do During the Summer Story Writing Contest

Storytelling is an ancient artform we continue to use today. Everyone has a bit of storytelling in them. The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) is running a contest for the 2019 Griz Days. The hope is to draw out the storytelling skills of the children and youth of the Elk Valley as they share their ideas of what the Griz does during the summer.

Posted by admin on Jan 17, 2019 in Community

On Being a Woke Parent

You have probably heard parents admit that parenting is the most demanding work they have ever done and that nothing in the whole world is as important to them as their young ones.

Posted by Kerri Wall on Jan 12, 2019 in Community

Join the Revolution

Now there’s a new revolution. Once again, the voices are rising up. The message is singular and strong. It’s coming from Hollywood and Hosmer and all places in between. Celebrities and teenagers and my seven-year-old. It won’t waver and it won’t disappear. Kindness. #bekind. It’s everywhere.

Posted by Shelby Cain on Jan 10, 2019 in Community

Morgan Pulsifer

Throughout the election this past October, we got to learn more about each candidate. But there was still so much we wanted to learn about the young man who stood up to take on an important role in our community.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Jan 09, 2019 in Community

January 2019 Editor's Fix

There has been a palpable change in the air throughout 2018, taking place within the hearts of us all. A metamorphosis, a realization, a process that has needed to happen to allow an awakening of sorts. 

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Jan 06, 2019 in Community

Needs, Values, and Expectations

The first thirty days of this local government, on your behalf, have been a steep learning curve. The vertical wall of learning so far has included; appreciating the health and condition of our municipal assets, our current infrastructure deficit, the amount of water loss we experience due to ageing infrastructure, upgrades needed in our sewer lagoons, a public works building condemned, a public engagement framework trying to gain support, setting service levels, solid waste management, and of course - snow removal. 

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Jan 06, 2019 in Community

Students “Do and Learn” In Their Wild Backyards

With patches of snow on the ground, it’s a day for jackets and hoods up to protect ears from the cold.

Posted by admin on Jan 04, 2019 in Community

Awakening to Winter

As winter white begins to fall many communities take on a slower pace, settling into a schedule based around shorter days, colder weather, homework, and planning for the festive season. All of these things happen in Fernie but it’s far from a quiet time. 

Posted by Rebecca Hall on Jan 02, 2019 in Community

Then and Now

As winter fun gets underway in December, take a moment to think of those early residents who built this town and left us a legacy of celebration.

Posted by Rebecca Hall on Dec 15, 2018 in Community

Fernie Fire Rescue and Canadian Tire Partnership

Fernie Fire Rescue, in partnership with Canadian Tire, are pleased to provide Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detectors for those in need. Fernie Fire Rescue will now have access to the dual detectors to provide to elderly and vulnerable persons who may need assistance with the financial cost of purchasing or installation of the combination detectors.

Posted by admin on Dec 13, 2018 in Community

Reptiles, Grizzlies and More to Benefit From $1 Million

There are many ways to support a healthy and diverse environment, from restoring habitat to educating schoolchildren about ecosystems. Columbia Basin organizations will be taking on 29 projects like these with support from over $1 million in Environment Grants from Columbia Basin Trust.

Posted by admin on Dec 10, 2018 in Community

In the Sweet Spot

For six years Shelby has been documenting her children’s lives. Squeals of delight and sprinklers and cannon balls. It’s all there, typed out on yellowing clips of folded paper with a stamp-sized picture of her face at the top.

Posted by Shelby Cain on Dec 09, 2018 in Community

Underage Drinking

Some of us look back on our teenage years with fondness as we recall the freedom, friends, and fun we had. A sense of nostalgia might have us smiling about a simpler time, but sometimes we forget the pressures that go along with being young.

Posted by Kerri Wall on Dec 09, 2018 in Community