Play - Teenage Potential

We focus a lot on what young people could do or will be in the future. We look forward to when our babies sleep through the night, use their words, and become potty trained. I know a dad who can’t wait until his son is big enough to golf with. But putting so much attention on what lies ahead can leave our children wondering if they are good enough right now.

Posted by Kerri Wall on Jul 16, 2019 in Community

Doug Feely

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Jul 11, 2019 in Community

RDEK Adopts Strategic Goals as First Step in New Strategic Plan

The RDEK Board of Directors has established a series of organizational goals as the first step in the creation of a new Strategic Plan for the corporation.

Posted by admin on Jul 09, 2019 in Community

July 2019 Editor's Fix

Our Editor's thoughts on potential are more related to Fernie. I have been sitting on committees and boards for some amazing, community-minded organisations, and am so very proud of the work being done. But when I move from one to the next, sometimes I can’t help but think… how could we be doing this better?

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Jul 05, 2019 in Community

The George S Majic Spiritus Award

It is hard to walk around our community for even a brief amount of time and not be aware that there are community builders all around us, leaning in and supporting whatever they are passionate about. 

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Jul 02, 2019 in Community

The Feeling of Freedom

Parenting can feel like a prison when your kids are small. Home becomes a jail and the rules are all related to the eating and sleeping schedule of the little tyrant who runs the place.

Posted by Kerri Wall on Jun 21, 2019 in Community

Air Search and Rescue Flies Closer to Fundraising Goals

Committed to safety while on and off the job, North Coal is proud to support Elk Valley Air Search and Rescue Association (EVASARA) with a $5000 donation for their plane and hanger purchase.

Posted by admin on Jun 18, 2019 in Community

Fernie Alpine Resort's Community Appreciation Program

Due to the Timber Chair maintenance projects, Fernie Alpine Resort's 2019 Summer Community Appreciation Program will include special offers to locals from July 2-5 and July 8-12.

Posted by admin on Jun 18, 2019 in Community

2019/2020 Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs Funding Approved

The Regional District of East Kootenay Board of Directors has approved funding for 144 projects around the region over the coming year.

Posted by admin on Jun 16, 2019 in Community

Let Go. Be Free.

Freedom. Such a powerful word. Is freedom a physical state, or a mental one? Nelson Mandella has taught us it’s both. And you cannot have one without the other.

Posted by Shelby Cain on Jun 10, 2019 in Community

June 2019 Editor's Fix

What is occupying space in your mind, perpetuating worry and stress? The pile of laundry that never disappears? The number of small, plastic toys accumulating in your home? The rate at which the earth is heating?

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Jun 06, 2019 in Community

Tyler Dvorak and Nathan Bullock

It’s been nearly twenty-two years since that day, and our Editor was curious to see what has changed for this year’s graduates at Fernie Secondary School (FSS).

Posted by admin on Jun 06, 2019 in Community

June 2019 Water Restrictions

June 3, 2019

Posted by admin on Jun 03, 2019 in Community

The Blue Budget Process

We have done our blue budget process so far this year several times with school-age children, and if that is any indication of the future, I can assure you on our horizon is a group of kids that understand sustainable decisions.

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Jun 01, 2019 in Community