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Elk Valley Adventure and Dirt Riders Society

The Elk Valley Adventure and Dirt Riders Society (EVADRS) was founded in August 2019 and incorporated as a BC non-profit society in March 2020, based in Fernie.

Posted by Susan Mould on Jul 15, 2023 in Community

July 2023 Editor's Fix

“Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon.”
— C. Day Lewis

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Jul 14, 2023 in Community

Plastic Reduction


Illustrated by Sarah Pullen

Posted by Sylvia Ayers on Jul 14, 2023 in Community

Your Next Potluck: White Bean and Parsley Dip

I was recently invited to a bocce tournament, and while this article won’t touch on anything really to do with bocce, here’s to friends coming up with new and creative ways to gather in our beautiful community. 

Posted by Claire Smallwood on Jul 13, 2023 in Community

Trigger Stacking and the Reactive Dog

If you have a dog who is fearful, reactive, or aggressive; or if you have a dog who is overly aroused and easily excited, understanding trigger stacking can help.

Posted by Valerie Barry on Jul 09, 2023 in Community

For What It’s Worth

I appreciate I’m not writing an advice column, there are people far better equipped. But, at this writing, I have been asked to present scholarships at Fernie’s two high schools and say a few words. And, while I also appreciate that I’m not being asked to provide the commencement address (for reference look up the transcript of David Foster-Wallace’s This is Water for a singularly outstanding example), it is hard not to offer some advice for graduates.

Posted by Nic Milligan on Jul 02, 2023 in Community

RDEK Seeks Feedback from Public on Yaqakxaqⱡamki Boat Launch as Part of Parks Management Plan Process

The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) is seeking feedback from neighbouring residents and users of the Yaqakxaqⱡamki Boat Launch on the west side of Lake Koocanusa.

Posted by admin on Jul 02, 2023 in Community

Post-Secondary Students Receive Support

The Muth family and Columbia Basin Trust are pleased to award five students who have faced and overcome adversity with the Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship.

Posted by admin on Jun 22, 2023 in Community

2023/2024 Resident Directed Grants Funding Approved

The Regional District of East Kootenay Board of Directors has approved funding for 132 projects around the region over the coming year. The funding comes from Columbia Basin Trust’s Resident Directed (ReDi) Grants, which are administered by the RDEK.

Posted by admin on Jun 22, 2023 in Community

Freshet

Years ago, I was walking my dog along the Annex Dyke and ran into a Fernie old timer. For those that don’t know, one of the real pleasures of having a dog is she/he gets you out in the evening even if you don’t feel like it and I often have these great encounters with locals and visitors alike. 

Posted by Nic Milligan on Jun 15, 2023 in Community

RDEK Urges Proper Disposal of Yard and Garden Waste

The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) is asking residents to ensure that they are disposing of yard and garden waste at the appropriate drop-off locations this spring and summer.  

Posted by admin on Jun 15, 2023 in Community

Comment Period Now Open Regarding Revised RDEK Short Term Rental Criteria

Following a public consultation period earlier this spring, the RDEK Board of Directors has reviewed the Revised Draft Short Term Rental (STR) Criteria and are now seeking public comment.

Posted by admin on Jun 14, 2023 in Community

Your Garden Variety Protein


Illustrated by Sarah Pullen

Posted by Sylvia Ayers on Jun 14, 2023 in Community

Roots

Spring brings the promise of new life, with sunny daffodils blooming, and the impossibly verdant green of the newborn leaves. I find myself anticipating the optimistic planting of vegetable seeds, trips to the Garden Center to marvel at their gorgeous abundance and bringing back a car full of the beauties I just couldn’t resist. 

Posted by Marianne Agnew on Jun 14, 2023 in Community

June 2023 Editor's Fix

Today Fernie awoke to cloudy skies. It’s May, and imagining a smoky summer is rather depressing. I have already been feeling deflated after last week’s decision by the RDEK to allow the rezoning of a beautiful piece of land between Fernie and the ski hill. Environmental stress is compounding, which I think is inevitable if we are staying in tune and doing our part to advocate for the future of our children and this planet. 

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Jun 09, 2023 in Community