Business

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ban on events of more than 50 people, the Fernie Chamber of Commerce board of directors voted by resolution at the April 9, 2020 regular board meeting to conduct our AGM on Thursday 21 May at 9:00am virtually using the video conferencing software Zoom.

New this spring! The COVID-19 situation has meant that the Mountain Pantry Grocery & Liquor Store has stopped its normal daily operation.

There's no way to sugarcoat it: If you're an investor, you haven't liked what you've seen in the financial markets recently. The effects of the coronavirus triggered a "bear" market– a decline of 20 percent or more – and more volatility is almost certainly on the way. But instead of fretting over your investment statements, you could consider some more positive approaches to this situation.

Island Lake is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Morrison as the next Chief Executive Officer. Dave brings to the position a wealth of knowledge and an array of experiences in the ski and hospitality industry in Canada. He joined Island Lake as of April 13, 2020, and is taking over for Doug Feely, who served as President and CEO since July, 2010 and will be retiring effective May 1, 2020.

The Fernie Writers Conference is back. Its Mini-Conferences brought in bestselling author Susan Purvis (Nov), Banff Award winner Jayme Moye (Feb) and renowned mountaineer/writer/photographer Pat Morrow (March). Each included a youth session for young writers.

We all know the phrase, "April showers bring May flowers." Having an umbrella handy is an important consideration at this time of year. Being prepared for weather conditions can teach us a few things – especially if we think about “umbrellas” that can help us protect our financial goals.

The Kootenay Learning Campus (KLC) is a new School District #5 facility located in downtown Fernie and Martin Hart works to help the Senda Verde Wildlife Sanctuary in Bolivia.

To help keep the amazing, responsible and self-isolating community safe, Fernie Brewing Company is now offering a new packaged product + merch pickup service, from outside their Storefront. It's FBC's way to FTC (flatten the curve).

Fernie Wood Finishing, the Mother Nature Doulas is excited to welcome Jade Elford to the team, a new member joins the Wild Heart Therapies and Farmacy and much more.