While in high school, I was somewhat aware of the Kootenay Learning Campus (KLC) but thought it was specifically for individuals who were keen to work on their own, were going to be away, or wanted to upgrade. It wasn’t until the pandemic began that I became more curious about the KLC. 

With the Elk Valley Pride Festival kicking off September 21st, Fernie Brewing Co.  (FBC) is excited to announce two amazing collaborations with the Fernie Pride Society (FPS) – a Crafted with Love Charity t-shirt, and an FBC x FPS Collab Brew.  

The Regional District of East Kootenay will be holding community meetings in both Electoral Areas A and G later this month.

“I am very thankful to have been acclaimed for Vice President of UBCM, having the support of my peers to represent them in a time where local governments have never felt more vulnerable is something I am very proud of.

For Fernie, my role as Vice President means I will continue to work closely with Ministers, and Ministerial staff to ensure we are heard, our unique needs are being raised, and that we continue being successful pulling investment out of the lower mainland and into our community.” Mayor Ange Qualizza

It’s a great benefit to have a dog park in your city like we do here in Fernie! We are lucky to have a variety of trails we can take our dogs to, but the fenced dog park is a bonus, especially for visitors who may not be familiar with or confident on our trails. 

How do you know if any dog park is right for you and your dog?

Members of our South Country Fire Departments will be taking part in a vehicle extrication exercise this Thursday.

Despite a world that has shifted, people and communities in the Columbia Basin have been able to rely on a constant resource: Columbia Basin Trust. Its continued ability to be a cornerstone in the region—enabling groups to strengthen and grow, and to deliver projects with impact—is laid out in its most recent annual report.

The best offense is a good defence when it comes to invasive species, because once they’re in, they can be devastating to the local ecosystem, and near impossible to get rid of. This has been the case for zebra and quagga mussels in eastern Canada and the United States.

In high school, I was in band… no big surprise there. I played the flute and the piccolo and was often put on piano or percussion in Jazz Band. So, how excited was I to meet up with the head of the Fernie Secondary School’s Music Department, Barbara Bassett only to learn that she also is a flautist.. like a real one?