Fernie, BC / May 21, 2024 – Sustainability is more than just reducing your ecological footprint, its also about building up your local community.

The Fernie Fox Hotel, is seeking applications for its bi-annual grant opportunity. This initiative reflects the Fernie Fox Hotel’s ongoing dedication to social responsibility.

We’ve made a lot of progress toward understanding how to make the lives of our pet dogs better. We’ve learned more about dog behaviour, ensuring dogs have choice and control, using humane training methods, and finding ways to enrich dogs’ lives.

Most owners think their dogs already have a pretty good life: they’re fed, exercised, live in our homes with comfy beds, toys and treats, and have no money concerns. But their worlds are really very small. 

FERNIE, BC – The Rotary Club of Fernie is thrilled to announce the resounding success of its inaugural fundraising extravaganza, "Feast for a Cause," held on May 4th, at the Fernie Community Centre.

Talented chefs from 12 local restaurants Bramasole', Chilango Mexican, Chop Stick Truck, Curry Bowl, Iggy's, Island Lake Lodge, Loaf Italian Restaurant, Park Place Lodge, Pastryland, Rooftop Cafe', Tandoor Grill, and The Bridge Bistro, showcased their culinary expertise, offering creative dishes that delighted guests taste buds.

Anita Palmer… I would estimate that most people in Fernie and beyond know of this generous community member. Whether from her dedication to Fernie Minor Hockey or involvement with the Fernie Skating Club, through her role at the College of the Rockies or her time with the Fernie Chamber of Commerce. Anita has likely impacted us in some way, whether we know it or not!

Seniors and people living with disabilities in Elkford will soon have access to 25 affordable rental homes with construction underway on a new development.

“These accessible and adaptable homes will allow seniors and people living with disabilities to live comfortably and independently, close to friends and family,” said Ravi Kahlon, B.C.’s Minister of Housing. “Through our Homes for People action plan, we’re delivering thousands of homes across the province that meet the diverse needs of renters, and more are on the way.”

We are entering a fraught time in our community when, newly awake, our bear neighbours go looking for food. Neighbours is unfair as they were here long before we were, their forested byways irrevocably dissected by our streets, highway, bridges, paths, and trails. Ever inventive, we put additional challenges in their way, like the temptation of food they instinctively find hard to resist. Add to this the introduction of a municipal organics collection service area expected to roll out in July this year. 

(Columbia Basin) – Hundreds of residents will find their homes more energy efficient as organizations throughout the Columbia Basin perform energy retrofits on affordable rental housing. These projects—taking place in 23 buildings in 11 communities and benefiting 371 individual units—are being supported by Columbia Basin Trust.

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the successful securement of a grant funded by the Province of British Columbia under the Rural Economic Diversification and Infrastructure Program (REDIP). This grant will support the development of a Business Plan for Building Workforce Rental Housing in Fernie, BC, addressing the critical need for affordable and attainable housing in the region. 

There aren’t many dogs who can resist a fluffy, squeaky toy, and most dogs love to rip them apart just as much as they love to squeak them. There’s initial joyful play followed by the inevitable “first hole” quickly leading to snowy fluff everywhere.