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Online registration is open for the Columbia Basin Transboundary Conference: One River, One Future, an international conference addressing key issues related to the future of the Columbia River, its ecosystem, management, and international implications.

Trails connect our communities, take us to spectacular locations and provide fresh-air opportunities to get moving. Around the Columbia Basin, 29 projects will be adding to or improving the region’s trails, with over $484,000 from Columbia Basin Trust’s Trail Enhancement Grants.

Fernie Mayor Ange Qualizza, Emily Brydon and campaign donor Linda Socher at the EBYF Legacy Campaign kick off event. Photo by Troy Nixon

A new $6-million partnership between Columbia Basin Trust, College of the Rockies and Selkirk College will work toward shared priorities to enhance the quality, availability and uniqueness of the college experience for students.

The Regular Council Meeting on March 11, 2019 begins at 7pm and will feature topics including:

  • Formal and Informal Public Hearings
  • Update on the Eirin Amundsen Pavilion Project
  • Contract award for the Detailed Design of the Public Works Building
  • Council Procedure Bylaw No. 1956, Amendment No. 2375, 2019
  • Zoning Bylaw 1750, Amendment Bylaw No. 2340, 2018

Please note: Detailed agenda available at www.fernie.ca/meetings

As our children become teenagers, we start to glimpse the kind of people they will be as grown-ups. We may see their work ethic develop, or watch as they take a principled stance at school. We might also catch them bullying, cheating, or lying. 

Fernie’s second Birkie is an approximately 50 km classic event (not including the chairlift ride!); it's unsupported and happens March 10th.

Bring your registration fee of $20 per person on the morning of the event or pay with credit card or by e-transfer during registration. Bring your classic skis as there is NO skating in this event.

Don’t you just love it when you’ve known someone in our community for a while, and discover a passionate and powerful side of them that takes you by surprise? This is the case with Nicky Benzie.

Five large-scale projects will be significantly improving ecosystem health in the Columbia Basin, bringing areas closer to their natural states and improving habitat for many species. The projects are being initiated and supported through Columbia Basin Trust’s (the Trust) Ecosystem Enhancement Program.

Holding the office of the Mayor involves a lot of things which Ange hopes to explore at length in this space over the next several months, but today she wants to shine the light on that part of the job that brings her a bounty of opportunity. The ceremonial role.