Community

There are many approaches used to preserve the region’s history, from installing interpretive signs or offering new museum exhibits, to creating conservation plans or training archival staff. This year, Columbia Basin Trust is supporting 43 heritage projects with over $2.8 million to support efforts to honour the past by conserving it for the future.

The RDEK Board of Directors has established a series of organizational goals as the first step in the creation of a new Strategic Plan for the corporation.

It is hard to walk around our community for even a brief amount of time and not be aware that there are community builders all around us, leaning in and supporting whatever they are passionate about. 

Parenting can feel like a prison when your kids are small. Home becomes a jail and the rules are all related to the eating and sleeping schedule of the little tyrant who runs the place.

The community of Fernie is fortunate to have a plethora of organizations backed by an army of dedicated volunteers, ensuring this community continues to be at the forefront when it comes to arts, culture, history and recreation, and also offering support to ensure nobody is left behind. This coming weekend, two well-known organizations are hosting unique evenings to raise events for their cause, in a fun and entertaining way.

Committed to safety while on and off the job, North Coal is proud to support Elk Valley Air Search and Rescue Association (EVASARA) with a $5000 donation for their plane and hanger purchase.

Due to the Timber Chair maintenance projects, Fernie Alpine Resort's 2019 Summer Community Appreciation Program will include special offers to locals from July 2-5 and July 8-12.

The Regional District of East Kootenay Board of Directors has approved funding for 144 projects around the region over the coming year.

The funding comes from Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs, which are administered by the RDEK. 

Freedom. Such a powerful word. Is freedom a physical state, or a mental one? Nelson Mandella has taught us it’s both. And you cannot have one without the other.