Community

There’s a new online source for people seeking easy-to-understand information on climate change specific to communities throughout the Columbia Basin and Boundary regions. The Columbia Basin Climate Source website - basinclimatesource.ca - was initiated by Columbia Basin Trust and developed by Selkirk College’s Applied Research and Innovation Centre.

A fixture of our community, especially when it comes to the outdoors, Bob has been sharing his love and passion with our community for the past 19 years, ever since he arrived in the Elk Valley. So, just how did it all begin?

Walk, bike, hike, run or however you enjoy the front or backcountry, trails are critical for recreation. Around the Basin, 25 projects will be adding to or improving the region’s trails, with nearly $400,000 from Columbia Basin Trust’s Trail Enhancement Grants.

The bylaw department and service at the City of Fernie comes up frequently, and by frequently, I mean every time I hit the grocery store I get a bylaw observation! People are surprised to hear that our bylaw service investigates on a complaint basis, so if you don’t call it in, we aren’t investigating.

No one is sure how it started. A bet? A dispute over a woman? Two guys trying to prove who’s the top dog? Maybe it was a case of road rage. Instead of taking it outside, into the alley behind the bar, they took it to the county fairgrounds.

Mountain Life Photos, Fernie Fix

The City of Fernie would like to notify the public that due to a shift in construction activities at the Maiden Lake Dike Project, there will be no access to this lake until construction of this project is complete in October.

Please adhere to posted sigange and do not attempt to access the area for your personal safety.

If you have any questions, please contact City Hall - 250-423-6817.

South Country firefighters remain on the scene of an overnight fire on a rural property on Rosicky Road near Jaffray and are now expecting it could be several days before the fire is fully extinguished.

John Muir, renowned conservationist and eco-philosopher, said, “You are not in the mountains, the mountains are in you.” Let that sink in for a second. They are in you. That’s why you’re here, in this southern corner of Canada decorated with jagged peaks wrapped in cozy coniferous blankets.

Often teenagers have their own customs and language, some of which is indecipherable to adults. Their clothes, their music, and their vocabulary may seem strange. Were we like this as young people?

2017 and 2018 saw extreme wildfire activity with a record number of fires across BC and in the Basin. Through its Community Wildfire Education Grants the Trust is supporting the efforts of Basin communities and residents to prepare for and reduce the impacts of wildfires occurring within or adjacent to Basin communities.