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The competition is made up of three pitch events and a grand finale pitch event. The first pitch event will take place on November 5, 2020 with applications due on September 24, 2020. Each pitch event will see four entrepreneurs pitching their businesses in front of a panel of judges that includes investors, technology experts, funding agencies and experienced entrepreneurs who have global connections to both markets and investment capital. 

The job of parenting is constantly demanding that we bring to life new parts of ourselves. We master feats of strength like labour, childbirth, and sleep deprivation. We try to creatively handle tantrums, lying, and driving lessons.

For years, we have been thinking about featuring Tanya Malcolm. We would see the work and change she was bringing to an organization or business which extended to our community, the Valley or the Kooteney region and be like, yes!

Stuck at a place of mine where suddenly the world starts to lose touch with reality. I find myself questioning, “Is this really happening?”

There are a few key parenting mindsets that I build each of my monthly articles around. If you’ve been reading this column for a while you will see some repeating themes – integrity (walking our talk), taking the long view instead of getting caught up in daily struggles, and seeing things from a teenager’s perspective. 

If you drive enough on a provincial highway, it seems inevitable you will collide with an animal some day. And it seems everyone has a story of a near-miss, or a collision, with wildlife while driving at high speeds. Animals killed in collisions at the side of the road are commonplace along our highways.

When we are faced with a challenge, an unexpected change, something new and scary, facing the unknown… we often move through a variety of emotions and feelings, in no particular order. I think it’s safe to say that thus far in 2020, we have run the gamut… on repeat.

Columbia Basin Trust is developing a short-term plan to help guide its activities over the next 18 to 24 months.

I found myself this past week thinking a lot about the definition of civility, how tenuous it is and how our community is the owner of it. Civility can tear as easy as tissue paper.

The City of Fernie has received grant funding from the B.C. Active Transportation Infrastructure Grants Program to use towards completing an Active Transportation Network Plan (ATNP).