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On June 24th, Permier John Horgan and BC's Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, announced the onset of Phase 3 of the COVID-19 Restart Plan. Fernie welcomes visitors, but with trip planning and safety in mind. While Fernie has worked hard to reopen and is excited to welcome visitors back, it is important to plan ahead and keep safety in mind.

The general population is more tuned in to the needs of our elders than we have been for a long time. We are helping neighbours, we fret about those who have lost jobs, and our hearts go out to moms and dads of small children who have to juggle parenting and working from home. But do you know what population is largely forgotten right now? Teenagers.

June 12, 2020 - The possibility of severe weather this weekend has the Regional District of East Kootenay urging residents to remain vigilant about being aware and prepared for changing conditions.
On Saturday, a vigorous cold front is forecast to cross southern B.C. generating strong thunderstorms, with the possibility of hail, heavy rain, lightning and strong winds. The forecast is calling for 10-40mm of rain across the East Kootenay through the weekend, with an additional 10-15mm possible with the isolated storm cells.

Having lived in Fernie for the past 23 years with his wife and four children, Todd got into health care to help others, especially those less fortunate. He had some of my own misfortune with injuries so was exposed to it early on, which created a real desire to pursue it.

This Sunday, June 14 from 2-4 pm the Awareness and Accountability Proejct is hosting a Listening Project to show our solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement - everyone is invited to join the conversation.

Businesses, social enterprises and the workforce in the Columbia Basin now have access to even more support to help them in these challenging times. In response to ongoing COVID-19-related developments—including the re-opening of many businesses—Columbia Basin Trust is expanding the ways it can help people and businesses move forward.

As most rivers and streams recede across the region, the BC River Forecast Centre has downgraded the East Kootenay to a High Streamflow Advisory from a Flood Watch. And, while that is encouraging news, the RDEK is urging residents to continue to be prepared and aware in the days and weeks to come.

I am loathe to admit that I am a creature who craves schedules, happiest when I get to roll through months and seasons with regularity. When my girls were younger, I threw my outdoor enthusiasm into adventure Wednesdays; biking, hiking and skiing with gal pals from 9-11:30am. It was a period of pure bliss.

GLOWS is thrilled to be partnering with Live It to bring you Discovery Foundation Robot Week virtually from June 15-19, 2020.