Even though this may be a challenging time in our lives, and likely the first of its kind for many of us, it’s also a historic event and an opportunity to document aspects of how it affected families in Fernie. Mckenzie Jespersen decided to do just that by taking part in the Front Porch Project to raise funds for Fernie Food Share.

Members of the Hosmer Fire Department responded to a quickly spreading grass fire in the Hosmer area this afternoon.

“In spite of the Provincial ban on open burning, a property owner was burning yard waste on his property,” explains Elk Valley and South Country Rural Fire and Rescue Deputy Chief Michael Hockley. “When we arrived on scene, the fire had spread into the grass and onto two adjacent properties. We were very lucky the situation wasn’t more serious and our firefighters did a good job of extinguishing the fire.” No structures were impacted by the fire.

On April 16, 2020 Teck Resources Limited announced the creation of a $20-million fund to support COVID-19 response and future recovery efforts.This funding will go to support critical social initiatives and increased healthcare capacity, including procuring one million masks to be donated for healthcare in British Columbia.


COVID-19 is in our community and our medical staff are ready for it, but we need your help.

Our Physician clinics offer virtual health care services (i.e. visits over phone or video) and continue to see essential services in office (such as prenatal visits).

Graduating this June, Kate is looking to the future which for her includes attending University with her eyes set on being a doctor… but she also plans to continue being a voice for climate change. 

Setting the scene: We’re in the midst of COVID-19. It’s the first Saturday of Spring Break, and in true Fernie fashion a chilly storm is upon us and it’s too cold to ski. I have a cold and am self-isolating, so am working from home. You can just imagine the state of affairs in our household. Forts abound on every floor. 

The RDEK Board of Directors has unanimously passed a resolution calling on the Provincial Health Officer to introduce stronger measures and provide additional clarity around travel between communities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fernie, BC (April 3, 2020) – Brewed with the adventurer in mind. A refreshing, light Hazy Pale Ale with a hint of lime. Perfect for mountain tops, riverbanks, backyards, and of course Finish Lines. Wherever they may be.

 There are new Recycle BC Depots at the Fernie, Sparwood and Elkford Transfer Stations.

We are blessed to live in this relatively safe, beautiful place. Our mountain community is the envy of many and the destination of choice for adventurous vacationers.