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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.

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.

The happiness and confidence radiated from her, it was infectious and pure gold. The kind of feeling you hope your kids have a lot in life. The kind of feeling you have when you’re completely immersed in something you love.

Highlights include the 10-Year Service Awards, the RDI Research Proposal being accepted, Funding to Support Columbia Valley Physician Recruitment Initiative and more.

The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) is introducing a new Evacuation Notification System (ENS) powered by Voyent Alert! to keep residents and property owners informed in case of evacuation orders or alerts during critical events such as wildfires, floods or hazardous materials incidents.

One of the parts of this job that Ange absolutely loves is always being present and ready to speak to a number of issues that are impacting our community. When you lean into issues but that by being a part of the conversation is how we collectively continue to design the environment for which we live.