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By definition, a martyr is someone who chooses to sacrifice their life or endure pain and suffering rather than give up their religious beliefs or something they hold sacred.

As I write this we are a mere week away from election results, and I think we can all agree that predicting election outcomes is a fool’s game. I do know though, that after six years in local government my voting behaviour is forever changed. 

An individual who has dedicated his life to supporting and helping people, whether through his job as a Respiratory Therapist (RT) or as a volunteer with the Fellaship Men’s Support Group.

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is urging local businesses and the wider community to get back to basics with the precautionary measures aimed at curbing COVID-19 infection rates. These measures (as recommended by the BC Provincial Health Office) include the wearing of masks in indoor public spaces (including local stores), maintaining physical distance of at least two metres, washing your hands regularly, and staying home when feeling unwell.

At this week's City of Fernie Regular Meeting of Council, council approved measures to support the continued transitional, safe re-opening of indoor facilities. These measures include temporary additional staffing and resources to monitor and clean indoor facilities as part of the City’s Indoor Recreation Facilities Re-Opening Safety Plan.

The City would like to remind the public of the following:

A global pandemic has changed life as we know it and students are navigating the world of learning in unprecedented conditions. Because of our new reality, it felt natural for KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology) and its youth program, GLOWS, to seek the expertise from students and educators for this year’s Kootenay Contraption Contest. From October 26-November 26, students and educators are invited to solve the real world problems they are facing at school or home school right now by using science and technology.

The inaugural #WEcreateBC campaign launched this week to celebrate the impact that women entrepreneurs have in creating businesses, jobs, connections, and communities in British Columbia. 

What have you planted in your parenting garden lately? Did you sow anything to keep your family nourished in the days ahead? Sometimes it’s only when the weeks are cold and the cellar is empty that we stop to reflect on the fact that we never gathered any nuts when it was still possible. That’s an awfully sad situation to be in. 

That summer, their family attended Wapiti. Gaëtane had been trying to figure out how she was going to continue her career in Fernie, and she expressed this to her good friend Heather Kerr. A month later, Gaëtane had a job as a Community Energy Coordinator. “It was a miracle, and a dream job in Fernie, BC.” 

The Basin Business Advisor Program (BBA) is now offering business advisement services around adopting technology such as ecommerce, digital marketing and implementing technology for your business processes.