Community

Our Editor's thoughts on potential are more related to Fernie. I have been sitting on committees and boards for some amazing, community-minded organisations, and am so very proud of the work being done. But when I move from one to the next, sometimes I can’t help but think… how could we be doing this better?

It is hard to walk around our community for even a brief amount of time and not be aware that there are community builders all around us, leaning in and supporting whatever they are passionate about. 

Parenting can feel like a prison when your kids are small. Home becomes a jail and the rules are all related to the eating and sleeping schedule of the little tyrant who runs the place.

The community of Fernie is fortunate to have a plethora of organizations backed by an army of dedicated volunteers, ensuring this community continues to be at the forefront when it comes to arts, culture, history and recreation, and also offering support to ensure nobody is left behind. This coming weekend, two well-known organizations are hosting unique evenings to raise events for their cause, in a fun and entertaining way.

Committed to safety while on and off the job, North Coal is proud to support Elk Valley Air Search and Rescue Association (EVASARA) with a $5000 donation for their plane and hanger purchase.

Due to the Timber Chair maintenance projects, Fernie Alpine Resort's 2019 Summer Community Appreciation Program will include special offers to locals from July 2-5 and July 8-12.

The Regional District of East Kootenay Board of Directors has approved funding for 144 projects around the region over the coming year.

The funding comes from Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs, which are administered by the RDEK. 

Freedom. Such a powerful word. Is freedom a physical state, or a mental one? Nelson Mandella has taught us it’s both. And you cannot have one without the other.

What is occupying space in your mind, perpetuating worry and stress? The pile of laundry that never disappears? The number of small, plastic toys accumulating in your home? The rate at which the earth is heating?

It’s been nearly twenty-two years since that day, and our Editor was curious to see what has changed for this year’s graduates at Fernie Secondary School (FSS).