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There are four core elements to an asset management plan; people, information, assets and finances. Each element is as important as the next, and right now we are committed to closing the information gap.

Photo curtesy of the Fernie Nordic Society.

The Emily Brydon Youth Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides financial support to youth in the Elk Valley to pursue their dreams in programing involving sports, education or the arts, is now accepting applications for the winter season.

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​Most of us think ‘learning’ and ‘education’ are basically the same things, and we accept that they take place within institutional settings. Is that really so? What if we broke down some of this language and interrogated our assumptions?

The Regional Districts of East Kootenay, Kootenay Boundary and Central Kootenay have been selected as a winner of a 2020 Sustainable Communities Award for exceptional work in the Visionary Award category for their Accelerate Kootenays project. 

The East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s (EKFH) “Beneath the Surface” campaign just got a significant boost with a $20,000 grant from the RDEK Electoral Area A Discretionary Grant in Aid account.

The campaign’s goal is to raise $300,000 to bring a brand new ultrasound service to the Elk Valley Hospital, including a state of the art ultrasound machine, renovations to the room, and all of the accessories to run the service. 

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that five virtual Fernie Ambassador Program sessions are scheduled for this fall. 

Originally from Chilliwack, BC, Clayton grew up “hunting and fishing and trapping,” he tells me. “My parents were teachers, so we spent our summers out on the landscape.” Not surprisingly, when he attended UBC’s Okanagan campus, he went into sciences and studied ecology.

The pandemic has highlighted vulnerabilities in many critical areas of our lives, notably our long-distance supply chains and secure access to imported food. Many Fernie residents were shocked to see empty grocery store shelves, a rush on toilet paper, and an inability to access flour, yeast, and other food supplies this spring. 

EDUCATION. I, like many of you and, as you’ll soon find, many of our writers, have been working through what this means to me. 

In the local government world, we are missing two very important annual conferences due to Covid-19. These conferences allow us to come together in camaraderie, learn from each other and return to our respective communities energized.