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Last night I couldn’t have been more thrilled that we adopted a new Animal Responsibility Bylaw. It might not sound exciting, but I can assure you our bylaw officers have been looking forward to June 14 (yesterday) for quite some time!

I am not an expert in vaccinations, epidemiology or really health care but my world has been and will continue to be filled with these topics for the foreseeable future. There is no doubt it is a strange time to be in local government, but a year into our pandemic response it is starting to feel normal for these topics to be high priority issues.

For the first time in history, we have a woman in the White House. After Hillary’s run, and after the Trump administration, quite frankly I was a bit numb to the event. I had almost nothing left to feel about the political events in the US, and then the morning of the inauguration came and every platform I subscribe to was flooded with images of Kamala Harris. Classy, confident and cool. Miraculously, I started to feel again. 

The City of Fernie is pleased to announce the launch of its new online engagement platform, Let’s Talk Fernie. The community is invited to register at to share their ideas and opinions, review projects, and see the most up-to-date information on City initiatives.

Within six months of being on council that she wanted to be mayor, and started building towards that goal. Her first move as new mayor, she's dedicated to investing in council.