Business

Fernie tech startup Sucre Interactive Technologies Inc. has reached the final round of the New Ventures BC Pitch Competition.

Sucre is the only company outside of the Lower Mainland/ Capital Region to make the Top 15  of this highly competitive startup event.

Sucre develops hyper-realistic immersive (Virtual Reality-based ) training environments. Their solution is deployed in workplaces where “learning by mistake” has catastrophic real-world consequences.

Winters in Fernie can be a blast but they can also be busy, long and draining – especially for business managers and owners. And no winter has been longer or seemingly darker than the one we just collectively endured. With the added strain of a second (then third) wave of the pandemic and the introduction of tougher restrictions that included not having people over to your household and limits to eating out – this past winter was challenging, stressful and lonely for a lot of us.

Birdhouse Roofing
birdhouseroofing.ca
250-423-3878

Birdhouse Roofing Ltd is owned and managed by Derek Bird and Lynn Henderson. Derek started his roofing career in Whistler in 1995. A year later, Derek moved to Fernie and continued to be a roofer before starting Birdhouse Roofing in 2003. 

The overall Fernie community is made up of a patchwork of many smaller and vibrant, well, communities! We have an incredible snowboarding community, for example. An awesome arts community. We also have an ever-growing community of people who work remotely from home. 

Local businesses, organizations and the tourism sector have endured many challenges and hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Starting April 29th until June 20th the LOYAL to LOCAL #FernieStrong initiative aims to further support local by rewarding local spending. 

Event Date(s): 
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Time: 
9:30am - 11:00am

Like individuals, businesses are increasingly turning to look at the impact of their operations on the environment. Being a sustainable company is no longer just about being financially sustainable, but also demonstrating corporate responsibility and leadership in becoming greener. There are simple things that a business can do to be more environmentally friendly without having to sacrifice your bottom line. Here are ten of them.

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce (in partnership with some passionate members) has launched a new campaign to help food & beverage businesses that have been impacted by the latest round of provincial health orders announced on Monday. The #FernieToGo bingo game features a bingo card with Fernie restaurants and bars offering take-out or delivery during these new restrictions on dining in.