Business

After the tumult and financial bleeding of 2020, I think it is safe to say our local business community is cautiously optimistic for a new year and a new beginning in 2021. While the impacts to our economy from the pandemic have not magically evaporated at the stroke of midnight on New Years Day, there is light at the end of the tunnel – albeit perhaps a little way off yet. We have been told by the federal government that every Canadian who wants a COVID-19 vaccine will have it by September 2021. 

The City of Fernie is pleased to announce that Bryn Burditt has been appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer. 

Fernie Arts Co-op
572 2nd Ave
250-423-7044

Fuel your winter stoke and get inspired by these must watch movie picks. Check it out here!

Fernie Brewing Company has asked their athlete team to share what they’ve been watching recently to fuel their winter stoke through the shoulder season. From skiing and snowboarding picks, to running documentaries and binge worthy YouTube series, there’s something for everyone on this list.

One thing we have heard a lot of this year is the call to action to “shop local” or “support local.” It is a concept that has always been important to local downtown cores and small businesses. But the message has been dramatically amplified (including by the Fernie Chamber) as people increasingly turned to shopping online during the pandemic over shopping at local stores – as it was perceived to be safer. 

It was hard to initially think of myself as an artist. I grew up immersing myself in so many different sports and dedicating over 10 years to becoming a teacher and qualified coach - taking 10+ different National Governing body qualifications, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sport and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. Sport continues to govern so much of my life and where I find true happiness. 

Knine Excursions is owned and operated by Fernie local Jess Link. As a local Jess knows how the mines, tourism and outdoor activities can keep you busy and out of the house for sometimes the entire day!

Brad attempts to distill all of this down to three essential pandemic resources for any business owner or manager operating in BC. Having spent most of the past eight months trying to keep up with all this, I believe these three authoritative resources are the most comprehensive and helpful.

Fernie Heritage Library
492 3rd Ave
250-423-4458

The Fernie Heritage Library has extended its hours! Tuesdays through Fridays, they are open from 10am to 5pm for curbisde pick-up. Patrons are welcome to browse and borrow between 12-4pm. Saturdays, curbside pick-up runs from 12-5pm with browsing and borrowing available from 1-4pm.