Funding of $7.6 million has been secured to expand Columbia Basin Trust’s regional fibre optic network between Fruitvale and Nelson and between Kimberley and Wasa. Permitting and other pre-construction work on the projects will start soon, with support from federal, provincial and regional partners.

Emergency Management BC (EMBC) has authorized disaster financial assistance (DFA) for those who experienced damage as a result of the flooding and debris flows triggered by the November 14-16 heavy rainfall event.

Those who may qualify for this assistance include: home owners, residential tenants, small business owners, farmers, charitable organizations and local government bodies, who were unable to obtain insurance to cover these disaster-related losses. 

North Coal Limited is pleased to announce its collaborative partnership with Circulor Limited to establish robust traceability, including dynamic COand environmental, social and governance (ESG) tracking, fortheir metallurgical coal product (also known as steelmaking coal).

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, December 18, 2021

More details to come!

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, November 13, 2021

Fernie gets stoked for winter every November at the annual Fernie Ski and Board Film Fest!

The Fernie Ski and Board Film Fest is Fernie’s unofficial launch to the snow season! Skiers and boarders gather at the Fernie Community Centre to celebrate the coming snow season and watch the season's top ski and board films.

It’s UBCM week, a week that I look forward to all year long. Just like so many organizations that were looking forward to being together in person, we had to move through the disappointment of one more virtual convention. Somehow though -despite online fatigue -we have 900 delegates online with us!

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every day until Sat Nov 13 2021.
Friday, November 12, 2021
Saturday, November 13, 2021

Fernie’s snowy winter season kicks off with the annual Fernie Alpine Ski Team Ski Swap on Saturday, November 13th from 10am to 2pm and the Ski and Board Film Fest at 6pm at the Community Centre!

Sell and purchase used equipment and clothing, and watch the best films.

Friday, November 12th
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Gear Sale
Saturday, November 13th
10am - 2pm

Ski & Board Film Fest
Saturday, November 13th

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every day until Wed Nov 10 2021.
Monday, October 18, 2021
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Friday, October 22, 2021
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Monday, October 25, 2021
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Friday, October 29, 2021
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Monday, November 1, 2021
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Friday, November 5, 2021
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Sunday, November 7, 2021
Monday, November 8, 2021
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Wednesday, November 10, 2021

The Trust is excited to announce that the #BuyBasin Festival is back!

The #BuyBasin Festival will feature up to 100 local entrepreneurs, businesses and entertainers LIVE on social media promoting their products and services through storytelling.

Delivered by FestivalSeekers and supported by the Basin Business Advisors, the Festival includes free webinars and one-on-one coaching for businesses to improve their online presence to go LIVE during the festival and to ‘sustain the buzz’ afterwards.

This week the Fernie Chamber of Commerce launched a new campaign to support Fernie’s businesses and their frontline workers. The campaign encourages residents and visitors to be “respectful, patient and kind” with staff as our local businesses navigate unprecedented worker shortages and the evolving public health guidelines, including BC’s recently introduced Vaccine Card.