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The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that voting is now open for the 2022 People’s Choice Award. Given out every year at the annual Fernie Business Excellence Awards, any business or organization that is nominated for any award will be in the running to win the People’s Choice Award.

The general public can now cast their vote at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PplChoice22.

The Regional District of East Kootenay will be holding community meetings in both Electoral Areas A and G later this month.

This summer, locals and tourists basked in the refreshing waters of the Elk River. Unfortunately, where there are people, trash is soon to follow. The Elk River Alliance is asking the Elk Valley community to come together and help ensure a clean river for generations to come.

Event Date(s): 
Sunday, September 25, 2022
Time: 
10:00am - 2:00pm

IT'S CLEAN UP TIME! The Elk River Alliance is hosting the annual Elk River Shoreline Clean Up event this World Rivers Day (September 25, 10AM-2PM). Show some love for the river that's given us so much this summer. ERA will be providing gloves, garbage bags, snacks, and directing clean up locations (specific locations TBD). The event will run in Fernie, Sparwood, and Elkford, with additional locations of special cleaning need added later (e.g., Silver Spring Lakes). Participants can win some awesome prizes too!

Despite a world that has shifted, people and communities in the Columbia Basin have been able to rely on a constant resource: Columbia Basin Trust. Its continued ability to be a cornerstone in the region—enabling groups to strengthen and grow, and to deliver projects with impact—is laid out in its most recent annual report.

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that the annual Fernie Business Excellence Awards will take place again this year on Friday 21 October at the Rusty Edge. Nominations from the public are now open! The nominations period will run from today until 5pm on Friday 2 September 2022.

To nominate your favourite business, organization or individual across the categories – please head to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fernieawards2022 to cast your nomination.

The Regional District of East Kootenay Board of Directors has approved funding for 100 projects around the region over the coming year.

The funding comes from Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs, which are administered by the RDEK. 

Three First Nations in the Columbia Basin are increasing renewable energy generation and sustainability of their affordable rental housing by adding solar panels. This improves energy efficiency while creating sustainable, comfortable and affordable housing for members. The projects are receiving support from Columbia Basin Trust and the New Relationship Trust.

Event Date(s): 
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Time: 
7:00pm

Born This Way, is the Fernie Pride Society's new parent/grandparent/caregiver group will be meeting on the second Tuesday of the month at 7pm.

Please drop-in to 561 4th Avenue (Fernie, Christ Church Anglican) for a casual and supportive gathering for parents and caregivers of 2SLGBTQ+ youth in the Elk Valley.

Event Date(s): 
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Time: 
7:00pm

Born This Way, is the Fernie Pride Society's new parent/grandparent/caregiver group will be meeting on the second Tuesday of the month at 7pm.

Please drop-in to 561 4th Avenue (Fernie, Christ Church Anglican) for a casual and supportive gathering for parents and caregivers of 2SLGBTQ+ youth in the Elk Valley.