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Artists in all disciplines—as well as arts and culture organizations—are invited to apply for funding through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), which delivers the Arts and Culture Program on behalf of Columbia Basin Trust.

When COVID brought her back home in March, I did my best to take advantage. Over the summer, I observed her getting reacquainted with a town that had developed and changed, just as she had, in the years they had been separated. 

Event Date: 
Monday, January 18, 2021
Time: 
4:00pm - 4:30pm

Join the Fernie Chamber of Commerce on Zoom as they chat with Dr. Ron Clark – Chief of Staff of the Elk Valley Hospital in Fernie.

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Jan 31 2021.
Monday, January 25, 2021
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Friday, January 29, 2021
Saturday, January 30, 2021
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Celebrating the creativity diversity and independence of the Canadian Film Industry with feature films, shorts and more.

The Reel Canadian Film Festival features an eclectic and engaging mix of the year’s best features including Indigenous productions, French-language features, comedy, drama and documentary features plus shorts from across the country. Now in it’s 13th year, Reel looks forward to celebrating with you, although this year will look a little different.

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. 

Event Date: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Time: 
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Join Mayor Ange Qualizza, CAO Michael Boronowski, and City staff on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 for a live Q&A on the City’s Snow Management Pilot Project.

They will be taking your questions live through the comments section of their City of Fernie Facebook page. We invite you to share your questions about the pilot project, the feedback they’ve gotten, what’s working and what isn’t and what they’re changing as a result, what you can expect, and how you can continue to provide your feedback.

Remember that science experiment, the one where a simple potato can produce enough electricity to power a light bulb? That is me in a nutshell. To light up, I need potatoes. I need friends, I need laughter, I need smiles and I need connection. 

The RDEK is celebrating its 2020 Electoral Area Volunteer of the Year award recipients.

It is mid-November and I am pretty sure I can hear the ticking of a clock close by. Somewhere surely, Krista’s beautiful smile is imploring me to make my deadline. Hurry up. 

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