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In Fernie, the women of the non-profit, Community Energy Association (CEA), believe that not only can small communities contribute to solutions, we can be leaders. This leadership-focused approach defines CEA’s work and has accelerated action on climate change in communities across western Canada. 
 

With spring in the air, many people will be heading outside to do spring clean up around their homes and properties and the RDEK is urging residents doing any spring burning to use caution.

“Anyone doing spring burning must make sure they are taking steps to be prepared by having a water source, shovel or tools, burning when it’s not windy and staying on site monitoring the fire until it is completely out,” says Columbia Valley Rural Fire & Rescue Chief Jim Miller.

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Time: 
7:00pm

Calling All Gin Lovers! Elevate your cocktail making skills!

The Fernie Distillers talented bartender Jordan will be hosting a virtual cocktail class on Thursday April 29th 2021 at 7pm.

What’s included:

Starting in May, the sale of fireworks will be prohibited in the rural parts of the RDEK, one month later than originally proposed.

As we start to collectively sway back into equilibrium, we should take a moment to note the things that we lost, and the things that we learned. How do we prevent our ecosystems from getting out of balance in the future? What are our keystone species? What have we done with our wolves?

As days grow warmer, people in the Columbia Basin are looking forward to enjoying outdoor spaces—those in nature, and those in our communities. Looking ahead to times when restrictions ease, many communities are wondering how they can make the gathering places within their limits more welcoming and useable, or how they can add new ones altogether.

To realize their ideas, some communities have turned to Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Outdoor Revitalization Grants. Currently, this program is providing over $1.3 million to help 10 communities undertake such projects.

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.

Between March 26 and 29 vandals destroyed and removed newly-installed recreation use signs in the Koocanusa area, causing an estimated $5,000 in property damage. The signs were installed to communicate the new regulations for the Koocanusa Recreation Management Area, which limits motorized recreation to designated roads and trails, and restricts Crown land camping to designated sites.

Event Date: 
Sunday, April 4, 2021
Time: 
7:00pm

If you are anything like RedGirl, we need some good news. We need some reasons to sing, and come together and just remember that we are gonna make it! This concert is for you if you are feeling lowdown. This concert is for you, if you had hoped to see your fam jam and now are going to be getting takeout and eating alone (or with your usual housebuuble).

ONLY HAPPY SONGS are allowed in this jam-AND YOU ARE INVITED!!! This Free Concert will be livestreamed from the RedGirl's Facebook page.

I am not an expert in vaccinations, epidemiology or really health care but my world has been and will continue to be filled with these topics for the foreseeable future. There is no doubt it is a strange time to be in local government, but a year into our pandemic response it is starting to feel normal for these topics to be high priority issues.