Event Date: 
Thursday, July 4, 2019

This event is hosted by the City of Fernie, East Kootenay Invasive Species Council, West Fork Resource Management and the Elk River Alliance.

At the event, you will be hand-pulling invasive plant species and reseeding the banks of the Elk River with native grass. Snacks and refreshments will be provided, as well as volunteer appreciation gifts.

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Aug 21 2019.
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
3:00pm - 11:00pm

Enjoy the music and atmosphere in the square, then join us for a beer on the patio or a free game of pool. Your night doesn't have to end when the music does! Members and Non-Members ALWAYS welcome!

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 29, 2019
1:00pm - 11:00pm

Have you always wanted to pop into the legion but never have?

Well June 29th is the day to change that!

As part of the nationwide Legion Week, the Fernie Legion are hosting an event for the whole community to get involved in! A day for the whole family with:

*Super Meat Draw with extra special prizes
*A super 50-50, starting with a guaranteed $50 win
*BBQ burgers and smokies by donation
*A raffle with the chance to win $100, next year's membership, and other prizes
*Children's area upstairs with fun activities
*Live music TBC

Event Date: 
Friday, June 21, 2019

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. It is a day to celebrate the culture and heritage of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. The Federal government first proclaimed June 21 as National Aboriginal Day in 1996; the day was renamed National Indigenous Peoples Day in 2017.

Here are some of the events that will be taking place around the Basin:

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 22, 2019
10:00am - 4:00pm

Ramp up is the Gracie Lou Foundation's first project, seeking to radically improve downtown Fernie by making it more inclusive.

This will be achieved by the creation of portable wooden ramps, which can be stored within businesses on Main Street. Inclusion is important in welcoming people of any ability, whether that be a person with a disability, a senior citizen, parents with strollers, or anyone with limited functionality. Ramp Up is an essential and influential step in making inclusion a reality in Fernie.

Committed to safety while on and off the job, North Coal is proud to support Elk Valley Air Search and Rescue Association (EVASARA) with a $5000 donation for their plane and hanger purchase.

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 29, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Elkford Arts Council is proud to share with you our latest project... a new Public Artwork for Elkford!

Join and celebrate the Unveiling of Pass in the Clouds on Saturday June 29th right after the Wildcat Days Parade. T-shirts are $25 (make your cheques out to Elkford Arts Council).

Read our blog to find out more about this project: how it was commissioned, how it was made and by who!


The Regional District of East Kootenay Board of Directors has approved funding for 144 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. 

Join us in these pages over the next four months as we look more closely at some of the ongoing projects.

It’s been nearly twenty-two years since that day, and our Editor was curious to see what has changed for this year’s graduates at Fernie Secondary School (FSS).