COVID

What an unbelievable time to be alive! For the first time in over a hundred years, we are witnessing new and trying times as we step forward into the uncharted territory of a global pandemic. As a community, and in true Fernie fashion, we are coming together to support one another and make the best of an unknown situation.

Many businesses woke up to an alternate reality this month, wondering how they would even survive the impact of Covid-19, trying to see a path through nothing but uncertainty. Unlike other business however, distillers found themselves stepping into an arena they had never considered for no other reason than they felt a moral obligation to serve the immediate needs of Canadians by producing hand sanitizer.

There's no way to sugarcoat it: If you're an investor, you haven't liked what you've seen in the financial markets recently. The effects of the coronavirus triggered a "bear" market– a decline of 20 percent or more – and more volatility is almost certainly on the way. But instead of fretting over your investment statements, you could consider some more positive approaches to this situation.

Fernie and other Columbia Basin communities are vibrant, welcoming places thanks to the people who live here, the opportunities they provide and the resources they offer that support well-being. As all communities respond and work together to meet the new challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Columbia Basin Trust is here to help.

You’re all doing a fantastic job. Just look around at what’s being done in our community, families reaching out to support one another, volunteers leaping to be there for our more vulnerable population, businesses reinventing themselves to not only make it through this but to be there for us during this time, the Elk Valley Hospital, City of Fernie, Fernie Food Share, Salvation Army, Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Fernie… and countless additional organizations working around the clock to ensure we are safe, healthy, feel secure, and that we’re going to make it through this.

Event Date: 
Friday, May 1, 2020
Time: 
6:00pm - 8:00pm

To make up for the loss of basic movement during this strange times in isolation, it seemed fitting to suggest a modern kung-fu (or wing-chung in this case) film to either inspire us to move a little more or be satisfied with the acceptance that we will never be able to move at even a fraction of the speed that Dony Yen can.

A few interesting facts hide behind this awesome action with ties to Bruce Lee's trainer, The Japanese imperial occupation of Fo Shan, china in 1937 and the birth of Wing Chung taught as means of self defence. Watch it this week if you feel like it.

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Friday until Fri May 22 2020.
Friday, April 17, 2020
Friday, April 24, 2020
Friday, May 1, 2020
Friday, May 8, 2020
Friday, May 15, 2020
Friday, May 22, 2020
Time: 
3:00pm

Join Museum Collections Manager, Lindsay Vallance, for a video series investigating the stories behind our artifact collection. Explore unique objects and how they relate to social, military, fashion and commercial history - both locally and globally.

Visit the Museum blog page for each week's video link: https://ferniemuseum.com/blog/museum/

On April 16, 2020 Teck Resources Limited announced the creation of a $20-million fund to support COVID-19 response and future recovery efforts.This funding will go to support critical social initiatives and increased healthcare capacity, including procuring one million masks to be donated for healthcare in British Columbia.
 

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The physicians of the Elk Valley want you all to know that we are working hard ensure the safety and survival of our beloved Elk Valley community. We are now pleading with you to do all you can to slow the spread of COVID-19. If we never experience the terrible storm here in our Elk Valley like that we’ve seen on the news in other areas, then we’ll know we have done the best we can to keep our community safe. We do not want you to get ill. We do not want to admit you to hospital. We do not want to transfer you to an intensive care bed far from your home.