Elk Valley

I found myself this past week thinking a lot about the definition of civility, how tenuous it is and how our community is the owner of it. Civility can tear as easy as tissue paper.

The City of Fernie has received grant funding from the B.C. Active Transportation Infrastructure Grants Program to use towards completing an Active Transportation Network Plan (ATNP).

Having lived in Fernie for the past 23 years with his wife and four children, Todd got into health care to help others, especially those less fortunate. He had some of my own misfortune with injuries so was exposed to it early on, which created a real desire to pursue it.

You read that right, the courage to be ordinary. Not the strongest, fastest, smartest, prettiest, or best. Ordinary and good enough.

OH Molly! She’s one of those dogs who everyone falls in love with the moment they meet her. She’s a Portugese Water Dog with the kindest eyes and the sweetest soul. She oozes with happiness and love, putting a smile on any stranger’s face.

Although Molly spends most of her time in Fernie, she also hits the open sea on her dad’s sailboat. Her favourite sport is paddle boarding, too. Talk about a water dog! As a professional cuddler, pleaser and avid traveller, she’s living the life she deserves.

As most rivers and streams recede across the region, the BC River Forecast Centre has downgraded the East Kootenay to a High Streamflow Advisory from a Flood Watch. And, while that is encouraging news, the RDEK is urging residents to continue to be prepared and aware in the days and weeks to come.

Kim Larsen, landscape gardener and all-around plant enthusiast is the new owner at The Green Petal in Fernie.

FIRST they roll over, camera-ready, each small change a delight of awe to a new parent. A thousand photos later and you’ve lost friends on Facebook but to you it is still magic. Then they start to scooch or crawl, eventually stand, then walk and in Fernie, they begin to climb, ski and bike. A natural progression. A marvel to witness. Infants and toddlers shift and change without resistance and without fear.