nature

My partner is from Ontario and often talks about cottage country. I get it – it’s absolutely beautiful. I spent a week on a tiny island within the Thousand Islands and while I enjoyed it, I found after day two I was in need of space, silence and movement (it must be the mountain girl in me). Fortunately, not far from Fernie we have our own cottage country that offers the best of both worlds - the South Country! 

It is an honour to be featured amongst the many talented Fernie artists who have graced this column.

Art is expressed through shades of individualism mixed with the spectrum of infinity, so really has no restrictive boundaries. Writing as an art form takes a lot of effort. Rolling off the edge of your mind, thoughts are difficult to correlate into something intelligible. This constructive act of composition can be most gratifying when it all comes together.

You can hear them well over a kilometre in the distance, their baritone horns serenading the wetlands. The croak of the populated male American bullfrog signals the alarming density of frogs migrating to the Yaqan Nuʔkiy (Lower Kootenay Band) lands and along the Lower Kootenay River, south of Creston.

Event Date(s): 
Sunday, September 26, 2021
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The Elk River is an iconic ribbon of life essential to the Elk Valley, and after this hot dry summer it’s been heavily used by people. Unfortunately, where we are, trash seems to follow. This year, the Elk River Alliance (ERA) asks residents to celebrate World Rivers Day by giving back to our “ribbon of blue” and collecting shoreline trash.

Event Date(s): 
Thursday, April 22, 2021
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More details to come.

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, April 10, 2021
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10:00am - 1:00pm

If you’re passionate about seed saving and want to learn more, this is for you! Meet with members of Wildsight Elk Valley's Cold Climate Seed Library for seed saving tips, how-to videos and a Q&A session.

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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?

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, April 24, 2021

With the largest civic observance in the world, Earth Day attracts over 1 billion people yearly who are dedicated to furthering climate action. At the Fernie Heritage Library they are some of those people. This year they are partnering with Wildsight, with help from Fernie Home Hardware and the Fernie Fix for a (COVID-19 responsible) Pick Up For A Plant And Our Planet clean up day on Saturday April 24th.

Event Date(s): 
Sunday, November 8, 2020
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5:00pm

A fun night of painting to raise money for Spruce!

Tables will be sold as a whole. Groups of 4 or 6 available.

They will follow covid laws in the pub and social distancing. Please message me to buy a table and payment details. All tables must be paid in full in advance.

TABLE OF 4
TABLE OF 4
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TABLE OF 6-SOLD
TABLE OF 6-SOLD

Call the Pub at 250-423-6871 to register.

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, February 29, 2020
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6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come learn what the Elk River Alliance has been up to lately, and what THEY have in store for 2020!

They are meeting at the Fernie Nordic Warming Hut for a social ski from 6:00 to 7:00PM, and then hosting the AGM from 7:30 to 8:30PM. Bring a potluck snack to share!