Community

The Rush of Success

The Chamber Board of Directors has set a clear mandate – strengthen commerce in Fernie. A thriving business community means a thriving Fernie, and Chamber wins are community wins. 

Posted by Patty Vadnais on Jul 03, 2017 in Business

Elk Valley Students Take Action For Clean Water

We turn on our taps and water comes out. This spring, students from the Elk Valley discovered through in-class sessions and hands-on action projects that saw them raising watershed awareness by painting hundreds of yellow fish on community storm drains and wrapping trees in the West Fernie Wetland.

Posted by Fix on Jul 02, 2017 in Community

WannaCry Ransomware

Making headlines around the world, people are waking up to a scary looking screen, informing them that their files were encrypted and if they wanted them back they have to pay a ransom.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Jun 24, 2017 in Community

Something Special

Travel is a great way to explore the world and our perspective of it; travel is a great educator. 

Posted by Adam K. MacDonald on Jun 21, 2017 in Community

Host Families for International Students Needed in Fernie

In partnership with School District No. 5 (Southeast Kootenay), the Rocky Mountain International Student Program is urgently seeking host families for international students who will be studying at Fernie Secondary School in Grades 8 to 12 starting in September. Students are from Austria, Germany, Spain and Mexico and will be staying either for one semester or one school year.

Posted by admin on Jun 19, 2017 in Community

Getting Away

We all have felt it, the urge to travel. Even though the motives vary, all travels share one simple fact, a distance has been created between us and our everyday lives. Something that allows us to gain perspective of what has become our routine, and explore those of others.

Posted by Saga Ahlstrand on Jun 17, 2017 in Community

Todd Loewen

Losing Eirin Amundsen, a dedicated soccer coach and athlete, a Registered Nurse at the Elk Valley Hospital, family member and friend, the entire community felt this loss and many were searching of a way to honour her memory.

Posted by Fix on Jun 13, 2017 in Community

Tour Divide 2017 Comes Through Fernie, BC

In the spring of 2010 a teacher-friend sent me a link to a documentary called Ride the Divide. It was available for viewing on YouTube as part of its release promotion. Out of curiosity, I clicked on the link while enjoying my morning coffee. And found myself in the same position, glued to the computer screen just under an hour and a half later, completely in awe of the people I met throughout. 

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Jun 09, 2017 in Community

Fernogamous

Once in a while, everyone needs a vacation. I think it’s in our DNA. It’s a strange thing to need a vacation while living in a town where there is a constant influx of vacationers.

Posted by Shelby Cain on Jun 07, 2017 in Community

June 2017 Horoscopes

June evokes the power of people rising, growing slowly out of strong shared emotions arising from difficult decisions taken by government authorities.

Posted by Yann Loranger on Jun 04, 2017 in Community

June 2017 Editor's Fix

This June, we challenge you to find a new Fernie getaway. Somewhere you’ve never been, or something you have yet to try

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Jun 03, 2017 in Community

It’s Working

Hey, parents. Guess what? If you’ve made a leap of faith, and a few major sacrifices to raise your family in the Elk Valley, it may have been the best decision you’ve ever made.

Posted by Shelby Cain on May 23, 2017 in Community

Sense of Belonging

A sense of belonging in your community is incredibly important. Community is a complex web of interchanging mutuality that is supportive and inclusive. Fernie has and will forever hold these positive attributes; it is what creates meaningful relationships and lasting friendships.

Posted by Micah Morris on May 21, 2017 in Community

Raspberries and Cheese Trays

Community building isn’t just about the big things, like getting into municipal politics, or starting a new business. Community building is also about every day choices: supporting local shops, hosting potlucks, saying hello to neighbours, resisting gossip, attending local events, introducing yourself to strangers, extending and accepting invitations.

Posted by Adam K. MacDonald on May 19, 2017 in Community

A Backup Story

When your hard drive crashes without warning, it's a friendly reminder that maybe should have backed up our data.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on May 16, 2017 in Community

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