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Joni Laberge

This spring I was testing a distance art program for my day job in teen recreation. I found a set of watercolours I’d kept in a box since I went to Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson in 2002.

Posted by admin on Aug 21, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

First Ever Kootenay Pitch Competition to be Held at Nelson Innovation Centre

The competition is made up of three pitch events and a grand finale pitch event. The first pitch event will take place on November 5, 2020 with applications due on September 24, 2020. Each pitch event will see four entrepreneurs pitching their businesses in front of a panel of judges that includes investors, technology experts, funding agencies and experienced entrepreneurs who have global connections to both markets and investment capital. 

Posted by admin on Aug 21, 2020 in Community

A Simple Rebirth

Let’s not forget that the things we make are tools to connect us to ourselves and to our community. When we start looking at the tool as an end point, we start losing the human part. 

Posted by Michael Hepher on Aug 21, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

Restoration and Relationships

The job of parenting is constantly demanding that we bring to life new parts of ourselves. We master feats of strength like labour, childbirth, and sleep deprivation. We try to creatively handle tantrums, lying, and driving lessons.

Posted by Kerri Wall on Aug 18, 2020 in Community

Two Become Three

2020 has brought us all a lot of unforeseen surprises, challenges, and difficulties. Yet for new parents Janice Doucette and Joey Kosolofski, their glass has always remained half full. Expecting your first child will do that to you.

Posted by Yvonne Prest on Aug 17, 2020 in Outdoors

The Lizard

If you’ve been following along since June, and finding all of the donation boxes for our summer Scavenger Hunt, you have reached two beautiful locations so far - The Fairy Creek Falls and the Cedar Forest off of Gorby Trail. 

Posted by Wes Shaw on Aug 14, 2020 in Outdoors

August 2020 Business News

ET Hair Salon is excited to welcome Kaitlyn Poirier home after six years of working in the city. 

Posted by admin on Aug 14, 2020 in Business

Hollow Tree

Summer at Fernie Alpine Resort is in full swing, with record summer passes purchased and many visitors and residents enjoying all that the lift-access offers including a variety of hikes and an extensive network of trails for all levels of riders and preferred styles of riding.

Posted by Karen Pepper on Aug 11, 2020 in Outdoors


Self-help comes in many formats. A walk in the woods, books, flyers, and websites. In the past few years podcasts have become an integral part of the mental health landscape. Research and evidencebased practice shapes psychological best practice. 

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Aug 10, 2020 in Health

August 2020 New Business

Tucked away in the heart of downtown Fernie, you’ll find Society Jane. A boutique hair salon co-founded by long time besties, Dayna and Alanna.

Posted by admin on Aug 07, 2020 in Business

Tanya Malcolm

For years, we have been thinking about featuring Tanya Malcolm. We would see the work and change she was bringing to an organization or business which extended to our community, the Valley or the Kooteney region and be like, yes!

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Aug 06, 2020 in Community

Cooking with Corbs - Cream Puffs

Can you believe August is here?! And with it, the last of our online Summer Series: Cooking with Corbs! We hope you have enjoyed this feature, and are looking forward to providing more of this type of content in future. Yes, we love Becky and Corbs!

Posted by admin on Aug 05, 2020 in Health

SUP Dogs

We are spoiled by so many great places to get on the water, some days it’s hard to choose where to go. If you have a dog who insists on joining every adventure, try stand-up paddle boarding together! It’s easier than it looks and here are some helpful tips.

Posted by Val Lanthier on Aug 04, 2020 in Health

Finding Your Vitality

To me, the idea of a revival or being “revived” translates to bringing yourself back to life. It has been so wonderful seeing this revival happening around us as businesses start to open, people venture out of their homes, and we begin to see and spend time with the people we love. 

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Jul 30, 2020 in Health

Virtual Challenges

The Fernie Trails Alliance (FTA) has been working with its member clubs, event organizers and landowners to get some fun events going for the summer. Due to COVID-19 the events have gone virtual. But you don’t need to slap on a race plate to challenge yourself. Check out the great options.

Posted by Julie Kelly on Jul 30, 2020 in Outdoors