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Vandals Destroy Recreation Signage at Koocanusa

Between March 26 and 29 vandals destroyed and removed newly-installed recreation use signs in the Koocanusa area, causing an estimated $5,000 in property damage. The signs were installed to communicate the new regulations for the Koocanusa Recreation Management Area, which limits motorized recreation to designated roads and trails, and restricts Crown land camping to designated sites.

Posted by admin on Apr 02, 2021 in Community

Sustainable Changes Rolling Out at Fernie Brewing Company

Whether it is a new beer, a piece of equipment or a packaging refresh at Fernie Brewing Co., a whole lot of planning and preparation goes on behind the scenes. The latest change at FBC is no different. However, with this change comes a host of benefits that flow from the Brewery to the Tasting Room and far beyond.

Posted by admin on Apr 01, 2021 in Business

Green Living

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Apr 01, 2021 in Health

Spring Optimism

I am not an expert in vaccinations, epidemiology or really health care but my world has been and will continue to be filled with these topics for the foreseeable future. There is no doubt it is a strange time to be in local government, but a year into our pandemic response it is starting to feel normal for these topics to be high priority issues.

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Apr 01, 2021 in Community

The Pub Offering Take-Out - Perfect for a Picnic!

With milder spring weather in the forecast, why not make plans to do a take-out picnic with the Pub at Park Place Lodge!

Posted by admin on Mar 29, 2021 in Business

Fernie Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 Virtual AGM Happening April 15th

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Thursday 15 April (from 9:30am to 11:00am) and is open to all members and the public.

Posted by admin on Mar 26, 2021 in Community

Strengthening Access to Local Food

New community-led projects in the Columbia Basin will support access to affordable, quality, local food for residents, with an emphasis on assisting those in need. Community kitchens, lawns-to-food initiatives and seed-saving libraries are just a few of the projects included in Columbia Basin Trust’s Local Food Access and Recovery Grants.

Posted by admin on Mar 25, 2021 in Community

Fernie Women on Wheels

The Fernie Women on Wheels program (FWOW), spearheaded by an FTA member club the Fernie Mountain Bike Club (FMBC) has been running since 2013. They are a group of women ripping it up on Fernie’s awesome trails. The group has grown into weekly scheduled rides on Wednesdays and Fridays with approximately 15-20 ladies attending pre COVID-19. They hope to get things rolling again in the Spring, COVID-19 dependent. 

Posted by Julie Kelly on Mar 21, 2021 in Outdoors

KAST Helps Hundreds of Kootenay Business Impacted by COVID-19 with Digital Transformation

One year into the pandemic and the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) has helped hundreds of businesses in the Kootenays impacted by COVID-19 get help with digital transformation.

Posted by admin on Mar 18, 2021 in Community

The Matriarchs

Posted by admin on Mar 18, 2021 in Community

We Can Do Hard Things

During one of the many moments through motherhood when I have felt out of my depth, a good friend told me, “We can do hard things.” That stuck with me and became a bit of a mantra. And through my own experience, and in hearing other women tell their stories, I’ve come to realize just how true those five little words are. Women are warriors. We can do hard things.

Posted by Katie Richardson on Mar 18, 2021 in Health

Projects Boost Social Well-Being

Posted by admin on Mar 17, 2021 in Community

Speak Up, Support and Celebrate

With a focus on challenging gender bias and inequity, this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) seeks to provoke society to take action and accelerate gender parity. Choose To Challenge is the theme, and creating a more alert world is the aim. As their website says, “from challenge, comes change.”  
 

Posted by Jessica Bozoky on Mar 17, 2021 in Art and Entertainment