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Fall Trail Work

The Fernie Trails Alliance (FTA) has been working hard all season to keep the trails in tip-top shape. Here are some of the projects the crew will continue to work on this fall. 

Posted by Julie Kelly on Oct 08, 2020 in Outdoors

The Seeds of Kindness

There is an old proverb that says, ‘you reap what you sow.” These words imply that the actions we take today greatly impact our behaviours and interactions in the future. In our community we could use these words to cultivate kindness and gratitude in order to improve our quality of life and increase our connection to others. 

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Oct 07, 2020 in Health

Pumpkin Pie Dog Treats

Like a lot of us, fall is a favourite time of year for most dogs. The days are cooler to adventure outdoors and it leaves them feeling like they can go all day. While we all indulge in the season of pumpkin spice and everything nice, why not share some of those yummy goodies with your best pal?

Posted by Val Lanthier on Oct 06, 2020 in Health

October 2020 Editors Fix

IT’S always been there, in the background. The knowing and understanding and need to be self sustainable. But, life kept on rolling. Our daily schedules filling. We’ll get to that…

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Oct 06, 2020 in Community

Fernie, BC Launches Their Official Tourism Master Plan

Tourism in Fernie will now be guided by a plan developed through a massive collaborative process that took place starting in 2018. The 58-page document details the stakeholders and process that worked together to create a new vision and path for a key sector of Fernie’s economy and future where visitor spending totalled $130 million in 2019. The plan was launched online on September 30th and is now available at

Posted by admin on Oct 05, 2020 in Community

The Banner Project by Louise Ferguson

The Fernie Banner Project highlights the diversity of the artistic community of the Elk Valley and brings Fernie’s downtown to life, celebrating the imagery and identity of the city.

Posted by admin on Oct 05, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

2020 Virtual Business Excellence Awards Voting for the People’s Choice Award Closes this Sunday

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is encouraging the community to vote for their favourite local business in the People’s Choice Award. The voting in this category of the 2020 Virtual Fernie Business Excellence Awards is currently open and will close at 5:00pm this Sunday 4 October. 

Posted by admin on Oct 02, 2020 in Community

Closing the Information Gap

There are four core elements to an asset management plan; people, information, assets and finances. Each element is as important as the next, and right now we are committed to closing the information gap.

Posted by admin on Oct 02, 2020 in Community

Preparing for the ‘New Retirement’

A generation or so ago, people didn’t just retire from work – many of them also withdrew from a whole range of social and community activities. But now, it’s different: The large Baby Boom cohort, and no doubt future ones, are seeking an active lifestyle and continued involvement in their communities and the world. So, what should you know about this “new retirement” and how can you prepare for it?

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Oct 02, 2020 in Business

East Kootenay Wake Surfers Put in Strong Performance at Canadian Nationals

It was a stellar weekend for East Kootenay riders at the 2020 Wake Canada Wakesurf Nationals, presented by Yanmar Marine.

Posted by admin on Sep 27, 2020 in Outdoors

What is the Point of School?

​Most of us think ‘learning’ and ‘education’ are basically the same things, and we accept that they take place within institutional settings. Is that really so? What if we broke down some of this language and interrogated our assumptions?

Posted by admin on Sep 24, 2020 in Community

Risk Tolerance and Stage of Life

As an investor, you’ll always need to deal with risk of some kind. But how can you manage the risk that’s been made clear by the recent volatility in the financial markets? The answer to this question may depend on where you are in life.

Posted by admin on Sep 21, 2020 in Business