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Stronger Together

Fernie and other Columbia Basin communities are vibrant, welcoming places thanks to the people who live here, the opportunities they provide and the resources they offer that support well-being. As all communities respond and work together to meet the new challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Columbia Basin Trust is here to help.

Posted by Johnny Strilaeff on Apr 30, 2020 in Community

May 2020 Editor’s Fix

You’re all doing a fantastic job. Just look around at what’s being done in our community, families reaching out to support one another, volunteers leaping to be there for our more vulnerable population, businesses reinventing themselves to not only make it through this but to be there for us during this time, the Elk Valley Hospital, City of Fernie, Fernie Food Share, Salvation Army, Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Fernie… and countless additional organizations working around the clock to ensure we are safe, healthy, feel secure, and that we’re going to make it through this.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Apr 30, 2020 in Community

Cooking with Corbs - Spiced Applesauce Cake

It's week four with Cooking with Corbs and we can't wait to try this recipe out! Becky said this cake was gone within 48 hours of baking it.

Posted by admin on Apr 26, 2020 in Health

Wapiti Music Festival Society Announces Cancellation of 2020 Festival

Wapiti Music Festival Society is cancelling the 10th Anniversary Wapiti Music Festival scheduled for August 7th and 8th in Fernie, BC. Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and in light of the statements of the Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry regarding not lifting the order against mass gatherings, the society has concluded that for the safety of all involved cancellation is necessary.

Posted by admin on Apr 24, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

Green Career Planning

Are you familiar with the Japanese concept of ikigai? Ikigai basically translates as one’s purpose in life or reason for being. Some say that you can find your own ikigai by locating the convergent answer to the following four questions.

Posted by Kerri Wall on Apr 24, 2020 in Community

International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW) Conference Rescheduled

After careful deliberation, the ISSW2020 organization committee has made the difficult decision to reschedule the upcoming ISSW conference due to the many uncertainties presented by the Covid-19 pandemic. The ISSW conference is now scheduled for October 3-8, 2021 and will remain in Fernie, BC.

Posted by admin on Apr 23, 2020 in Outdoors

Social Distancing Front Porch Project

Even though this may be a challenging time in our lives, and likely the first of its kind for many of us, it’s also a historic event and an opportunity to document aspects of how it affected families in Fernie. Mckenzie Jespersen decided to do just that by taking part in the Front Porch Project to raise funds for Fernie Food Share.

Posted by admin on Apr 22, 2020 in Community

Escaped Fire in Hosmer Area Leads to Fine

Members of the Hosmer Fire Department responded to a quickly spreading grass fire in the Hosmer area this afternoon.

Posted by admin on Apr 21, 2020 in Community

Cooking with Corbs - Rice Crispy Treats with a Twist

In the third installement of Cooking with Corbs, Becky and Corbs decided to do something quick, easy, delicious and healthy (well, depending on your specific twist to the recipe).

Posted by admin on Apr 20, 2020 in Health

The Two Popes

Jorge Mario Bergoglio is the current head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State. He was born in Argentina in 1936, and became archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998, subsequently leading the Argentine church during the riots of 2001. He was created cardinal in 2001. 

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Apr 19, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

Local Athlete To Provide Youth Biking Program

Fernie local, Carter Nieuwesteeg has returned to the vally after having graduated from University, ready to set down roots and give back to the community. A competitive mountain bike racer and certified NCCP Coach, Carter is offering an Athlete2Athlete Coaching Program (A2A) for youth in the Fernie area this summer.

Posted by admin on Apr 18, 2020 in Outdoors

Wigwam Flats & Spring News

Spring is in the air and you may be keen to hit the trails on foot or bike. April can be a tricky month for weather so please be mindful of trail conditions before heading out. Reviewing the IMBA “Rules of Trail” is a good way to make sure you are respecting the environment and our trail network.

Posted by Julie Kelly on Apr 18, 2020 in Outdoors

Teck Creates $20 Million COVID-19 Response Fund

On April 16, 2020 Teck Resources Limited announced the creation of a $20-million fund to support COVID-19 response and future recovery efforts.This funding will go to support critical social initiatives and increased healthcare capacity, including procuring one million masks to be donated for healthcare in British Columbia.

Posted by admin on Apr 16, 2020 in Community

Nature is Therapy

There is a spot on the Old Growth Trail heading up to Island Lake Lodge where the cedars make a perfect circle. If you connect your body to the pine needles on the ground and quiet your mind you can lose yourself in the sound of a nearby creek and sight of swaying trees towering over you. It is a magical place and living proof that nature is therapy. 

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Apr 15, 2020 in Health


A few Key Points for bike fit and a handful of exercises to keep you “balanced” off the bike. 

Posted by Bob Maudie on Apr 15, 2020 in Outdoors