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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 Business Excellence 2020 - Finalists Announced

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the three finalists in each category of the 2020 Virtual Fernie Business Excellence Awards. This year over 60 local businesses were nominated for an award, and each business was asked to complete an awards application that was submitted to a panel of independent judges from outside the Fernie area.

Posted by admin on Oct 05, 2020 in Business

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

October 2020 Business News

Fernie Food Action Strategy

Posted by admin on Oct 03, 2020 in Business

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

Pistol Squat Progression

Living in a mountain town, quad dominance is a common trend and is a subject I think we need to bring some light to. By balancing out our strengths and utilizing the entire body, we are setting ourselves up for success and ensuring that we can continue to do the things we love.

Posted by admin on Sep 20, 2020 in Health

Rocks, Pinecones, Stumps!

If Einstein was right (and I think he often was) in stating that imagination is more valuable than knowledge, then schools that focus on creating space for imaginative play are exactly what we need. Enter: Forest School. Enter: Little Einsteins.

Posted by admin on Sep 19, 2020 in Outdoors