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Elk Valley Hospital COVID-19 Physician Update

Regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), BC is unable to screen all symptomatic patients or potential exposures. As per provincial recommendations, IF you have been out of the country (including the United States) in the past 2 weeks, you are advised to self-quarantine at home.

Posted by admin on Mar 19, 2020 in Health

City of Fernie Activates Emergency Operations Centre

On March 17, 2020, the City of Fernie announced that it activated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in support of Provincial measures responding to the ongoing COVID-19 Situation.

Posted by admin on Mar 17, 2020 in Community

Running

Stick on the Prehab theme to see what you can do in March to avoid having a running in jury in May! Here are some tips and exercises to get you started.

Posted by Bob Maudie on Mar 15, 2020 in Outdoors

Trading Places

As male in a small-town arts community, I’m an unlikely minority. At any given artists’ gathering I’m often one of few men, and I’m invariably surrounded by creative, talented, competent, hard-working, and knowledgeable women. 

Posted by Michael Hepher on Mar 14, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

Shop Swag

Every day Fernie receives visitors from around the world. Gone are the days when town was only busy in winter and these days, we don't really have downtime. This is wonderful for the local folk who rely on visitors and it means that businesses have the opportunity to thrive year-round. 

Posted by Emma Polit on Mar 14, 2020 in Health

Regional District of East Kootenay Approves 5-Year Financial Plan

The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board of Directors has adopted its 2020-2024 Financial Plan.

Posted by admin on Mar 12, 2020 in Community

Passwords

We tend to think that complexity is what makes a good password, but we don’t really understand complexity. We think if it looks more complicated then it must be better, but entropy is a better measurement of difficulty in guessing than complexity.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Mar 12, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

March 2020 Business News

Fernie Wood Finishing, the Mother Nature Doulas is excited to welcome Jade Elford to the team, a new member joins the Wild Heart Therapies and Farmacy and much more.

Posted by admin on Mar 11, 2020 in Business

Jill Barclay

In Fernie, there is no lack of inspiring, bold women. As business owners. As community advocates. As volunteers and pioneers. It is truly a privilege to work, recreate, create, parent, and live among them.

Posted by admin on Mar 11, 2020 in Community

Laurel Douglas Appointed New CEO of SIDIT

The Board of Directors of the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust (SIDIT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Laurel Douglas as its CEO effective May 4, 2020.

Posted by admin on Mar 09, 2020 in Community

Dog Days of Winter

Is your dog snuggling by the fire, dreaming of fresh grass, alpine meadows and sunny days at the lake? Not all dogs are built for Rocky Mountain winter weather and by this time of year, some are feeling the effects of the long cold days.

Posted by Val Lanthier on Mar 09, 2020 in Health

Fernie Women on Wheels

Have you ever noticed how empowered you feel after getting a good dose of fresh mountain air? It can be as simple as a walk with the dog, a stroll down main street or hitting the trails on your bike, snowshoes or skis. It can also be empowering to enjoy these activities with a group. 

Posted by Julie Kelly on Mar 09, 2020 in Outdoors

Megan Haeusler

Drawing inspiration from the architecture and nature of her surroundings to create paintings that show the ever-evolving history and unique character of her adopted home, this small town nestled in the Rocky Mountains.

Posted by admin on Mar 08, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

March 2020 New Business

Being a parent may be one of the most joyful experiences imaginable. Although, we sometimes forget about the joy of being parents among all the tantrums, whining and fighting. The days feel too short, we are tired and our patience level can be low.

Posted by admin on Mar 06, 2020 in Business

Business Skills for Basin Students

Students in the Columbia Basin can learn about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship through JA British Columbia (JABC). Columbia Basin Trust is providing JABC with $460,500 over three years to provide support to students throughout the region.

Posted by admin on Mar 05, 2020 in Community