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Ford Versus Ferrari

Service level reviews, examining needs, swimming through the sea of wants. It’s really an everyday process in local government, one that keeps us balancing strategic priorities designed to insulate our community from poor investment choices that do not support our infrastructure needs, against the always present ‘emerging needs.’

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Mar 05, 2020 in Community

Fernie Pride Society Looks Ahead

Established in 2016, the Fernie Pride Society supports and connects the LGBTQ2+ community in the Elk Valley and seeks to ensure a safe and inclusive region that celebrates the uniqueness and diversity of its residents and visitors. This volunteer-based organization works hard to provide social events, workshops, outreach, community engagement, advocacy, resources and referrals for LGBTQ2+ people of all ages and allies.

Posted by admin on Mar 04, 2020 in Community

Jess Hotter, Freeride World Tour Athlete

Jess having a spot on the tour speaks volume on her skills and ability. Your technique in all snow conditions is dialed down, balance and control in the air is perfected, and you have fluidity and speed in your riding – all things the judges critique your line on.

Posted by Danyal Taylor on Mar 03, 2020 in Outdoors

Women Investors

Most of us would probably agree that men and women frequently behave differently, and these differences often show up in professional, family and social situations. Of course, this certainly doesn’t mean either gender has an advantage in these areas. However, here’s an interesting question: Do women possess attributes that may make them better investors?

Posted by Roman Rybar on Mar 02, 2020 in Business

Wapiti 2020 Line Up Released

This August 7 and 8, the tenth annual Wapiti Music Festival takes place in the Annex Park, alongisde the majestic Elk River in beautiful Fernie, BC. Each spring as the event approaches the air is thick with anticipation. Who will headline this year? How can it trump the epic live performances we've enjoyed in past (Black Pistol Fire anyone)? One thing is for sure, the team at Wapiti never disappoints and getting early bird tickets is always a no-brainer.

Posted by admin on Mar 01, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

Columbia Basin Culture Tour – 2020 Call for Entry

Call for entry: registration is now open for artists/venues in the Columbia Basin to participate in the Columbia Basin Culture Tour (CBCT), a celebration of culture taking place August 8 & 9, 2020.

Posted by admin on Feb 27, 2020 in Community

Shape the Future of How We Live, Work and Play in the Columbia Basin

For 25 years, Columbia Basin Trust has been supporting your ideas and efforts. Now the Trust is inviting you to celebrate all that the people and communities of the Columbia Basin have accomplished together over the last quarter century, and to share your aspirations for the future.

Posted by admin on Feb 26, 2020 in Community

Love at a Funeral

I met Lenore Rosgen when I was working at Riverside Value Drug Mart in Drumheller, Alberta, where I grew up. She was always quick with a funny jab or a sweet smile. She often accompanied her husband Richard who was on oxygen at the time, a charming gentleman farmer not far from town.

Posted by Sadie Rosgen on Feb 22, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

Love For Beginners

Is love an action? A feeling? An attitude? Has anything in the history of civilization ever been written about, wondered about, or questioned as much as love?

Posted by Kerri Wall on Feb 21, 2020 in Community

Cross Country Skiing

If you are interested in making your cross country skiing a little smoother, and possibly a little more enjoyable, give these exercises a try.

Posted by Bob Maudie on Feb 19, 2020 in Outdoors

For the Love of Lunges

There are plenty of variations to choose from when it comes to lunges, a movement that can be done in the comfort of your home requiring no equipment. Whether you’re pressed for time, new to working out, have a sleeping baby, or just want to start moving, the lunge is a staple that is effective and efficient.

Posted by Maddy Alaric on Feb 17, 2020 in Health

Ready or Not

Ready or Not is a horror film full of dark humour and over-the-top gore. It is directed by Americans Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. Bettinelli-Olpin is an actor, screenwriter and director, while Gillett is a cinematographer, director and writer. 

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Feb 16, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

My Week in Parliament

As Youth Councillor for the City of Fernie, I was surprised to learn that it meant that I had the opportunity to go to the British Columbia Youth Parliament (BCYP). After applying in early November, I received my letter of acceptance and was thrilled to represent Fernie at the 91st Session of BCYP.
 

Posted by Aislinn Dressler on Feb 15, 2020 in Community

City of Fernie 2020 Discretionary Grants Awarded

The City of Fernie is pleased to announce the award of the City’s 2020 Discretionary Grants.

Posted by admin on Feb 12, 2020 in Community

Hard Times in Bad Lands

A few years ago I borrowed a friend’s car for a road trip. As I wound my way up the Kootenay Pass, the only music available was a stack of unmarked, burned CDs jammed between the seats. As I cycled through those discs each new track was an adventure.

Posted by Michael Hepher on Feb 12, 2020 in Art and Entertainment