Community

Cocktails and Character

Fernie isn't much for scale; those of us who live here know this. A quaint 12 avenues and 16 streets, a mountainside subdivision, a serene river, and a four-block main street—just how we like it.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Nov 13, 2018 in Community

Enhancing Recreational Opportunities on Basin Trails

Whether biking to work, hiking peaks or walking pets, Columbia Basin residents prize the trails in our communities and surrounding areas. To improve these paths and support healthy outdoor lifestyles, Columbia Basin Trust is launching its new three-year, $1.5-million Trail Enhancement Grants.

Posted by admin on Nov 06, 2018 in Community

Ange Qualizza

Within six months of being on council that she wanted to be mayor, and started building towards that goal. Her first move as new mayor, she's dedicated to investing in council.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Nov 06, 2018 in Community

Getting Back on the Horse

Studies on the benefits of equine therapy are so numerous. They are loyal and sensitive and unique. When mistreated they act out. Over time, if they feel lonely and unloved, they become damaged. Just like us.

Posted by Shelby Cain on Oct 31, 2018 in Community

Tourism Master Plan Survey

More than just any other industry, tourism requires collaboration and partnering locally with residents, businesses, user groups and organisations, as well as with regional and provincial organisations.

Posted by admin on Oct 31, 2018 in Community

Free Arts and Culture Grant Writing Workshops

Want to learn more about how to apply for arts and culture grants delivered by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance?

Posted by admin on Oct 29, 2018 in Community

Canadian Conference Connects Classrooms to Communities in the Columbia Basin

Participants learn from the land and people of the Ktunaxa Nation.

Posted by admin on Oct 25, 2018 in Community

New Energy Grant Targets Community Buildings

From town halls to seniors’ centres, community purpose buildings are well-used gathering places that can use a lot of electricity and be costly to operate. The new Energy Sustainability Grant from Columbia Basin Trust can help these buildings generate energy, increase energy efficiency and sustainability, and reduce energy costs.

Posted by admin on Oct 23, 2018 in Community

Scott Courtemanche

The adaptive ski program at Fernie Alpine Resort was begun by Grace Brulotte and then Scott Courtemanche came onto the scene.

Posted by admin on Oct 17, 2018 in Community

Fernie’s Friendly Fall

One thing about Fernie is how easy it is to choose how social you want to be without needing to make plans. You can turn up to free gallery openings, participate in group bike rides, sign up for workshops or join a regular yoga class and be surrounded by friends and friendly faces, all ready to chat and maybe grab a coffee or a beer afterwards.

Posted by Rebecca Hall on Oct 14, 2018 in Community

WORKBC EK Employment 2018 - Community Job Fair

WorkBC Employment Services, EK Employment is pleased to announce the date for our annual Community Job Fair in Fernie. We would like to invite employers and job seekers to attend the event. FERNIE: Thursday November 1st from 2pm-5pm.

Posted by admin on Oct 12, 2018 in Community

Teenagers, Parents and Leadership

Adults get to declare their choices for local government elected officials on October 20. Although young people cannot yet participate in this democratic opportunity, it’s a perfect time to think and talk together about leadership. 

Posted by Kerri Wall on Oct 10, 2018 in Community

October 2018 Editor’s Fix

When you think about it, it’s what we all desire, and there are many who may never have this opportunity - the opportunity of choice! This October, we can decide to work together to make a change and to be a part of what happens in our community. 

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Oct 08, 2018 in Community

Wild Voices Deepens Students Understanding of The Natural World

This school year, over 5,000 K-12 students in the Columbia Basin will venture beyond the walls of their classroom, where they will deepen their knowledge of the natural world with help from local mentors as part of the Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network’s (CBEEN) Wild Voices program.

Posted by admin on Oct 06, 2018 in Community