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Late yesterday BC Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced a new set of province-wide health orders and guidelines to address increasing cases of COVID-19 in the second wave of the pandemic. You can read the full announcement on the province-wide restrictions here. The order is in effect from November 19, 2020 at midnight to December 7, 2020 at midnight.

The Heritage Walking Tour of Downtown Fernie begins at The Arts Station and follows a loop past some of Fernie’s most beautiful and significant architecture to finish at 901 Fernie, a faithful recreation of the former Fernie Secondary School which stood on the same spot. Pick up a copy of the walking tour at the Fernie Museum, Visitor Information Centre, or find it online at tourismfernie.com/history/historic-downtown.

The very best reason I can think of for investing time, energy, and money into self-care is that adult mindset and behaviour has a huge influence on the young people nearby. It is difficult to take care of ourselves the way we would like to because the demands of the world outside us never stop screaming. 

An individual who has dedicated his life to supporting and helping people, whether through his job as a Respiratory Therapist (RT) or as a volunteer with the Fellaship Men’s Support Group.

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is urging local businesses and the wider community to get back to basics with the precautionary measures aimed at curbing COVID-19 infection rates. These measures (as recommended by the BC Provincial Health Office) include the wearing of masks in indoor public spaces (including local stores), maintaining physical distance of at least two metres, washing your hands regularly, and staying home when feeling unwell.

At this week's City of Fernie Regular Meeting of Council, council approved measures to support the continued transitional, safe re-opening of indoor facilities. These measures include temporary additional staffing and resources to monitor and clean indoor facilities as part of the City’s Indoor Recreation Facilities Re-Opening Safety Plan.

The City would like to remind the public of the following:

A global pandemic has changed life as we know it and students are navigating the world of learning in unprecedented conditions. Because of our new reality, it felt natural for KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology) and its youth program, GLOWS, to seek the expertise from students and educators for this year’s Kootenay Contraption Contest. From October 26-November 26, students and educators are invited to solve the real world problems they are facing at school or home school right now by using science and technology.

The inaugural #WEcreateBC campaign launched this week to celebrate the impact that women entrepreneurs have in creating businesses, jobs, connections, and communities in British Columbia. 

What have you planted in your parenting garden lately? Did you sow anything to keep your family nourished in the days ahead? Sometimes it’s only when the weeks are cold and the cellar is empty that we stop to reflect on the fact that we never gathered any nuts when it was still possible. That’s an awfully sad situation to be in. 

That summer, their family attended Wapiti. Gaëtane had been trying to figure out how she was going to continue her career in Fernie, and she expressed this to her good friend Heather Kerr. A month later, Gaëtane had a job as a Community Energy Coordinator. “It was a miracle, and a dream job in Fernie, BC.”