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Are you interested in learning more about how to apply for arts and culture grants delivered by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance? Attend a free workshop with Krista Patterson, who will share how to apply and what to expect from the application process.

Individuals working in all artistic disciplines as well as arts and cultural organizations residing in the Columbia Basin are invited to attend the workshops.

The City of Fernie is pleased to announce that Council has hired Michael Boronowski as the City’s new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

Boronowski will join the City of Fernie from the District of Mission, where he has served as the Manager of Civic Engagement and Corporate Initiatives for the past five years. In this role, he has led major technology-transformations within the municipality and has been provincially recognized for his work transforming the Stave West Forest & Recreation Area.

You have arrived, and while are stunned by the beauty of the beautiful Elk Valley are completely under-prepared for the conditions. Well, we have experienced it and are here to help! Here are our must-haves during your stay in Fernie and beyond.

One thing you should be prepared for during your time here is to continually be pleasantly surprised. By the effortless champagne powder. And last but most certainly not least, by the calibre of the culinary experiences and locally-produced libations on offer.

The public will have a chance to discuss recreation management in the Koocanusa area at four open houses this November in the communities of Baynes Lake, Jaffray, Grasmere and Elko.

Mayor Ange Qualizza couldn’t have been more thrilled to receive an invitation from our local Girl Guides to discuss what is it like to be a woman in politics, what it was like to campaign as a woman and how girls can be more engaged in politics despite not being old enough to vote.

Construction is complete on the City of Fernie’s new Operations Facility, and an event will be held on November 16 to officially open the new facility.

North Coal Limited is committed to the well-being of the Elk Valley and is pleased to contribute to the Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies (CFKR) in Elkford, Sparwood, and Fernie with a $5000 donation to each local Community Fund.

Many families in the Columbia Basin rely upon child care. To help meet this need for quality spaces, 67 child care providers in 24 communities will be creating up to 198 new spaces and improving 1,256 spaces. These projects are being undertaken with nearly $1.4 million from Columbia Basin Trust’s Child Care Capital Grants.

The RDEK Board Highlights for October include a New Official Community Plan for Lake Windermere, the Mission Road and Hwy 95A Intersection Project, Two New Parks to Become Part of Regional Parks Plan and more.