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The Elk Valley will once again be part of the regional organics program after the Elk Valley Directors reversed a decision earlier this year and voted in favour of re-joining the East Kootenay Regional Organics Strategy and constructing an organics processing facility at the Sparwood Transfer Station.

The City of Fernie is pleased to announce that the Sparling East Playground is open!

Mayor Qualizza joined City staff and a representative from BDI Playdesigns Inc. for a COVID-safe ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication on Wednesday.

The Senior Citizens Club of Fernie & District, or the Seniors Centre, is one of those places that you just assume was always there; that building tucked behind Mugshots and across from City Hall. More than just a facility, the Seniors Centre is  a gathering place for people of all ages, a place for exercise and games, a homemade meal, learning and sharing, and a fair bit of dancing at the Christmas party. 

Local businesses, organizations and the tourism sector have endured many challenges and hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Starting April 29th until June 20th the LOYAL to LOCAL #FernieStrong initiative aims to further support local by rewarding local spending. 

It's no surprise that Madi Bragg was opening up a garden centre – Three Sisters Farm and Greenhouse. So, just where does Madi’s passion come from?

The City of Fernie is launching Phase 2 of public engagement on the Active Transportation Master Plan (ATMP). The ATMP, once finalized, will function as a long-range strategic plan to guide the vision for and investment in a multi-modal transportation network throughout the city. 

In Fernie, the women of the non-profit, Community Energy Association (CEA), believe that not only can small communities contribute to solutions, we can be leaders. This leadership-focused approach defines CEA’s work and has accelerated action on climate change in communities across western Canada. 
 

Starting in May, the sale of fireworks will be prohibited in the rural parts of the RDEK, one month later than originally proposed.

Two years ago, during my first year on the board with the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), we received a presentation on Climate Change Impacts and Implications. It was shocking and devastating and I 
left questioning my choice to have had children. What kind of mess are they going to be left with? I felt hopeless.