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The Ktunaxa Nation Council invites members of the press to join them and partners for a significant announcement on Saturday, January 18, in Cranbrook concerning the future of an area of great cultural and ecological importance in the Central Purcells.

Setting goals is one thing, but making a plan to follow through is next level. This is what makes a streak so exceptional. A streak can be partnered with a New Year’s resolution or a word of the year, and make either one more powerful.

At the end of 2019, Rick Jensen wrapped up seven years on Columbia Basin Trust’s Board of Directors, including four as Chair. The Trust thanks him for his dedication and meaningful contributions, which have impacted the lives of countless people in the region.

If you know an outstanding volunteer in one of the rural areas in the region, the RDEK encourages you to nominate them for the 2020 Electoral Area Volunteer of the Year award.

Executive Director of SheJumps, an organization that motivates women and girls of all backgrounds to step out of their comfort zone in a fun, non-threatening, inclusive environment to learn outdoor skills. 

Holiday time is magical for many reasons, but the date on the calendar does not bring the magic. It’s the special way we feel that transforms annual rituals from mere activities into something deeply meaningful.

This coming year the Trust is turning 25. It’s a chance to celebrate all that we have been able to accomplish together with people and communities. It’s also a time to recognize and honour those who saw an opportunity in 1995 to create this unique, regional organization that would support the efforts by the people of the Columbia Basin to create a legacy of social, economic and environmental well-being in the region most affected by the Columbia River Treaty. The focus then was on the future, and in this coming year, we’ll be asking residents to look ahead to the next 25 years.

The World Health Organization sees urban parks and gardens as a component to health and well-being and are a fundamental component of any well-designed urban space. 1Green spaces are natural intersections, where we come together with intention.

The annual election of RDEK Chair and Vice Chair was held at the Regional District of East Kootenay this morning and Electoral Area C Director Rob Gay will continue on as Chair for 2020.

This will be the Electoral Area C Director’s ninth term as RDEK Chair. He has served on the Board since 2005. “I’d like to thank my fellow Directors for their ongoing support. It is an honour to serve as Chair of this organization and I look forward to another rewarding year,” says Gay.

The #Ferniestoke Ski Shuttle service starts this Saturday December 14th!

Season Passes are now available at Guest Services, Fernie Alpine Resort. Limited quantity available. $299 plus GST. One way bus fare is $4 cash. Exact change only. 5 and under ride free with a paying adult.

Daily operations: December 14th, 2019 - April 12th, 2020*. Seats are first-come-first served. No pre-booking of seats.

*Schedule may change without notice. April may see daytime and evening service reduced.