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Sweet Dreams

Sweet DreamsPosted: Sep 17, 2019

Fly fishing. Singular men, clad in shades of beige, stalking the riverbank. Suspenders and funny hats and deeply-lined foreheads from summers spent with the identical look of concentration on their faces. 

Tags: Fernie BC, fly fishing, Outdoors

Polly’s Picky Eating Predicament

Polly’s Picky Eating PredicamentPosted: Sep 14, 2019

Picky eaters in the house can be a constant frustration and worry for parents. Here’s a strategy to help your youngsters develop healthy relationships with food and take some of the stress off mom and dad’s shoulders.

Tags: family, health, Fernie BC

St. Margaret’s Cemetery

St. Margaret’s CemeteryPosted: Nov 09, 2018

A cemetery is the surest place to find peace. St. Margaret's Cemetery in Fernie is one such cemetery. Old stones mix with old trees, standing quietly together just above town, touched only by the passing breeze.
 

Tags: Fernie BC, Outdoors, history, St. Margaret's Cemetery

Enhancing Recreational Opportunities on Basin Trails

Enhancing Recreational Opportunities on Basin TrailsPosted: Nov 06, 2018

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.

Tags: Columbia Basin Trust, Fernie Trails Alliance, Fernie BC, trails, Fernie Mountain Bike Club

Ange Qualizza

Ange QualizzaPosted: Nov 06, 2018

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.

Tags: Ange Qualizza, mayor, Fernie BC

Eating More Sustainably

Eating More SustainablyPosted: Nov 05, 2018

This shoulder season, take a moment to reflect on your food purchasing habits and their impact on environmental sustainability. If we all made more mindful choices about food, we would contribute positively towards the issues facing the industry.

Tags: Food, foodie, Fernie BC, health, wellness

Getting Back on the Horse

Getting Back on the HorsePosted: Oct 31, 2018

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.

Tags: family, Fernie BC, Fernie Therapeutic Horse and Pony Club

Holly Kimola

Holly KimolaPosted: Oct 31, 2018

Who doesn't love the smell of leather, am I right?!

Tourism Master Plan Survey

Tourism Master Plan SurveyPosted: Oct 31, 2018

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. Done right, tourism can bring many benefits to communities; doing it right requires proactive planning and ongoing governance for community success.

Tags: Tourism Master Plan, Fernie Tourism, Fernie Chamber, City of Fernie

Free Arts and Culture Grant Writing Workshops

Free Arts and Culture Grant Writing WorkshopsPosted: Oct 30, 2018

Want to learn 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.

Tags: Fernie BC, Columbia Basin Trust, Arts, Culture

Fernie Brewing Company Launches Fresh New Look

Fernie Brewing Company Launches Fresh New LookPosted: Oct 30, 2018

Fernie Brewing Company (FBC), BC’s most easterly brewery, is excited to announce the launch of a fresh new look, which is hitting stores throughout Western Canada over coming weeks. With no change to the brews within, their new look is clean, crisp and bold, and is set to transition across their entire product portfolio.

Tags: Fernie BC, brewery, Fernie Brewing Company

Canadian Conference Connects Classrooms to Communities in the Columbia Basin

Canadian Conference Connects Classrooms to Communities in the Columbia BasinPosted: Oct 25, 2018

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

After submitting their bid to host in 2012, the Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN) was given the nod to host the 2018 Canadian Environmental Education Conference.

Tags: Ktunaxa Nation, community, Columbia Basin Trust

New Energy Grant Targets Community Buildings

New Energy Grant Targets Community BuildingsPosted: Oct 23, 2018

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.

Tags: Columbia Basin Trust, Fernie BC, community

Some not-so-friendly Tech Support

Some not-so-friendly Tech SupportPosted: Oct 19, 2018

Virtually every PC comes with virus protection these days. Windows Defender is built in. While not a perfect antivirus (there is no perfect antivirus) it’s pretty solid. 

Tags: Computers, technology

Scott Courtemanche

Scott CourtemanchePosted: Oct 17, 2018

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

Tags: Fernie BC, skiing, Fernie Alpine Resort

October 2018 Business News

October 2018 Business NewsPosted: Oct 14, 2018

The Fernie Museum recognizes the 100th Anniversary of the Closing of the Morrissey Interment Camp and the Fernie Women’s Resource Centre invites you to “Trick or Treat at the Movies".

Tags: Fernie Museum, business, Fernie BC, Rockies Law

Choosing Strangers

Choosing StrangersPosted: Oct 14, 2018

This month, Sadie took to the streets, restaurants, trails, campsites, and a few other dimly lit corners of Fernie to beseech the masses about the choices they’ve made in life.

Tags: poetry, Fernie BC, Sadie Rosgen

Fernie’s Friendly Fall

Fernie’s Friendly FallPosted: Oct 14, 2018

One thing Rebecca really enjoys 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. 

Tags: Fernie BC, Festivals, family fun

WORKBC EK Employment 2018 - Community Job Fair

WORKBC EK Employment 2018 - Community Job FairPosted: Oct 12, 2018

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. Fernie Community Centre, 901 6th Ave., Fernie BC. Unlimited Free parking is available. JOB SEEKERS Several employers will be on site to discuss information on job opportunities available; to collect resumes; pre-screen for interviews and network with job seekers.

WORKBC EK Employment 2018 - Community Job Fair

WORKBC EK Employment 2018 - Community Job FairPosted: Oct 12, 2018

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. Fernie Community Centre, 901 6th Ave., Fernie BC. Unlimited Free parking is available. JOB SEEKERS Several employers will be on site to discuss information on job opportunities available; to collect resumes; pre-screen for interviews and network with job seekers.

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