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$1.5-million Trail Enhancement Grants

Whether biking to work, hiking peaks or walking pets, Columbia Basin residents prize the trails in our communities and surrounding areas.

Who Pays to Clean up Old Mines?

Our mine reclamation security system is supposed to make sure mine owners pay to clean up their mine sites and downstream pollution, but there are so many exceptions, secrets, weak policies and backroom deals, that mine owners across the province are profiting while BC taxpayers cover the long-term cleanup risk.

Fernie Brewing Launches New Look

Fernie Brewing Company, 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.

Fernie Business Excellence Awards 2018

The Fernie Business Excellence Awards 2018 organized and hosted by the Fernie Chamber of Commerce were held on Friday, October [...]

Fernie Educators Win Awards

The EECOM Awards Ceremony is an important moment for environmental educators across the country to honour the individuals and organizations who are leading the way in Canada

Join Wildsight for Proportional Representation

Poll after poll shows that British Columbians want governments that are better for our environment.

Students Turn Wilson Lake into Wetlands

Wetlands have been lost in the Elk Valley due to the cumulative impacts of road, railway and urban development. They’ve been drained, filled in and cut off from the Elk River

Energy Grant for Community Buildings

The new Energy Sustainability Grant from Columbia Basin Trust can help these buildings generate energy, increase energy efficiency and sustainability, and reduce energy costs.

Fernie is Voting!

When voters don’t turn out to choose their local government, they receive a government that doesn’t represent them.

RDEK Board Highlights

Regional District of the East Kootenay Board Highlights for October. Solid Waste Management Plan Review Process Moving Ahead The RDEK [...]

EKC Celebrates Member Appreciation Day

The East Kootenay Community Credit Union Member Appreciation Day is on Thursday, October 18th at the Fernie branche. This year [...]

Interested to get into pork production?

To support new and existing pork producers respond to the growing market demand for locally produced meat, a pork production [...]

This Never Happened

The documentary exposes the WWI Canadian internment camps that interred thousands of Ukrainians across Canada from 1914-1920. One such camp was in Fernie BC from 1915-1918

Fernie Nordic Society welcomes a Snowcat!

Today they have launched their “Welcome Home” campaign for the new (used) snow cat and need your support. They are asking that members help with donations to support this additional cost.

Giuliano Assists Residents at Regional District

Mary Giuliano and Regional District Director introduced a motion at the Regional District of East Kootenay meeting to help mitigate septic fee payments for West Fernie residents for a two year period.

Wild Voices Deepens Understanding of Natural World

This school year, over 5,000 K-12 students in the Columbia Basin will venture beyond the walls of their classroom

Ridgemont to be Logged

Ridgemont as we know it is about to change. If you bike, walk or run Ridgemonts trails, Thanksgiving will be [...]

Youth to Benefit from Continued Support

The Columbia Basin Trust renews Basin Youth Network for three years with $5 million

UBCM calls on Province to Regulate Private Land Logging

There is no legal requirement for logging practices on private land to be sustainable over time. This allows landowners to remove most or all of the forest cover in a short time period despite major impacts on wildlife, water and communities

CBT launches Physical Literacy and Youth Sport

To help make this happen, Columbia Basin Trust is launching a new $3-million, multi-year Basin Physical Literacy and Youth Sport (PLAYS) initiative