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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

Recognize a Deserving Educator

Recognize a Deserving EducatorPosted: Apr 18, 2019

Do you know an educator in the Columbia Basin who encourages environmental stewardship and sustainability? The Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN) has opened nominations for the 2019 Environmental Education Awards of Excellence.

Tags: community, Fernie BC, education, children, Kootenays

No Excuse for Single Use

No Excuse for Single UsePosted: Apr 13, 2019

Learn about the impact of plastic bags, straws and coffee cups as a result of the food industry, and how to avoid using the excuse for single use.

Tags: recycling, Fernie BC

All Kinds of Green

All Kinds of GreenPosted: Apr 12, 2019

When someone asks me if my studio is ‘green,’ what they probably are asking is whether or not I’m keeping the environment in mind as I develop my process. My first instinct, however, is to respond ‘do you mean Emerald Green, Forest Green, or perhaps more of a Pistachio?’

Tags: arts, Culture, Fernie BC

Employer Health Tax

Employer Health TaxPosted: Apr 10, 2019

New for 2019 is the Employer Health Tax. This new payroll tax replaces the Medical Service Plan that is currently in place. The monthly Medical Services Plan payments continue to be charged throughout 2019 but are eliminated January 1, 2020.

Tags: health, MSP, Government of BC, Fernie BC, benefits, taxes

Movement is Medicine

Movement is MedicinePosted: Apr 09, 2019

It’s incredible what a little fresh air and Vitamin D can do for a person. Anyone else notice an increase in energy or desire to get outside when the sun pops out? Let’s go for a walk.

Tags: health, fitness, wellness, Fernie BC, Exercise

Dreaming in Colour

Dreaming in ColourPosted: Apr 08, 2019

Terry Nelson takes a short break from his outdoor adventuring and book hawking to join Sadie this month.

Tags: poetry, Fernie BC, Sadie Rosgen

Collaborating for a Greener Future

Collaborating for a Greener FuturePosted: Apr 06, 2019

There are a lot of reasons to work for a ‘greener’ world, but most parents would agree the number one motivation is their children. We want our offspring and other descendants to enjoy lush forests, homes that are safe from wildfire, as well as health and prosperity beyond our own.

Tags: community, family, Fernie BC

Green With Envy

Green With EnvyPosted: Apr 05, 2019

These days, you don’t have to look too far to find eco-friendly clothing, especially in our neck of the woods. We’re lucky to live in an area that has forward thinkers, business owners that are taking the initiative to carry brands that are making some serious changes in the world.

Tags: Gearhub, The Green Petal

Jocelyn Mudry

Jocelyn MudryPosted: Apr 05, 2019

Jocelyn believes that art should be a part of our everyday, fluid with our daily interactions, whether it be something we look at or use.

Tags: Jocelyn Murdy, arts, Culture, design, Fernie BC

New Business April 2019

New Business April 2019Posted: Apr 03, 2019

Cat Chartrand, certified pastry chef is currently offering her services to the Elk Valley community and New Roots Hair Co. opens its doors.

Tags: Cat Chartrand, New Roots Hair Co, cupcakes, baking, bakery, Business, Fernie BC

Spring-Fresh Salad Rolls

Spring-Fresh Salad RollsPosted: Apr 02, 2019

Fernie locals know spring has really sprung when the Chopstick Truck appears. One of the most popular items, Salad Rolls, has been on the menu since day one, becoming a staple. It’s something that everyone can eat.

Tags: Food, Fernie BC, Food Trucks, dining, The Chopstick Truck

Spring Training

Spring TrainingPosted: Apr 02, 2019

Spring is in the air and it’s a great time to get back outside if you have been hibernating this winter. If you are just getting back into the swing of things it’s a good time to sharpen up your skills.

Tags: Fernie BC, trails, Fernie Dirt Jump Park, Outdoors, family fun

A Class Project to Reduce Plastic

A Class Project to Reduce PlasticPosted: Apr 02, 2019

Ms. Shully's Grade 3/4 Class, at Isabella Dicken Elementary School, has been working hard for the past few months hand-sewing reusable produce bags to sell to community members. Their goal is to reduce plastic waste one plastic bag at a time, starting with produce bags at the grocery store.

Tags: community, earth, recycling, Fernie BC, Isabella Dicken Elementary School

Local Government Associations

Local Government AssociationsPosted: Apr 01, 2019

Local Government Associations are a powerful vehicle for local governments around the world. One of Ange’s first conferences as a newly elected Councillor was at our Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Government Association. She saw a bright enthusiastic board working hard to deliver a meaningful conference, stick handle some advocacy pieces and run the Annual General Meeting.

Tags: Local Government Associations, community, City of Fernie, Fernie BC, government

60th Anniversary of the Senior Citizens Club of Fernie & District

60th Anniversary of the Senior Citizens Club of Fernie & DistrictPosted: Mar 28, 2019

The Senior Citizens Club of Fernie & District is celebrating 60 years of service in 2019 and they could not be more excited! What started as a few tables in Harper's Pool Hall has grown to the welcoming Seniors Drop-In Centre on 3rd Avenue. 

Tags: community, Fernie BC, The Senior Citizens Club of Fernie & District

March 25, 2019 City Council Meeting Highlights

March 25, 2019 City Council Meeting HighlightsPosted: Mar 27, 2019

Check out all the highlights from the City of Fernie Council Meeting on March 25, 2019.

Tags: City of Fernie, Fernie BC, city council, meetings

Public Spaces Add State-of-the-Art Technology

Public Spaces Add State-of-the-Art TechnologyPosted: Mar 26, 2019

Access to state-of-the-art technology can spark opportunities to learn, connect and bring creative ideas to life. Nine communities in the Columbia Basin will soon have new digital equipment, software and other technologies that people can use for free to enhance their digital literacy and get creative. These purchases are being made with support of over $613,000 from Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Technology Program.

New Campus Homes Help Cranbrook Students Focus on Studies

New Campus Homes Help Cranbrook Students Focus on StudiesPosted: Mar 25, 2019

Twice as many College of the Rockies students can rest their heads on more affordable, on-campus beds when a new student-housing complex opens in 2020. Six new cottage-style buildings will provide spaces for 96 more students, doubling capacity at the college and allowing students to focus on their studies instead of where to live.

Tags: community, College of The Rockies, Cranbrook