Feeding Fernie

Collaborating with community to serve residents during the pandemic Kirk and Linda Green, both majors with the Salvation Army and managers of its food bank in Fernie, are passionate about their community. With many years of…

A Creston Farm Supports the Food Supply

With demand on the rise, local growers turn to Trust programs When uncertainty and fear gripped the world due to the pandemic, Cartwheel Farm owners Laura and Nigel Francis felt it, too. But those emotions were…

COVID-19 Highlights the Importance of Connectivity

The Basin’s regional districts, via the Regional Broadband Committee, have a user-friendly online platform to gather data on local internet performance. Are you curious about the internet speeds in your area? Take this two-minute speed test…

Cattle Put to Work to Suppress Fires

Targeted grazing using new technology aims to keep the people of Cranbrook safe. Cattle lumbering across the rolling land, flicking their tails, cocking their ears and slowly chewing on grass. You wouldn’t think this would be…

An Interactive Trail for All

Thirty-five kilometers west of Creston, towards the Kootenay pass, you will find the beginning of the 1.7 km Ka Papa Cedars Trail. While you loop through the towering old-growth cedars, along the rich forest floor you…

Partnership restores computers, connects residents

A Cranbrook resident with a chronic illness that has him housebound is exploring the world from the comfort of his home, via a newly refurbished computer from the Cranbrook Computer Donation Project. He’s just one of…

Connecting LGBTQ2+ community in Elk Valley

Andrea Brennan is honoured to offer a blessing to kicking off the Elk Valley Pride Festival in Fernie with a welcome that encourages recognition, acceptance, and inclusivity.

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