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Campfire Ban Rescinded

Effective at noon on Friday, September 22 campfires will once again be allowed throughout the Elk Valley and Southeast Fire Centre.

Carve for a Cause

The second annual Carve for a Cause event will once again be raising money for Elk Valley Hospice and one... Read more »

Fernie Backcountry is Open

The Backcountry ban for the Rocky Mountain Forest District has been amended. This means Fernie is open for biking and hiking!

Elk Valley Evacuation and Health Alert

An Evacuation Alert has been issued by the District of Elkford, the District of Sparwood and the Regional District of... Read more »

Fernie & BC Wildfire Update

The fires are feeling close to Fernie with the valley being filled with smoke. The Air Quality Advisory remains in... Read more »

CBT Non-profit Workshops

The Trust helps non-profit organizations build capacity, become more sustainable and become more efficient through its Non-profit Advisors program. Non-profits can have their organizations assessed for free

Fernie and Area Backcountry Closed

In the interest of public safety, effective at noon Pacific Time on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, all Crown land within the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District is closed to public access.

Heiko’s Trail Rediscovered

Fernie's Mountain Lakes Trail was officially renamed Heiko’s Trail this August to celebrate the life of one of Fernie’s renowned residents, Heiko Socher.

Fernie Downtown Cycling Solutions

It's time for the City to update policy that supports our quickly evolving cycling community.

CBT Benefits Residents

Columbia Basin Trust delivers $39 million in programs and services last year

Wildlife and new Developments

WildSafeBC recommends certified communal bear resistant dumpsters rather than curb side collection for developments and businesses on the outside perimeter in prime wildlife habitat.

Lightening Strike starts Fernie Fire

Lightening stuck the Lizard Range in Big Steep Mother Bowl just before 7PM and fortunately the fire was quickly extinguished due to several factors.

Tom Uphill Manor to Receive Retrofit

Columbia Basin Trust provides $900,000 this year through its new Energy Retrofit Program

Forest Use Restrictions in Effect

All on-highway vehicles must remain on defined road surfaces–this effective eliminates crown land camping

Cougar Sightings at Island Lake

There were three cougar sightings at Island Lake Lodge on Thursday, August 3rd. All trails are open at this time.

Wage Subsidies for Students

APPLY FOR A WAGE SUBSIDY: HIRE A STUDENT Act fast to apply for the popular School Works program

Ride for Good with Highline 100

Help Highline 100 continue to change lives and make a difference.

Hazard On Elk River

A dangerous Log Jam on the Elk River is creating a hazard that could create fatalities. Earlier this week a... Read more »

Fernie Chosen Best Small Town in BC

Fernie was selected by writer Jennifer Cuellar as the the best small town in BC in an article for Expedia.

New Public Washrooms in Fernie

The new public washrooms in Station Square have been on agendas for at least a decade and have finally been constructed.