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Help protect wildlife & wild places

Let’s work together to write a story of how people in the Kootenays and beyond came together to fight for their wilderness. And won.

McKerracher & Wilks Hospital District Chairs

Elkford Mayor Dean McKerracher has been re-elected Chair for a fifth term. “We have been very successful over the past [...]

Day One of a New Year

By Keith Liggett The first day of skiing brings a familiarity, a comfort. Warren Miller said when you slide off [...]

Fernie Alpine Resort Opens December 1st

Fernie is a ski town and most of us have moved here to ski or board—so this is always a special day in Fernie.

Clouds hung low

The sun set was more like a dimming that a sunset. As the light diminished, snow began to fall. Light at first, then heavy. Sort of a, “Watch this”.

Connecting to the World

After more than three years of hard work, residents in over 12,000 rural households, in more than 62 communities in the region, will have access to new or improved high-speed Internet.

Fernie Alpine Resort Improvements

Fernie Alpine Resort make improvements to their mountain operations and infrastructure every season. The improvement that has my interest is [...]

Outdoor Community Rink opening soon

The Outdoor Community Rink will be opening soon for the 2018/19 season! Community volunteers will start the ice installation this [...]

Dave Butler brings new book to Fernie

Cranbook author Dave Butler is bringing his new book, No Place for Wolverines, to the Fernie Heritage Library as part [...]

Technology for Communities

The Columbia Basin Trust’s new Community Technology Program helps create tech-enabled spaces

BC Sports Hall of Fame to induct Emily Brydon

Earlier today at BC Place in Vancouver the BC Sports Hall of Fame revealed that its 2019 Induction Class includes [...]

RDEK Board of Directors Sworn In

The Regional District of East Kootenay Board of Directors was officially sworn into office last week. One of the first [...]

$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.