Fernie

Fernie, B.C., is surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains.

Fernie, B.C., is surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains. — Dan Williams photo

Fernie's historic City Hall

Fernie: Who’s who in business

Fernie’s predominant claim to fame is as a spectacular winter sports destination, though coal mining is still an important component of the city’s economy.

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Brad Parsell, executive director of the Fernie Chamber of Commerce, at his desk
East Kootenay, Fernie

Fernie chamber’s new exec

Oz transplant Brad Parsell takes on a big job in Fernie.

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Jillian Rutherford and Andrew Hayden, owners of Fernie Distillers, have released their first seasonal gin in Fernie, B.C.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business

Fernie Distillers has launched its first seasonal spirit

Fernie’s only small-batch distillery has released a limited release product that reduces local bear attractants and supports wildlife initiatives.

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Brad Parsell, Executive Director at the Fernie Chamber of Commerce.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business, Tourism

“Staffing for Businesses” session designed to address employment challenges in Fernie

Staffing for businesses is a challenge in the Fernie area due to the seasonal nature of the tourism economy and a small labor market.

Coraley Letcher and Dave Thomson, owners of 5 Gen Construction in Fernie, B.C.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Small Business

5 Gen Construction helps to build community

Since its conception in 2017, the family-run company has positively grown its brand and its community.

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Hand holding a can of West Coast Pale Ale.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality

Fernie Brewing Co.’s Campout™ wins gold at Canadian Brewing Awards

The Canadian Brewing Awards is Canada’s national competition for judging the quality of Canadian manufactured beer

Two cans of Mt. Begbie Brewing Company's Stoked Winter Ale.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality

Two Kootenay-based craft breweries bring home National Beer Awards

The 17th Annual Canadian Brewing Awards were recently held in Toronto at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel.

The Aqanttanam Housing Society in Cranbrook will be developing a new apartment building that will include 39 units.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, West Kootenay, Nelson, Trail, Developments, Financial

More affordable housing options coming soon

The Trust supports five projects with $1.5 million to build 118 new units

Little girl dressed in pink using a computer.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Fernie, West Kootenay, Golden, Slocan, Financial, Technology

Public spaces add state-of-the-art technology

Nine communities receive over $613,000 from the Trust’s Community Technology Program

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