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Island Lake Lodge's Fall Harvest Beer Makers Dinner

Island Lake Lodge's Fall Harvest Beer Makers DinnerPosted: Sep 12, 2018

The leaves are starting to turn and fall is definitely in the air. Island Lake Lodge's local farm partners are harvesting and their favourite beer company is putting out some seasonal favourites.

Tags: Island Lake Lodge, Food, Fernie BC, restaurants, fine dining, Fernie Brewing Company

Back to School Dread and Excitement

Back to School Dread and ExcitementPosted: Sep 08, 2018

'Back to school' is emotionally loaded for many of us. As a phrase, those three words can represent many different feelings all tangled together. 

Tags: Fernie BC, family, community, children

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency PreparednessPosted: Sep 04, 2018

We do seem to get our share of extreme weather in Fernie. Avalanches, floods, blizzards, and perhaps worst of all, fire.

Tags: Fernie BC, community

Intuitive Eating

Intuitive EatingPosted: Sep 04, 2018

As we grow, we are taught there are “bad” foods, we shouldn’t surpass X daily calories, and diets are the fast-track to our goals. Intuitive eating aims to re-sync you with your body’s cues instead of listening to your mind that has been molded by varied opinions and media.

Tags: Food, Fernie BC, Katie Hamar, health, wellness

Nicole Neufeld

Nicole NeufeldPosted: Sep 03, 2018

Krista gets the inside scoop about school and who better to chat with than Nicole Neufeld, Isabella Dicken Elementary School's newest principal.

Tags: Fernie BC, Kids, Isabella Dicken

Call for Proposals: Public Art Project

Call for Proposals: Public Art ProjectPosted: Sep 02, 2018

The Elkford Arts Council (EAC) invites artists (or artist teams) to submit a Proposal to design and create a site-specific public artwork at the Elkford Community Conference Centre in Elkford, BC, Canada.

This opportunity is open to professional artists (and artist teams) who demonstrate the following attributes:

Tags: Arts, Culture, Elkford Arts Council

Fernie Brewing Co.’s “Cheers to Charity!” Program hits $100,000 and Counting!

Fernie Brewing Co.’s “Cheers to Charity!” Program hits $100,000 and Counting!Posted: Sep 01, 2018

With over 29 recipients since its inception in December 2013, Fernie Brewing Company (FBC), is proud to announce that its “Cheers to Charity!” (CTC) Fund has now passed the $100,000 mark. This week Fernie Brewing Company proudly handed over a cheque for $5,265 to its most recent recipient, the Elk River Alliance, bringing this year’s total to $27,643 and the total donations to date to $101,843.A huge benchmark, solidifying the success of this locally brewed initiative.

Tags: Fernie Brewing Company, Fernie BC, Cheers to Charity

Téa Jasmin

Téa JasminPosted: Aug 30, 2018

If she wasn’t reading, or daydreaming, she was doodling, colouring and doing crafts. This hasn’t changed; even in school my favourite subject is Art.

Tags: Téa Jasmin, Arts, Culture

Too Cool For School

Too Cool For SchoolPosted: Aug 30, 2018

Your cheat sheet to acing some of life’s trickier issues.

Tags: Ace Ferguson Studio, shopping, Fernie BC, Eye Of The Needle

WorkSafe BC Report on Fernie Memorial Arena Ammonia Leak

WorkSafe BC Report on Fernie Memorial Arena Ammonia LeakPosted: Aug 29, 2018

FERNIE, B.C. – Today WorkSafe BC released its report and orders regarding the October 17, 2017 ammonia leak at the Fernie Memorial Arena. It is second report released by the agencies investigating the incident; Technical Safety BC (TSBC) issued their report July 25, 2018.

Tags: Fernie Memorial Arena, WorkSafeBC

Ridgemont Firesmart Harvesting

Ridgemont Firesmart HarvestingPosted: Aug 28, 2018

If you’ve been out biking, running, or hiking in the Ridgemont Trail Network recently, you have probably noticed new flagging in place and perhaps Vast Resources Solutions Ltd. employees in reflective vests placing said flagging.

Contracted by Ridgemont Holdings Ltd., Vast Resources Solutions is implementing a harvesting plan for their property (see map) to create a fire-smart post-harvest stand structure.

Tags: Ridgemont, Mountain Biking, Fernie BC

2018 Kootenay Game Changers FInalists

2018 Kootenay Game Changers FInalistsPosted: Aug 23, 2018   An Image from last year's recipients at the 2017 Kootenay Game Changers Gala Dinner. Tags: Kootenay Game Changers

Get in the Flow with Contra

Get in the Flow with ContraPosted: Aug 22, 2018

Distance: Approx. 10 km
Time: Approx. 1.5 – 2.5 hours
Difficulty: Intermediate - Advanced

Tags: Mountain Biking, Outdoors, Fernie BC

Angie Abdou Celebratory Book Launch

Angie Abdou Celebratory Book LaunchPosted: Aug 22, 2018

In her latest book, Abdou combines revealing personal stories with careful research on issues such as cost, gender bias, concussions, and family pressures to offer a thoughtful look at the struggles, joys, and strains of having a child in amateur hockey.

Tags: Angie Abdou, writing, books, Fernie BC

An Apple iPhone a Day

An Apple iPhone a DayPosted: Aug 20, 2018

It’s the middle of summer and as I write this column it’s hot. Damn hot. And my heart rate reflects it. It has climbed a bit as my body starts to work a bit harder to sweat and cool off.

Tags: technology, Fernie BC

Music Makes the Parenting Mark

Music Makes the Parenting MarkPosted: Aug 20, 2018

When your kids were small you barely needed to do anything beyond breathing to win their adoration. With teenagers, however, it sometimes seems the mere act of breathing itself can induce their scorn.

"Stayin’ Alive”

"Stayin’ Alive”Posted: Aug 19, 2018

Knowledge of the climbing lingo as well as understanding common mistakes and how to avoid making them can lead to a life of climbing without ever having to make a rescue call.

Tags: fitness, Outdoors, climbing, Fernie BC, health

The Ketogenic Diet

The Ketogenic DietPosted: Aug 18, 2018

Keith loves food. His entire life he’s been a foodie, trying new tastes and flavours but he is meeting with a health professional before embarking on this journey to make sure this was a healthy weight loss tactic.

Tags: health, wellness, Fernie BC, fitness

“Small Mountain Town”

“Small Mountain Town”Posted: Aug 15, 2018

Working with Sage McBride of Shred Kelly fame for our music issue was a no brainer. She is creative, curious, and accomplished. 

Tags: Music, Sage McBride, Shred Kelly, poetry, Fernie BC

The Music Makers

The Music MakersPosted: Aug 14, 2018

Sun-soaked harmonies and gentle guitar medleys heralded the start of a long-awaited summer, while the weather, although not exactly summery, stayed dry.

Tags: Fernie BC, Culture, Arts, summer