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Thank You For the Music

Thank You For the MusicPosted: Aug 12, 2018

What is it about live music that we love so much? With the advent of Spotify, we have any music we want at our fingertips.

Tags: Fernie BC, Music, live music, Wapiti

Your Community, Your Impact

Your Community, Your ImpactPosted: Aug 09, 2018

A few feel good habits and awesome local programs to support a happy, healthy, Fernie.

Tags: health, wellness, community, Fernie BC

Chris Coole

Chris CoolePosted: Aug 08, 2018

Looking back, Chris knows now that he was blessed with something very special, something more special than talent - singular passion.

Tags: Arts, Fernie BC, Chris Coole, Music, Old Type Society

Wine Tours and the Little Things

Wine Tours and the Little ThingsPosted: Aug 07, 2018

Sometimes you don't know what you need inside your soul. That is, until you're yelling out lyrics to Robyn's Show Me Love circa 1997 while wine-drunk, and on your way to a pool overlooking a vineyard.

Tags: Fernie BC, Wine, adventure, Outdoors, Culture

122 New Child Care Spaces, Plus 722 Spaces Improved

122 New Child Care Spaces, Plus 722 Spaces ImprovedPosted: Aug 07, 2018

Families in the Columbia Basin will soon have new and improved child care options. Columbia Basin Trust is providing $546,780 to 42 child care centres to upgrade equipment and make other improvements to 722 current spaces, plus create 122 new spaces.

Tags: Childcare, Fernie BC, Columbia Basin Trust

BBQ Pairings

BBQ PairingsPosted: Aug 04, 2018

It’s hard to imagine improving upon a barbecue on a hot summer night, but consider the following libations for your next barbecue.

Tags: Fernie BC, dining, Food, foodie, summer, BBQ

Troy Cook

Troy CookPosted: Aug 03, 2018

Many of us were first exposed to Troy Cook through his multiple artistic murals found throughout the town of Fernie. They were hard to miss, unlike anything else you had ever seen. So alive, colourful and captivating.

Tags: Troy Cook, community, Events in Fernie BC, Arts, Culture

A Multi-Sensory Experience

A Multi-Sensory ExperiencePosted: Aug 01, 2018

When you hear “mountain town,” arts and culture isn’t normally the first thing that comes to mind. Over the last eight years, the Wapiti team has been a beacon for another dimension to our community.

Tags: Wapiti, Fernie BC, Festivals, live music

Columbia Basin Culture Tour

Columbia Basin Culture TourPosted: Aug 01, 2018

Explore artists' studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites during this free, self-guided event. Travel to studios and archives that aren't normally open, see demonstrations, new exhibitions and collections or meet people behind the scenes. To participate in the tour, simply grab a map, your Culture Tour Directory and go!

Tags: Elkford, Fernie, Jaffray, Arts, Culture, Columbia Basin Culture Tour, Columbia Basin Trust

Castle Mountain Logging July/August 2018

Castle Mountain Logging July/August 2018Posted: Jul 26, 2018

The Fernie Trails Alliance was recently alerted to an additional area of logging on Castle Mountain which will affect the trail network. Please be advised that New Roots (from River Road to where it connects with Hyper Ventilation) is closed immediately and will be reopened late August alongside Hyper Extension and Roots Extension.

Technical Safety Report Outlines Improvements For Arenas Across BC

Technical Safety Report Outlines Improvements For Arenas Across BCPosted: Jul 25, 2018

Today, July 25, 2018 Technical Safety BC released its report regarding the October 17, 2017 ammonia leak at the Fernie Memorial Arena. It is the first report released by the agencies investigating the incident.

Summer Getaway - Whitefish, Montana

Summer Getaway - Whitefish, MontanaPosted: Jul 24, 2018

Bikers heading down Freebird at Whitefish Mountain Resort, image by Chuck Finlay

It’s that time of year… summer is slipping through your fingers, and you want to get away with your family to enjoy some solid time together exploring somewhere new.

Tags: Whitefish, Whitefish Monana, Weekend Getaways, Family Getaways, Summer Getaway

100 Years of Mining, Five km and One Lovely Afternoon

100 Years of Mining, Five km and One Lovely AfternoonPosted: Jul 21, 2018

Coal mining in the Elk Valley has been a way of life for over 100 years. Despite this rich heritage, few of us spend much time thinking about it. Mining was not always the job it is today. It was dangerous, backbreaking work.

Tags: hiking, Outdoors, Fernie BC, history

Hey Google

Hey GooglePosted: Jul 19, 2018

For generations, people have suffered and sacrificed to find answers. A quest for truth. Climbing to mountain-high monasteries or crossing the Swamp of Sadness to search out all-knowing beings.

Tags: Fernie BC, family, wellness, health

The Original TransRockies is Back in 2019

The Original TransRockies is Back in 2019Posted: Jul 18, 2018

Last week, the TransRockies Race Series announced its plans to bring back the seven-day TransRockies Classic stage mountain bike race, starting in Panorama Mountain Resort and ending in Fernie, BC. Originally called the TransRockies Challenge, it was first staged in 2002 and ran continuouslly through 2013 with Fernie holding either the start or finish each year. The TransRockies Classic, which will be hosted in alternating years to the Singletrack 6, features epic point-to-point crossing of the Rockies on trails, remote tracks, and forest roads, with daily distances up to 100km.

Tags: transrockies, Fernie Mountain Biking, Mountain Biking, Mountain Bike Races

The Purchase Pondered

The Purchase PonderedPosted: Jul 17, 2018

Sometimes shopping can be a revelation. For instance, have you ever wondered…

Tags: Fernie BC, The Chopstick Truck, business, Kombucha, shopping

Inspired by Imagery

Inspired by ImageryPosted: Jul 16, 2018

Getting their inspiration from photographs this month to conjure their curiosity. 

Tags: poetry, Fernie BC, Sadie Rosgen, art

CRA Wants to Audit

CRA Wants to AuditPosted: Jul 15, 2018

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has assessed your tax return as filed. Then another letter arrives, stating CRA is doing a limited audit. What do you do?

Tags: Fernie BC, Money matters, taxes

Art and the Zen of Curiosity

Art and the Zen of CuriosityPosted: Jul 15, 2018

Driven by a thirst for knowledge, a curious mind is rarely satisfied and yet as a community, we often shy away from general, thoughtful questions and discussion about anything we don’t already have the answers to.

Tags: Fernie BC, community, business, Fernie Distillers, Elevation Showcase

Yards: What are They Good For?

Yards: What are They Good For?Posted: Jul 12, 2018

Yards become a trap for squandering time, money, and water. So here are some tips and tricks for making your yard more environmentally savvy!

Tags: composting, Fernie BC, Gardening