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Sweet Dreams

Sweet DreamsPosted: Sep 17, 2019

Fly fishing. Singular men, clad in shades of beige, stalking the riverbank. Suspenders and funny hats and deeply-lined foreheads from summers spent with the identical look of concentration on their faces. 

Tags: Fernie BC, fly fishing, Outdoors

Polly’s Picky Eating Predicament

Polly’s Picky Eating PredicamentPosted: Sep 14, 2019

Picky eaters in the house can be a constant frustration and worry for parents. Here’s a strategy to help your youngsters develop healthy relationships with food and take some of the stress off mom and dad’s shoulders.

Tags: family, health, Fernie BC

When Play Becomes Work

When Play Becomes WorkPosted: Feb 09, 2019

You could be forgiven for thinking that with a theme like ‘play’ this was going to be a fairly light-hearted edition of the FIX, but I have to tell you that I’m not feeling very fun right now. Life is about balance, right? 

Tags: Fernie BC, arts, Arts and Culture

Wendy Reade

Wendy ReadePosted: Feb 08, 2019

Most of us have had an experience with Ski School… whether learning to ski or snowboard as a child, or as a cry for help after trying to pass these skills onto our own kids. Wendy Reade is the the queen of FAR’s Winter Sports School.

Tags: community, Fernie BC, Fernie Alpine Resort

February 2019 Business News

February 2019 Business NewsPosted: Feb 07, 2019

GearHub now operates a rentals-focused second location at the Fernie Stanford Hotel and Sue Burgman has joined the team at Wild Heart Therapies and Farmacy.

Tags: Business, Fernie BC, GearHub - Adventure Rentals, Wild Heart Therapies and Farmacy

Having Fun With Food

Having Fun With FoodPosted: Feb 07, 2019

Have fun in the kitchen by introducing new ingredients and methods to remember that eating can be exciting, creative and educational. Following are seven ways to have more fun with food.

Tags: Food, Fernie BC, foodie, Cooking, health

Columbia Basin Trust Announces Board Changes

Columbia Basin Trust Announces Board ChangesPosted: Feb 05, 2019

Columbia Basin Trust​ is announcing changes to its Board of Directors. Rick Jensen has been reappointed to the role of Chair while Jocelyn Carver, who joined the Board in 2018, has been appointed Vice-Chair, while other new additions include Krista Turcasso, Don McCormick and Ron Oszust. 

Tags: Columbia Basin Trust, community, Fernie BC

The Lutheran Church Welcomes a Family

The Lutheran Church Welcomes a FamilyPosted: Feb 04, 2019

The City of Fernie received an application to rezone the Lutheran Church from Public Institutional to Residential and our planners were faced with the challenge of how to preserve the value of a heritage building, and perhaps more importantly, create a framework that would ensure the Lutheran Church would not be demolished.

Tags: community, Fernie BC, Lutheran Church, City of Fernie

Furry Friend Adventures

Furry Friend AdventuresPosted: Feb 03, 2019

We are so lucky in Fernie and to have a wonderful outdoor playground. There are so many options to play outside during the winter season. When I think of “play” I envision fun, fresh mountain air, biking, and spending time with my dog Chloe on the trails. The new Inclusive Trail is a great one to take your pet along. It’s nice and wide and has a gentle grade.

Tags: winter, Fernie BC, Outdoors, Dogs, hiking, trails

Rachel Behan

Rachel BehanPosted: Feb 03, 2019

Performing on stage since she was two years old, it became a very comforting joy for her.

Tags: arts, Culture, Music, Fernie BC, Rachel Behan

Cooking With a Latin Accent

Cooking With a Latin AccentPosted: Feb 02, 2019

Each month in the Fernie Fix, Crystal celebrates Fernie’s amazing food scene by challenging a local pro to create a five-ingredient recipe with delicious–and revealing–results. This month feature, Amie Bradsell’s Camarones Al Tequila.

Tags: health, wellness, Cooking, Food, foodie, Fernie BC

Free Play

Free PlayPosted: Feb 02, 2019

Playing can be initiated and happen in many ways. As an educator, my teaching journey has led me to explore the deeper aspects and benefits of child-lead learning, much of which happens through play. It can be very difficult for adults to be patient, step back and observe; however, uninterrupted play initiated by children serves their future selves through a variety of ways. 

Tags: community, family, Fernie BC, Outdoor Connections

Trust and Columbia Power Purchase Waneta Expansion

Trust and Columbia Power Purchase Waneta ExpansionPosted: Jan 28, 2019

January 28, 2019 (Castlegar, B.C.) – Columbia Basin Trust and Columbia Power Corporation announced today they have entered into an agreement with Fortis Inc. to purchase its 51 per cent interest in the Waneta Expansion hydroelectric generating facility located near Trail, B.C. for $991 million.

Tags: Columbia Basin Trust, Columbia Power Corporation, Waneta Expansion

Get Up to $25,000 to Hire An Intern

Get Up to $25,000 to Hire An InternPosted: Jan 24, 2019

Is your business growing or succession planning? Columbia Basin Trust’s Career Internship Program may be able to help meet your resourcing needs. Applications are currently being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Tags: Columbia Basin Trust, community, Fernie BC, Business

Awakening Your Potential

Awakening Your PotentialPosted: Jan 21, 2019

New Year’s resolutions carry a lot of weight and many people feel extra pressure to succeed which makes them more likely to make mistakes. Success in anything is achieved by simply picking ourselves up and trying again when we fail.

Tags: health, wellness, fitness, Exercise, Fernie BC

Windows Recover Backup

Windows Recover BackupPosted: Jan 18, 2019

It’s a new year and optimism is in the air. Don’t let that optimistic air get knocked out of you by a bad boot. Remember the Boy Scout’s motto: “be prepared.”

Tags: technology, Business, Fernie BC, Computers

What Does Griz Do During the Summer Story Writing Contest

What Does Griz Do During the Summer Story Writing ContestPosted: Jan 17, 2019

Storytelling is an ancient artform we continue to use today. Everyone has a bit of storytelling in them. The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) is running a contest for the 2019 Griz Days. The hope is to draw out the storytelling skills of the children and youth of the Elk Valley as they share their ideas of what the Griz does during the summer.

Legend has it, the Griz is a tall man with shoulders six feet wide.  

Tags: Griz Days, Kids, Fernie BC, contests

Community Investment Co-op

Community Investment Co-opPosted: Jan 16, 2019

Gerald Price agreed to be a founding director for the Elk Valley sub-region and the Board consists of a minimum of five directors with representation from each sub-region, to a maximum of twelve directors.

Tags: community, Business, finance, Fernie BC

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian RhapsodyPosted: Jan 16, 2019

After all the hype, Andrew shares his thoughts on the characters in the film and whether it's worth seeing.

Tags: movies, Fernie BC, Bohemian Rhapsody

Upon Awakening

Upon AwakeningPosted: Jan 15, 2019

On a cold winter’s morning, the distant sound of an avalanche bomb awakens her from my sleep. It’s Sunday and the thought of a slow morning is too good to pass up. Sunday’s are Em's day. The day she doesn’t HAVE to be anywhere. In the spirit of ‘Awakening,’ she's going to take you on a morning journey of self-care with a few suggestions to help you relax and enjoy every moment.

Tags: Fashion, shopping, Fernie BC, Soco Soaps, Freyja, The Green Petal, The Valley Social