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Brown Town

As we watch the rivers “wake up,” we see the ice break, the first little trickle, then more flow enters and soon enough the river is high and brown, game on!

Posted by Gord Bunston on Jun 21, 2017 in Outdoors

Fernie Lucky 7’s Loop

This month, in preparation for the first annual Fernie Lucky 7’s event taking place on June 24, we’re taking you out on the fun course set for this race!

Posted by Julie Kelly on Jun 20, 2017 in Outdoors

Host Families for International Students Needed in Fernie

In partnership with School District No. 5 (Southeast Kootenay), the Rocky Mountain International Student Program is urgently seeking host families for international students who will be studying at Fernie Secondary School in Grades 8 to 12 starting in September. Students are from Austria, Germany, Spain and Mexico and will be staying either for one semester or one school year.

Posted by admin on Jun 19, 2017 in Community

Fernie Snowmobile Association at a Crossroads

By itself snowmobiling now brings in an estimated $1 Million worth of revenue into the local economy. But this apparent success has created a new challenge for the local Fernie Snowmobile Association.

Posted by Fix on Jun 18, 2017 in Outdoors

Getting Away

We all have felt it, the urge to travel. Even though the motives vary, all travels share one simple fact, a distance has been created between us and our everyday lives. Something that allows us to gain perspective of what has become our routine, and explore those of others.

Posted by Saga Ahlstrand on Jun 17, 2017 in Community

Easy to Access Views

With the entire summer ahead, make sure to set some time aside to take in the view. These three vistas promise to reward you with new memories, unique experiences and fresh perspectives.

Posted by Christine Thompson on Jun 14, 2017 in Outdoors

Finding Balance

Sometimes jobs just feel like work and sometimes we need a break. Sometimes we need to work on the ever-elusive work/life balance.

Posted by Patty Vadnais on Jun 13, 2017 in Business

Todd Loewen

Losing Eirin Amundsen, a dedicated soccer coach and athlete, a Registered Nurse at the Elk Valley Hospital, family member and friend, the entire community felt this loss and many were searching of a way to honour her memory.

Posted by Fix on Jun 13, 2017 in Community

Third Annual Ab Challenge

June is the perfect time to get your core strong and abs toned, in preparation for the getaways you have planned this summer. Sarah helps you get ready with this challenge!

Posted by Sarah Ingram on Jun 12, 2017 in Health

Lift Accessed Hiking with Jono Leonard

The hiking program at Fernie Alpine Resort is becoming more and more popular these days, with the recent addition of Nature Bob’s Interpretive Centre, guided nature hikes, and specialty hikes (focusing on fossils, wildflowers, or trees).

Posted by Karen Pepper on Jun 11, 2017 in Outdoors

June 2017 New Business

Fernie's newest electrical company, Black Diamond Electrical, the Fernie Youth Action Network and First Peak Home Inspections helps ensure you know your homes condition before purchasing it. 

Posted by Fix on Jun 10, 2017 in Business

Tour Divide 2017 Comes Through Fernie, BC

In the spring of 2010 a teacher-friend sent me a link to a documentary called Ride the Divide. It was available for viewing on YouTube as part of its release promotion. Out of curiosity, I clicked on the link while enjoying my morning coffee. And found myself in the same position, glued to the computer screen just under an hour and a half later, completely in awe of the people I met throughout. 

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Jun 09, 2017 in Community

Myrle journeys to Fernie

If it takes courage to create art, to dig into the depths, actively turn off the internal editor, it takes the biggest kind of bravery to put that art out there, to show the everyone how your singular brain processes the world.

Posted by Carolyn Nikodym on Jun 08, 2017 in Art & Entertainment

Fernogamous

Once in a while, everyone needs a vacation. I think it’s in our DNA. It’s a strange thing to need a vacation while living in a town where there is a constant influx of vacationers.

Posted by Shelby Cain on Jun 07, 2017 in Community

Selling A Home

On October 3, 2016 the federal government announced changes to tighten the rules on the Principle Residence Exemption (PRE). Prior to the new rules, the Canada Revenue Agency did not have a system to track principle residence exemption claims. The new reporting requirements have been implemented to improve compliance with existing rules. 

Posted by Jaime Hanson on Jun 06, 2017 in Business

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