April 2017 Business News

Burma Road Estates

Sitting on the river bench at the base of Mt. Fernie, the views run from Mt. Hosmer to the Lizard Range with the Elk River along the base. The land is a mix of meadow and mature woodland. Deer and elk are common. Foxes den nearby.

With a limited number of large lots, Burma Road Estates retains the natural character of the land with a scattering of homes. The roads are paved and all lots have full City of Fernie services—water, sewer, power, gas and data.

With one acre, after building a home, a garage, planting a large garden, there is still room to stretch out. Where Burma Road Estates places four homes, others place dozens. 

Live for the land, the views and the character.

Phase Two, four one-acre lots, available early Summer 2017. Lots are fee simple with no strata or community fees. Call Chuck Shoesmith directly or email shoesmithenterprises@gmail.com.

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program
Do you need a hand to prepare your tax return? Is your income under $40,000 for families and $30,000 for individuals? The CRA community volunteer income tax program can help you file your 2016 income tax. Bring your 2015 T-1 and 2016 information slips.

This service is being offered a the Fernie Heritage Library board room (bottom floor) from 1pm - 4pm Saturdays in April ending less April 15 for Easter Weekend, as well as Tesdays at the Seniors Drop in Centre, from 10:30am – 3pm.

For more information, contact Terry at 250-423-4905 or Bill at 250-423-4758. Please leave a message.

Dr. Karley Denoon

Dr. Claire Wilson is a board certified Naturopathic Physician providing care to families and individuals of all ages. She has specific interests and experience in sports medicine, hormone health, and digestive health. Dr. Wilson also focuses on pain management for both chronic and acute conditions. She uses various trigger point release therapies, acupuncture techniques, manual bodywork, yoga or movement therapy, and clinical nutrition. Dr. Wilson is certified in IV therapy, acupuncture therapy, and prescriptive authority.

Dr. Wilson has done extensive training in Yoga and is a competent and dynamic Yoga instructor. Her experiences traveling the world to practice medicine and yoga have given Dr. Wilson a strong understanding that embracing challenge and willingness to learn are essential factors in our ability to thrive.

She looks forward to caring for patients at Dr. Denoon's clinic in Fernie starting this April 3. 
To book an appointment call directly or visit the website.

Fernie Alpine Ski Team Kootenay Zone Finals

This April, the Fernie Alpine Ski Team and Fernie Alpine Resort are hosting the Kootenay Zone finals for U12, U14, U16 and U18. Disciplines include Slalom and Dual Slalom.

On Saturday April 1, U12 racers will be competing on Emily’s run. U14, U16 and U18 will be racing on Spruce Lee, a two-run combined Slalom. Sunday, all categories will be racing Dual Slalom on Emily’s. The Banquet and Awards will take place Saturday from 5-6:30pm at the Rusty Edge.

For those interested, FAST is still looking for volunteers for this event. Volunteers receive a complimentary lift ticket and lunch the day of the race, and can register using BC Alpine Volunteer Registration.

Fernie Brewing Co.

Spring is invariably a busy time of year in the world of craft beer. This year is no different, with five products launching in the month of April alone.

The Real Peel IPA is returning in a new format. This popular lighter unfiltered IPA, with bold citrusy and grapefruit flavours is available in 6-packs starting this April, all summer long!

The popular Eldorado Single Hop IPA is back in bottles and on tap for a limited time this April. Don’t miss out on this distinctive brew!

Slow Drift Witbier, formally known as Ol’ Willy Wit, is now available in tall cans and the popular Summer Craft Collection has been revamped - a new selection of brews, in brand new packaging!

Last but not least, the Old Barn Saison bottle returns this month. A double award winner last year, this aromatic flavourful, golden brew is a perfect accompaniment to springtime.

So panic not, FBC has got your off season covered.

School District No. 6 – Rocky Mountain International Student Program

Promoting Fernie as a study destination for international students is a pretty easy project!  Each year, the Rocky Mountain International Student Program places 15 to 20 international high school students here, mainly from Germany, Spain and Mexico. When asked about their stay in Fernie, it’s likely those students will say with a great big smile, “It was the best time of my life!” They love the skiing and outdoor recreation opportunities here and the friendly teachers at Fernie Secondary School, but most of all they have a warm spot in their hearts for their host families. It’s often the beginning of life-long friendships and it’s incredible how many students later return “home” to Fernie to reconnect.

Each year, many hopeful international students are turned away from Fernie because of a shortage of homestays. Families interested in hosting students are invited to contact Martin Ross with School District 6 at 250-432-5904 or martin.ross@sd6.bc.ca.