August 2016 Business News

Fernie Trails Alliance

Jemi Fibre is currently logging on its private land in the Fernie area. You have likely noticed some changes to the trail network. The Fernie Trails Alliance (FTA) has been closely working with Jemi Fibre to make sure operations run smoothly and cause little disruption to trails. Jemi has been very observant of the amount of trail usage and is conscious of trail user groups. It’s rare that the logging area is open for recreational use whilst operations are in process. However, Jemi is keeping its land open so we can enjoy the trails. With this in mind, it’s upsetting and frustrating to the FTA, Jemi Fibre and other responsible trail users to learn that several criminal incidents have taken place, including vandalism of Jemi Fibre’s machinery. Jemi has suffered significant financial loss as well as lost days of work.

FTA is offering $1000 for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for the vandalism. Jemi has agreed to match it for a total reward of $2000. Please contact Julie Kelly at with any information.

Island Lake Lodge
602 2nd Ave

This Summer, Island Lake is hosting a fun contest that identifies the amazing photo spots available on the Island Lake property and helps their guests find, experience and share them. There are 12 locations spread throughout the trail system, identified with a white sign that lists the hashtag and unique number of the spot. To win the contest, find all 12 spots and share on Instagram, using the proper tag for each one. The winner will be picked in early October 2016 and be rewarded a $1000 travel voucher to Island Lake that can be used in winter or summer! Additional locations will be added in subsequent years, so stay tuned.

Visit for more details, or call 250-423-3700. 

Mine Films 

“GO BIG OR GO HOME” was instilled in Rory Hinds as a young South African skateboarder. An ethos that he carries through in adulthood. Rory saw camera’s on flying machines and jumped at the opportunity to get his cinema camera in the air. He started small, first building Hexicopters at home and test flying them in their newly carpeted bedroom then moving up and carrying water-filled pop bottles.

It’s not easy flying an $80,000 camera, but his hard work has paid off. Now Rory is giving up the soldering gun and flies the world’s most professional drone called the Alta.

“I can finally focus on flying and getting the shot. To be exceptional I have to remember my skateboarding mind set… everything is possible.”

Mine Films is Rory’s creative arm working in Television and Feature Films. For more details on what Mine Films offers, visit their website or call Rory directly.

Thunder Meadows Massage Therapy

Owners Rebecca and Jeremy can’t wait to be parents and starting August 1, 2016 Rebecca will be on Maternity leave until Spring 2017. They are very excited to have Eleanor Tweddell, RMT look after Rebecca’s patients while she is away. Eleanor has been a Registered Massage Therapist for five years and has extensive training in 

- pre- and post-natal massage
- myofascial release
- cranial sacral therapy, and
- deep tissue trigger point release

Eleanor looks forward to meeting you and helping you on your journey to health. Book appointments online or call directly.

Wildsight Elk Valley Branch
891 2nd Ave  

Wildsight's Our Harvest & Feast fundraiser is taking place Saturday September 10, 2016. It is a unique evening celebration of “Farm to Fork” culture. Taking place in their beautiful Fernie Community EcoGarden, join the Wildsight family for an intimate dinner party. 

“Feast” with them and enjoy dishes prepared with locally sourced organic produce and meats by chef Barrie Elliott. “Fest” with them into the night at the late evening social with bonfires, DJ and dancing, green house bar, live auction and good company. New this year “Fest Only” tickets for $20 - dessert, drink and social! 

Get your Feast & Fest $65 Early-bird tickets until August 15 from the Wildsight office or online

Royal Lepage East Kootenay Realty - Alpine Trails Subdivision 
Jason Krog and Tod Leffler were born and raised in the beautiful city of Fernie and continue to live and work here. They have developed Fernie’s latest subdivision at the base of Alpine Trails. This subdivision offers ten residential, full-serviced building lots that are variously zoned R1B, R1 and R1SL. 

With the newly paved cul-de-sac complete, construction can begin immediately. Enjoy a quiet, private atmosphere with breathtaking views of the mountains and a great opportunity to build your starter or dream home. Just a short walk to town and minutes to some of the Valley’s best biking and hiking trails, prices start at $139,900.

Please contact Jason Andreola or Candace Grey of Royal Lepage East Kootenay Realty at 250-423-4644 for more details.

Mountain Opus School of Music

Mountain Opus School of Music was founded by Katie Lane and Allison Pace. As strong advocates for music education, they felt a growing need for a public music studio that offered private lessons and featured group classes for young children.  

Both Katie and Allison started music lessons at a very young age, studied with the Royal Conservatory of Music, and graduated from university with degrees in both music and education.  

Mountain Opus offers the internationally renowned Kindermusik program; a play- and movement-based musical experience! Kindermusik helps children to develop everything from balance and coordination, to listening skills and literacy. These early learning skills help to set a strong foundation for future success through a developmentally appropriate curriculum.

The goal of Mountain Opus is to inspire a lifelong love and appreciation of music through creative and engaging musical instruction.

For more information, visit their website or find them on Facebook under MountainOpus.

The Studio - by Corrine 

Corrine is excited to announce the opening of The Studio- by Corrine, a new full-service hair salon in Fernie.

Corrine has 16 years of experience in the hair industry, having worked most of her career in Calgary. She focuses on continuing her education to keep up with the latest looks and trends to keep your hair looking and feeling fabulous. The Studio offers haircuts, advanced colouring techniques, up-dos, special occasion styling and more.

As described by a client: “The fresh colours & modern décor give The Studio an upscale yet relaxed vibe. From the head massage to the lattés, Corrine’s chic sense of style leaves you feeling comfortable in the chair. The Studio is simply brilliant. A perfect place to unwind.”

To see her recent work visit or The Studio-by Corrine on Facebook. Call directly to book an appointment.

Snow Valley Counselling Ltd. 
862 3rd Ave

Dayna Lidster MC, RCC, R. PSYCH (AB) recently moved to Fernie with her family and opened Snow Valley Counselling Ltd. in early July, a private practice located in downtown Fernie. She has a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology, is a Registered Psychologist in Alberta with the College of Alberta Psychologists, and is now a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.

Dayna has been working in the field of mental health for 14 years, most recently in a psychologist position at South Health Campus hospital in Calgary doing individual and group therapy. She is grateful for the opportunity to be living in the beautiful valley and is looking forward to making connections in Fernie and the surrounding areas. 

Please contact Dayna at 250-531-0048 if you have questions about her services or would like to book an appointment.