December 2012 New Business

Etheridge Law, 401 2nd Ave 250-430-0007
There is a new choice for legal services in the Elk Valley. Etheridge Law is a new law office in Fernie operated by Angela Etheridge, who has been providing reliable legal service to residents of the Elk Valley for over seven years. Etheridge Law will be located at 401 – 2nd Avenue (2nd Floor) and can be reached at 250-430-0007 or

Etheridge Law will provide a full range of litigation services, including: personal injury (motor vehicle accidents and ICBC claims), civil (debt claims, property disputes, contracts, construction law and builder’s liens), family (divorce, property division, support, custody, cohabitation and separation agreements), criminal, wills and estates. If you are in the unfortunate situation of a dispute with another person or business, a separation or divorce, or, facing criminal charges, Angela Etheridge will represent your interests skillfully and professionally.

For the opening month of December 2012, Etheridge Law will be offering free consultations (by appointment only).

Fernie Ukulele Orchestra
Since her family's move to Fernie last July, Anie Hepher has been looking for an opportunity to combine her love of music, kids and teaching, in one colorful, creative community initiative: the Fernie Ukulele Orchestra.

The Fernie Uke Orchestra is for kids who are keen to learn an instrument and play their instrument with a group. The Orchestra offers weekly group lessons for ages 6-12, and is committed to providing an affordable, fun music experience for all ages. Two new classes coming in January 2013 include: Teen Class (ages 13+) and Adult class (The Ukulele Underground Circle or TUUC). No musical experience is necessary.

For more info, please contact Anie at or find them on facebook (Fernie Ukulele Orchestra).

FIRE: Fernie Inspire the Race to Empower Society, 250-423-3901
Voluntary Sit Ski Instructors Needed, Training Provided
Grace Burlotte is the president of FIRE: Fernie Inspire the Race to Empower, a society with the purpose of starting an adaptive ski program in Fernie. This program will start in January 2013 and run every Sunday from 1:30 to 4:30pm. As a prerequisite it is required that volunteers be trained in CSIA prior to the CADS adaptive ski training. The cost of both training events will be provided by FIRE. If you would like to volunteer to become a sit-ski instructor please visit their website and fill out the volunteer sign up sheet or contact Grace directly at They guarantee it will change your life, and the lives of others.

Infinitea T-Bar & Boutique, 501 1st Ave
Infinitea is a new concept café that combines tea, coffee, food, liquor, second-hand clothing, local crafts and costume rental all in a cozy space filled with soft furnishings, daybeds and beanbags. Owners Stephanie Fleming and Coralee Salomons want to create a place where people can relax, feel at home, read a book, play music, watch a movie, play board games with friends and use the space for workshops. With a range of hand-made whole leaf herbal and medicinal teas as well as artisan coffee, the focus is on local, quality suppliers. The tapas menu is filled with sharing plates, including house-made dips, salsas and preserves. A featured hot pot is available all day and into the evening.

Infinitea is here for everyone, to use their creativity and imagination or to simply enjoy a hot pot of tea on a cold winter day.