December 2019 Business News

Angel Flight East Kootenay

Angel Flight East Kootenay is a free transportation service for residents of the East Kootenays needing to attend medical appointments in Kelowna, BC. This amazing service is a fully volunteer run charity and utilizes small fixed wing aircrafts for a timely transport for eligible

This service provides drop-offs, same day returns and pick-ups for patients of the East Kootenays. Currently flying out of the Cranbrook International Airport and the Sparwood Elk Valley Airport to Kelowna, with hope to expand to other locations in the region with the help of additional pilots with aircrafts in the future.

To donate to this amazing cause, apply for a flight or seek to join the team as a pilot, please visit Every donation goes a long way to aid in keeping this a free service for those in need.

Coal Town Goods
591b 2nd Ave

Coal Town Goods has moved! Nick and Dee are excited about what’s in store at their new location at 562 2nd Ave (previously Crumbs Cakery).

Four years in their tiny shop just off main was amazing but they felt as though they would bust at the seams! In this newly renovated, large, bright and beautiful space they are excited to showcase more of their unique and handcrafted goods. Expect the same small shop and feel while browsing new additions to their clothing, art, pottery, and leather lines, as well and many new beautiful additions to their Canadian made jewellery lines.

Stay tuned for upcoming events and late night shop holiday hours. Follow on instagram @coaltowngoods.

Elk Valley Furniture Studio
441C 2nd Ave

Branding under a new corporation Joseph Gatt and Jody Krienke are the new owners of The Elk Valley Furniture studio Located on 2nd Ave.

Carrying all the home furnishing needs for Fernie from the dining room to bedrooms, coffee tables, rugs, living rooms, sofas, mattresses and all bedding accessories. Their products are mostly Canadian made and of superior quality. Pricing is based on everyday fair and completive pricing.

With over 5000 sq. ft. of showroom space on 2nd Ave in the IGS Building in Fernie and their pop up store presence also located in the Sparwood mall, they have a large selection for you to view and shop, plus custom orders.

Shop selection, shop price, shop local.

Their store is open Monday to Saturday in Fernie and keep a lookout for their online presence coming soon.

Fernie Museum
491 2nd Ave

The Fernie Museum first opened in 1979 as the public face of the Fernie and District Historical Society and was originally situated in the former Catholic Church Rectory on 5th Street, just two blocks from its current location. For 40 years the Museum has endured through permanent, temporary and pop-up locations, and is now a literal cornerstone of the community at 491 2nd Ave, in the historic former Home Bank Building.
Celebrate 40 years of history at the Fernie Museum’s ‘Fire & Ice’ Fundraising Gala featuring spicy and frosty flavours from by Chef Barrie Elliott – Fernie Catering Co; sizzling live entertainment from Steamboat Vacation; and the opening of the winter Exhibit, Hot & Cold – Studio Glass in 3 Parts by renowned glass artist, Katherine Russell. Plus, the 12 Days of Christmas and Art auction, and cash bar.

Tickets are $40, available from the Museum and

The Good Earth
592 3rd Ave

 The Good Earth has a new home in an improved space with new products, moving across the street from their previous location to the Mug Shot’s building at 592 3rd Ave. Owner Ari Rosen is working on opening December 2 for the winter season, continuing to strive and improve and grow whilst serving the community’s needs.

“We carry vitamins, supplements, sports support, crystals, a fast variety of gifts, natural foods and body products, and much more. Come check us out to see how much of a variety we stock. Thank you to everyone who has continued to help support Good Earth as we journey through this adventure together. We look forward to seeing everyone across the road.”

The Loaf
641 2nd Ave

Happy 10th birthday to The Loaf!

On December 19, 2009, The Loaf opened as a bakery and cafe in a miner’s cottage on 6th Avenue. It quickly gained an audience, wooing Fernie with freshly baked goods and great coffee.

With this enthusiastic following behind them, The Loaf moved up to bustling 2nd Avenue in 2012, where it became the popular neighbourhood restaurant it is today. With craft beers, a coveted brunch menu, pizzas and house-made pasta, it’s a solid downtown favourite.

The Loaf has stayed true to its roots and you can still order fresh artisan bread through their website: Fondue nights are The Loaf’s newest addition and Fernie has been rife with anticipation since the announcement, call to make reservations.

The Loaf would like to give heartfelt thanks for the support they have received over the past 10 years.

Mountain High Adventures

This winter, enjoy full access to Fernie’s newest multi-use winter trails and our outdoor fire pits right from Mountain High’s new Adventure Center Yurt.

Rentals include Cross Country, Snowshoes, Fat Bikes, Headlamps and Snowmobiles. Guided group tours available on beginner friendly trails!

Warm up in the Yurt Cafe with their all-day après snack menu featuring hot drinks, soups and  chocolate fondue selection. Jump on the local Ski Shuttle bus for a ride to the Yurt!

Daily Van shuttles from Calgary Airport, Cranbrook Airport, group transportation and Ski Resort Transfers.

Reel Canadian Film Festival

The 12th Annual Reel Canadian Film Festival returns to Fernie on January 24-26, 2020 with five features, shorts, receptions and more and is recognized as a destination event both locally and within the Canadian Film Industry. A limited number of early bird festival passes go on sale on December 1 - get them while they last!

Toronto-based actor-screenwriter Jonas Chernick will be in attendance to open the 2020 festival with his latest film, James vs. His Future Self. The schedule for opening night has been adjusted from previous years, with a short welcome reception at the Grand Central Hotel next door to the theatre prior to the screening, and a Q&A in the theatre directly after. Young local film-makers are encouraged to sign up for film-making workshops with The Arts Station and Fernie Heritage Library and enter the Little Reels Showcase on Saturday afternoon. It's a REEL deal!