December 2022 Business News

Curry Bowl
931 7th Ave 250-423-2695

Chef David Miles is happily the new owner of the Curry Bowl. 

“I’m excited to carry on the legacy and bring my twist to the restaurant. Our menu will highlight flavours from all countries that embrace curry as part of their culinary heritage,” Dave says. 
While Asian food requires important ingredients, Dave’s style as a chef is to use as much local and seasonal product as possible, such as locally produced produce and proteins. Having travelled to parts of south east Asia, he is excited to bring some of those flavours and recipes to the menu.

Curry Bowl will re-open as a dine-in and take away restaurant, providing a welcoming environment for all to enjoy, offering honest and well-prepared food for all dietary choices. With so many culinary directions under the Asian food umbrella, Curry Bowl will also create features and limited time dishes to keep things exciting. 

Edge of the World
421B 2nd Ave 250-423-9292

Edge of the World needs YOU to decorate their Christmas tree! To get into the holiday spirit Edge of the World is running a fun DIY project for all ages. Create a one of a kind Christmas ornament to hang on their tree for an entry to win a stocking full of prizes! Creations must be able to hang from a tree branch and be handmade (wood, paper, cardboard, popsicle sticks, etc.). 

Every ornament handed in will be entered into a draw for a stocking prize pack, one draw for kids and one for ages 13 and over. Hand in your creations to the store until Dec 20, with the draw for the stockings taking place on Dec 21. One entry per person. Happy crafting!

Fernie and the Rockies Calendar

The Fernie and the Rockies Calendar is back with beautiful photography showcasing our region. Danyal Taylor is a local photographer in Fernie and each year he puts together incredible photos into a 13-month calendar. There is a stunning image for each month, wonderful to hang on your wall at home or work and also a great gift idea for friends, clients and family. You can purchase them at or in store at Polar Peek Books on 2nd Ave. 

Big Trees of the Inland Temperate Forests of British Columbia by Terry Nelson

Local adventurer, author and self-professed “big tree geek” Terry Nelson invites all  to join him for a book launch presentation at the Fernie Museum on Saturday, December 3 at 7pm. 

With the release of his second book, Big Trees of the Inland Temperate Forests of British Columbia, he offers us a glimpse into his past years of explorations into some of the BC Interiors great old-growth forests. With a flare for capturing the visual landscape through vivid photography, and a quirky way of textually conveying his experiences to the reader, his book will leave you standing by a big tree, with all of your sensory capacity expanded to receive the goodness that a forest offers.

The book will be available for purchase  at bookstores everywhere, ordered and shipped through, and locally at Polar Peek Books and Treasures.

REEL Canadian Film Festival
The Reel Canadian Film Society (RCFS) is excited to announce the 15th Annual REEL Canadian Film Festival taking place January 27-29, 2023! This year’s festival is gearing up to continue with a diverse selection of films touching on different themes and genres showcasing the talent, diversity, and independence of the Canadian Film Industry.

New this year: Local Reels. Local Reels are short films (amateur or pro), under 10 minutes, showcasing the skills and creativity of local filmmakers. These shorts will be shown on the big screen before REEL feature films. RCFS is seeking submissions for this component of the film festival, whether you are an experienced or up and coming filmmaker located in the Kootenays, we want to hear from you! 

Contact to enquire about Local Reels or visit for more information about the film festival and to purchase a weekend pass.

Salvation Army
741 2nd Ave 250-423-4716

Mexican Mondays are back for the second year at the Salvation Army. What are Mexican Mondays, you may be asking?

It is a casual dine-in meal hosted at the Salvation Army every Monday evening sponsored by Mountainside Community Church. The best part is that it’s free! The intention is to bless the community in a practical way and the desire is for it to not just simply be a burrito, but that Mexican Mondays can offer friendship, a meal and a warm welcoming space, especially to those new to our community.

Doors open at 6:15pm at the Salvation Army and Mexican Mondays will be running for the entire winter season. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a burrito. Come check it out this Monday!