December 2023 Business News

Camille Fraser, Kinesiologist

Camille is a BC registered Kinesiologist that offers in person training from the comfort of your own home or with the amenities of a gym at Fernie Strength Collective. She will help you set goals, assist you in rehab, and keep your motivation high! She creates an environment that is fun, stress free, supportive and professional. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her dog Luna, skiing, biking, trail running and exploring all that Fernie has to offer. Given that she is a registered Kinesiologist your personal training sessions may be covered in your benefit plan. 

You can contact Camille today at to learn more about how she can help you achieve your goals. 

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

Edge of the World goes DIY for Christmas...AGAIN! To get into the holiday spirit Edge of the World is running a fun DIY contest for all ages. Edge needs YOU to decorate their golden Christmas tree! 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 masterpiece to the store until December 20. One entry per person. Happy holiday crafting!

Elk Valley Hospice
1501 5th Ave

The Elk Valley Hospice is looking for a great name for the recently renovated Palliative Care Room at the Elk Valley Hospital. The chosen entry will win a $100 gift certificate to a local Elk Valley business of choice!

Email all of your Room Name suggestions to along with your full name, and best contact phone number. The winning entry will be chosen based on relevancy to the natural beauty of the Elk Valley and South Country communities, local landmarks, and consideration to end of life care. 

Contest closes at 5pm Friday, December 15, 2023 and voted on by a panel of Hospice Board Members and Hospital Management. The winner will be notified by email and/or phone. Enter now and enter often, you could be a winner!

Fernie Brewing Co. and Giv’er Shirt Works 

Both established in 2003, two well-known, much-loved Fernie businesses mark 20 years. As such, to celebrate their longstanding partnership and support of one another, they’ve produced an awesome collab piece highlighting what they’re best known for – great beer and sweet merch.

Featuring the classic FBC Project 9 Pils and the infamous Giv’er fist, all profits from sales of these fun totes will go to the Salvation Army Foodbank. A perfectly timed stocking stuffer if ever there was. Available for a limited time only, in-store and online from Fernie Brewing Co., they won’t hang around for long so head out to FBC for a beer and some very good cheer, stat!

Freshies Café
601-A 2nd Ave

Located in downtown Fernie, Freshies Café is offering two exciting events on weekends this winter season. 

Freshies invites everyone to enjoy “The Après” on Saturdays 4-7 pm. They will have their popular Open Mic Music Jam and a fire pit outside, and offer wine, boozy coffee, and finger food.

Sundays, they are offering a cultural experience with “Teas of the World” from noon until close. Origine’s tea will be prepared and served by their very own tea sommelier in the tradition of each country and will be paired with traditional sweets. Kids will have their experience, too! Booking is recommended at

Fernie Options for Sexual Health Clinic
1501 5th Ave

The Fernie Options for Sexual Health Clinic is one of over 60 clinics in BC providing sexual and reproductive health services for all ages, all genders, and all orientations. Clinicians are committed to providing care that is confidential, nonjudgmental, youth-friendly and pro-choice. Services include free birth control for people in BC with MSP/BC Med (low cost for those without), STI care, cervical screening, pregnancy testing and options counselling. For clients without provincial health care, charges apply. 

The clinic runs every Tuesday evening during the winter months of January through March, and the first and third Tuesday of each month in April through December. It is from 6:30-8:30pm at the Elk Valley Hospital. For more information or to book a telehealth appointment visit

Knox on 2nd
201 2nd Ave

The old Knox Church on 2nd Ave has been transformed into a Performing Arts Center in Fernie. This volunteer-driven space is excited to welcome the community for both private rentals and promoted events. The building is adaptable and can be rented privately for weddings, parties, concerts, office events and more. Discounts are available for those events that help promote local artists and groups. 
The Knox on 2nd is excited to announce the creation of a Winter Concert Series that will run through the 2024 ski season starting in January.

Utilizing the building’s intimate setting and great acoustics, this series aims to bring in some exceptional musicians and allow a platform for local talent to perform. If you want to know more as a volunteer or as an artist, they encourage you to get in touch. Music aside, they have some amazing events coming up such as the Infinitea Events Christmas Parties in December and the Snowed in Comedy Tour Feb 4. Look for exciting things happening at Knox on 2nd in 2024! 

Contact them at for inquiries and opportunities.

REEL Canadian Film Festival

The Reel Canadian Film Society (RCFS) is excited to announce the 16th Annual REEL Canadian Film Festival taking place January 26-28, 2024. This year’s festival is set to showcase a diverse selection of films touching on different themes and genres showcasing the talent, diversity, and independence of the Canadian film industry. Early Bird passes will go on sale December 1, with a limited number available.

RCFS will continue with Local Reels this year, an opportunity for local filmmakers to show their short film on the big screen at the festival. 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, they want to hear from you. Contact to enquire about Local Reels and visit to learn more about the line-up and to purchase festival passes.

Wonderland Clinical Esthetics
902 6th Ave 250-910-0870

Wonderland Clinical Esthetics was founded in the winter of 2021 in Elkford and recently added a second location in Fernie. WCE founder, Ciera Cartier, started the business to bring more advanced skin treatments to the Elk Valley, in order to help others feel beautiful and confident in their own skin. Wonderland Clinical Esthetics’ main focus is preventative and corrective skincare treatments for conditions such as acne, ageing, hyperpigmentation, rosacea and more.

The services at WCE include IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) photo facials, RF (Radio Frequency) skin tightening, Chemical Peels, Customized Facials, Microdermabrasion, Dermaplaining and Waxing. Each service is completed with a Canadian made skincare line that is based out of Nova Scotia. 

To book a consultation or learn more about the services provided, visit