December New Business

Arnica Health, Beavertail Lodge 4507 Timberline Cresc. 250-423-2673
Arnica Health is run by Rebecca Vaughan, a BC Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) who successfully completed the 3000 hr program in 2008. She is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of BC and the Massage Therapy Association of BC.

Rebecca’s interests are pregnancy and therapeutic massage. She has taken additional training in pre and post-natal massage, which allows her to safely reduce pain for mom and increase fetal circulation. Rebecca provides knowledge and support to the mother to be in all stages of pregnancy. The specialized facilities at Beavertail Lodge make an ideal environment for the comfort and safety of all her patients.

She enjoys the challenge of tailoring treatments to each individuals needs, searching for the root of dysfunction to provide long-term resolution. Rebecca provides direct billing for those covered by; ICBC, WCB, MSP and Blue Cross.

Ascent Helicopters, 250-423-1443
Ascent Helicopters is now providing service in the Fernie/Elk Valley area. Ascent can provide an array of services including general charter, sightseeing, snowmobile recovery, search and rescue, aerial application, and survey work. While their seven passenger Bell Longranger is their primary helicopter in Fernie, they can draw from any one of their fleet of four Bell helicopters, as the work demands.

Ascent has single and twin engine helicopters with seating for up to fifteen passengers, and lifting capabilities of up to 4000lbs. Joining Ascent with over ten thousand flight hours, Fernie resident Greg Goodison brings with him over ten years of local flying experience, and a true love of the area.

Pure Property Management, 250-278-3463
Shannon Takacs, owner and operator of Find It In Fernie, is adding a level to her concierge business. Having trained and become certified as a Licensed Property Manager through the Real Estate Council of BC and Royal LePage, she is happy to introduce Pure Property Management – a full service property management company. Services available include:

• Concierge services
• Liaison with service providers, contractors, and trades people.
• Weekly insurance checks (making your home insurance valid)
• Alarm contact person
• Short and long term rentals

Shannon provides customized solutions in handling the everyday worries to the unexpected calamities of being a homeowner. With a reputation for unparalleled customer service, her immediate and personal treatment is a given 365 days a year.

Veneto Place Properties, 250-423-4136
Over the last few years Attainable Housing became an important issue in Fernie due in part to the housing market in Fernie. This is not something unique to Fernie - it is a common thread among areas which include a world-class resort in their community.

Veneto Place Properties, a new development led by the private sector, Parastone Ltd., in partnership with BC Housing and the City of Fernie, is a great example of a local solution being achieved in Fernie. A good option for middle income residents earning under $65,000 a year, the units available for purchase feature two bedrooms, include parking, new appliances and a balcony, providing outside space and excellent views. There is flexible financing available and the cost to purchase can carry at $980 or lower per month. If you can come up with a small down payment, owning just became a lot easier. Visit for more information.