December New Business

Escape Day Spa, 991 7th Ave, 250-423-7615
Escape is a new Day Spa located above Mirror Images Hair Salon. Escape is owned and operated by licensed esthetician Lindsey Dennis. Lindsey has eight years of experience in the industry and is excited to be an addition to Fernie. Escape offers manicures, pedicures, facials, glycolic peels, body treatments, relaxation aromatherapy massage, make-up and full body waxing. They like to offer low prices and unique services, such as seasonal pedicures. Right now you can get a Candy Cane Hot Chocolate Pedi until Dec 25. Also their wax bar features bikini waxes named "The Fernie", "The Whistler" and more. Gift Certificates are available. Visit for more information.

Fernie Complete Cuisine, 601 9th Ave, 250-423-3946
Beginning on a small scale at the Baynes Lake and Fernie Farmer's summer markets Lesley Blunt and Jessie Traverse never imagined the growth Fernie Complete Cuisine would make in the next four years. The pair knew there was a need for high quality, home cooked meals, but were overwhelmed by their popularity. More recently the company invested in a commercial kitchen to accommodate the increase in demand for their product.

Offering frozen main meals for six with cooking instructions their menu ranges from lasagna, cabbage rolls and Polish perogies to meatballs with sauce. Complete your meal with a seasonal crumble and a loaf of Three Sisters bread. After a hard day at work or on the slopes Fernie Complete Cuisine is a great option. Available for pickup from their location.

Mountain Stock Photos,, 250-430-1097
Mountain Stock Photos was created by Fernie photographer Todd Weselake to serve the stock image needs of the local tourism market. Dave Silver, a photographer now based on Vancouver Island, came onboard shortly after adding Coastal Stock Photos to the mix. This partnership has expanded the market to provide a collective of images covering all aspects of mountain and coastal photography.

The website is growing into an outstanding collection of stock photography produced by both Fernie locals and other first-rate photographers from spectacular mountain and coastal locations around the country. By visiting the site you will find a diverse and stunning collection of high caliber images, in an easy to search online library. It’s perfect to find a photo for your marketing, editorial or commercial use. Mountain and Coastal Stock Photos also offers a private gallery section where the photographer can set the product and price. It’s an ideal way for photographers to sell wedding, portraiture, or event photography.

Visit and have a look, new images are continuously being added. Local business to the Elk Valley will receive a 5% discount on stock photography purchases for a limited time.

Fernie Powder Highway Productions,,, 250-531-0199
After obtaining a film production diploma from Vancouver Film School, Ryan Radchenko has returned to Fernie to pursue his passion for film making. He has created Powder Highway Productions, a new business that offers a wide range of media services to help the people and businesses of the East Kootenays. Powder Highway Productions is available to help people remember their special, East Kootenay moments. Whether it's on the slopes, on the river or in front of an altar Powder Highway Productions will deliver those moments clearly and professionally.

Industrial services include, business advertising, video addresses, training videos, graphic design and digital real estate fly throughs. Powder Highway Productions offers a choice between SD and HD formats and uses the same editing software used in Hollywood.

Powder Highway Productions is also dedicated to creating enticing films that explore the stories of the East Kooteneys and abroad. Stories of adventure and stories that concern us as human beings. Ryan hopes to see you at the Fernie Film Festival this winter!

Movement Matters Rehabilitation and High Performance Training, 841B 7th Ave,
Movement is the breath of life. It is this belief that inspired Kevin Nizi to recently open a Kinesiology practice in the East Kootenays. Kevin holds an Honours Bachelor degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University and has practiced in the field of rehabilitation and high performance for over seven years. He has worked as the lead trainer for numerous exercise physiology studies and under the direct supervision of renowned professors, and is a published author in the Journal of Nutrition. Kevin has worked with varying demographics including general public recommended and referred by family physicians and other healthcare professionals. His experience also extends to training numerous successful individuals in high level sport including hockey, skiing, soccer, tennis and martial arts. Kevin holds a black belt in Kung Fu martial arts and was honoured the invitation to train with the Shaolin monks and Tai Chi masters of China three years ago. His passion for helping people to achieve optimal health and performance through balanced exercise programs, teachable nutrition, and lifestyle adaptations shine through his new business practice.

picnic restaurant & social, 701 2nd Ave,
Todd & Aileen Shipley (Livery Home) have paired with restauranteur Chris McKinnon to add a second element to their portfolio in the Fernie community. picnic restaurant & social features a predominantly local, organic a la carte menu, paired with Spanish, Italian and French influences. The talented young staff has also created a “social” or family style menu consisting of an ever-changing entrée with accompaniments meant to be shared by the table as though enjoying a “picnic” with friends or family. A small selection of international wines with focus on B.C. vineyards, beside a collection of local brews will pair well with starters, entrees, and desserts alike.

Capturing the best elements of a picnic was the inspiration behind this project. Good friends and close family, enjoying food, drink and great conversation, together. The locally hand crafted “picnic” table encourages larger groups or complete strangers to sit beside one another, while a table alongside the fireplace provides a more intimate setting.

Located in the historic Livery building picnic restaurant & social provides a comfortable, scenic and social environment to enjoy anything from chef’s tasting menus for one to private events for twenty one.