February 2023 Business News

Corine Dormond, RMT 
901 5th Ave 250-423-4800

Corine Dormond is a BC Registered Massage Therapist and has just moved her practice from Sparwood to Fernie and is now working at Fernie Chiropractic. Originally from Switzerland, Corine has called Fernie home since 2008. Outside of the clinic, Corine can be found snowboarding and xc skiing during the winter season and mountain biking and stand-up paddling during the warmer months. 

She can offer relaxation, therapeutic, pre-natal and hot/cold stone massages. Direct billing is available at Fernie Chiropractic. Please call 250-423-4800 to make an appointment or to receive the required link for online bookings.

École Sophie-Morigeau
sophiemorigeau.csf.bc.ca, 778-519-1115

École Sophie-Morigeau, Fernie’s francophone public elementary (K-7) school is hosting sessions of Tiens-moi la main j’embarque, a fun and personalized Kindergarten orientation and guidance. They welcome students and families from the Elk Valley and South Country to learn more.

L’École Sophie-Morigeau, école francophone publique élémentaire (M-7) de Fernie, tient des sessions de Tiens-moi la main, j’embarque, programme ludique d’orientation et accompagnement personnalisé à la maternelle.  Nous accueillons élèves et familles de la vallée de l’Elk et du South Country pour se renseigner.

h squared gallery
598 2nd Ave

h squared gallery is excited to announce the opening of  Where Do We Go From Here an exhibition of new works by Tara Higgins with special collaborations. To mark the milestone of half a century Tara is painting up a storm and is excited to showcase her latest landscape paintings that celebrate the art of collaboration. 

h squared invites you to the opening reception March 1 from 4 to 7pm where there will be birthday celbrations, special guests, and possibly cake!

Ohm Nutrition
571b 2nd Ave, ohmnutrition.ca

Samara Ohm is a Fernie local and Registered Dietitian who is now offering nutrition counselling to Elk Valley residents. Samara has worked as a dietitian in cardiac rehab and outpatient settings with Interior Health, with much of her career focused on behaviour change for chronic disease and weight management. Some of her other interests include family nutrition, heart health, nutrition for menopause, and helping people build a positive relationship to food.

Whether you’re looking to improve the nutrition habits of your family, manage chronic disease, break free from dieting or be your most energetic self in the mountains, contact Samara at Ohm Nutrition to see if working together would be a good fit! You can find her at Inside Out Fernie Wellness for in-person appointments, email sohmnutrition@gmail.com. Check your insurance plan to see if you have dietitian coverage.

Soar Studios
461 1st Ave 250-946-7164
Feel like trying something new in 2023? Consider joining the new adult ballet beginner class happening every Wednesday from 7 - 8:30pm in Soar Studios. For a $12 drop-in fee you will enjoy an hour and half introduction class that helps improve your strength, increase flexibility and develop coordination.

You do not need any experience to join this class, it is open to all abilities, ages and genders. Email hannahred@hotmail.co.uk  if you have any questions.

Thunder Meadows Health & Wellness
632 2nd Ave 250-423-2673

Thunder Meadows is thrilled to welcome Becca Thomas, R. Ac to the team. 

Becca Thomas R. Ac utilizes ancient theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat a wide range of injury and illness. Becca uses Acupuncture needles, cupping, electro stimulation and acutonic tuning forks in her treatments.  

During the initial visit, Becca will complete a thorough intake to understand the unique health profile of each patient. Her approach is effective because she always considers the root causes of imbalance in the body. She is accepting new patients and works evenings and weekends. 

You can book with Becca or can find out more about her at thundermeadowshealth.ca.


Tunnel49, formally known as Mountain High Adventures is proud to announce  that Fernie now has a reliable airport shuttle service! Tunnel49 offers regular commutes connecting Fernie and the Elk Valley  
to the Calgary, Cranbrook, Lethbridge, Kalispell, and Pincher Creek airports.  They have options for private and custom charters for bigger bookings from groups ranging in size from 14 to 54.  Whether you’re in need of a wedding charter, sporting or business events, or even a  party, they have you covered.

Alongside the already popular summer whitewater rafting tours, Tunnel49 has added a lineup of new tours for everyone to take participate in. Are you looking to take in the sights and hone in on your photography skills? Consider trying their adventure photography workshop or guided hiking tour. Want to get the adrenaline pumping? Try the guided mountain bike adventure! 

Visit their website to book with one of Tunnel 49’s trusted advisors.

Wild Nature Tours
wildsight.ca 250-423-3322

Discover the unique natural history and seasonal scenic beauty of the Elk Valley on an educational snowshoe tour through a beautiful forest with gorgeous views, an invigorating winter hike to a favourite local spot or a family-friendly excursion on some of the local trails.

Track down the secret ways wildlife survive winter on this snowshoe through Fernie’s only protected area in Wild Nature Tours’ bi-weekly Winter Wander Snowshoe. Led by professional naturalist Lee-Anne Walker and nature educator Ayla Bennett, these snowshoe winter tours are geared to get you outside and learn about all of the amazing things we have in our own backyard in the Elk Valley. With outings exploring the best of the Fernie area, there is sure to be something for everyone! 

There will be regular tours every other Saturday this winter. Registration and more details are available here: wildsight.ca/branches/elkvalley/wildnaturetours/.

Wildsight – Seedy Saturday

Seed swaps have been attracting and involving Fernie gardeners annually since 2005. Wildsight’s Seedy Saturday event returns this year live in person at the Fernie Family Centre on February 25. Co-hosted by Wildsight Elk Valley’s Cold Climate Seed Library and the Fernie Family Garden, this event features gardening from all angles with information and displays on growing food, composting, vermicomposting, gardening in our cold climate and, of course, collecting and sharing seeds. Veterans, newbies and potential gardeners are all invited to share seeds and gardening information. There will be activities for kids, a hot drinks café, bake sale and raffle. 

Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Proceeds go to support EcoGarden projects and construction of new accessible beds at the Family Garden. Anyone interested in volunteering at the event or wanting more information can contact garden.fernie@gmail.com.