February Business News

Beavertail Lodge B&B 4507 Timberline Crescent, 250-423-2673

Beavertail Lodge has re-opened as a traditional bed and breakfast offering visitors very comfortable accommodation and truly delicious, hot breakfasts. Hosts, Wells and Karen Marshall hail from the Northwest Territories and have brought true northern hospitality to the B&B: a friendly, relaxed atmosphere enhanced by homemade baking.

The bedrooms (queen, king or twin beds) each have their own bathroom complete with tub or shower; a private outdoor hot-tub overlooks the forest garden; and panoramic mountain views are available from the guest living and dining rooms. The ski lifts are only a short ride away in the Lodge’s private shuttle each morning and you can easily ski-in to the Lodge at the end of the day. A beautiful wood-burning fireplace sets the tone for relaxed evening with friends, or the option of the queen room is available with its own gas fireplace for privacy.

If you are seeking easy access to the ski resort, plus hiking, biking, cross-country ski and snowshoe trails; or for those who crave a comfortable armchair, warm fire, beautiful view and a good book, visit www.beavertaillodge.com.

Cinnamon Bear Lodge, www.cinnamonbearlodge.net, 250-423-6033

After a complete remodeling of their home, Jason and Cath Liversidge have recently opened the doors to Cinnamon Bear Lodge, a bed and breakfast located in a quiet area of Fernie, just a five minute walk from downtown.

Four double guest en-suite rooms are available, and each has a striking mountain view. All bedrooms have quality Egyptian cotton linen, bathrobes, heated towel rails and rainhead showers. Jason’s breakfasts such as full English or Eggs Benedict, or buffet, will set you up for a long day in the mountains.

After a hard day on the mountain, you can relax in the seven person hot tub looking out to the ski-hill, sit in front of the log fire with a glass of wine or grab a game of pool in the games room, where there are also board games to keep you occupied. You can also try Cath’s on site relaxation massage. She combines her massage skills with her knowledge of the body through her hobby as a triathlete (recently 10th in the amateur world championships). Jason also indulges in his passion for photographing landscapes - his photos are in Freshies, Rip-n-Richards and on his website at www.jasonliversidge.com

GPI Chartered Accountants, 602D 2nd Ave, 250-423-6881

Gerald Price is pleased to welcome Marie-Pierre Castonguay, CGA to the accounting team at GPI. After obtaining her BBA from l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Montreal, she left for Whistler and after “having had too much fun” she moved to Vancouver where she worked and studied for her CGA designation. Just 18 months ago, she, her husband and 2 daughters moved to Fernie.

Marie-Pierre will be providing assistance to new and existing businesses with matters such as choice of legal form of ownership and its registration, the preparation of cash flows, budgets, business plans, financing proposals and providing proactive management advice. Services can be provided on a quarterly, semi-annual or annual basis. Her goal is to provide business owners with the tools they need to focus on what they know best.

Services provided by GPI include corporate and personal tax preparation and planning, financial statement preparation, estate and succession planning, bookkeeping and software training. They also offer secure remote access for those wishing to store and access their bookkeeping files on the server located at GPI.

Along with Gerald who maintains his CA designation with both the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, Sandy Dirk, CMA, who works with our non-resident clients, and their team of accounting technicians, GPI’s clients can be confident that personal and corporate tax payable is minimized, business cash flows are improved and with the management advice available, business owners can concentrate on the growth of their business.

Kinesis and Movement Matters 841-B 7th Ave, 250-423-3309

Fernie’s newest personal training facility is hosting an open house this Febraury 4 from 9am to 7pm. Meet with Blair Crosby and Kevin Nizi for introduction assessments, meet with local health practitioners, enjoy complimentary food and drinks, a chance to win a variety of door prizes, a tour of the facility and to learn more about what both businesses offer. Blair and Kevin provide guidance on exercise, nutrition and lifestyle coaching, injury prevention and rehabilitation, functional and high performance training, corrective exercise, stretching and core function. The space is a newly renovated, private studio.

Sweet Toque 601 1st Ave, 250-423-4637

Reopening for the season, the Sweet Toque dessert lounge gladly offers your sweet tooth a place to indulge. Featuring a weekly apple dessert, Life with Chocolate sundae, weekly cheesecake flavour, and the signature 'Slow n Go' cake amongst others. Their fresh, wholesome desserts are all house made with love. Pair up your dessert with a glass of wine or champagne, dessert martini, specialty coffee or perhaps a winter warmer. New this season is a nightly savoury feature for the dessert shy. Head down to the arts station to enjoy the vibe, the art and your time at the Sweet Toque dessert lounge.

Located beside the train tracks in between Overwaitea and the Legion, open Thursday to Sunday evenings from 6:30pm -11 pm.

Vogue Theatre, 321 2nd Ave, 250-423-3132

The next phase in the Vogue Theatre’s update is now complete. The anticipated Vogue Arcade is now open on the second floor. This is the Elk Valley’s largest video-game emporium, boasting more than 50 games, including Dance, Dance Revolution, foosball, air hockey and a pool table. You can visit the arcade during regular business hours, from 6:30pm to 10pm on weekdays and 2:30pm to 10pm on weekends (subject to private bookings). You can also book this incredible space for your next private function or birthday party.

The Vogue Theatre is Fernie's only movie theatre and is located on Fernie’s historic downtown main street (321 2 Ave). The Vogue is a two-screen cinema that shows first-run movies, usually at 7 and 9pm nightly (check listings for more information), and now features $5 matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3pm. The theatre regularly hosts film festivals, special screenings and the monthly Indie Films Fernie. It is an affordable entertainment option for the whole family. Ask their staff about the special family rate.

The Theatre recently underwent an extensive indoor renovation, which transformed the look, feel and function of the building, and drastically improved the movie-going experience. It now features updated lobbies, washrooms and theatres, state of the art sound systems in both theatres and improved projection equipment.
For more information about movie listings or the arcade, visit their website www.ferniemovies.com.