July 2015 Business News

Canyon Raft Company

Canyon Raft Company now offers paddle board tours on the Upper Elk River. With its growing popularity, they are excited to be offering half day stand up paddle boarding (SUP) tours. Beginning in the lake, and then progressing to the Upper Elk Rivers class 1-2 waters, this tour is perfect for some summer fun.

Operating Fernie’s finest river trips since 1995, visit their website or call them directly for more information.

Grow Children’s Boutique
482 2nd Ave

Grow is now the local Fernie agent for Purolator and UPS! Taking on the task in May, the staff is very excited that Fernie has a local depot again. Offering all shipping needs (for same day shipping, parcels need to be dropped off at Grow between 10am and 3pm) and parcels for pickup that are unable to be delivered to residence.

If you are receiving a parcel or are in need of sending one, you can now visit Grow instead of travelling to Sparwood. If you would like more information on Grow’s Purolator or UPS services, call them directly or visit their facebook page - www.facebook.com/growbabygrow.

Kootenay Community Bat Project
1-855-9BC-BATS ext. 14

The Kootenay Community Bat Project is seeking information about bats in buildings in the Elk Valley this summer. If you have bats in your home, summer cabin, or other building, KCBP would like to hear from you.

“Very little is known about bats in the Elk Valley” says Dr. Leigh Anne Isaac, biologist with the KCBP. “We are trying to learn more about the bat colonies here including where they are roosting, what species are present, and how to promote bat stewardship.”

One of the focuses this year is on the BC Bat Count where residents are encouraged to count bats leaving a roost site on their property for four nights (2 in early-June and 2 in mid-July) in order to monitor populations. This long-term monitoring information is very valuable since there is very little known about local bat species and their population numbers.

Visit their site, call directly or email kootenaybats@gmail.com for more information.

Loaf Bakery & Restaurant
641 2nd Ave

Loaf Bakery & Restaurant is excited to offer a new online ordering system. You can now order your favourite Italian-style pizzas, gourmet burgers and salads online with a few clicks from your computer or smart phone. You can even order through Loaf's FaceBook page and enjoy some amazing introductory pricing on take-out items. Visit www.loafbakery.ca or https://www.facebook.com/loafbakery for further details.

Loaf has also launched a new loyalty program offering unique rewards to their customers through a BellyCard or mobile app. The scheme gives you points for every in-store visit to choose the rewards you want, including free coffee, bread and lunch delivery.

Wild Nature Tours
891 2nd Ave

This summer Wild Nature Tours, a non-profit venture of Wildsight with all proceeds supporting local conservation and education projects, is offering guided hikes and trips. These excursions allow you to discover the unique natural and human history with local interpretive naturalist guides.

Guided hikes and trips include Mount Fernie Provincial Park Loop, Castle Mountain summit, Ammonite Hike, Fernie Ridge wildflower hike, Mount Fernie summit, Heiko’s Trail to Island Lake Lodge and Flathead Weekend Overnight Adventure. Visit our event’s calendar online or in this edition for dates, or get in touch directory to arrange a tour. Visit www.wildnaturetours.ca for further information.