March 2023 Business News

Community Volunteer Income Tax Programme
Is your income under $45,000 for families and $35,000 for individuals? The CRA community volunteer income tax program can help you file your 2022 income tax from March 4 until April 24.

Drop Off Option: Visit the Fernie Heritage Library and ask for an envelope containing the authorization and client ID form. Fill out as required, include your receipts. You will be contacted for more information or advised your return is ready for pickup. You can also set up an appointment at the library on Saturdays (email TRC4905@ or call 250-423-4458) between 1-4pm.

Senior Drop-in Centre Option: Make an appointment between 12-3pm on Mondays by calling Bill (250-423-4758), John (250-423-7063) or Courtney (250-423-3312), or drop by during this time and fill out a consent and client information sheet. 

Virtual Service: Contact Diana at to arrange a no-contact appointment.  

Elk Valley Gymnastics
This May 27-28, Elk Valley Gymnastics, a non-profit organization, is hosting the Rocky Mountain Tumble at the Fernie Memorial Arena. Drawing athletic clubs from across BC and Alberta, Fernie will be busy with competitors and their families as they take to the mats, bars, beams and vaults. The theme this year is Circus, and everyone is invited to enjoy the impressive show. 

In order to host an event this size, clubs need to fundraise. Elk Valley Gymnastics has sponsorship packages available for businesses in the Elk Valley looking to support a community event and gain great exposure. Silver and bronze sponsors will have exposure at the event, and will be included in ads in the Fernie Fix, on social media, and radio ads. Gold sponsors will have the added exposure of being a title sponsor for each event - vault, bars, floor and beam. 

For more details on the event, visit To receive the sponsorship package, please email

Fernie Trails Alliance
The Fernie Valley Pathway will provide a safe muti-use pathway that will connect the City of Fernie and Fernie Alpine Resort. These communities do not currently have a safe pedestrian and cycling route into town, this pathway will enable the wellbeing of a diverse range of user groups, including those with mobility constraints, and will provide an exceptional experience for area residents and visitors alike. 

The 7km paved pathway will run adjacent to, but separated from, vehicle traffic to significantly improve the safety and enjoyment of active transportation users along this highway corridor. 4km of the Fernie Valley Pathway were completed in the summer of 2022, and the FTA is fundraising for the last 3km of this trail.  The Fernie Valley Pathway committee is looking to raise $180,000 to complete the project planning part of Phase 2. If you would like to get involved, please reach  out to

Fernie Women’s Centre 
1592 10th Ave 250-423-4687

The Fernie Women’s Centre (FWC) is pleased to be hosting an evening of local musicians in celebration of International Women’s Day. The event is taking place at the Fernie Arts Station on March 8, 2023 from 7-9:30pm and doors will open at 6:30pm. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend in honour of how far we have come in the fight for women’s equality and the ways that women make the world a better place! There will be performances by Anita and Lizzie, Sage McBride, Anie Radish, Naena Robinson, the Audielles and more. Snacks and non -alcoholic beverages will be provided at intermission. It will be a night of music-filled fun and connection. 

Tickets are $25/person and can be purchased on Eventbrite at Free tickets are available by contacting the Women’s Centre if the cost is too high. FWC can’t wait to celebrate all the amazing women in their lives together with you on March 8!  


Pastryland started to create gourmet Belgian style waffles made with fresh ingredients during 2022. The owner, Annabelle St-Marseille, had a craving for this treat and couldn’t find anywhere to fulfill it. Why not try making them herself? Challenge accepted!

Savoury or sweet, you’ll get your fix with toppings of your choice or enjoy Pastryland dips to experience the full adventure. 

Annabelle likes to create unusual flavour combinations to get you out of your comfort zone, like the miso caramel. Their goal is to build a Sweet Empire, one waffle at a time! Pastryland Waffles are available at Local Store in downtown Fernie - 532 2nd Ave. Follow Patstryland on Instagram @pastryland_waffles and Facebook @pastrylandwaffles. 

Ridgeline Physio
1591A 10th Ave

Ridgeline Physio is officially open and accepting clients, proudly supporting the community of Fernie and the Elk Valley. 

Ridgeline Physio is a new physiotherapy clinic in Fernie, BC, located within the Fernie Strength Collective. Ridgeline treats a wide variety of physical impairments, including rehabilitation for musculoskeletal injuries, sports injuries, vestibular conditions and concussions. The focus of the clinic is to help you reach your goals by providing a thorough assessment, a concrete plan, and support throughout your rehabilitation. Ridgeline focuses on creating an inclusive and welcoming space for everyone, no matter physical ability, medical history, race, age, or gender. 

Ridgeline takes a fitness-forward and preventative approach to rehab using exercise, education, and manual therapy to support your recovery, and help you reach your goals. Connect with them via phone (778-561-2272), email (info@, or book online at

Three Pines
Three Pines Electric is a local Fernie contractor servicing the Elk Valley specializing in residential, commercial installations and troubleshooting. With over ten years of experience, they offer reliable and professional services to ensure that you are completely satisfied. Three Pines Electric is fully Licensed, Bonded, and Insured, so that you can rest easy knowing you are in the hands of a professional. 
Some of the services they offer are:

Free Estimates and Consulting
New Home Wiring
Service Calls
EV Chargers
Hot Tubs 
A/C Units
Panel and Service Upgrades
Silver Label Inspections… and much more!

Contact them via email at, phone 250-278-8887 or visit their website.