May 2023 Business News

Cranbrook Autocross

Street Cats Car Club will be hosting eight autocross events this summer at the Western Financial Place, beginning on Sunday, May 14. 

Autocross is a timed, competitive motorsport in which drivers navigate one at a time through a defined course outlined by pylons to make a miniature racing circuit. It emphasizes safe competition and is ideal for beginners and anyone else looking to dip their toes into the world of motorsport. 

Events will be held from 8am to 4pm and are an excellent activity to bring the family out to watch. 

All are welcome. Anyone interested in participating can find more information, including sign-up, at See you at the track!

DIY Comedy Tour
A ‘Do It Yourself ’ Comedy Tour featuring three independent comedians from different parts of the country who are travelling from Manitoba all the way to Vancouver Island to share their styles of humour with the public. The DIY Comedy Tour is performing from large capital cities to rural towns to small hamlets. 

“We go where people want to be entertained, no matter what the population is,” says one of the co-producers, Scott Porteous who was also featured on Canada’s Got Talent as Herbert Henries. This will 
be Scott’s 14th tour in his 20-year storied comedy career.  

“This is easily the biggest tour I’ve ever been a part of and I’m very excited to be sharing this experience with fellow comedians Mike Payne and Frank Russo.”
You can follow the tour on their website, they will be in Cranbrook May 13 and Kimberley May 16. 

Elk Valley Hospice
The Elk Valley Hospice provides a diversity of palliative, grief, bereavement, caregiver, and practical support services to our community. Hospice society services are free and confidential, and as diverse as wildflowers. You can help spread the word by joining the Hospice or by purchasing your wildflower seeds or lapel pins at the Crossings Kiosk located at the Elk Valley Hospital. 

A new “Companioning the Dying” course will be offered at College of the Rockies, May 5-7, 2023. The Elk Valley Hospice AGM was held on April 27, but it’s never too late to join the Elk Valley Hospice society. 

For more information visit the website, email or call 250-423-4453, extension 38109.

Fernie Heritage Library
492 3rd Ave 250-423-4458

The Fernie Heritage Library (FHL) is excited to share new programs and events taking place this spring at the library. 

In April, FHL launched Council Reads. Monthly, members of the City of Fernie Council will share what they are reading alongside comments on the book and why they recommend it. If you’re interested in reading one (or all) of these books, they will be available at the library.

In May FHL is celebrating Local Government Awareness week, with two special events. Mayor Nic Milligan will be a special guest reader at Story Time, and there will also be a social and movie evening with the Council and Mayor. Stay up to date with all events by following them on Facebook and Instagram, or by visiting

Fernie Horticultural Supply

In its second year, Fernie Horticultural Supply (FHS) is introducing an easier way to shop for landscaping plants – online from the comfort of your own backyard.  

“A lot of people are using social media or online sources for inspiration to landscape their yards.  But there’s often a disconnect between what we see online and what is available and hardy in our tough Fernie climate,” says co-owner Felina Arsenault.  

By using the FHS website, homeowners and landscapers can search for specific interests like “pink shrub” or “fall colour” and be offered a selection of perennials, shrubs and trees that are curated for success in our climate and available for purchase.  

“If you see something you like,” says Arsenault “you can purchase it online and collect it at the farm, usually the same day.”

If you prefer to browse the plants or need help making selections, the farm is open by appointment.  

Email or text/call 250-946-6822.

Mountain High Travel and Tours 

Mountain High Travel and Tours is excited to announce it is moving to a new location!

They have built a new office at 4141 Hill Road and will be operating there as of June, with an open house to follow.

Mountain High Travel is a full-service travel agency, open 11am-4pm Monday through Thursday, and gladly accepting appointments Monday through Saturday. They offer a safe, professional environment for clients to book all types of travel including all-inclusive vacations, cruises, guided tours, destination weddings, and more!

They are fully trained with Manulife Insurance to ensure they can handle your travel insurance needs.

Say ‘yes’ to new adventures with  Mountain High Travel and Tours, your travel specialists.

Norco Dirt Series 
Norco Dirt Series is a women’s-inclusive mountain bike instructional organization. Proudly operating in Fernie for over 10 years, they are thrilled to expand programming with the support of excellent local coaches and Straight Line Bicycles. 

Join them for a Try It Clinic to learn some foundational mountain bike skills or consider a four-week Progression Series program to hone-in on your skills on some of Fernie’s best trails. For those looking for even more, the weekend-long camps are an all-inclusive experience including demo Norco Bicycles and other amazing equipment, food and beverages, maintenance sessions and more.

Are you looking for a social ride? Consider their Ride Club - an international mountain bike club that lets you ride in every location Dirt Series offer rides, whenever you want. 

Visit their website to learn more. Space is limited, and Fernie’s events are highly sought after, so don’t delay - book today!

Three Sisters Day Spa
472 2nd Ave 250-423-6395

Three Sisters Day Spa is excited to introduce a new team member and a new cosmetic line.

Welcoming Karlyn Renwick, Certified Makeup Artist to the team. Professional Makeup for all occasions will be available with Karlyn beginning this May and throughout the wedding season.
Please contact Three Sisters Day Spa directly for pricing and appointment availability.

Three Sisters is now carrying Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, a Clean Beauty line known for its skincare powered makeup, using ingredients that are purposeful and heal the skin, can be worn on sensitive skin, highest performance like no other mineral brand, and talc/paraben/ gluten free and cruelty free.

“This is the first time we have brought in a line of products outside of Aveda. Youngblood is a clean, luxury brand that pairs so perfectly. Shop in-spa for all of your makeup, skincare, body and haircare products,” said Lindsay Reynolds, Owner. 

Young Entrepreneur Adventure Camp
Business skills are something that are lacking in elementary education. While running a business does come with risk, the rewards of creating income from ideas and passion are worth it. You need leadership, creativity, drive, and persistence to run a business – all important life skills children should learn. 

The Young Entrepreneur Adventure Camp will teach children business basics, and to come up with a product that they will then sell at the Fernie Mountain Market, where they will put their newfound skills to use! Mornings will be all business, and afternoons will be spent adventuring around Fernie: frolfing, biking, hiking, and more. Lindsay is an elementary/high school teacher in the Elk Valley, looking to give kids a fun, real-world experience. 

The camp will run July 11-14, plus Market Day on the 16. Cost is $275 for the week. Ages 9 – 11. Please contact Lindsay at for more details.