May Business News

Cathy Morris is back at The Massage Place this May, submitted photo

City of FernieOCPIC, 250-423-4466
Of all the committees in the City of Fernie government, none touches each and every citizen like the OCPIC (Official Community Plan Implementation Committee). This committee collects past citizen surveys, current citizen surveys, Stats Canada information, then combines this information with the stated desires of Fernie residents to create the report.

As part of the process, the OCPIC is sending out a Fernie Livability Survey to track what is satisfactory and unsatisfactory. Residents who answer the survey and then fill out the entry form will be entered into a draw for a Grand Prize of either a large screen TV or a FAR season pass. Once the Quality of Life Index is “finalized”, the committee will present it to civic groups, clubs and in several open meetings for comments and further suggestions.

Look for the survey on line at under the NEWS links or in your mailbox, at City Hall, the Fernie Heritage Library and the Aquatic Center. Be a voice for the future.

Fernie Tennis Club, James White Park

After last year’s success the Fernie Tennis Club is adding a junior’s night, day of the week to be announced. As soon as the weather permits, the club will be meeting at the James White Park every Monday evening from 6-10pm for the adult club, running May through Thanksgiving weekend, weather pending. All levels are welcome and coaching is available.
For more information please e-mail

Freshies, 632 2nd Ave 250-423-3833

Freshies would like to throw a “bucket of daffodils” out to the Blue Toque, as a thank you for being so kind and helping them out. “You are truly great neighbours,” says Kim and Liz Stokie, owners and operators of the coffee shop in downtown Fernie.

Indigo Spa, 472 2nd Ave 250-423-5007
Indigo Spa would like to welcome the newest member of its team, Stephanie Hansen, BSc, BC RMT to the Elk Valley.

Stephanie has been working in a five-star spa in Whistler for the past three years doing both clinical and spa services. She is relocating to Fernie for the long-term and in her free time enjoys skiing and mountain biking. Indigo Spa is pleased to be able to offer another skilled practitioner’s treatments and BC registered massage therapy services.

Spa services are available seven days a week. Call 250-423-5007 or visit their new website,, to book your appointment.

Island Lake Lodge, 602 2nd Ave 250-423-3700

Island Lake has partnered with two of Canada’s esteemed outdoor photographers, Darwin Wiggett and his partner Samantha Chrysanthou for a multi-day photo workshop. The Destination Travel Photography Workshop will teach aspiring photographers all they need to know in order to become great travel photographers over 4-days June 25 – 28 and includes all meals and accommodation.

“We are super excited to hold this new workshop in the stunning setting of the Lizard Range at Island Lake Lodge,” says Darwin.

Darwin and Samantha offer educational eBooks and tips / tricks on the art of photography on their website, For more information or to register, call 250-423-3700.

The Massage Place, 592 3rd Ave 250-423-9677

Cathy Morris is happy to be back at the Massage Place after a winter away working with Alpine Canada/Ski Cross Team, Offering solutions for your health and wellness, specializing in deep tissue, active release techniques and relaxation massage, her office is located just off 2nd Avenue in downtown Fernie in the Mug Shots building and she looks forward to treating clients, new and old. Visit for more details.

Sarah’s Active Rehabilitation, 1192 8th Ave, 250-423-9167
Sarah’s Active Rehabilitation has recently hired Tara Miller to work with them. Tara is a graduate of the Bachelor of Applied Health Science, Athletic Therapy program at Sheridan College in Toronto. She has experience as the Athletic Therapist for sports teams such as University of Toronto Varsity Men’s Rugby, women’s basketball, national level wrestling as well as recreational hockey, football and rugby leagues. She has worked at sports medicine and physiotherapy clinics in Ontario and has a lot of injury knowledge. Tara has her own bracing company, Fluid Motion Therapy that focuses on custom knee braces for ligament instabilities and osteoarthritis.
Tara is dedicated to helping individuals from all walks of life and activity levels to achieve a healthy and active lifestyle. She is excited to join Sara’s Active Rehabilitation located in Evolution Health and Fitness.