November 2014 Business News

601 2nd Ave

After 21 years, Carosella is closing its stores. While Pat MacKay, Deb Clapp and their friendly staff will be missed, Carosella’s popular products will not! Here is what is going where:
Side Street Sweet Shoppe – Fernie’s Finest Fudge
Polar Peek Books & Treasures – Padraig Slippers, Hatley Magnetic Lists and Heritage Cards
Healing Hollow – Sansaara, Soco Soaps and Warm Buddies; Jewellery: Orange Avocado, NW Coast Native Silver, Silver Suspensions, Ilona’s “chakra”
Green Petal – Rocky Mountain Soap and Buddha Bowls
IGS Value Drug Mart – Derek Alexander Handbags and Wallets
Fernie Arts Co-op – Fernie Mountain Honey and Candles
Angela Morgan Inc. Downtown Studio – Karyn Chopik Satudio and Wigle Designs
Good Earth – World Famous Scrubbies
Stephanie’s Glass & Art Studio – Wine Planks, Out of the Woods paintings, Bear Claws and Moose Spoons and Flasks
Fernie Forge, Eye of the Needle Studio (opening in the heritage building beside Brown’s Meat Market) – Kitras Art Glass, Chinook Country Forge, Anvil Island Design, K.D. Rooster and Kootenay Forge

Pat and Deb send a warm thank you to their staff, suppliers, fellow retailers and customers.

Elk Valley Dolphin Swim Club

The Elk Valley Dolphin Swim Club (EVDSC) is excited to announce its new coaching teams for both Fernie and Elkford. Haley Wright, Beau Mangano, and Patty Vadnais head the Fernie swimmers bringing to the club a wealth of experience in competitive swimming and coaching. Working alongside triathlete and professional coach Cath Liversidge, the coaches will focus on technique, strength, speed and endurance through a structured swim program while fostering an element of fun and helping to develop a lifelong passion for swimming. The club is also pleased to announce over 20 competitive swimmers from Fernie and Elkford who will represent the club at various swim meets through BC and Alberta this year.

The EVDSC would also like to welcome Jera Kipnik and Misty Ferner who bring passion and dedication to the Elkford branch of the club.

For more information email or visit the facebook page at ElkValleyDolphinSwimClub.

Fernie Nordic Society

The Fernie Nordic Society is beginning the season early, with exciting additions and a call for volunteers.

FNS has been working hard to improve trails and expand its offerings. Existing trails have been straightened, flattened and widened, ready to be groomed when the snow flies. They will be double-track set and have room for skating. Additionally, they have installed a bridge connecting the existing trails to a 4-5km new loop, ready this winter season at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre accessed at the Mount Fernie Provincial Park.

FNS is looking for volunteers to help out with the following areas: Trail Ambassadors, Events, and Bunny Rabbit and Jack Rabbit programs. If you are keen to be involved, email is a new website that offers users the chance to shop for all your gear through local stores at great prices. You will get the friendly and helpful customer service that you expect from a local shop, alongside competitive pricing comparative to other online sites and feeling good about supporting local stores.

Visit and submit the product you are looking for. Shortly after, local shops from your area will post their best prices for you. All you have to do is pick the best price and you are set. Not only will you get the best price out there, you will also have a real shop to talk to if you have any issues with your purchase. No more call centres or websites that don’t get back to you. Find the gear you want, get great service, and pay a price you are excited about.