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Mountain Pantry Grocery Delivery Service

New this spring! The COVID-19 situation has meant that the Mountain Pantry Grocery & Liquor Store has stopped its normal daily operation.

Posted by admin on May 04, 2020 in Business

Cooking with Corbs - Waffles

Who doesn't love waffles?! This week, Becky and Corb whip up a healthy and tasty batch of waffles, that could last up to two weeks depending on your appetite! For this recipe you will need a food processor and waffle iron. Make sure to post your photos or videos and to use #cookingwithcorbs #itsgivertime #ferniefix to be entered in the Mother's Day draw for a wicked t-shirt from Giv'er Shirt Works and some cupcakes from Becky's Sweetcakes.

Posted by admin on May 03, 2020 in Health

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

Chili, short for Chilcotin, is a well-known long time canine community member. She was adopted from the BCSPCA as a pup and she’s been calling Fernie home for the past 13 years. Back in the day, Chili used to start almost every morning by trotting over to her neighbours’ houses and jumping on their beds so she could sleep in with them. Mornings have never been her thing. 

Posted by Val Lanthier on May 01, 2020 in Health

May 2020 Astrology

We are in the birth canal of a new world with evolutionary years ahead bringing change to our personal relationships, interpersonal relationships and relationship to resources. The Council of the Thirteen (Indigenous) Grandmothers stated several years ago: “tie into the energy of your mother’s mother’s mother” because this is how slow life is about to go on Earth (again). 

Posted by Ashley Kristina on May 01, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

Dear Fernie

What are our memories right now? How will we recall a time so isolated, so inconceivable, so true? Fernie, here is my love letter to you.

Posted by Sadie Rosgen on May 01, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

Islands in the Stream

What this means for musicians is that you will look good on stream, but you won’t sound good. Until the big players decide that the audio quality of live streams is as important to the feed as the video and adjust the algorithm to compensate, we are unfortunately stuck with terrible-to-mediocre sound. 

Posted by Michael Hepher on May 01, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

Two New Programs Support Basin Food Producers

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of a reliable food supply and has increased the demand for locally grown products. To help Columbia Basin food producers meet this call, Columbia Basin Trust is introducing two new programs: one that provides loans for operational and equipment needs and one that provides wage subsidies to hire workers.

Posted by admin on Apr 30, 2020 in Community

Netflix Party

Like most of you, I’ve been spending a lot of time online lately. Unlike most of you, I normally spend a great deal of time online, so I have been perhaps a little less off-kilter than some of you have in moving most of my social life online. However, despite my comfort level even I enjoy a little group socializing now and then.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Apr 30, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

FTA News and Riding to Morrissey

Looking for a ride close to town this time of year? Cokato Road to Morrissey is a great option. A gravel bike is ideal for this ride but a mountain bike also works well.

Posted by Julie Kelly on Apr 30, 2020 in Outdoors

Managing Stress While Pregnant (or Postpartum) During a Global Pandemic

This is a distinctive time in all of our lives. Very few people alive today have lived through a global pandemic before now, and certainly none of the currently pregnant or newly pregnant people have. We are all navigating this together and for the very first time so we don’t know whether or not there is a “right” or “best” way to do it and if there is, what that might be.

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Apr 30, 2020 in Health

Movement for Mental Health

Whether we are aware of it or not, movement is a form of medicine and staying active helps reduce stress and anxiety. Getting your heart rate up and sweating once a day releases the feel good endorphins that I’m going to go ahead and say, we could probably all use right about now. 

Posted by Maddy Alaric on Apr 30, 2020 in Health

In the Company of Community

One of the first things adults are anxious to teach a young person is sharing. Apparently greed is still a deadly sin, and we hate to see our kids deny siblings or friends a chance to try their toys. But this makes sense because the ability to distribute and sometimes ration food and supplies was a survival skill for our ancestors

Posted by Kerri Wall on Apr 30, 2020 in Community

Creating a Deeper Connection

This issue about community is the perfect time to present two challenges to the community that centre on being vulnerable and allowing ourselves to see and be seen with others.

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Apr 30, 2020 in Health

Making Lemonade

What an unbelievable time to be alive! For the first time in over a hundred years, we are witnessing new and trying times as we step forward into the uncharted territory of a global pandemic. As a community, and in true Fernie fashion, we are coming together to support one another and make the best of an unknown situation.

Posted by Yvonne Prest on Apr 30, 2020 in Outdoors

The Little Distiller that Could

Many businesses woke up to an alternate reality this month, wondering how they would even survive the impact of Covid-19, trying to see a path through nothing but uncertainty. Unlike other business however, distillers found themselves stepping into an arena they had never considered for no other reason than they felt a moral obligation to serve the immediate needs of Canadians by producing hand sanitizer.

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Apr 30, 2020 in Community