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Self-Care for Moms and Dads

The very best reason I can think of for investing time, energy, and money into self-care is that adult mindset and behaviour has a huge influence on the young people nearby. It is difficult to take care of ourselves the way we would like to because the demands of the world outside us never stop screaming. 

Posted by Kerri Wall on Nov 09, 2020 in Community

November 2020 Editors Fix

By definition, a martyr is someone who chooses to sacrifice their life or endure pain and suffering rather than give up their religious beliefs or something they hold sacred.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Nov 07, 2020 in Community

Unexpected Adventures

In July, I had finally had enough. I was no longer happy beating up my body with hill repeats, maximal start intervals and tempo efforts with no fixed or tangible goal in sight. I finally put aside any aims at competition for the rest of the season and sought joy and adventure in my own backyard instead, nervously embracing the freedom and spontaneity of a clear horizon.

Posted by Sandra Walter on Nov 05, 2020 in Health

November 2020 Astrology

November is marked with intensity and momentum as the sun moves through the sign of Scorpio and into Sagittarius. The energy of Scorpio is about death, rebirth, regeneration and transformation. Scorpio is a fixed water sign that rules the occult, sexuality, the afterlife, passion and intuition that plunges deep into the undercurrent of reality.

Posted by Ashley Kristina on Nov 05, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

Knowing Versus Living

Most of us can easily list off all the things we need to do in order to take care of ourselves, but are we really doing it? Is the holistic in nature? In my experience we tend to be very good at knowing what to do and struggle with the actual living it part.

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Nov 04, 2020 in Health

The Snap Election

As I write this we are a mere week away from election results, and I think we can all agree that predicting election outcomes is a fool’s game. I do know though, that after six years in local government my voting behaviour is forever changed. 

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Nov 04, 2020 in Community

Chris Charbonneau

An individual who has dedicated his life to supporting and helping people, whether through his job as a Respiratory Therapist (RT) or as a volunteer with the Fellaship Men’s Support Group.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Nov 03, 2020 in Community

Fernie Chamber urges back to basics with COVID-19 protocols

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is urging local businesses and the wider community to get back to basics with the precautionary measures aimed at curbing COVID-19 infection rates. These measures (as recommended by the BC Provincial Health Office) include the wearing of masks in indoor public spaces (including local stores), maintaining physical distance of at least two metres, washing your hands regularly, and staying home when feeling unwell.

Posted by admin on Nov 02, 2020 in Community

The 2020 Kootenay Contraption Contest Elevates Student Voices with this Year’s Education Challenge

A global pandemic has changed life as we know it and students are navigating the world of learning in unprecedented conditions. Because of our new reality, it felt natural for KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology) and its youth program, GLOWS, to seek the expertise from students and educators for this year’s Kootenay Contraption Contest. From October 26-November 26, students and educators are invited to solve the real world problems they are facing at school or home school right now by using science and technology.

Posted by admin on Oct 30, 2020 in Community

Celebrate Women Entrepreneurs in Your Community with #WEcreateBC

The inaugural #WEcreateBC campaign launched this week to celebrate the impact that women entrepreneurs have in creating businesses, jobs, connections, and communities in British Columbia. 

Posted by admin on Oct 28, 2020 in Community

2020 Virtual Fernie Business Awards Winners Announced

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate the winners of the 2020 Virtual Fernie Business Excellence Awards. The awards gala was held virtually on the evening of Friday 23 October.

Posted by admin on Oct 27, 2020 in Business

The Children Act

The film features Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci and Fionn Whitehead in the major roles. Thompson plays Fiona Maye, a judge who visits the boy in hospital to determine whether or not his wishes are being influenced unduly by his family. 

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Oct 24, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

Winter is Coming

What have you planted in your parenting garden lately? Did you sow anything to keep your family nourished in the days ahead? Sometimes it’s only when the weeks are cold and the cellar is empty that we stop to reflect on the fact that we never gathered any nuts when it was still possible. That’s an awfully sad situation to be in. 

Posted by Kerri Wall on Oct 23, 2020 in Community