The home is named Ebtu and Ebtu is having a mid-life crises. Ebtu was born in the 1950’s and since then has consumed an excessive amount of natural gas (Ebtu= Excessive BTU) to keep warm but not all that cozy. Ebtu’s lifestyle has also allowed him to be very wasteful. He has released over 500 tonnes of Green House Gases since his birth. Ebtu is ready to change his ways and realizes that he has inner strength that will get him through this difficult time of self-awareness.
The international financial crisis that emerged in June 2008 is largely over. There are early signs of a global economic recovery and confidence in financial institutions is returning. The market value of many risky assets is rising as investor confidence builds. The global economy is forecast to continue recovering, although high levels of government and household debt in most mature economies will subdue the rate of growth.
Well, it's spring cleaning time again. How the heck did that happen? If you haven't done all the updates on your computer you might not have noticed that the time changed. Yes, it's spring.
In keeping with that theme here are a few of tools I've been using on my computer lately. Some of which you may already have. Some I've mentioned before.
Let's start with malware (if you're not familiar with that term it's a catch-all for virus, trojen, spyware, etc.)
Generally on the snowiest days of the year, I ride the single line. With powder awaiting the quickest way to get back up to the top is the best. On one such occasion I mounted the chair lift with a middle aged British couple. After acquaintances were made, they posed a question that provoked much thought. “What is there for youth to do in Fernie?” I’m sure that it’s a question many people pose, hoping for a straight answer.
Growing up my parents were always exposing us kids to a wide variety of food. They felt that if we were exposed at an early age, we would be more adventurous and appreciative all of our lives when it came to food.
Now that summer is nearly here, many of you are probably supplementing your gym workouts with some outdoor running, walking, and playing. Here are some exercises that you can incorporate into your workout using just a park bench, picnic table or even a log on the trail to boost your workout! These exercises can be done on their own or in the middle of a run or walk. Start by walking or jogging for at least five minutes to get warmed up before performing the exercises.
“What community are you from?” When asked this common question how do you answer? I typically say, “I was born in Saskatchewan, raised in Springbank, studied in Edmonton/Victoria, but since 1983 I have lived in the Elk Valley/Crowsnest Pass.”
Quality of life. What does that mean exactly? And how do you measure it to ensure that you keep it, or better still, improve it over time.
For an individual it would be easy. I made Fernie my home because of the people, the amazing mountains I wake up to every morning, and because I get to do the things I love, just stepping out my front door, everyday. I know it gets better because I have ongoing and increasing opportunities to do these things.
With the seasons changing on a daily basis this spring it’s a sharp reminder to be prepared for anything when venturing into the Fernie outdoors. Whether it’s consideration about the animals I might encounter on the trails, the weather that might change or the terrain I might cross, I can never be certain it will actually be just a stroll in the woods.
People from small towns often migrate to cities in search of things; excitement, opportunity, wealth...What often brings them back is the sense of community that is so hard to find in the concrete jungle.
If you are involved with any of the many community-enhancing groups in Fernie—from The Arts Station to Fernie Search and Rescue—you know how much local businesses are asked to lend a helping hand.