Aries (March 21 – April 19) Honouring Your True Feelings
Follow and listen to your true feelings. Don’t betray yourself or rationalize that is is acceptable to deny your inner voice. Don’t discount what you know to be true in your heart. Follow your emotions, as they are your inner compass that will steer you home and keep you warm, safe and joyous. If you’re unclear about what you’re feeling, write down your thoughts and feelings in a journal to gain clarity.
Taurus. (April 20 – May 20) New Opportunity
The first hard drive I purchased, way back in the 1980s, held 10 MB . That's about enough space to hold two mp3 music files. Paltry doesn't even begin to describe that size of hard drive. Today it's hard to find a new hard drive that's smaller than 1TB . That's enough space for 200,000 mp3 music files.
What's driving this insane increase in size? Well, more and larger files of course. Today it's not uncommon to have files that are much larger than 1GB on your hard drive. And that brings us to the challenge that this column will address.
There were two fatalities in our family this morning. The second and third this week. My father was sitting at the kitchen table drinking coffee this morning as I stumbled in. When he told me the news, I asked what he did with the bodies? He said that he buried them... in the compost. Poor chickens.
At 13 my real food experiences truly began when my parents had an offer to move the whole family from Toronto to the Laurentians (north of Montreal) to run a hotel for one of my dad’s business partners.
The first day of the ski season is usually followed by sore muscles. Even those of us who have trained diligently at the gym to get ready for the winter season often find muscle soreness after day one on the slopes, though usually for a much smaller duration.
Hurray! The season of sunshine, board shorts, and bikinis is finally here! No doubt you are hoping to rock your swimwear feeling the best you can, here are a few tips to help you achieve your goal.
The rivers opened on June 15 after being closed since April 1 to protect the spawning season for wild Westslope Cutthroat Trout, for which the Elk Valley is famous. July is the month that fly anglers from all over the globe start to descend on Fernie to enjoy a truly unique and incredible dry fly fishery. The rivers streams and lakes around Fernie provide fly fishing opportunities that are simply as good as it gets.
Summer is Fernie’s shortest season. With ‘Monsoon June’ over, locals have roughly eight to ten busy weekends to pack in nature’s summer highlights. Here are some must see features before the first flakes fall around the Elk Valley.
A couple of Saturdays ago, Leeroy Stagger and the Wildflowers played The Art Station as the last stop on their national tour. I dragged out a friend who’s been housebound for several months with the promise of great music. Leeroy did not disappoint and the small crowd kept him going for a good half an hour, maybe 45 minutes after his ‘last song’.
Having lived in Britain for most of my life, where the most dangerous thing you’ll encounter in the wild is a badger, I have to admit that the prospect of having a bear wander into my Fernie garden was a bit alarming!
Last fall, I had the good fortune to meet Sarah Smith, Elk Valley Bear Aware Coordinator. When I asked her advice on how I could be a good bear neighbor she kindly offered to educate me with a night reconnaissance to Elkford.
Kurt Adams is a name you probably know if you’re a keen biker in Fernie. He’s been involved in the Fernie Mountain Bike club over the years and has been el presidente for the last two to three. While you may realize this, you may not realize the amount of time and effort Kurt and others involved dedicate to the mountain bike community.
If four pages of festival fun hasn’t tempted you out of Fernie, there’s plenty going on around here to keep you occupied. The warmer weather offers plenty of options for getting outdoors, from the Mountain Market on Sundays in Rotary Park to floating on the Elk, or try one of these options: