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Negotiating the Picky Eaters

Perhaps, because you are a good parent, you rush home, conscientiously prepare a meal that is fresh, and at least constitutes food, if not high nutrition.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Jun 23, 2011 in Community

Furious3 Routes, Spectators and Volunteers

The July long weekend is quickly approaching and with it the inaugural Furious3 multistage mountain bike race. If you have friends or family competing in this race or just don’t have enough to do that weekend, why not come down and support the athletes in and around Fernie? Each stage will take the rider between two and six hours to complete and you can see them at a number of spots or even volunteer on the course to see all the action up close and personal.

Posted by admin on Jun 23, 2011 in Outdoors

John and Adelaine Traverse

You’ve probably noticed the colourful children adorned in their soccer jerseys on their way to fields in May and June, have kids playing, or maybe you even coach a team or run a division! With nearly 400 kids involved in youth soccer each year, the breadth of its reach must be community wide. While there are numerous individuals yearly that get this league off the ground, it is John and Adelaine Traverse who have been at the helm for 13 years.

Posted by Fix on Jun 23, 2011 in Community

The Glamour and the Grind

Just about every weekend in June offers a great outdoor event, from the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life on Saturday June 4 to the Annual Lizard Range Disc Golf Tournament on Friday July 1. Athletes can get their run on in Elkford on Sunday June 5 or in Wasa Lake on June 11-12 while bikers will be happy to see the return of the Fernie Mountain Bike Club’s Two-Knee Tuesdays. Fernie Golf and Country Club kick things into gear with the Men’s Pro-Am and Couples Alternate Shot in the second week of the month and Fernie Alpine Resort opens for summer biking on Saturday 25.

Posted by Rebecca Hall on Jun 09, 2011 in Art and Entertainment

Relay Ralliers

photo by Ryan Frazer

Posted by Abi Moore on Jun 09, 2011 in Community

Taking the Metro Scoffers to the Cleaners

For reasons too convoluted to go into here, I recently had to take charge of a ski-hut full of mattress covers (or “metro scoffers”, to ape, not unkindly, the pronunciation of a Dutch girl in the group) and ensure they were washed, aired

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Jun 09, 2011 in Community

Run, Esper, Run

When Jesse Northey’s family moved from Fernie to Lethbridge, he was pretty stoked to be heading to a bigger city. Who could blame him? Not only did he get beat up for being a figure skater, but also, he was 16. Whether it’s parents, hometown or school, almost everything seems provincial at 16, no matter where someone grew up.

Posted by Carolyn Nikodym on May 31, 2011 in Art and Entertainment

This Month in Movies - June 11

June 7: Middle-aged couple Tom and Gerri live through Another Year, more blissful and in love than ever. Trouble is, the other people in their lives haven’t been quite as lucky.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on May 29, 2011 in Art and Entertainment


In 1994 Kevin Smith, comedian, writer, director, comic book nerd and minor celebrity, began his rise to geek stardom with the release of his first film, Clerks.

Posted by Andrew Vallance on May 29, 2011 in Art and Entertainment

Open Arms

It’s almost time for my very favourite Fernie event: The Fernie Writers’ Conference! This year, the week-long set of workshops and presentations promises to be better than ever.

Posted by Angie Abdou on May 29, 2011 in Art and Entertainment

Kids and Credit Cards

While I was getting my weekly latte and muffin, the owner of the coffee shop mentioned that she was concerned with young adults being offered credit cards with high limits and that they did not yet have the life experience to use them properly.

Credit cards are a good way to establish a credit history which is needed when applying for loans or mortgages and they are convenient when travelling, that is all!

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on May 29, 2011 in Business

June Business News

Kinesis, photo by Vanessa Croome

Alpine Enthusiasts, 250-423-0564

Posted by admin on May 29, 2011 in Business

Summer Socializing

I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.
~ L. M. Montgomery

If you’ve read Anne of Green Gables, this quote from the famous Canadian author doesn’t surprise you. The kindred spirits of this famous series often rejoice at summer’s fresh beginnings, holding hands as they run through the landscape of the famed Prince Edward Island.

Posted by Fix on May 29, 2011 in Community

Horoscopes - May 2011

The answer you are looking for can be found during a vacation, retreat or holiday getaway. The Fairies know the importance of play and rest and urge you to take some time off. This vacation performs an important role in your life by giving you an opportunity to clear your mind and think about your next move. You’ll learn a great deal from this holiday so it’s worth the investment of time and money.

Taurus. (April 20 – May 20) Practice, Practice, Practice

Posted by Freshies Horosc... on Apr 23, 2011 in Bits & Bytes (deprecated)

The Remark - May 2011

Dartboards are made of horsehair.
Roger Federer is the first living person to be depicted on a Swiss stamp.
The Chicago Bears were the first football team in the US to practice daily.
Before concealed-lace basketballs came out in 1927, basketballs used to bounce all over the place unpredictably.
Though they look like dogs, hyenas are more closely related to cats.
Giant clams can weigh as much as 700 lbs.
The production and sale of condoms in the United States was illegal until 1930.

Posted by Chantel Souliere on Apr 23, 2011 in Bits & Bytes (deprecated)