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Online Communities

The online world is populated by the same people as meat space and resembles it quite a bit. There are all kinds of online communities . Some are just virtual representations of local communities.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Apr 23, 2011 in Bits & Bytes (deprecated)

Barrie Rebbeck-Elliot’s Prosciutto Wrapped Stuffed Trout

photo by Matt Kuhn

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Apr 23, 2011 in Health

Health Through Community

Community is an interesting concept that can be defined in many ways. Community is the town you live in, the family you grew up in, the family you created, the hockey team you play on, the people you work with, the elementary school you go to, and so on. It is the interactions within your various communities that help to define not only who you are but also who you strive to become. How can these interactions and relationships not have effect on your health?

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Apr 23, 2011 in Health

Get Fit Through Community Teams and Clubs

One of the easiest ways to adhere to an exercise program is to become accountable to someone or a group of people. Additionally it’s easy to keep exercising when it’s fun. Trying to find your perfect fit for fitness can be challenging, so this spring perhaps you can challenge yourself by joining in with our fit community and trying a new form of fitness. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

1. Evolution Health and Fitness classes: Sign up the day of class for Pilates, spin class, powerfit, yoga or dance. Get a buddy to commit to going with you to keep you on track. 250-423-3344

Posted by Sarah Ingram on Apr 23, 2011 in Health

James Minifie - Ski Mountaineer

You probably have an idea of what ski touring is, or have partaken in this ever-growing winter sport. But have you heard of ski mountaineering or claut, as it’s known in Europe? Neither had I, and when I heard that James Minifie was competing nationally in this sport, a sport trying to become an Olympic event by 2018, I had to learn more.

Posted by Fix on Apr 23, 2011 in Outdoors

Little Leaguers

Every year the start of the major league ball season surprises me. This year we were still slaying pow when opening day pitches were being tossed out on March 31, in fact the first couple weeks of baseball season saw our ski hill get over 100cms of snow. Needless to say even though baseball is one of my favorites I haven’t even watched a game yet.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Apr 23, 2011 in Outdoors

Community at a Young Age

Starting a non-profit community daycare was not an easy task, and many Fernie community members logged a lot of volunteer hours to make it happen. Perhaps surprisingly, many of them didn’t require early childcare services.

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

Getting Blitzed

Intoxication. Exhilaration. Sunshine. Laughter. The sweet scent of early flowers and the sound of birdsong in the air. A heady mix of stolen evenings and sun chasing, spring is Fernie’s drug of choice and we’ve been jonesing since February. After what seems like the longest winter in recent history, Fernie’s golfers and bikers are itching to bare their lilywhite legs and get a hit of the greens and trails.

Posted by Rebecca Hall on Apr 23, 2011 in Community

Art Advocates, Past and Present

Break a Leg

Posted by Abi Moore on Apr 23, 2011 in Community


Like many others whose hearts are now firmly in Fernie, I made my way there from elsewhere. I grew up in Ireland, spent several halcyon years ski-bumming in the Kootenays, then Immigration kicked me out so I moved out to New Zealand and went back to school. Well no, I’m being overly dramatic in describing my ejection from Canada. I wasn’t deported or anything: my visa ran out and, the variances of the Working Holiday Scheme being what they are, I wasn’t able to renew it. So! Onwards to New Zealand, for now at least.

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

Kim Stokie, Freshening up Downtown Fernie

The Stokie and Morris two Fernie names that go back generations with many stories behind them. Part Stokie and Morris, it’s not surprising that Kim is not only passionate about the community, but she’s also one tough cookie when it comes to recreation in the mountains. “When we got into trouble, my mom would make us bike up to Island Lake on our BMX bikes, check with Gord or whomever was working up there, and then bike home,” she remembers with wide eyes. Boy, I was 24 the first time I made that trip on my mountain bike!

Posted by Fix on Apr 23, 2011 in Community

The American

George Clooney has had a very interesting career. He has come a long way from relative obscurity in the 80s when he appeared in sitcoms like Rosanne and performed in movies like Return of the Killer Tomatoes.

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Apr 23, 2011 in Art and Entertainment

Before I Wake by Robert J Wiersema

Recently, I was asked to participate in the Toronto Library’s 2011 Keep Toronto Reading Campaign. This year’s theme is “books that transform us.” My job was simply to make a two-minute video pitch recommending a book that has transformed me.

Posted by Angie Abdou on Apr 23, 2011 in Art and Entertainment

Budgeting... #$@!?

For most of us, the month of May is when we take care of the things we neglected during the winter season. We put away our winter gear and take out the summer and thoroughly clean our houses because in a month from now or so there won’t be any time for that again!

Since you will have more time on your hands you may want to consider keeping track of your expenses for a couple of months and see how you can “tweak” them a little to be able to afford some new gear, to travel or to achieve the financial goals that matter to you the most.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Apr 23, 2011 in Business

May 2011 New Business

photo: New Yoga Studio in Sparwood, Maitri

Country Animal Hospital (CAH), Fernie 1-406-889-5535 or 1-406-260-1454

Posted by admin on Apr 23, 2011 in Business