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Beavertail Lodge B&B 4507 Timberline Crescent, 250-423-2673

Beavertail Lodge has re-opened as a traditional bed and breakfast offering visitors very comfortable accommodation and truly delicious, hot breakfasts. Hosts, Wells and Karen Marshall hail from the Northwest Territories and have brought true northern hospitality to the B&B: a friendly, relaxed atmosphere enhanced by homemade baking.

Posted by Fix on Jan 30, 2010 in Business

Widows of Hamilton House by Christina Penner

Christina Penner’s Widows of Hamilton House is both a postmodern ghost story and a postmodern romance. Expect nothing typical. Penner’s beautifully rendered novel leads readers to re-examine their most staid notions of love, family, science, and spirituality. In fact, Widows of Hamilton House challenges our confidence in language itself. In Christina Penner, we find a writer who doesn’t trust words.

Posted by Angie Abdou on Jan 30, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

Milk

In 1993 Hollywood produced the movie Philadelphia. It was a film about Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks), a gay lawyer at a prestigious law firm, who was wrongfully dismissed because he has AIDS.

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Jan 30, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

The Wooden Sky

It’s not difficult to see how life in a band is a lot like a marriage. There needs to be certain chemistry between members. Life on the road and the creation of music involves decision-making and compromises for the good of all players, and it’s pretty difficult to continue happily when there isn’t a shared vision of the future. It’s not difficult to see because it is the relationship between people.

Posted by Carolyn Nikodym on Jan 30, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

Clearing the Streets of Fernie

I’m lying in bed and it’s pitch black outside. I’ve been woken up by my Fernie winter alarm, which puts a smile on my face. That sweet sound of a bomb blast rattling the windows, which means it snowed last night and the patrollers are bombing the hill.

Then I heard a second sound that gets me out of bed. It’s the “beep….beep….beep” of a reversing snow plough. That’s my queue to get up because THAT means it snowed a lot and if I want to get first tracks I’ve got some shoveling to do before I can get up to the hill.

Posted by admin on Jan 30, 2010 in Community

Bridging the Gap

“The world is a book and all those who don’t travel only read one page”. –St. Augustine

During a recent self-examination I realized that I am not yet ready to make life-changing decisions. The reader may interject. “You’re only sixteen! The only decisions you make are whether or not to eat Lucky Charms or Frosted Flakes for breakfast!”

Posted by Chalice Walker on Jan 30, 2010 in Health

Fernie Loves Film February!

Like a lot of great ideas, the Fernie Mountain Film Festival was conceived on a skiing trip and born just four months later after an intensive planning process. Four years on, Brian Bell is blown away by the support and interest he’s seen in the festival. He says that selecting the films is still a lot of fun and the possibilities are endless.

Posted by Rebecca Hall on Jan 30, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

February New Business

Fernie’s Girl Friday, 250-423-3575
Efficient Administrative Solutions. A familiar face from the construction industry, Julie-Ann Harbidge owner/operator of Fernie's Girl Friday strives to keep your mind at ease and keeps you up to date with your business or home. Creating time for you to get out and play.

Posted by Fix on Jan 30, 2010 in Business

Laura Nelson and the Fernie Museum

While many know Laura Nelson as the face behind Polar Peek Books (which she recently sold), as a talented local artist, and/or as a born and raised Fernie girl (previously Laura Kennedy), many are not aware of her recent success as the President of the Fernie & District Historical Society.

Posted by Fix on Jan 30, 2010 in Community

Top 5 Fernie Slackcountry Experiences

Photo by Chad Chicilo

Fernie Alpine Resort has some excellent skiing, but just outside the boundary ropes lie something even better. The slackcountry. What is slackcountry? A backcountry experience with easier access. But just because it is easier doesn’t mean it doesn’t carry with it the same risks as the real backcountry. It should never be accessed without the same training and gear, and remember these areas are not controlled or patrolled.

Mongolia Ridge

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Jan 15, 2010 in Outdoors

Three Times a Charm

In some cultures, three is a lucky number and now it has become mine! Yes, I am embarking on the journey to my third Olympic Games. At the ripe old age of 29 I feel that I am finally ready to compete at home in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. It will be a dream come true and an honour beyond words.

Posted by Emily Brydon on Jan 15, 2010 in Outdoors

Top 5 Fernie Slackcountry Experiences

Photo by Chad Chicilo

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Jan 15, 2010 in Outdoors

RAW in 2010 by Robyn Unrau

I started eating raw food seven years ago, when my Mom was first diagnosed with cancer. I’d heard of the healing miracles of eating raw, and I eventually convinced Mom to try a juice cleanse with me.

Posted by admin on Dec 30, 2009 in Business

RAVE

Have you ever been stared down by a grizzly? Have you looked into a free-flowing river so clear you can make out every grain of sand on the bottom?

Have you ever seen the Flathead River Valley?

When I asked people this question their answer was often “no”. Even people who have lived in Fernie their whole lives. Outside of Fernie, people had never even heard of the Flathead.

Posted by admin on Dec 30, 2009 in Art and Entertainment