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May 2011 Business News

photo: Ahead of the Curve - Bob Maudie

Ahead of the Curve, 250-423-3423
Ahead of the Curve Physiotherapy, the Elk Valley's physiotherapy expert for custom foot orthotics and advice on walking and running, is pleased to announce that as of May 1, Bob Maudie will be taking over the practice as owner/operator Heather Kerr starts her maternity leave.

Posted by admin on Apr 23, 2011 in Business

Community - The #1 Reason People Live in Fernie

Community – the #1 reason people live in Fernie, as per the 2010 Fernie Fix Best of Fernie results. The next most voted answer, the people. Community. People. Both powerful influences in any person’s life and within any town or city, yet they seem to be more recognized in some than others.

Posted by Fix on Apr 23, 2011 in Community

2011 Summer Race Guide

photo by V. Croome

June 5 Elkord Triathlon
Classic sprint distance, the 750m swim takes place at the Elkford Aquatic Centre, followed by a 20k bike ride, and topped off with a 5km run out towards the Elk Lakes and back to the finish line where racers can enjoy a hot tub, shower and BBQ.

June 11-12 Wasa Lake Triathlon

Posted by Fix on Apr 20, 2011 in Outdoors

Kootenay Festival Tour

photo by Keya White

June 24-25 Revelstoke Music Festival
Set in Revelstoke, this two-day two-stage festival features rock, funk, world and ska. Last year’s highlights included bands like Econoline Crush, Wassabi Collective, Shane Philip, Earthbound, and Turtle Mountain, to name a few. Beer gardens, vendors and camping are available on the festival grounds. $80, early bird and day pricing available.

Posted by Fix on Apr 20, 2011 in Art and Entertainment

Fix Favourite Bike Rides and Hikes

photo by Nick Nault

With so much to choose from in and around Fernie, we thought it might help to narrow it down to a few personal favourites!


Mount Fernie – Town
Difficulty Level - Blue
Elevation – 7,251 feet
Average Time – 3 hrs +

Getting There

Posted by Fix on Apr 20, 2011 in Outdoors

Kid's Guide to Summer

photo by Jamie Hide

Art Safari Camp, July 11-15 (Sparwood), July 18-22 and July 25-29 (Fernie)

Posted by Fix on Apr 20, 2011 in Outdoors

East Kootenay Golf Guide

photo by Jamie Hide

Crowsnest Pass
Crowsnest Pass Golf & Country Club
Located right in the heart of the Crowsnest Pass, with spectacular mountain views on all sides. It’s just a 45 minute drive from Fernie but offers strikingly different aspects and terrain. 18-hole course, Green Fees: $30/$53, offer weekday pricing. 6,846 yards. Par 73.

Sparwood Golf Club

Posted by Fix on Apr 20, 2011 in Outdoors

April 2011 Horoscopes

Aries (March 21 – April 19) Healing
A situation that has caused concern is on the mend. Sometimes situations can’t be healed until you release the challenge completely to allow healing light to enter. Your worries will soon be over, a healing as begun. Stop focusing on what is wrong and affirm that everything is in perfect order right now.

Taurus. (April 20 – May 20) Listening

Posted by Freshies Horosc... on Mar 31, 2011 in Bits & Bytes (deprecated)

April Remark

- According to Charlie Sheen on Twitter, "I am on a drug. It's called 'Charlie Sheen'."
- Flavor Flav was carded at the age of 51 to make sure he was old enough to buy tobacco.
- Rita Hayworth was born as Margerita Carmen Cansino. She had her hair dyed, her skin bleached, and name changed to become a star.
- Walt Disney’s last words were, “Kurt Russell.”
- Before writing Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling was unemployed and living on government assistance.
- There are more tigers in captivity in Texas than in the wild globally.

Posted by Chantel Souliere on Mar 31, 2011 in Bits & Bytes (deprecated)

Spring Cleaning

Well, last month’s story time was a fun change for me, but this month it’s back to the technical grind stone. And in keeping with the spring theme this month’s column is all about tidying up your computer.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Mar 31, 2011 in Bits & Bytes (deprecated)

Driving Towards a Greener Option

Every year when April comes around we tend to think about the future. School is finishing, for the last time in my case. As summer approaches, planning needs to be done. Schedules and lists for the future made and other things considered. April is also earth month and consequently the future of the planet and our place in it is on my mind. I break out my bicycle more often than not, in an attempt to try to save our atmosphere from the detrimental effects of the internal combustion engine. But is that really the only solution?

Posted by Chalice Walker on Mar 31, 2011 in Health

Baker Arek Szewc of Loaf

Arek Szewc is from a town near Krakow, Poland and spent a number of years training and working in the UK before making Fernie home. As head baker of Loaf Bakery, Arek makes every single loaf of bread fresh each morning at the bakery. He is a gifted artisanal baker who prides himself on making loaves by hand in the old fashion and traditional ways.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mar 31, 2011 in Health

New Mom's Springing Back into Shape

With spring arriving, many mothers are sighing with relief and excited to get outdoors. The days battling with snowsuits and winter boots are almost over and it is a great time to get back into a fitness routine.

Posted by Sarah Ingram on Mar 31, 2011 in Health

News from the Hill with Steve Ruskay

The Final Countdown
It always feels a little sad approaching the end of another legendary ski season. But for Fernie Alpine Resort, what a season it has been! Some of the fluffiest, deepest, and best riding in recent memory. But it’s not over yet - let’s keep the stoke going for Hot Dog Day, the PPP, and of course Trooper playing live in the plaza on April 16!

Packing a Punch!

Posted by Fernie Ski Patrol on Mar 31, 2011 in Outdoors

Billions of Acts of Blue Help Green

Imagine you are an astronaut flying in the space shuttle 500 kilometres above our home. Looking out at this spinning jewel, how would you describe what you see? With 70 percent of our planet covered with water, clearly we live on a blue planet, yet when we think of the environment this April, the colour of land dominates our mind.

Posted by Lee-Anne Walker on Mar 31, 2011 in Outdoors