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FAR Lifties

Ugo Brousseau – Outdoor Guest Services Manager at FAR

Every time I ski down to the Haul Back I always pause to consider the job of the FAR lifties. And my first thought is usually, “Poor guys!” Whether it’s a powder day or -20 on the hill, I am enjoying myself and relying on these guys to get me up the mountain so I can squeeze another run in.

I caught up with Ugo Brousseau, Outdoor Guest Services Manager at FAR, to find out what a typical day looks like for our lifties and ticket checkers.

Posted by admin on Feb 27, 2010 in Community

The Fernie Griz

According to legend, Fernie has not always been graced with the fine snow conditions we now enjoy on a regular basis. According to the legend, a baby boy was born mid winter in 1879 in a grizzly bear's cave high in the mountains. Sometime later the resident bear awoke ravenously hungry. A terrible battle occurred between the boy and the grizzly - one fighting for his life, the other for his dinner.

Posted by Fix on Feb 27, 2010 in Community

Featured Community Events - March

Full Day Kindergarten at IDES by Dawn Voysey
Isabella Dicken Elementary School is now accepting registrations for their 100% funded full day Kindergarten classes, which are supported by the BC Ministry of Education and begin in September 2010. The all day Kindergarten program, which in the past was parent funded and offered as an option, will be completely paid for by the Education Ministry.

Posted by Fix on Feb 27, 2010 in Community

Fernie Loves Film March!

If you attended the Fernie Mountain Film Festival at the end of February, you will know that Fernie can definitely put on a show when it comes to film. No exception to this rule is the Reel Canadian Film Festival, March 26-28.

Posted by Rebecca Hall on Feb 27, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

From DC to BC

Even though Washington, DC isn’t Canada’s capitol, it’s pretty hard not to see politics as that city’s principal export. But if you dig a little deeper, DC has another important legacy: music. And we’re talking some serious street cred, here. Duke Ellington, Marvin Gaye and Roberta Flack. Henry Rollins cut his teeth there before heading to California and Black Flag. Bad Brains, Fugazi and Dischord Records. Deep Dish, Thievery Corporation and ESL Music.

Posted by Carolyn Nikodym on Feb 27, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

It's Complicated

Meryl Streep has had a long and distinguished career in film. From playing a holocaust survivor in Sophie’s Choice to playing Julia Child in Julie and Julia, she has displayed a remarkable versatility that can be matched by few other actresses in Hollywood. She has played in great romances like Bridges of Madison County (opposite Clint Eastwood); and acted in powerful dramas like The Hours. It is quite odd, then, that such a famous and talented actor should have chosen a role in a film like It’s Complicated.

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Feb 27, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

MAST Writing Class - Coming to Fernie

They picked the right colors for pools. Through the synthetic products used in over colonized suburbia to compensate for the lack of real, they managed to pick the magical shade of exotic.

The afternoon is filled with the distant sound of families’ normal summer life. Lawnmowers are humming on a regular tone. The high pitch celebration of cheerful young swimmers stands out like inexperienced sopranos in a choir.

Posted by admin on Feb 27, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

Vanashing and Other Stories

Short stories are an under-appreciated art form. Agents encourage their writers to craft novels instead. Novels sell better.

Posted by Angie Abdou on Feb 27, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

Shred Kelly - I HATE WORK

Every band remembers their first gig.

Posted by admin on Feb 27, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

Harmonized Sales Tax

This past summer the Government of BC announced its intention to implement a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), which effectively combines the two sales taxes we pay now (GST & PST), into one tax called the HST. We can expect that the HST will be in effect as of July 1, 2010.

Posted by Fix on Feb 27, 2010 in Business

Travels with Sindella Sugden

The world is a strange, beautiful and sometimes harmful thing. It can give you something beautiful and take it away in seconds if you don't cherish it to your heart's content. Life is granted to us and sometimes we don't know why. There are so many problems in the world; global warning, poverty, natural disaster and war. So many view points on each problem.

Posted by admin on Feb 18, 2010 in News & Stories (deprecated)

BCREA Real Estate Review - In Like a Lamb, Out Like a Lion

December Home Sales Second Highest on Record 2009 – In Like a Lamb, Out Like a Lion

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential sales in the province climbed 132 per cent to 5,703 units in December compared to the same month last year. More homes were sold last month than in any December on record except 1989 when 6,014 units were sold.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Jan 30, 2010 in Real Estate (deprecated)

February Horoscope

Aries (March 21 – April 19) Love Life
The basis of your question involves your romantic life, which is now changing for the better. Loving yourself and your life is a way to bring healing energy to the situation. Connect with your soul mate or communicate with your partner about what is bothering you.

Taurus. (April 20 – May 20) Emotional Healing

Posted by Freshies Horosc... on Jan 30, 2010 in Bits & Bytes (deprecated)

The Remark Valentine's Special

I'll have another.
I’m the portrait of a 21st century spinster. As Valentines Day looms I always find myself over a stereotypical martini sitting back and contemplating the current state of our small town dating scene and it’s always ugly, confusing and hilarious at times. Yet I always seem to find a glimmer of hope with every sip I take.

Posted by Chantel Souliere on Jan 30, 2010 in Bits & Bytes (deprecated)

Cellphone Blues

As of January 1 it is no longer legal in BC to use a hand held cell phone or text while driving. While I concede that driving without due care and attention should be against the law, I'm sure that I'm not alone in wondering what options are available for using hands free technology to keep connected.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Jan 30, 2010 in Bits & Bytes (deprecated)