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2011 Fix Picks

Each and every month we uncover gems in Fernie and share their stories with you. It never ceases to amaze me that while we live in a community of less than 4,200 residents, the number of individuals going above and beyond is far outside the norm. While there are so many groups and individuals worth mentioning, here are a few big picks to follow in 2011!

Angie Abdou

Posted by Fix on Dec 30, 2010 in Community

Parenting Resolutions by Virginia Robinson

What, if anything, will inspire you to be a better parent this year? It's hard to teach your children to be strong and good natured in the face of adversity when the simple of act of trying to get the car seat jammed closed over a bulky snow suit ignites a string of expletives.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Dec 30, 2010 in Community

For those who live in or are lucky enough to visit Fernie on a regular basis, we are blessed with the great outdoors and an endless number of outdoorsy things to fall in love with. And so, with the abundance of outdoor activities, comes a demographic that could be described as mountain lovers, snow lovers or perhaps even pet lovers.

Posted by Abi Moore on Dec 30, 2010 in Community

Dee Hatina

Undoubtedly you have been positively affected by Dee Hatina at some point during your time in Fernie, whether you know you have or not. This lovely “import” to our community just has a way of making you aware of all that you can do.

Posted by admin on Dec 30, 2010 in Community

If You Build It, They Will Come

Instead of fighting with your New Year’s resolutions this year why not build something instead? The Raging Elk Cardboard Derby on Saturday 22 at Fernie Alpine Resort is a great opportunity to get together with your partner, friends or kids and enjoy creating your very own masterpiece and a whole host of memories that will last well beyond that ubiquitous list.

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

This Month in Movies by Midges Mags & Movies

January 4: You may have heard folks talking about Mao’s Last Dancer after Indie Films Fernie brought it in last September. This biopic about ballet dancer Li Cunxin is spellbinding, as it follows Cunxin’s journey from a small Chinese village to principal dancer for the Houston Ballet. Mao’s Last Dancer is not perfect—some of the performances are too wooden and some of the scenes are too sentimental—but it hits all of the right notes and the dancing is spectacular.
Other releases: Dinner for Schmucks, Machete & Case 39

Posted by admin on Dec 30, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

Who Made Who

It has to be frustrating to have a band halfway around the world taking ownership of your music, songs that you’ve played in front of thousands of sweaty, satisfied fans. And it has to be maddening that this band is so blatant in its plagiarism that it can’t even think of a truly original name.

But Mad Cow, BC/DC guitarist and the artist formerly known as Angus Hung, is pretty blasé about the apparent success of the BC/DC tribute band AC/DC.

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

The Social Network

There have been many great bio-pics produced by Hollywood.

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

An Open Door in the Landscape by Elisabeth Harvor

Let’s start off the year with a poetry recommendation. Poetry is where I go when I need to slow down and reflect, really absorb the world around me in all its fullness and complexity.

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

January New Business

Cristallin Toullec, Manual Osteopathic Practitioner & Life Coach 761 7th Ave, 250-423-7774

Practicing Osteopathy since 2004, Cristallin Toullec completed his thesis on the influence of osteopathy on eyesight correction (heterophoria). He specializes in the psychosomatic dimension of physical dysfunctions and has done specific research in the fields of human behavior and psychological models of personality with NLP. He combines NLP and astrology to create his life coaching experiences.

Posted by Fix on Dec 30, 2010 in Business

January Business News

Brecan Building Systems Ltd., 250-423-1580
Brecan Building Systems Ltd, a joint venture between building design and supply professional, John Merritt, and construction management and quantity surveying expert, Dorian Medlicott, of Medlicott Homes Inc, has opened an office at 571b 2nd Ave. Brecan provides unbeatable fixed-price materials packages or construction to lock-up to the contractor and home owner markets.

Fernie Nature Tours, 250-423-4306

Posted by Fix on Dec 30, 2010 in Business

Editor's Fix - Jump Into the New Year By Setting Goals!

I've never been much of a goal setter. Sure, I scribble down the general New Year's resolutions most years, but they are typically the vague “be more giving to friends and family” or the unsubstantiated “be healthier”.

Posted by Fix on Dec 30, 2010 in Community

How to Use Your Last Paycheque Stub From 2010

Following up on last month’s column, there were many enthusiastic readers who wanted to get a jump start on their taxes and focus on skiing this winter! Here are some answers to the most asked questions and concerns:

If you can’t wait until you receive your T4’s arrive to get started on your 2010 tax return, and you want to determine the amount of your final RRSP contribution for 2010 (the deadline is March 1) or to find out if you will be owing taxes or receiving a refund, you can use the year-to-date (YTD) totals from the last cheque stub you received in 2010.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Dec 29, 2010 in Business

December Horoscopes

Aries (March 21 – April 19) Peace of Mind
Make peacefulness your highest priority. Peace of mind isn’t something you have to earn or acquire, since your true self is already peaceful. Be honest with yourself, live according to your inner guidance, be helpful and kind to others, and avoid negative habits, people and problems. When you make peace of mind your main focus, you’ll feel a sense of relief.

Taurus. (April 20 – May 20) Laughter

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

The Remark - December

- Courteney Cox was the first person to say the word “period” on American television. It was during a Tampax commercial.
- The only two days each year in which there are no pro sports (NFL,MLB,NBA,NHL) games are the day before and after the MLB All-Star Game.
- Sharks cannot swim backwards.
- The word “taxi” has the same spelling in Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish.
- Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are 40 to 50 years old.

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