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iPhone Upgrade or Not

Way back in January of 2009, I wrote an article about a new device that was taking the world by storm. The iPhone. You may have heard of it. When I bought one, it was version 3 and had been out for about 18 months at that point.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Apr 21, 2022 in Business

Russ Hanson

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Apr 21, 2022 in Community

City of Fernie Receives Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant

The City of Fernie is welcoming $102,525 in Provincial grant funding to support wildfire-risk-reduction initiatives in our community.

Posted by admin on Apr 21, 2022 in Outdoors

March 2022 Business News

Community Volunteer Income Tax Programme

Posted by admin on Apr 16, 2022 in Business

Enough is Enough

Every year around earth day I take stock of the environmental impact of my art practice. I’ve always worked hard to minimize my footprint, and my studio is the place I spend the most time so it makes sense for me to create green processes wherever possible. I do use some petrochemicals because the oil-based letterpress inks need a little muscle to get clean and mineral spirits are the only thing up to the task, but at a liter per year that’s not a big impact.

Posted by Michael Hepher on Apr 14, 2022 in Art and Entertainment

Turning Your Bathroom Green

There are a lot of reasons for wanting to switch up all of your hygiene/beauty products for something a little bit greener, including wanting to have a little less of an environmental impact, and trying to be a bit healthier. What do body products have to do with environmentalism?

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Apr 14, 2022 in Health

Amateur or Expert?

In more simple terms, science is knowledge about the natural world that is based on facts learned through experiments and observation. Unfortunately, we often make science too complicated for the average person, or worse we take for granted some of the basic science of the natural world which we depend on. Let’s take a look at some examples of science knowledge. 

Posted by Fred Gietz on Apr 13, 2022 in Community

City of Fernie Welcomes $1.28m in Grant Funding for New Skatepark

The Federal and Provincial Governments have confirmed the City has been successful in securing $1,282,572 in funding through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, Rural and Northern Infrastructure stream. 

Posted by admin on Apr 12, 2022 in Outdoors

Fernie Chamber Announces Line-up for Housing Information Session

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is announcing the line-up of speakers for the Housing Information Session being hosted as part of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in-person event on Thursday April 21st. Celebrating 120 years since incorporation, the Fernie Chamber is excited to return to an in-person format at the Cast Iron Grill (Fernie Golf Club) after two years of virtual AGMs.

Posted by admin on Apr 11, 2022 in Business

Bracing for Police Costs

The way local governments tax for services is a flawed model, in my opinion, it puts local governments in a position that makes it hard for us to be a winner. One of the largest misconceptions is that the tax you pay goes entirely into our municipal budget. 

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Apr 11, 2022 in Community

Karen Tamminga-Paton

I am a painter from the Crowsnest Pass, who has a love for Fernie through the connections I’ve made with dear friends and the creative community here. You should at least know this about me: my outdoor preference is paddling down the Elk River over downhill skiing any day because I cannot bear the chairlift for fear of heights. And no, skinning up the slopes does not make up for this problem.

Posted by admin on Apr 07, 2022 in Art and Entertainment

Think Big, Stay Positive and Work Together

The way local governments tax for services is a flawed model, in my opinion, it puts local governments in a position that makes it hard for us to be a winner. One of the largest misconceptions is that the tax you pay goes entirely into our municipal budget. 

Posted by Carol Andrews on Apr 07, 2022 in Community

Results from Elk Valley’s Largest Ever Business Survey Released

The Elk Valley Economic Initiative (EVEI) has released the Elk Valley Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) survey report. BRE surveys and reports are an effective economic development tool that encourages local businesses to stay and grow in the community through identifying and responding to their needs.

Posted by admin on Apr 07, 2022 in Business

April 2022 Astrology

The zodiac cycle begins with Aries, so April is essentially the first month of the astrological year. With this new year is a major undeniable theme felt both at the collective and individual levels: healing the inner child. 

Posted by Ashley Kristina on Apr 06, 2022 in Art and Entertainment

Solitude Spot

“To sit in solitude, to think in solitude with only the music of the stream and the cedar to break the flow of silence, there lies the value of wilderness.” John Muir. 

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Mar 31, 2022 in Health