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The Only Surviving Human Species

“To the extinct, the lost and the forgotten.  Everything that comes together is bound to be dissolved.”-Yuval Noah Harari

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”-Aristotle

Posted by Sadie Rosgen on Feb 10, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

A Breath of Fresh Air in Ridgemont

Time: Approx. 45 mins - 1 hour
Distance: 5 km • Difficulty: Blue

Posted by Julie Kelly on Feb 09, 2021 in Outdoors

Chair and Vice Chair Re-Elected by Kootenay East Regional Hospital District Board

The Kootenay East Regional Hospital District Board held its annual election for Chair and Vice Chair Friday and both incumbents were re-elected.

Posted by admin on Feb 08, 2021 in Community

From Sport to School: Transferring Skills and Creating Space for Change

Micah completed her first semester of college this past fall from home here in Fernie. Initially, it felt like a daunting task. She realizes now that it allowed her to learn independently and problem solve without resorting to immediate assistance from classmates or asking for help from professors as soon as she felt challenged. 

Posted by Micah Morris on Feb 07, 2021 in Community

Carving Out The Negative Space

As long as Michael can remember he’s been drawing. The tools are simple, inexpensive and portable which made it easy to practice through a variety of life’s stages. Drawing is an additive process, meaning you continue to add lines to something until it is a recognizable form. It’s like taking bits of clay and sticking them together lump by lump until your sculpture is finished. Drawing is a very handy, quick way of getting an idea down on paper. It’s familiar and predictable. It allows him to build worlds and ideas in a linear fashion. 

Posted by Michael Hepher on Feb 06, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

February 2021 Editor's Fix

In January, I decided to remove the word ‘busy’ from my vocabulary. (Okay, I decided to try to remove it… it’s a work in progress.) Why, you might be asking. Well, I read an engaging article in the Harvard Business Review about happiness* and this point specifically spoke to me:

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Feb 06, 2021 in Community

February 2021 Astrology

February Planetary Overview

Posted by Ashley Kristina on Feb 06, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

Healthy Habits

It is time for an honest check in on how we are really doing. Stress levels are high, exhaustion levels are up, and patience seems to be waning. COVID-19 is a motivating factor for some of us to increase our healthy lifestyles and overall wellness. It has for others become a bit of a crutch and excuse for avoiding healthy choices. An example of this is thinking that it’s okay to eat junk food, drink beer, and lay on the couch watching Netflix all day because of restrictions.

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Feb 05, 2021 in Health

February 2021 Business News

Fernie Brewing Co.
26 Manitou Rd

Posted by admin on Feb 05, 2021 in Business

Pandemic Blues

It is remarkable to me what is happening in organizations, and all employers should be focusing on mental health in the workplace. Mourneau Shepell’s Mental Health Index, a monthly health index for employed Canadians is showing that workplace mental health began to decline again this fall. No surprise as we headed into our second wave. 

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Feb 03, 2021 in Community

CBT Welcomes New Board Members

Posted by admin on Feb 02, 2021 in Community

Sam Sedlowsky

In the winter of 2018, hoping to help her mom get out of the house more, Sam joined the Fernie Quilt Guild with her, even though she’d never sewn a quilt before. That first workshop taught her many things. A friend had been encouraging her for years and now something finally clicked.

Posted by admin on Feb 01, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

Arts and Culture Grants Now Available Through Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance

Artists in all disciplines—as well as arts and culture organizations—are invited to apply for funding through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), which delivers the Arts and Culture Program on behalf of Columbia Basin Trust.

Posted by admin on Jan 25, 2021 in Community

Seeing the Best

Sadie gets together with Patrick Whittington who was born 4,712.6 kms away from Fernie, BC. When they chat about the social challenges Covid has presented, they lament that they both are missing people. What they don’t miss is epic scenery, a passion for outdoor pursuits, and a community with strength and heart to spare.

Posted by Sadie Rosgen on Jan 22, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

The Crown

The Crown is an historical television series that chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940s to modern times. Given that the monarchy is such an important part of the British identity, and that Elizabeth II has been on the throne since the early 1950s, it makes sense that films would be made about her.

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Jan 21, 2021 in Art and Entertainment