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Ready or Not

Ready or Not is a horror film full of dark humour and over-the-top gore. It is directed by Americans Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. Bettinelli-Olpin is an actor, screenwriter and director, while Gillett is a cinematographer, director and writer. 

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Feb 16, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

My Week in Parliament

As Youth Councillor for the City of Fernie, I was surprised to learn that it meant that I had the opportunity to go to the British Columbia Youth Parliament (BCYP). After applying in early November, I received my letter of acceptance and was thrilled to represent Fernie at the 91st Session of BCYP.

Posted by Aislinn Dressler on Feb 15, 2020 in Community

City of Fernie 2020 Discretionary Grants Awarded

The City of Fernie is pleased to announce the award of the City’s 2020 Discretionary Grants.

Posted by admin on Feb 12, 2020 in Community

Elk Valley Nordic Centre and The Elk River Trail

Have a great winter and don’t be afraid to show your love for the Fernie and Sparwood trails.

Posted by Julie Kelly on Feb 12, 2020 in Outdoors

Hard Times in Bad Lands

A few years ago I borrowed a friend’s car for a road trip. As I wound my way up the Kootenay Pass, the only music available was a stack of unmarked, burned CDs jammed between the seats. As I cycled through those discs each new track was an adventure.

Posted by Michael Hepher on Feb 12, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

Ev Eijsermans

This willingness to be involved is not new to Ev - she has put her hand up to give back to our community since the day she arrived. But she admits it is not always easy and there can be challenges living in Fernie.

Posted by admin on Feb 11, 2020 in Community

Family Day Financial Lessons

Many people across Canada are celebrating Family Day this month – a chance to spend precious time with your loved ones and to reflect on how much they mean to you.

Posted by Roman Rybar on Feb 10, 2020 in Business

Coats, Coats, Coats!

What does your entryway look like? If it's anything like mine, it is overrun with approximately 20 coats. There are four of us living under our roof, and each one of us has a coat for every winter occasion. 

Posted by Emma Polit on Feb 10, 2020 in Health

February 2020 Editor's Fix

Love. A complex emotion explored through books, poetry, art and song for centuries. Discussed and debated in depth by theologists, philosophers, psychologists, and among friends and family.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Feb 09, 2020 in Community

Oxytocin: The Love Hormone

Oxytocin is a hormone and neurotransmitter, produced in the brain by the hypothalamus and released by the pituitary gland. It is perhaps best known for its involvement in childbirth and breastfeeding but its actions and potential benefits go far beyond the period of childbearing.

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Feb 07, 2020 in Health

Kelty Pelechtyik

I have always been obsessed with rare, beautiful objects that tell a story. Things that people value and that withstand time, that are passed on to be cherished and adored. It’s at the heart of what I love about jewellery: composing a final, unique piece of art for someone to love forever.

Posted by admin on Feb 06, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

Projects Aim for Meaningful Environmental Impacts

Twenty-nine projects throughout the Columbia Basin will help address the health of local species and spaces, from swallows and salmon to wetlands and forests through research, restoration and education. The projects are being supported with nearly $820,000 from Columbia Basin Trust’s Environment Grants.

Posted by admin on Feb 06, 2020 in Community

First Love

My son was born just shy of Valentine’s Day. The first article of clothing to adorn his body was a red knitted toque with a white heart on it, donated to the hospital by caring volunteers. His first experience of the world, besides utter shock I assume, was one of love. Warm, soft and cozy love.

Posted by Yvonne Prest on Feb 05, 2020 in Outdoors

February 2020 New Business

The Elk Valley Suicide Task Force hosts an informational evening and Funky Goat Pizza is the new kid in town.

Posted by admin on Feb 04, 2020 in Business

February 2020 Astrology

In this holographic Universe, some may recognize the old adage that our reality is mimicked back to us based upon the energy we exude. In this enlightened state, man has the ability to co-create his reality through self-mastery. Transcendental experience is something we are never without, however one must recognize themselves first to do great work.

Posted by Ashley Kristina on Feb 04, 2020 in Art and Entertainment