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January 2024 Business News

#FernieStoke Ski Shuttle

Posted by admin on Jan 08, 2024 in Business

Wildsight Elk Valley Nearing $5000 Goal to Give the Gift of Local Food to Community Members in Need

Generous residents and visitors of the Elk Valley donated over $3,500 in December to provide local food to community members in need. Wildsight Elk Valley’s “Feed the Need” fundraiser is now nearing its $5,000 goal, which would provide Local Store gift cards to 50 low-income households in the Elk Valley in 2024, enabling low-income families and individuals to purchase fresh, local food from the Local Store.

Posted by admin on Jan 05, 2024 in Community

Bike, Run or Snowshoe

When you live in a mountain town that can have winter-like weather from as early as October to as late as April (sometimes May!), not much stops people from going outside to participate in the sports they enjoy. 

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Jan 04, 2024 in Outdoors

Nominations Now Open for 2024 RDEK Electoral Area Volunteers of the Year

The Regional District of East Kootenay is currently seeking nominations for the 2024 Electoral Area Volunteers of the Year. “Volunteers are out there every day, making a difference in our communities. From flipping pancakes at a summer festival, coaching little league, or providing transport for seniors getting to medical appointments, their vast contributions are important and deserve to be recognized. Volunteers are often those who don’t ask for applause, so this is an opportunity for those around them to say, “we see you, we appreciate you, and we know how hard you work”.

Posted by admin on Jan 04, 2024 in Community

Winter Charcuterie

Ok, everyone clam down with your butter boards and listen up. 

Charcuterie is pronounced (shaar·koo·tr·ee).

Posted by Barrie Elliott on Jan 04, 2024 in Health

January 2024 Astrology

Fairies are everywhere! Because the fairies are so close to earth, they offer practical guidance and help with everyday issues. Fairies know how to work the planet’s energies in safe, loving, and magical ways and help people who are kind to the environment and animals, and withhold aid and communication from those who mistreat the planet or its inhabitants. The Fairies don’t expect you to be perfect, they just want you to try your best. If you do, they will do anything to help you.

Posted by Kim Stokie on Jan 04, 2024 in Art and Entertainment

Future Focused

So, here we are. 2024.

Posted by Nic Milligan on Jan 03, 2024 in Community

6th Annual Elk Valley Streak

Start 2024 off on the right foot, tire, ski or snowshoe by joining the Elk Valley Streak! The goal is to get active outside for as many days in the month of January for a minimum of 30 minutes. Remember, while we all likely endeavour to participate all 31 days, life happens! If you miss a day or can only squeeze in 10 minutes, that’s okay. Get as many days in as works for you and be proud of your efforts.

Posted by admin on Jan 03, 2024 in Outdoors

Karey Pion

I think my mind has always been one of a creative, it just took a long time to find my medium. I always was inspired by creating with my hands and would often try something new but lose interest quickly… until I started making soap, about 14 years ago. I randomly heard that it was possible to make soap at home and I was intrigued by the idea of making something so basic and necessary into something for all of the senses to enjoy. I wanted to make soap, and to use ingredients that were good for the skin, smelled delicious, and I wanted them to be pretty.

Posted by admin on Jan 03, 2024 in Art and Entertainment

Local's Perspective: Jennifer Delich

Those who play hard typically put as much time and effort into their health and well-being to ensure they can continue to play hard. Offsetting the fatigue and stress put onto the body through rest, relaxation and rehabilitation. Yoga, Pilates, acupuncture, massage, physiotherapy… these are all in abundance in Fernie to support an active community and the many who travel here to experience the mountain lifestyle.

Posted by admin on Dec 28, 2023 in Community

These Are a Few of My Favourite (Dog)

These lyrics and all the music from The Sound of Music always reminds me of Christmas. It was a movie I grew up watching during the holidays and it brings warm memories. The gift-giving season is coming up fast, so I thought I would do an article about some of my favourite dog things. It might give you some gift ideas or some new ideas for your own dog.

Posted by Valerie Barry on Dec 22, 2023 in Community

Imperfectly Wonderful

It’s that time of year again! Christmas carols in every store, sweet Hallmark movies on TV that make us cry, and everyone on social media celebrating “the most wonderful time of the year.” That’s the type of holiday celebrations our North American culture encourages, even though our families may be spread throughout the world and have many generations, religions, races, in-laws and out-laws to manage. We may also carry memories of our own childhood holidays that have blurred into Norman Rockwell perfection, even if they were far from it.

Posted by Marianne Agnew on Dec 21, 2023 in Community

Turkey Meatballs with Fennel and Fresh Herbs

I’m excited to be back sharing a different kind of meatball a basic marinara recipe! Ground turkey is cheap, healthy and delicious. I usually think of turkey and imagine myself in a post-Thanksgiving tryptophan hangover, but these turkey meatballs are different. I use carrot, celery, onion and the magic ingredient, fennel seed, to give these protein-packed delicacies a unique flavour.

Posted by Claire Smallwood on Dec 20, 2023 in Community

Elk Valley Hospice Leads with Heart

Elk Valley Hospice has a clear vision: no one has to grieve or die alone. Focusing on dignity and compassion, the registered charity offers free companionship and support services to those coping with end-of-life and bereavement experiences.

Posted by admin on Dec 20, 2023 in Community

Backup Facebook

A few months ago, I wrote about my sister losing access to her Facebook page. Besides the connections with her friends, she also lost all the posts and photos she’d put up on Facebook over the last 12 years. She was devastated.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Dec 19, 2023 in Art and Entertainment