Small business in BC is big… according to the numbers it equates to ninety-eight per cent of all businesses and forty-five per cent of all employment, in the province.
When parents separate, a very difficult issue that sometime arises is when one parent wishes to move to another community with the child or children of the relationship.
Have you ever had job envy? Did you think: I wish I had that job or I wish I could work there!
Hopefully by the time this edition of the Fernie Fix hits the stands, this article will be less timely than it is at writing; namely, the kids will be back at school.
I have recently been asked the question of how the police are permitted to stop us randomly in our motor vehicles, particularly in the case of roadside blocks. The police can, and should, be permitted to stop us for random motor vehicle checks and this article will explain why.
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees all citizens the right not to be arbitrarily detained and to be free from unreasonable searches and seizure. Random stops and roadside blocks are by definition arbitrary, so a logical question is why don’t they violate our rights?
Three Sisters Day Spa
472 2nd Ave
Lindsay Reynolds has been practicing Esthetics in Fernie over the past three years since graduating from the Aveda Institute in Victoria, BC. She is excited to announce that she will be opening Three Sisters Day Spa in downtown Fernie this August. Offering a full range of esthetic, spa and massage treatments, all incorporated around the use of Aveda skin care, body and makeup products. With a full retail area, you will have the opportunity to continue your results from home.
Fernie Heritage Library
492 3rd Ave
The Fernie Book Bike hit the streets this July, attending the Sunday Socials, Wednesday Concert and Craft Fairs series, along with the Fernie Mountain Market. On top of these weekly events, the Heritage Library has set “Book Bomb” tour Tuesdays through Fridays 4-5pm, where the Book Bike will be making its rounds with stories and magazines, paperbacks and games to borrow, buy or swap. Here is the schedule:
Tuesdays – Roving Book Bomb (announced on their Facebook page)
Wednesdays – Fernie Aquatic Centre
I first wrote about this subject in September 2012. While the message is still the same (you should have a will), there have been some changes in this area of the law.
If you die without a will (intestate), your property and assets will now be distributed according the Wills Estates and Succession Act (“WESA”), which is new legislation that came into effect on March 31, 2014.
Emily Brydon Youth Foundation
The Emily Brydon Youth Foundation has been in operation for over eight years, and is currently planning the 9th Annual Emily Brydon Youth Foundation Golf Tournament held each September. Money raised from this tournament and donations received from individuals and businesses within the community go towards the youth of the Elk Valley and their pursuits in sports, arts and education.