Flood Risk and the Law

It is spring in Fernie, which means waiting for the trails to melt and watching the Elk River and Coal Creek rise. With recent events in the news like the Washington landslide and the Alberta floods last year, I figured Fernie Fix readers would be interested in some information about the legal considerations surrounding the inherent flood risk in the Elk Valley. I’ve asked Jeff Zukiwsky, an Environmental Planner, to answer a few questions for us.

Who is responsible for flood Management?

Posted by Angela Etheridge on May 14, 2014 in Business

May 2014 Business News

Avalanche City Roller Girls
Fernie’s roller derby team has been enjoying amazing results, including a recent second place achieved at the “Spudtown Knockdown” in Boise, Idaho this April. The team looks forward to continuing its success moving into this spring and summer.

Posted by admin on May 08, 2014 in Business

May 2014 New Business

Crowsnest Coffee Company

Crowsnest Coffee Company is an artisan coffee roaster located in the Crowsnest Pass, AB. Owners Troy and Christine Misseghers have a love of the outdoors and a passion for roasting beans that evolved out of the relentless pursuit of a great cup of coffee to fuel their adventures.

Posted by admin on May 02, 2014 in Business

It’s Not Easy Being Green

Although it’s not an area of the law in which I practice, in the spirit of fitting in with the green-themed edition (and also because I care about our environment) here I am writing about “green” laws. Before I wrote this article, I was vaguely aware that the Federal Government made some big change to environmental law legislation lately and so that is where I turned my attention.

Posted by Angela Etheridge on Apr 17, 2014 in Business

April 2014 New Business

Iron Creek Catering Company

Red Seal accredited Chef and owner of Iron Creek Catering Company, Matt Sorochuk, offers a unique dining experience within Fernie and its surrounding areas. Chef Matt has been a resident of Fernie for almost a decade and is thrilled to provide a higher end catering service to the valley.

Posted by admin on Apr 10, 2014 in Business

April 2014 Business News

Flight Centre Associates
Amy Hare started her home-based travel agency with Flight Centre in 2008 and is excited to expand her business with the addition of Dee Hatina. Dee has worked as an international travel consultant and manager with Flight Centre Australia for almost 19 years. Along with her experience, she also brings professionalism, efficiency and knowledge in all facets of the travel industry.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Apr 02, 2014 in Business

Access to Justice

Access to justice refers to people getting legal assistance when they need it. It is usually lower income persons who are left out of having access to justice because they simply can’t afford it. The knee-jerk reaction is to blame lawyers for access to justice issues, but, is it the lawyers’ faults? While nearly everyone reading this article may point out that I am biased, the problem is much more complex than pointing the finger only at lawyers.

Posted by Angela Etheridge on Mar 20, 2014 in Business

References – Your Personal Employment Health Report

During the recruiting process an employer is focused on making a good hiring decision. Their goal is to find a well-suited and highly qualified job candidate. This is not an easy decision. They have a small window of time and limited opportunity to learn about each job candidate.

Posted by Amy Boeckner on Mar 13, 2014 in Business

March 2014 Business News


AFRoS, the francophone association of the Southern Rockies, invites you to FrancoFest, a celebration of the Journée internationale de la Francophonie (International Francophone Day). Whether French is your mother tongue or just how you like your fries, check out this family-friendly evening of films, music, food and drink at the Arts Station, March 20, 6-9pm. Singer-songwriter Kathleen Décosse will perform live.

Posted by admin on Mar 06, 2014 in Business

March 2014 New Business

Lysh Hair Salon
461 2nd Ave

Lysh Hair Salon recently opened in downtown Fernie, and is a boutique salon offering something for everyone whether it’s for a quick haircut, complete hair makeover or a bridal session.

Enjoy modern luxuries such as massage chairs in their waiting area, complimentary beverages and snacks, and watching HDTV at hair station. A courtesy “before and after” photograph is offered with any service provided. A free make up refresher is available after receiving any color treatment.

Posted by admin on Feb 27, 2014 in Business

Creating a Little Love

Much attention in the world of employment tends to focus on skill building. This is essential to your ability to obtain a job and will impact your ability to maintain and sustain employment; however, during this month of “love” let us focus instead on the role of values in the workplace. I promise not to descend into ballads.

Posted by Amy Boeckner on Feb 20, 2014 in Business


There are all kinds of relationships: romantic, friendly, good, bad, unhealthy and… legal! Indeed, most people are involved in some type of legal relationship, or a contract, everyday. A contract is a legally binding agreement and can exist whether or not it is in writing. For example, every time you buy a coffee, you have entered into a contract, the terms of which are that the vendor will give you the coffee of your choice and you will pay for the coffee.

Posted by Angela Etheridge on Feb 13, 2014 in Business

February 2014 Business News

College of the Rockies Fernie Campus
342-3rd Ave

A three-week training program is being offered by The College of the Rockies, Fernie Campus, in partnership with Teck. The goal of the program is to introduce women to careers available within the surface coal mining industry.

Posted by admin on Feb 06, 2014 in Business

February 2014 New Business

Jenna Woods
Fernie Real Estate
1602 9th Ave

Jenna Woods began her Real Estate career on Vancouver Island and earned success by delivering expert advice, professional ethics, and unparalleled customer service.

“I love helping people reach one of their most personal life decisions. I’m progressive with a down-to-earth sensibility. I am truly excited to bring my skill and passion to Fernie Real Estate.”

Posted by admin on Jan 30, 2014 in Business

Recharge Your Career Plan

The days when people held one job for all or most of their working life are largely gone. So, we all need to take some time to recharge our career plan at least annually... even if the word career sends you running or doesn’t feel relevant. An annual refresh can help you in getting, keeping, and building towards better jobs.

Posted by Amy Boeckner on Jan 23, 2014 in Business