January is time of year for resolutions, detoxes, gym memberships and also when Fernie receives an influx of temporary residents. Since many of these temporary residents (or “ski bums” as they are fondly called) will be renting, this is a quick guide for landlords and tenants to hopefully have an uneventful rental relationship.
In British Columbia, the Residential Tenancy Act (“RTA”) is the legislation that governs residential tenancies. The RTA applies to residential tenancies only, not commercial units or accommodation occupied for vacation (like hotels or ski condos).
Nourish Through Nature
Krissi Hyland is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Whole Foods Chef. She created Nourish Through Nature cooking classes to empower people in their own kitchen. Her goal is to make healthy nourishing foods taste awesome and teach new skills to bring home to friends and family. Ingredients are always gluten free and can accommodate food sensitivities if informed in advance.
Cooking classes are now available through the College of the Rockies
With the holidays approaching, you can bet with it will be more roadblocks set up by the RCMP. We should be thankful for the increased police presence at this time of year because it keeps our streets safer.
It is common knowledge that during an interview, employers will form opinions and assumptions based on how you look, how you present yourself and how you respond to their questions. Indeed, the purpose of an interview is to allow an employer to get a feel and understanding of you. It is also a time for you to do the same.
As with many previous Novembers, we will soon see an influx of new faces into Fernie. Some of the new faces will be from other locales within Canada, but many will come from outside the country.
Every time I update my resume or write a cover letter I have to admit that I’m surprised at the work involved. My mind goes blank on what to say and how to say it let alone what I’ve been doing in the last years. It feels like the first time I rode the Haul Back T-Bar… I’m a tad overwhelmed, feeling a bit self-conscious, and knowing I just need to dive in as the outcome is well worth it.
BC Registered Massage Therapist, Julie Gallant is joining Spa 901. Julie is very knowledgeable of the human body and finds alternative medicine a healthier approach to one’s well being. She is dedicated and committed to helping her clients through the healing process and has taken her yoga teacher training to better educate her clients with proper stretches/exercises, as well as healthy lifestyle choices.
Keep an eye out for upcoming yoga classes at the spa!
It is difficult not to notice the hustle and bustle of October. Last rides are sought, wood is split and stacked for the winter, kids are in full extra-curricular swing, and conversations begin to turn toward snow. Fernie is very much a seasonal town, which also means that many people at this time of year are challenged to find work. My hope in writing to you in the next months is to provide some insight into the process of finding, getting, and keeping a job.
Elk Valley Family Chiropractic
831 7th Ave
Dr. Mike Rumpel has recently joined the Chiropractic Cancer Foundation for Children. “We will enrich the lives of children suffering from cancer by helping to ease their pain and nurture a process of self healing,” says Rumpel.
When parents of children separate, one of the first issues that should come up is what amount of child support should be paid. Initially, this can increase tension in an already tense relationship, but it really shouldn’t. You see, child support is to support the child or children in the relationship. This seems like a very basic principle, but it’s something that often gets lost in the emotion of a separation and/or divorce.
September is back to school month, which is a big change for school-aged children. But, adults, even those that don’t have young children, also need to tweak their habits in so far as driving is concerned. When the kids head back to school, all of us drivers need to be more aware of where school speed zones start and end. We also need to pay special attention to our responsibilities toward school buses.
The Motor Vehicle Act establishes the maximum speed and time periods allowed in all school zones. Section 147 of the Motor Vehicle Act reads: