Why You Need A Will… Again

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.

Posted by Angela Etheridge on Jul 11, 2014 in Business

July 2014 Business

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.

Posted by admin on Jul 08, 2014 in Business

July 2014 New Business

Catch Me If You Can: Kids Running Camp
This August, Georgia Fear is hosting a running camp in Fernie with all proceeds benefiting the Emily Brydon Youth Foundation. A 16-year-old girl who resides in London, England and spends every summer and Christmas in Fernie with her family (the Majic’s), Georgia recognized that there is currently no camp on offer for kids in the Elk Valley and wanted to instil her own love of running into young children, teaching proper technique, training habits, recovery options, nutrition and above all else how to have fun.

Posted by admin on Jun 29, 2014 in Business

Motor Vehicle Accidents in British Columbia

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can be very scary. In addition to being scared, you are probably going to have no idea what to do next. This article is a guideline to things you should do and your rights after an accident.

Posted by Angela Etheridge on Jun 19, 2014 in Business

June 2014 Business News

501 1st Ave

Infinitea is very excited about launching its new summer tea- and coffee-based cocktail menu, fresh food menu and two new custom tea-flavoured ice creams from Happy Cow this June 1. Also, Infinitea will have its street patio set up, which will have an enchanted garden theme and will be licensed until 10pm.

Posted by admin on Jun 11, 2014 in Business

June 2014 New Business

Tamara Dunn Nutrition
1561A 10th Ave

Tamara Dunn Nutrition has recently opened an office in Vitality Body & Mind. Tamara is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and a graduate of the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Toronto, ON.

Posted by admin on Jun 04, 2014 in Business

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