New Business

Mixed Elements (ME) 592 3rd, 778-519-5077
Mixed Elements (ME) is a unique store offering handcrafted items including clothing toys, jewellery, accessories and modern artwork. They have a selection of designer fabrics, basic sewing items and art supplies for DIY (do-it-yourself) projects.

Posted by admin on Apr 04, 2012 in Business

Business News

Photo by Tami Egan of Happy Hounds

Happy Hounds/No Whine K9 Dog Walking
Tamara Egan and Zac Barret had both lived and worked in Fernie for many years in the service industry when they decided it was time for a change. Having two dogs of their own, they "barked" at the chance to start their own dog walking company and began No Whine K9 Dog Walking. After running this business successfully for a year, they decided to expand by purchasing Happy Hounds Adventures for Dogs.

Posted by admin on Mar 16, 2012 in Business

Tax Time

This month, I would like to bring to your attention what you need to consider when preparing your tax return. The deadline for filing your tax return and paying any taxes owing for 2011 is Monday, April 30.

The income you earn during a calendar is reported on tax information slips, also known as T slips. Below is a list of the ones you may receive:

T4, Statement of Renumeration Paid

T4A, Statement of Pension Retirement, Annuity, and Other Income

, Statement of Old Age Security

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mar 07, 2012 in Business

Saving for Your Child's Education

I was at the Liquor Store this fall buying… I think it was beer that time, and the person assisting me with my purchase asked if I could discuss ways to save for your child’s education in the next column.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Feb 27, 2012 in Business

New Business

B2, photo by V.Croome

B2 Body Beauty, 571 2nd Ave 250-423-2181
B2’s mission is to have you looking on the outside as you’re feeling on the inside. On the outside, their bath and body boutique is filled with skin care products, hair care products, cosmetics and pampering bath salts and bubble bars made in house. Their private label athletic wear is focused on inspiring active lifestyles and their range of lounge wear and pajamas are chosen to help you wind down for the day. B2’s full service salon and cosmetic services are a great opportunity for bridal parties and events.

Posted by admin on Feb 10, 2012 in Business

Business News

El Guapo, photo by Leslie Prentice

Birch Meadows, 4485 Hwy 3 250-423-4236

Posted by admin on Feb 10, 2012 in Business

Change Your Habits and Save

After a month of indulging, your belt is probably feeling a little tight! I know mine is. I cannot resist food. It should loosen up in a few weeks after we return to our regular eating habits. While we are on the subject of belts and habits, why not try to change some of our spending habits so that we can tighten our belts?

I have a few suggestions for your New Year resolutions list:

1. Turn down the thermostat a few degrees. Layer up. There is no reason to be in a t-shirt and bare feet in the middle of the winter.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Jan 23, 2012 in Business

New Business

Community Listing Service

Posted by admin on Jan 10, 2012 in Business

Business News

Elk View Lodge,, 250-430-1089/1-888-7FERNIE,

Posted by admin on Jan 10, 2012 in Business

New Business December 2011

DID Ltd.
Deliberate Industrial Design Ltd. specializes in the design and fabrication of custom skis, snowboards and surfboards. Every unit is handcrafted one at a time in Fernie, BC and is unique featuring custom shape, flex, hand-painted top graphics and custom base die-cuts. DID Ltd. offers a high level of customization with its clear wood cored skis and boards. Custom skis and boards are designed and shaped to suit any customer's specifications. Get what you always wanted: shape, flex, art. DID will build it for you.

Posted by admin on Dec 20, 2011 in Business

December 2011 Business News

Edge of the World, 421B 2nd Ave 250-423-9292
Edge of the World has relocated! They can now be found next to the Green Petal in downtown Fernie, and have new hours to accommodate winter shoppers - 9am-8pm. They carrying Libtech, GNU, volcom, airblaster, thirty two, ride, stepchild, bataleon, K2, Holden, Anon, Dragon, Electric, Von Zipper, Matix, Neff, Nikita, Coal, Cilia, Me Glad, Altamont, Analog, Dakine, Hippy Tree, Protec, Red, Saxx, Vans, Circa, Emerica, Lakai, DVS, Hoppipolla and more.

Posted by admin on Dec 20, 2011 in Business

Reducing the Financial Aftershock of Christmas

I bought an Advent Calendar in October. I know, it seemed early at the time but it is a popular one and I was afraid it might sell out. While paying for my purchase, I was chatting with the store employee and she mentioned how some or most people overspend during Christmas and are still paying for their purchases well into the month of March. I thought this could be a good topic for a column.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Dec 02, 2011 in Business

Maternity Leave and Entrepreneurs

During my research, I found that the number of women entrepreneurs has significantly increased in the last decade and continues to do so. As a result, I thought I would be able to find a master plan on how women entrepreneurs cope with having children and continuing to operate their businesses. Not so!

Their biggest challenge is the same as any working mother, that is the balance of life and work! The main suggestion for trying to achieve this balance is support from your loved ones and reliable childcare.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Nov 22, 2011 in Business

November 2011 Business News

Fernie Fix Best of Fernie 2011
The Best of Fernie competition is back! And just like last year, it’s your opportunity to vote for your favourite in Fernie in 2011. AND win a season’s pass at Fernie Alpine Resort! So how does it work? Click on the Best of Fernie 2011 icon, complete the quick survey, and you’re automatically entered in the contest and have voiced your opinion on which businesses, events, seasons, activities, etc. had the most impact on you last year.

Posted by admin on Nov 08, 2011 in Business

Children and the Value of Money

I am looking at my older daughter’s bedroom and it looks like not one but multiple bombs have exploded in it. Every surface available is covered with toys, clothing, books, etc. Since her bedroom serves as a guestroom, we need, that is, I need to tidy it up before my in laws arrive. They come often, so fortunately, I should not be finding any furry creatures during the hour it will take to clean it.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Oct 18, 2011 in Business