November 2012 Business News

ccmarketing, 250-430-7802
Christa Moffat has been helping Elk Valley clients achieve their marketing goals for close to ten years. Her knowledge of regional and national media, social networking, event coordination and ability to work closely with designers makes her an asset to any business. If you are looking to create a brochure, any marketing material, update an existing website or create a new one, Christa also offers technical writing and works with both Drupal and Word Press sites.

Posted by admin on Nov 09, 2012 in Business

Welcome - But Watch It!

With all of the new people coming into town over the next few months, it is worthwhile exploring some legal issues that might be a surprise to newcomers to Canada and maybe even long-time residents as well.

Posted by Angela Etheridge on Nov 01, 2012 in Business

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Posted by admin on Oct 11, 2012 in Business

Gettin' Down to Business

It seems like every time you turn a corner in Fernie, there is a new business popping up. Indeed, even though our community appears to be driven by one or two larger industries, small business is a huge contributor to Fernie’s economy.

Posted by Angela Etheridge on Oct 02, 2012 in Business

New Business

Central Local House 301 2nd Ave The Central Local House has opened its doors and is proud to be serving fresh-made pizza, using 00 double zero flour, straight from Italy, which in simple terms makes a perfect authentic pizza crust, alongside unique toppings: house-made fennel sausage, smoked prosciutto, and fresh mozzarella. There are also vegetarian options, including a wild mushroom pizza with fontina cheese.

Posted by admin on Sep 21, 2012 in Business

Business News

Photo by Rory HInds

Fernie Women’s Centre, 250-423-4687
The Fernie Women’s Centre wants everyone to know about its free programs this fall.

Fernie Strong Start begins September 4 at the Isabella Dicken Elementary School. It runs Monday-Friday from 9:00-12pm. This is a child/parent interactive program for children aged 3-5, but younger children are welcome.

Posted by admin on Sep 21, 2012 in Business

Why You Need a Will

Given that we are in the month of September, which is typically a month when people deal with things they’ve avoided over the summer months (or longer), this article will discuss why it is important to have a will.

The idea of creating a will might seem silly or morbid. However, dying without a will can create extra, unnecessary grief for the loved ones that you leave behind.

Posted by Angela Etheridge on Aug 31, 2012 in Business

Taxes for the Musical Entrepreneur

A few months ago, I was driving home and listening to CBC. The guest speaker was an accountant specializing in the music industry and was relaying the story of a musician who had received a significant royalties cheque and had spent it all without putting any money aside for tax purposes. In this case, the musician worked a regular job to support his music career, and was used to having his taxes deducted by his employer. When he received his royalties cheque, he didn’t think twice and spent it believing the money was all his.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Aug 10, 2012 in Business

August Business News

Goldstar Cleaning Services, 1591 10th Ave 250-423-4029
Spend less time cleaning your house. With Goldstar Cleaning’s new, relaunched website and blog, you are filled in on trade secrets, trusted tips and proven strategies to put the sparkle back in your life. The blog, at, is updated weekly.

Find out how to keep your office or shop cleaned properly so that it stands up to wear and tear – and costs you less to maintain.

Posted by admin on Jul 27, 2012 in Business

Business News - July 2012

Ascent Helicopters, 250-423-1443
Ascent Helicopters is now offering Helicopter Tours in Fernie. Experience the rare, aerial view of the stunning Canadian Rockies with a spectacular sightseeing tour. Their heli-tours provide unparallel views of the Lizard Range, Three Sisters and Elk Valley. Ascent’s Mountain pilots Greg Goodison and Dave Hawrys will exceed your expectations by providing paramount service and knowledge of the local area.

Posted by admin on Jul 06, 2012 in Business

Planning for Retirement Part II

Last month I covered the pension benefits offered by the government. Will they still be there 20 years from now? I am not sure, so perhaps we should be asking what our sources of retirement income are and how much we will need.

Common sources are pension plans, RRPS and other investments, savings and work. Typically, it is recommended that we will need 70% of what our earnings will be in the years just before retirement.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Jun 15, 2012 in Business

June 12 New Business

Elk Valley WorkBC Employment Services Centre, 250-423-4204
The Elk Valley Employment Centre provides the full range of integrated supports and services available through the new Employment Program of BC. The Centre opened its doors on April 1 and is celebrating a grand opening on June 6 at 10:30am.

Services are provided Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm) through the same storefront as the outgoing JobSeekers Program in Fernie at 302 C 2nd Ave. Itinerant services are offered to surrounding communities to ensure coverage across the Valley.

Posted by admin on Jun 15, 2012 in Business

Change is Coming

There are major changes coming in family laws for British Columbians.

The Family Law Act was passed by the provincial legislature in November 2011 and will be fully in force sometime in 2013. This article will hopefully allow savvy Fernie Fix readers the time to consider the cheery consequences of this new legislation.

Posted by Angela Etheridge on Jun 02, 2012 in Business

June Business News

Art Beat ~ Fernie’s Summer Art Walk

Posted by admin on Jun 02, 2012 in Business

May New Business

Curtis Stevens, MACP 403-563-7500
Curtis Stevens, a certified Canadian Counsellor with a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology, has opened an office in Fernie for his business U-Untied.

“Once we take away the stress and untie the knots of pain and discomfort in our daily lives, we discover what and who we can be. We were designed to feel better than we do physically, emotionally and mentally.”

Posted by admin on May 21, 2012 in Business