Getting to Know Nature’s Hot Tubs

British Columbia has over 85 hot springs, the most of any province in Canada, and many are located in the Kootenays. For Fernie newcomers like myself, the Lussier hot springs are constantly recommended as a ‘must-do’ activity, and for good reason. Located just outside of Canal Flats in White Swan Provincial Park, these beautiful natural springs are right next to the Lussier River, with several pools of varying temperatures. 

Posted by Aleshia Conley on Mar 04, 2024 in Health

Fernie Factor

Posted by Daverin Friebe ... on Feb 29, 2024 in Health

Redd Hot, St-r-eamy Lovin’

Posted by Evgeni Matveev on Feb 24, 2024 in Health

Driving Across the Boot of Italy

On our southern Italy trip in October we drove across the boot of Italy from east to west. Our drive took us from Puglia through Basilicata to Calabria. We could not go through Basilicata and not stop in Matera. We just did not have the time to stay in Matera for several days to explore it as we would like. The best we could do was a brief stop to circle the main square in the modern town and to view Sassi di Matera. 

Posted by Patrick Robertson on Feb 14, 2024 in Health

Basic Skills

Posted by Tarah Leggott on Feb 10, 2024 in Health

It Takes a Mountain of People

What are you doing on February 16 and 17? The Community Centre is where it’s at for this year’s Fernie Mountain Film Festival (FMFF)! Founded in 2007, FMFF is in its 18th year and is shaping up to be another truly fantastic event.

Posted by Anna Browne on Feb 05, 2024 in Health

Re-Learning How to Learn

Posted by Christian Wilson on Jan 18, 2024 in Health

How Volunteering Brought Workplace Camaraderie, Balance and Movement Back into My Life

In high school, I volunteered as a youth lawyer to help kids clear their driving records by assigning community service. It was amazing to help people in real and meaningful ways, but as I got older volunteering lost its lustre. I began to feel that volunteer work was reserved for the well-off to feel less guilty about their well-offness. Now as Stage two of my nine-month Canadian Conservation Corps program comes to a close, I’ve learned that volunteering can change your relationship with work and re-route your path back to something that provides meaning in your life.

Posted by Zanele Chisholm on Jan 18, 2024 in Health


Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Jan 15, 2024 in Health

Keeping it Fun

Posted by Tarah Leggott on Jan 11, 2024 in Health

Travelling in Puglia

From Salerno on the Amalfi Coast to Santa Maria de Leuca on the very heel of the boot shaped Italy is a drive of five hours on four lane divided highway over and through the mountains. In the distance one spots hill towns perched high on the mountain sides. 

Posted by Patrick Robertson on Jan 10, 2024 in Health

Winter Charcuterie

Ok, everyone clam down with your butter boards and listen up. 

Charcuterie is pronounced (shaar·koo·tr·ee).

Posted by Barrie Elliott on Jan 04, 2024 in Health

Holidays After Loss

The holidays, for many, are a time of joy, connection, and wonder. Ads sell a narrative of love and family coming together in a neat little package. While this may be the case for many, for those who have experienced a recent loss, this time of year can feel overwhelming, sad, and hopeless. 

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Dec 14, 2023 in Health