Health

Just a Girl and Her Dog

A year ago this month I lost my best friend, Fezzik the Dog. Fernie is a dog town. Most people understand what losing a pet means to us humans.

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Mar 21, 2020 in Health

Elk Valley Hospital COVID-19 Physician Update

Regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), BC is unable to screen all symptomatic patients or potential exposures. As per provincial recommendations, IF you have been out of the country (including the United States) in the past 2 weeks, you are advised to self-quarantine at home.

Posted by admin on Mar 19, 2020 in Health

Shop Swag

Every day Fernie receives visitors from around the world. Gone are the days when town was only busy in winter and these days, we don't really have downtime. This is wonderful for the local folk who rely on visitors and it means that businesses have the opportunity to thrive year-round. 

Posted by Emma Polit on Mar 14, 2020 in Health

Dog Days of Winter

Is your dog snuggling by the fire, dreaming of fresh grass, alpine meadows and sunny days at the lake? Not all dogs are built for Rocky Mountain winter weather and by this time of year, some are feeling the effects of the long cold days.

Posted by Val Lanthier on Mar 09, 2020 in Health

For the Love of Lunges

There are plenty of variations to choose from when it comes to lunges, a movement that can be done in the comfort of your home requiring no equipment. Whether you’re pressed for time, new to working out, have a sleeping baby, or just want to start moving, the lunge is a staple that is effective and efficient.

Posted by Maddy Alaric on Feb 17, 2020 in Health

Coats, Coats, Coats!

What does your entryway look like? If it's anything like mine, it is overrun with approximately 20 coats. There are four of us living under our roof, and each one of us has a coat for every winter occasion. 

Posted by Emma Polit on Feb 10, 2020 in Health

Oxytocin: The Love Hormone

Oxytocin is a hormone and neurotransmitter, produced in the brain by the hypothalamus and released by the pituitary gland. It is perhaps best known for its involvement in childbirth and breastfeeding but its actions and potential benefits go far beyond the period of childbearing.

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Feb 07, 2020 in Health

For the Love of Dogs

Loving a dog may be different than a human, but it’s certainly not subpar. The beauty in their inability to verbally communicate with us is that instead, we naturally develop an emotional connection on a different level than those who we can share words with.

Posted by Val Lanthier on Feb 04, 2020 in Health

Turning a January “Streak” Into Permanent Change

As one year ends and another begins, many of us are inspired to take stock of the our lives and the year that has come to a close and resolve to make some changes come January 1st. This year is even more interesting as to some, it is the end of one decade and the beginning of another, so it is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the last ten years of your life and set some goals for the month, year, and decade to come.

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Jan 21, 2020 in Health

Finding Your Fitness Friend

It’s January and that means many of us are starting off the New Year with the #FernieStreak. What is the Fernie Streak? It’s about setting the goal to do thirty minutes of self-propelled activity outdoors with intention for as many days in January as possible. For all you activity enthusiasts out there, this challenge is going to be right up your alley as we welcome another fun-filled year in Fernie.

Posted by Maddy Alaric on Jan 19, 2020 in Health

A Couple of Lucky Boys and Fitness for Dogs

If there’s one thing everyone living in Fernie can agree on it’s that we’re all so lucky to call this place home! Especially if you’re an adopted dog like Gus and London, who hit the jackpot in finding humans who choose to live here.

Posted by Val Lanthier on Jan 12, 2020 in Health

Home Sweet Home

Times have certainly changed in Fernie. Ten years ago, if you wanted to upgrade your couch, it involved a trip to the City. The choice in town was minimal, and the chances of you finding 'The One' was pretty much non-existent. These days, we're lucky.

Posted by Emma Polit on Jan 06, 2020 in Health

Motivation and the Five Minute Rule

January can be a tough month. The days are short, it is cold outside, and there are no fun holidays to keep us celebrating. Participating in activities like the Fernie Streak can be really helpful as they get us outside and moving.

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Jan 02, 2020 in Health

Golden Boy George and Fresh Foods for Dogs

The beauty of dogs is that they enrich our lives in so many ways. We find ourselves training our dogs to suit our lifestyles and in reality, they end up teaching us so much more. There are lots of ways you can return the favour, and one of those is by providing a healthy diet.

Posted by Val Lanthier on Dec 21, 2019 in Health