Health

Nature is Therapy

There is a spot on the Old Growth Trail heading up to Island Lake Lodge where the cedars make a perfect circle. If you connect your body to the pine needles on the ground and quiet your mind you can lose yourself in the sound of a nearby creek and sight of swaying trees towering over you. It is a magical place and living proof that nature is therapy. 

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Apr 15, 2020 in Health

Cooking with Corbs - Hot Cross Buns

The wonderful cooking duo, Becky and Corbs are at it again. This time with a special Easter edition. Have you ever made Hot Cross Buns?

Posted by admin on Apr 12, 2020 in Health

Back to Biking

As much as I love all of the seasons, spring holds a special place in my heart. A time of year that signifies new growth, fresh starts and warmer days. The magical time of year when for many, spending longer durations outside becomes possible.

Posted by Maddy Alaric on Apr 12, 2020 in Health

Simplifying is Green

I had planned to write an article about trying to be greener when it comes to the products you put in and on your body, the way you consume and dispose of goods in your home, as well as examine options in health care for being a little more green. All of this has become really challenging when we are going through a pandemic.

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Apr 10, 2020 in Health

Go Green With Your Dog

The featured dog this month is Koda! The smiley red-headed boy who has more friends than he can count on all four paws. He’s humble about it, in fact, he’s the balanced social type who doesn’t have to say hi to everyone but always gets along.

Posted by Val Lanthier on Apr 06, 2020 in Health

Cooking with Corbs - Chocolate Chip Cookies

Welcome to Cooking with Corbs - the Fernie Fix's newest online piece featuring local cooking queen, Becky Swanson of Sweetcakes and Sidekicks and her son, Corbin Hus who just turned 8 in February.

Posted by admin on Apr 04, 2020 in 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