This year, we registered our eldest in FAST. It was a tough decision - she had just started kindergarten and we were worried an additional full day on the slopes would be too much. Let me tell you, the first week was a bit of a shocker for her (and us) but as the season continued, we saw a smile on her face, a sense of pride, new friends being made and her becoming an even better little ripper… and her little sister too, as God forbid she be left behind.
Comforting is an understatement - our community is our Fernie Family.
Every year, I come up with different trails and loops to recommend to locals and visitors. You would think coming up with something new might be difficult, but it’s actually quite the opposite! We are so blessed in this Valley.
A Wildsight representative who's passion for our landscapes and ecosystems couldn’t help but shine through the at times devastating information and imagery. Just how does someone of such a young age develop this level of devotion for the environment?
Our Editor celebrates our Green Edition knowing she's doing her part to keep that smile on that wee, special face. And it’s so so worth it, even if it can be a bit tricky.
Ms. Shully's Grade 3/4 Class, at Isabella Dicken Elementary School, has been working hard for the past few months hand-sewing reusable produce bags to sell to community members. Their goal is to reduce plastic waste one plastic bag at a time, starting with produce bags at the grocery store.
Ouch. Raising two girls often petrifies our Editor. She wants so much for them to be happy and confident with who they are, but she knows how difficult the journey can be.
It may be March 1, and the snow is still flying but many of us have our eyes set on summer! A big part of summer in Fernie is Wapiti Music Festival. Voted Best Cultural Event in the 2018 Fernie Fix: Best of Fernie Survey, this event not only brings a variety of exciting Canadian music to our backyard, it creates such an energetic and positive vibe for all in attendance and most importantly, a strong sense of community.
Most of us have had an experience with Ski School… whether learning to ski or snowboard as a child, or as a cry for help after trying to pass these skills onto our own kids. Wendy Reade is the the queen of FAR’s Winter Sports School.
Let’s all stop what we are doing, step outside (if not already there) and look around. Take a deep breath, inhaling the magnificent fresh air this mountain town provides. Relish in where we are, and count our blessings. We are here, in Fernie. Five minutes from solitude in any direction.
Throughout the election this past October, we got to learn more about each candidate. But there was still so much we wanted to learn about the young man who stood up to take on an important role in our community.
There has been a palpable change in the air throughout 2018, taking place within the hearts of us all. A metamorphosis, a realization, a process that has needed to happen to allow an awakening of sorts.
As the Reverend of the Christ Church Anglican in Fernie for the last three years, she has already had a such a positive impact in our community in unique and thoughtful ways.
As the holidays approach, our Editor tends to become a sentimental mess. Even more so now that she has children. Decades of memories are layered within her mind, creating a general feeling of longing for this time of year and all that it brings.
On November 14, 2018 the BC Sports Hall of Fame revealed its 2019 Induction Class at an official Announcement Day press conference at BC Place. The 2019 Induction Class features five athletes, three builder-coaches, one team, one pioneer, one media member and one W.A.C. Bennett award winner. Fernie's Emily Brydon is part of the 53rd class, which will be formally inducted at the Induction Gala in May, 2018.
We had a chance to talk with Emily over the weekend about this exciting news.
If you’re visiting Fernie with your family, you will be happily surprised to find the number of amenities available here for the younger cohort (and also those young at heart). As the number of families continues to grow, so does the programming, facilities and events geared to this market. Here are our top ten for you to explore this winter!
Sometimes, when the snow flies covering the Valley in a blanket of white, fluffy powder, instead of heading to the hill with the masses, a solo walk meandering in the trees is just what you need. Here are three of my three favourite places to “get lost” in winter.
You see, November is a gift. It’s an opportunity. 30 days, just for you to connect with yourself and those around you. To slow down the pace. To feel calm. It seems like a natural evolution this time of year.
Within six months of being on council that she wanted to be mayor, and started building towards that goal. Her first move as new mayor, she's dedicated to investing in council.
When you think about it, it’s what we all desire, and there are many who may never have this opportunity - the opportunity of choice! This October, we can decide to work together to make a change and to be a part of what happens in our community.
Krista gets the inside scoop about school and who better to chat with than Nicole Neufeld, Isabella Dicken Elementary School's newest principal.
We can get into slumps. Patterns. Doing the same thing, day-to-day. Sticking with what we know, spending time with the same people, working the job we’ve been at for ten plus years… but then, something happens… something catches our eye or stops us mid-step.
Many of us were first exposed to Troy Cook through his multiple artistic murals found throughout the town of Fernie. They were hard to miss, unlike anything else you had ever seen. So alive, colourful and captivating.
We all have our own playlists, a current favourite song, a first song we loved, a song that makes us want to get up and move, a song that takes our breath away.
Bikers heading down Freebird at Whitefish Mountain Resort, image by Chuck Finlay
It’s that time of year… summer is slipping through your fingers, and you want to get away with your family to enjoy some solid time together exploring somewhere new.