At dawn’s first light, a rooster crows from high on a fence post at Brodey Bolen’s ranch, announcing the arrival of a new day and awakening the rural community of Jaffray, BC. Cows join in, their mooing reverberating across the calm pastures: a sound Bolen has heard all his life as a third-generation rancher.

“I’ve loved cows for as long as I can remember,” he says. “As a kid, I didn’t play much with monster trucks or anything like that. I had farm animals and barns. My mom would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, and I said wholeheartedly ‘a rancher!’”

24 Dalton Avenue: A Fernie Legacy
24 Dalton Avenue A Fernie Legacy is a novel by Bob Sumka that was published in November of 2022 and it was well received in the Fernie area. The novel is Historical Fiction, using information from the Fernie Free Press between 1950 – 2000 on the growth of Fernie and the Elk Valley, and combining it with the raising of the Phillips – a fictional family. Each chapter represents a year.

Make Space Storage is thrilled to announce the successful acquisition of a new storage facility in Fernie, British Columbia. The strategic expansion into Fernie aligns with Make Space Storage's commitment to providing convenient and secure storage solutions to communities across Canada. The acquisition, finalized on December 7, 2023, enhances Make Space Storage's presence and offerings in the province of British Columbia.

#FernieStoke Ski Shuttle

The #FernieStoke Ski Shuttle is in operation again this season helping visitors and locals travel between town, accommodations, and Fernie Alpine Resort.  

Born and brewed in the mountains, FBC has been brewing up a storm since 2003. To celebrate the big 2-0, they’ve had an action-packed year, from a 20th Anni Exhibit in their gallery room, to celebratory merch pieces; the launch of their new LOGO non-alc brand in June, to a special 20th Anni Trail to Ale Challenge this past summer; and social giveaways galore, to several key community fundraising collabs. Needless to say, it’s been a busy  year and it’s not over yet. But for now, they’ve gone a little retro. 

Dr. Maria Chuquer, MD 

472 2nd Ave 236-900-3111

In the heart of downtown Fernie you can now find medical aesthetics by Dr. Maria | Advanced Medical Aesthetics inside the Three Sisters Day Spa. Led by Dr. Maria Chuquer who has four years in advanced aesthetics as well as a deep-rooted 13 years in the specialty of Anesthesiology.

Fernie’s Giv’er Shirt Works has been styling Western Canadians with high quality screen-printed and embroidered apparel since they opened their doors in 2003. The garment decoration specialists put business logos, slogans, custom designs and unique artwork onto bulk orders of everything from t-shirts and hats to mugs and backpacks.

Teck Resources Limited (Teck) has been awarded the 2023 Mine Reclamation Award – Coal Mine Category by the British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation (TRCR) for its use of an innovative reclamation technique at the Coal Mountain mine site near Sparwood, B.C. which is in the care and maintenance phase.

The Christmas Holiday Season is fast approaching and Park Place Lodge invite you to join them for a memorable meal and evening out with your co-workers. Both of their elegant and private function spaces will be festively decorated for the holiday season and available for bookings.