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Check out Tourism Fernie's new winter promo video, and get excited about the upcoming season!

This year's event had a great turnout on what seemed to be unfavorable trail conditions but according to the riders it was tacky, making it optimal for the race! The Dirt Diggler DH is one of Fernie's most challenging downhill mountain bike races on an epic trail starting at the top of Morrissey Ridge and following the ridge line all the way to the valley floor. Photographs from the the photo shoot out, new to the event this year, will be printed in the November edition of the Fernie Fix.

1. Dominique Doyon 14.58
2. Lucie Richer 16.06

Mike Rousselle and his family would like to thank everyone for their love and support since the terrible accident he experienced last fall and throughout his road to recovery. Without this, he wouldn’t be progressing the way he has been over these last seven months.

The Fernie Rod and Gun Club (FRGC), formed back in 1899, now stands as the oldest Wildlife Club in British Columbia. The Club nearly tripled its members in the past three years, with membership sitting close to 400.

The Crown of the Continent is an international ecosystem centered around the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, the world’s first protected area to span an international border.

A meeting point of four geographical and climatic zones, the Crown of the Continent feeds rivers flowing into three oceans and is recognized as one of North America’s most intact large ecosystems.

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Cranbrook is among four other communities in the top five 2010 Kraft Hockeyville Competition and is the only community west of Ontario. The community with the most votes will win the title, vote by March 31! The winner will be announced on April 3 during Hockey Night in Canada!

Here are some outstanding reasons why Cranbrook should win this competition:

- Hometown of Scott Niedermayer, Team Canada hockey captain, who has won four Stanley Cups, and the Olympic Gold hockey medal twice.

Luke and Ryland Nelson arrived in Aspen yesterday evening to begin their weekend getaway in Aspen, Colorado. Posh accommodation, a shopping spree, and the opportunity to compete in the final event - Battle in the Bowls, are all part of this winning package the duo received after competing in the Big Mountain Battle in Fernie, February 13.

"Luke and I have arrived in Aspen and just woke up to 25cm of fresh blower! It's gonna be a great day to check out the mountain and scope out the course for tomorrow's Helly Hansen Battle in the Bowls," says Ryland.

Set for release on Friday, "Hot Tub Time Machine" was inspired by ski movies of the 1980s such as "Hot Dog... The Movie." Exterior scenes for the film were shot mainly at Fernie Alpine Resort in Canada. Devotees of the "old-school" interior B.C. resort might joke that the filmmakers didn't need to change much there. However, working in May of last year after the resort's ski season, the movie crew transformed Fernie's base area with a few new building facades and snow brought down from the higher elevations.