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Who is a Fernie Mountain Mama? She is the woman next to you in line at the grocery store. She is your next-door neighbour. She is the girl who hitchhiked west or drove north or cycled east and found her forever-home in the Kootenays.

Freedom. Such a powerful word. One I had to reflect on for several days before I could put any thoughts on this page. Is freedom a physical state, or a mental one? Nelson Mandella has taught us it’s both. And you cannot have one without the other.

The idea of belonging to a “community” may be something that many of us take for granted until, perhaps, we need something from them. We all know that a community is helpful to have

Columbia Basin Trust is providing nearly $1.5 million to help build 118 new affordable housing units in Cranbrook, Fernie, Nelson, Trail and Valemount.

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Time: 

Two Seatings
11am - 12:30pm and 1pm - 2:30pm

Cost - Tickets are $5 cash at the door (kids under 2 are free)

The Spring Tea is an annual fundraising event at IDES put on by the Grade 6 graduating students! They will be serving cake with whipped cream and berries along with their usual tea and coffee. There will be a book fair, and a couple of Mother's Day gifts that they will raffle off.

Event Date: 
Repeats every week 1 times. Also includes Thu May 09 2019, Thu May 23 2019, Thu Jun 06 2019.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Time: 
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Join at "Our Place" at the Fernie Women's Resource Centre. This program will run on weeks that there is no Bellies to Babies.

Parents/caregivers of babies 0-18 months will sing songs, learn stories, meet other parents/caregivers and enjoy a snack and coffee/tea.

You would think that the very root of our existence, the provider of all that nourishes and soothes us, would be forefront in our awareness. Our gratefulness. Always. 

There are a lot of reasons to work for a ‘greener’ world, but most parents would agree the number one motivation is their children. We want our offspring and other descendants to enjoy lush forests, homes that are safe from wildfire, as well as health and prosperity beyond our own.

As women, we think a lot about our hormones when it comes to both our first (puberty) and last (menopause) menses but we think a lot less about our hormones in between, even though this period makes up our entire reproductive lives. 

One year ago, my friend appeared on my doorstep in the darkness and told me she had cancer. She’d come from a routine check-up and driven alone from Calgary, afraid to say the words out loud and make them real. I have cancer. A phrase that sticks to your tongue and the inside of your mouth, thick and vile.