Outdoors

Photo Guide to Winter

Matt Harris Bustin' Loose by Kyle Hamilton

Justin Boehm Into the White by Nicole Matei

Curling in Fernie by Brian Pollock

A Win for the Ghostriders by Brian Pollock

Tobogganing by Jamie Hide

Posted by Fix on Oct 21, 2010 in Outdoors

Emily Brydon's Winter Bucket List

As some of you may or may not know, I retired this spring from competitive ski racing and for the first time in 13 years I will have a winter at home. When I say home… I mean Fernie/Calgary/Canada. Let’s be serious, I can’t physically seem to stay in one place for a full season! Because it is going to be my first winter back in Fernie, I figured that it was quite appropriate to make a list of things I must do, opposed to things I recommend. I also need to experience many things for the first time!

Posted by Emily Brydon on Oct 21, 2010 in Outdoors

Fernie Winters - Frantic but Fun by Simon Piney

One of the most magical aspects of living in Fernie is the changing of the seasons.

Posted by admin on Oct 21, 2010 in Outdoors

Fall Fly Fishing with Wayne Osborne

As usual September proved to be one of best times of the year to fish the Elk. Prevalent hatches of tiny BWO's down to size 22-24, Flavs and Slatewing Duns in the size 12-14 range (Olive Haze and Grey Para Hares Ear) and large Fall Caddis which should continue through October. I have found Orange or Royal PMX in size 6-8 work well when the Fall Caddis are around.

Posted by admin on Oct 03, 2010 in Outdoors

EA Sports

I am a sports nerd. I love sports. I can barely skate but I love the game of hockey. I am afraid of a baseball, but still played on a softball team for years so I could umpire games.

Posted by Anonymous on Oct 03, 2010 in Outdoors

First Turns of the Season!

On the weekend Matt Mosteller, VP of Marketing & Sales at Fernie Alpine Resort, skied Currie Bowl. This marked the first ski turns of the 2010/11 Ski Season in North America! Robin Siggers was on hand to take the photograph. Looks like it's going to be a great ski season!

Posted by Fix on Sep 23, 2010 in Outdoors

Racers' Corner - Lori Kennedy, Triathlete

Lori Kennedy is a born and raised Fernie girl. She came back to Fernie after having left for a few years post High School. She was working full time at the mine until she met her husband, had two children and became a full time stay at home mom.

Posted by Fix on Sep 01, 2010 in Outdoors

Fall Fly Fishing with Wayne Osborne

Just because most of the traditional summer holiday fly fishing anglers, who ascend on Fernie every year to fish the world renowned blue ribbon Elk River and tributaries, have gone home, it doesn't mean that the fly fishing season is over. Far from it, as those in the know will contest, fall can provide some of the best fishing of the year.

Posted by admin on Sep 01, 2010 in Outdoors

Learning to Control Ball Flight by Scott Shouldice, CPGA Professional FGCC

Once you are able to consistently hit good shots, the next step to improving your game is learning to control your ball flight. This means hitting fades, draws, or knock down shots. During a round of golf you may find yourself in a situation where you need to either curve the ball or hit it low to avoid hitting trees or other obstacles. Here are some tips to help you get out of these situations.

1) LEARN TO FADE OR SLICE THE BALL

Posted by admin on Sep 01, 2010 in Outdoors

Study Nature, Not Books

Brilliant sapphire blue sky. Yellow leaves drift to the forest floor and crunch underfoot. Fluffy seeds float through the air. Birds and insects are silent. Cool crisp mornings precede hot, dry afternoons. Fall is the season for change; not only preparing for winter, but preparing for life.

Unfortunately, glorious memories of nature’s autumn display mingle with great angst and panic of the coming school year. Nearly a half century later I can reflect back on those gut wrenching emotions and understand why I was so troubled by September.

Posted by Lee-Anne Walker on Sep 01, 2010 in Outdoors

Racers' Corner - Christine Misseghers, Mountain Biker

This column began a few months ago in an effort to uncover individuals in Fernie that manage work, families, social lives, and a training regime.

Posted by Fix on Jul 30, 2010 in Outdoors

Fly Fishing in Fernie by Wayne Osborne

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Photo by Dave Brown & Fernie Fly Fishing

The weather has been cool and wet but the fishing has been hot on dry flies. The Elk has been on fire.

Through July, as a general rule, Stoneflies were coming off in big numbers earlier in the day, with massive Mayfly hatches in the afternoon followed by Caddis hatches in the early evening. That's not unusual, but the Mayfly hatches were exceptional.

Posted by admin on Jul 30, 2010 in Outdoors

Getting the Ball Out of the Sand Trap by Kylan Borton, CPGA Professional FGCC

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Posted by admin on Jul 30, 2010 in Outdoors

Floating the Elk River - Fun, But Safe?

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Lee-Anne and family floating the Elk River

Posted by Lee-Anne Walker on Jul 30, 2010 in Outdoors

Racers' Corner - Brendan Morgan

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Posted by Fix on Jun 28, 2010 in Outdoors

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