Yoga for Men by Heather Stephens

The first day of the ski season is usually followed by sore muscles. Even those of us who have trained diligently at the gym to get ready for the winter season often find muscle soreness after day one on the slopes, though usually for a much smaller duration.

Posted by admin on Jun 28, 2010 in Health

Six tips to Feeling Good in a Bathing Suit

Hurray! The season of sunshine, board shorts, and bikinis is finally here! No doubt you are hoping to rock your swimwear feeling the best you can, here are a few tips to help you achieve your goal.

Posted by Sarah Ingram on Jun 28, 2010 in Health

Racers' Corner - Brendan Morgan


Posted by Fix on Jun 28, 2010 in Outdoors

Fly Fishing in Fernie by Wayne Osborne

The rivers opened on June 15 after being closed since April 1 to protect the spawning season for wild Westslope Cutthroat Trout, for which the Elk Valley is famous. July is the month that fly anglers from all over the globe start to descend on Fernie to enjoy a truly unique and incredible dry fly fishery. The rivers streams and lakes around Fernie provide fly fishing opportunities that are simply as good as it gets.

Posted by admin on Jun 28, 2010 in Outdoors

Getting Properly Set Up by Mel Dies, CPGA Head Professional FGCC


Posted by Anonymous on Jun 28, 2010 in Outdoors

Nature Sites to See Before the Summer Dies

Summer is Fernie’s shortest season. With ‘Monsoon June’ over, locals have roughly eight to ten busy weekends to pack in nature’s summer highlights. Here are some must see features before the first flakes fall around the Elk Valley.


Posted by Lee-Anne Walker on Jun 28, 2010 in Outdoors

It's Now What You Do, But How You Play

A couple of Saturdays ago, Leeroy Stagger and the Wildflowers played The Art Station as the last stop on their national tour. I dragged out a friend who’s been housebound for several months with the promise of great music. Leeroy did not disappoint and the small crowd kept him going for a good half an hour, maybe 45 minutes after his ‘last song’.

Posted by Keith Liggett on Jun 28, 2010 in Community

Bear Aware

Having lived in Britain for most of my life, where the most dangerous thing you’ll encounter in the wild is a badger, I have to admit that the prospect of having a bear wander into my Fernie garden was a bit alarming!

Last fall, I had the good fortune to meet Sarah Smith, Elk Valley Bear Aware Coordinator. When I asked her advice on how I could be a good bear neighbor she kindly offered to educate me with a night reconnaissance to Elkford.

Posted by Kirsty Morris on Jun 28, 2010 in Community

Resident Profile - Kurt Adams

Kurt Adams is a name you probably know if you’re a keen biker in Fernie. He’s been involved in the Fernie Mountain Bike club over the years and has been el presidente for the last two to three. While you may realize this, you may not realize the amount of time and effort Kurt and others involved dedicate to the mountain bike community.

Posted by Fix on Jun 28, 2010 in Community

July Featured Events

If four pages of festival fun hasn’t tempted you out of Fernie, there’s plenty going on around here to keep you occupied. The warmer weather offers plenty of options for getting outdoors, from the Mountain Market on Sundays in Rotary Park to floating on the Elk, or try one of these options:

Canada Day

Posted by Rebecca Hall on Jun 28, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

Kootenanny Hootenanny! By Carolyn Nikodym and Rebecca Hall


Posted by Rebecca Hall on Jun 28, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

Through the Lens - Portrait


Captured in Pure Innocence -Photo by Brenna Dominick

"How carefree they can be. Scout had climbed from her crib, to fall asleep on her dresser beneath the warmth of the sunlight."

Fulani Boys

Posted by Fix on Jun 28, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

Alice in Wonderland


Posted by Andrew Vallance on Jun 28, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

Patient Frame by Steven Heighton

Steven Heighton is coming to Fernie! I know at least a few literary ladies in Fernie whose feet haven’t touched ground since they heard the news. Plus, it’s not only Fernie’s writing community who thinks Heighton is hot stuff – lately, I can’t seem to open a national newspaper without seeing him and his words splayed across the book section. And soon he will be here in Fernie, with nothing to do but talk writing with us.

Posted by Angie Abdou on Jun 28, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

Feature Artist - Erin Frances

It was midnight mass on Christmas Eve. The church was dark and silent, full to the rim with people in the historic Fernie Catholic Church. The sound of an angel singing “Oh Holy Night” seemed to come from heaven itself as shivers raised on the arms or those in attendance, and tears sprung to their eyes.

Posted by Fix on Jun 28, 2010 in Art and Entertainment