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Strategies for Sport and Survival

Canadian athletes train years, weeks, months, days and hours to achieve the Olympic motto of “Citius, Altius, Fortius”. Wildlife in the Canadian Rockies has evolved over millennium to simply survive winter. Which animals have the swiftest, highest and strongest adaptation strategies?

Posted by Lee-Anne Walker on Feb 27, 2010 in Outdoors

Women's Hockey

Who are the Hustlers? The Fernie Hustlers are the dedicated, energetic and talented group of women that make up Fernie’s competitive women’s hockey team. This skilled and versatile team consists of moms, artists, professionals, tradeswomen, successful entrepreneurs, and many avid skiers! This team was originally started by a group of FAR women staff members for the purposes of intermission entertainment for the classic men's Fernie vs. Kimberley hockey match. Since then the team has grown into a talented, cohesive, fun-loving group of friends.

Posted by admin on Feb 27, 2010 in Community

FSS Alumni Project

Frank Lento, a remarkable Fernie citizen always working behind the scenes. We have tried in the past to feature this man and it wasn’t until this project came up that he agreed to meet – but we could only talk about the project. Throughout the conversation snippets of past projects and achievements drifted into the conversation, swiftly followed with, “Don’t publish that.” All right, to the project which will have the town buzzing and proud within minutes of viewing.

Posted by Fix on Feb 27, 2010 in Community

FAR Lifties

Ugo Brousseau – Outdoor Guest Services Manager at FAR

Every time I ski down to the Haul Back I always pause to consider the job of the FAR lifties. And my first thought is usually, “Poor guys!” Whether it’s a powder day or -20 on the hill, I am enjoying myself and relying on these guys to get me up the mountain so I can squeeze another run in.

I caught up with Ugo Brousseau, Outdoor Guest Services Manager at FAR, to find out what a typical day looks like for our lifties and ticket checkers.

Posted by admin on Feb 27, 2010 in Community

The Fernie Griz

According to legend, Fernie has not always been graced with the fine snow conditions we now enjoy on a regular basis. According to the legend, a baby boy was born mid winter in 1879 in a grizzly bear's cave high in the mountains. Sometime later the resident bear awoke ravenously hungry. A terrible battle occurred between the boy and the grizzly - one fighting for his life, the other for his dinner.

Posted by Fix on Feb 27, 2010 in Community

Featured Community Events - March

Full Day Kindergarten at IDES by Dawn Voysey
Isabella Dicken Elementary School is now accepting registrations for their 100% funded full day Kindergarten classes, which are supported by the BC Ministry of Education and begin in September 2010. The all day Kindergarten program, which in the past was parent funded and offered as an option, will be completely paid for by the Education Ministry.

Posted by Fix on Feb 27, 2010 in Community

Fernie Loves Film March!

If you attended the Fernie Mountain Film Festival at the end of February, you will know that Fernie can definitely put on a show when it comes to film. No exception to this rule is the Reel Canadian Film Festival, March 26-28.

Posted by Rebecca Hall on Feb 27, 2010 in Art & Entertainment

From DC to BC

Even though Washington, DC isn’t Canada’s capitol, it’s pretty hard not to see politics as that city’s principal export. But if you dig a little deeper, DC has another important legacy: music. And we’re talking some serious street cred, here. Duke Ellington, Marvin Gaye and Roberta Flack. Henry Rollins cut his teeth there before heading to California and Black Flag. Bad Brains, Fugazi and Dischord Records. Deep Dish, Thievery Corporation and ESL Music.

Posted by Carolyn Nikodym on Feb 27, 2010 in Art & Entertainment

It's Complicated

Meryl Streep has had a long and distinguished career in film. From playing a holocaust survivor in Sophie’s Choice to playing Julia Child in Julie and Julia, she has displayed a remarkable versatility that can be matched by few other actresses in Hollywood. She has played in great romances like Bridges of Madison County (opposite Clint Eastwood); and acted in powerful dramas like The Hours. It is quite odd, then, that such a famous and talented actor should have chosen a role in a film like It’s Complicated.

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Feb 27, 2010 in Art & Entertainment

MAST Writing Class - Coming to Fernie

Summer.
They picked the right colors for pools. Through the synthetic products used in over colonized suburbia to compensate for the lack of real, they managed to pick the magical shade of exotic.

The afternoon is filled with the distant sound of families’ normal summer life. Lawnmowers are humming on a regular tone. The high pitch celebration of cheerful young swimmers stands out like inexperienced sopranos in a choir.

Posted by admin on Feb 27, 2010 in Art & Entertainment

Vanashing and Other Stories

Short stories are an under-appreciated art form. Agents encourage their writers to craft novels instead. Novels sell better.

Posted by Angie Abdou on Feb 27, 2010 in Art & Entertainment

Shred Kelly - I HATE WORK

Every band remembers their first gig.

Posted by admin on Feb 27, 2010 in Art & Entertainment

Harmonized Sales Tax

This past summer the Government of BC announced its intention to implement a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), which effectively combines the two sales taxes we pay now (GST & PST), into one tax called the HST. We can expect that the HST will be in effect as of July 1, 2010.

Posted by Fix on Feb 27, 2010 in Business

Travels with Sindella Sugden

The world is a strange, beautiful and sometimes harmful thing. It can give you something beautiful and take it away in seconds if you don't cherish it to your heart's content. Life is granted to us and sometimes we don't know why. There are so many problems in the world; global warning, poverty, natural disaster and war. So many view points on each problem.

Posted by admin on Feb 18, 2010 in DO NOT USE - News & Stories

BCREA Real Estate Review - In Like a Lamb, Out Like a Lion

December Home Sales Second Highest on Record 2009 – In Like a Lamb, Out Like a Lion

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential sales in the province climbed 132 per cent to 5,703 units in December compared to the same month last year. More homes were sold last month than in any December on record except 1989 when 6,014 units were sold.

Posted by Anonymous on Jan 30, 2010 in DO NOT USE - Real Estate

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