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Favourite Shots of 2010

It could not have been a more perfect day for this shot. I knew that I wanted to shoot towards Lost Boys Pass since the inversion looked perfect and that’s where the sun was shining. Local rippers Mikey Witlox and Connor Gliege had gone up the day before to build this great stepdown in anticipation of the inversion. Having the sun in the shot was perfect since every time the riders hit the jump a lot of snow was kicked up and the sun would shine right through. A beautiful day with great riders goes a long way.
Photo by Nick Nault

Posted by admin on Feb 28, 2010 in Art & Entertainment

March Horoscopes

Aries (March 21 – April 19) Guardian Angel
Your guardian Fairies want you to know that you deserve help and attention. There is nothing you could think, say or do that will ostracize you from your divine helpers - they will never judge or abandon for any mistake you may have made. Know that you have support so that you can grow spiritually and help others.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20) Romance

Posted by Freshies Horosc... on Feb 28, 2010 in DO NOT USE - Bits & Bytes

March Remark

Spring Fashion Trends

Posted by Chantel Souliere on Feb 27, 2010 in DO NOT USE - Bits & Bytes

I'd Rather Switch than Fight

There was a time, not so very long ago, that people only had one computer and it wasn't connected to any network. This wasn't back when I was in high school and had to outrun dinosaurs to get home for lunch. This was post-Star Wars. How times have changes in just two decades.

Now most households have high speed network access. Most have more than one computer. Some have wireless and wired networks in their house. And in at least one of them, right now, someone is wondering, what all those boxes between them and the wall do. If that's you, this column is for you.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Feb 27, 2010 in DO NOT USE - Bits & Bytes

Act and Be Remembered

A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
-Chinese proverb

An elderly man sits back against the down of his pillow and opens his eyes. The sparkle next to his bed causes him to turn. His young granddaughter sat quietly, waiting to bid her last good-byes. She smiles as he watches her. He could see that she had a question so he reached over and patted her hand. The young girl finally spoke, “Poppa, I was just wondering, why are you, you? What should I remember?”

Posted by Chalice Walker on Feb 27, 2010 in Health

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Some of my earliest childhood memories are of food. When I was 6 years old and living with my family in suburban Toronto my parents sold everything we owned and bought a 27’ Shepherd Cruiser. The family (including my 3 year old sister and 8 year old brother) moved aboard in early spring. We spent the next few of months traveling through the Intracoastal Waterways with a short ocean crossing from Florida to Freeport, Grand Bahamas Island where we settled for a few years.

Posted by Anonymous on Feb 27, 2010 in Health

Understanding Diabetes

The term diabetes is one that is used to describe a wide range of conditions revolving around the body’s ability to appropriately manage blood glucose levels.

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Feb 27, 2010 in Health

Keeping your Body Balanced

Most people harbour imbalances in their bodies from the activities they do in daily life without even realizing it.

Posted by Sarah Ingram on Feb 27, 2010 in Outdoors

Fernie Free Skiing

Fernie is just one of those special places, a place that is still waiting to live up to its full potential while fully enjoying the slow rise to stardom.

Posted by admin on Feb 27, 2010 in Outdoors

Weather Watching

Each morning of the ski season, the Ski Patrol is engaged in ongoing avalanche risk assessments. Of the multiple daily chores, one stands out for its precision, tradition, and importance: The Standard Weather Observation.

Posted by Fernie Ski Patrol on Feb 27, 2010 in Outdoors

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

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