Floating the Elk River - Fun, But Safe?

Lee-Anne and family floating the Elk River

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

A Recollection of the Fernie Arts Station by Karla Germaine

What does Fernie’s Arts Station mean to you? Artists and Arts Council members past and present concur – The Fenie Arts Station is “a home” and “a common space” for all Elk Valley residents and visitors.


Posted by admin on Jul 30, 2010 in Community

Sow's Ears and Silk Purses

Rehabilitating Old Bones into New Charm by V. Croome

All too often, standing in front of a major remodel, I hear the comment, “They should have just torn it down and started over.”

Shaking my head, I reply, “But it has good bones.”

More often than not, the comment falls on stone-deaf ears.

Posted by Keith Liggett on Jul 30, 2010 in Community

Guest Services at FAR


Posted by Abi Moore on Jul 30, 2010 in Community

Feature Visitor - Mark Kaltenbach

Shamelessly I was perusing Facebook this summer and came across a race called the Furious 3. In Fernie?

Posted by Fix on Jul 30, 2010 in Community

Spoke-Lore, The Evolution of Biking in Fernie by Laura Nelson

THIS AUGUST 7 the Fernie Museum is launching a biking exhibit alongside the TransRockies celebrations and Fernie Mountain Bike Guide book launch. Here is a sneak peak of some of the intriguing gear, individuals and races Fernie has celebrated over the years.

Posted by admin on Jul 30, 2010 in Community

Funking Up Fernie

It’s safe to say that all bands want an appreciative audience. Depending on the mood that they are delivering, they are looking for anything from polite applause in between songs to hoots and hollers throughout the show.

Posted by Carolyn Nikodym on Jul 30, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

Garden State

Hollywood has a long tradition of making films about outsiders, people who, for one reason or another, don’t meld properly with mainstream society. From Rebel Without a Cause (1955) to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), from Clerks (1994) to Up in the Air (2009), American filmmakers have specialized in making slightly cynical films about alienation. Garden State was made in that grand tradition.

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Jul 30, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

Community Events - On Your Bike

Photo by Kirsty Morris, FAR

Posted by Rebecca Hall on Jul 30, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

Feature Artist - Nic Genovese


Posted by admin on Jul 30, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

Hooker & Brown by Jerry Auld

By the time this review is published, many of you will have heard Jerry Auld speak at the opening reception of the Fernie Writers’ Conference, and you will already know what I am about to tell you: Auld is a writer perfectly suited to our little mountain town, and his novel should be on the must-read list of every mountain-sport enthusiast.

Posted by Angie Abdou on Jul 30, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

Where Did My Pay Cheque Go?

Financial Fixings with Marie-Pierre Castonguay, CGA - Where Did My Pay Cheque Go?

Before the invention of credit and debit cards, everyone would go to the bank to deposit their pay cheques, and withdraw cash to cover their expenses. When the cash ran out, the spending stopped.

Posted by Anonymous on Jul 30, 2010 in Business

August New Business

Fernie Green Clean & Organizing, 250-423-0506

Posted by Fix on Jul 30, 2010 in Business

August Business News

Fernie EcoGarden, 250-423-3482
The EcoGarden in collaboration with the Fernie Mountain Market now offers the Garden2Market stall every Sunday at the Fernie Mountain Market - a solution for sourcing locally grown flowers, fruit, herbs, vegetables and berries.

Posted by Fix on Jul 30, 2010 in Business

The Remark - July

“Music to Wake Surf To” Playlist by BoardStiff
I'm on a Boat - The Loney Island Ft. T-Pain
Bang Bang - Mark Ronson & Q-Tip
Swoon - The Chemical Bros
Party with Children – Ratatat
My Wave – Soundgarden
Kickstart my Heart - Motley Crue
Misrilou - Dick Dale & his Del Tones
Hang On - Fu Manchu
Nobody Rides For Free – Ratt
Badmouth – Fugazi
Tighten up - The Black Keys
Kickstarts – Example
Drunk Girls - LCD Soundsystem (Holy Ghost remix)
Scribble – Underworld

Posted by Chantel Souliere on Jun 28, 2010 in Bits & Bytes (deprecated)