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Fernie local Lance Edwards, owner and operator of Elevation Industries along Second Avenue, has been working hard to pull off one of the most extreme events this town has seen - Kavu athletes and the GoPro Bomb Squad will wingsuit skydive across the town of Fernie.

It's hard to even imagine what wingsuit skydiving is - I suggest you google it at once and then come back to read the following Q&A with Lance.

Fernie Skiing Heritage will host their second induction into the Fernie Skiing Wall of Fame on March 29, 2014. The gala evening will honour and recognize the pioneers, builders or sport leaders who have contributed to Fernie’s rich skiing heritage and Fernie’s mountain living culture.

Danielle Cardoza, born and raised in Fernie BC and currently residing in Cranbrook, BC, has been competing on CTV's Masterchef Canada and continues to be in pursuit of the $100,000 prize!

Fernie has launched on demand webcasts of City Council Meetings and Public Hearings. This new service is available through Fernie’s website (, giving residents the opportunity to watch meeting webcasts from the comfort of their home.

The Fernie Museum, having recently undergone extensive renovations and a new core exhibit on its main floor, is home to a beautiful gallery space that hosts fantastic artists on a regular basis. This coming Friday, February 7, ink artist Vish Purgass showcases his art show with an opening reception, and all are invited.

Photo: Bernice Notenboom, this year's guest speaker at FMFF.

An important aspect of this event since 2010 is the Fernie Mountain Culture Award. This award was introduced to recognize a group or individual for their long-time supporter of local mountain culture – trails, environmental stewardship, development and prowess in mountain sports, art and science. Currently, the FMFF committee is accepting nominations - go to THIS page and submit your nomination. Fernie is a host to many deserving groups and individuals, and it's always exciting to see who receives the recognition.

The Fernie Banner Project, in its 11th year, is once again looking for submissions! If you're an artist in the Elk Valley, submit your work! The committee is looking for various mediums from artists of all ages!

Photo: Josh, ASA Contracting, installing an AED at Coleman Senior Centre

At Teck, safety is a core value, and they believe strongly in safe, healthy communities. That’s why Teck has provided Automated External Defibrillator (AED) units and cabinets in public areas throughout the Elk Valley, at the locations listed below. Andy Vanderplas, owner of ASA Contracting in Hillcrest Alberta, generously donated time and materials for their installations.

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The feature film Saturday evening is drawing a lot of attention, especially after winning Best Actor and Supporting Actor last weekend at the 2014 Golden Globe. The Dallas Buyers Club airs Saturday at 9pm, here is the full schedule:

It's time to ring in the New Year and you're in Fernie, BC for the festivities. Lucky you! After exploring the beautiful snow covered mountains or visiting the numerous boutique shops, restaurants and cafes, you and your friends or family might be looking for options when it comes to celebrating the beginning of 2014. Here is a quick look at what's on offer in town and at the hill!

Thanks to Grow and many volunteers, Fernie's Charity Gift Wrapping Station is back. Between December 19 and 24, head to Grow after shopping in downtown Fernie or with any gifts that needs wrapping, drop them off with the volunteer wrappers, and provide a donation of your choice.

News from the most recent Fernie City Council meeting!

Fernie has been receiving a near record early season snowstorm over the past few days and will be opening for a preview weekend this Saturday and Sunday giving those keen a sneak peek before official opening day, taking place the following weekend November 30!

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The Fernie Heritage Library recently announced a collection of new literary events called "Booked! Fernie Writers’ Series." The anticipated series will be held at the historic library space, showcasing some of Canada’s best-loved authors in our mountain town.

Fernie's independent and locally owned book store celebrates 20 years this October!

Every fall we help out Fernie's Emily Brydon with the Emily Brydon Youth Foundation's annual fundraiser, a "Golf Tournament" held each September. I use quotes because while it takes place at the Fernie Golf and Country Club, and you indeed do play 18 holes, those holes are comprised of a lot more than golf, and each one is guaranteed to include a lot of laughs!

From the competitive to the first timer, from the 60+ to the tweener, Tears & Gears truly encompasses an array of competitors making it a fun race to be a part of, whether as a competitor, volunteer, sponsor or spectator.

Mabel Mucklow (née Fernie) with her Fernie Uncles – William on right and Peter in centre(Victoria, 1911)

At 1pm September 9, 2013 the Fernie Museum we will be receiving from the Mucklow family an archive of images, personal letters and other documents about and from William Fernie - our town’s namesake.

The summer months in Fernie, BC continue to fill each year, with additional events adding to the festive and active nature of this beautiful mountain town.

The excitement for this year's Wapiti - Fernie's Music Festival is building, especially since the August edition of the Fernie Fix is music themed AND includes the official programme to to the event. This year's lineup, with headliners such as Current Swell, Plants and Animals and Delhi 2 Dublin.

Day three of the TransRockies brought with it some unexpected and expected events. The unexpected - a re-route just ten minutes prior to the start because of a momma moose protecting its young. For the first time in TR history, riders were going to enjoy the sweet descent of Project 9. Instead, after leaving Fernie Alpine Resort via Verboten, they went on to Motorhead Road, Hedonism and then Stove Trail and Dem Bones before making their way back to the hill. The expected - rain. It always seems to rain at least one of the seven days the TransRockies takes place in the Canadian Rockies.