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Family Day Financial Lessons

Many people across Canada are celebrating Family Day this month – a chance to spend precious time with your loved ones and to reflect on how much they mean to you.

Posted by Roman Rybar on Feb 10, 2020 in Business

Coats, Coats, Coats!

What does your entryway look like? If it's anything like mine, it is overrun with approximately 20 coats. There are four of us living under our roof, and each one of us has a coat for every winter occasion. 

Posted by Emma Polit on Feb 10, 2020 in Health

February 2020 Editor's Fix

Love. A complex emotion explored through books, poetry, art and song for centuries. Discussed and debated in depth by theologists, philosophers, psychologists, and among friends and family.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Feb 09, 2020 in Community

Oxytocin: The Love Hormone

Oxytocin is a hormone and neurotransmitter, produced in the brain by the hypothalamus and released by the pituitary gland. It is perhaps best known for its involvement in childbirth and breastfeeding but its actions and potential benefits go far beyond the period of childbearing.

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Feb 07, 2020 in Health

Kelty Pelechtyik

I have always been obsessed with rare, beautiful objects that tell a story. Things that people value and that withstand time, that are passed on to be cherished and adored. It’s at the heart of what I love about jewellery: composing a final, unique piece of art for someone to love forever.

Posted by admin on Feb 06, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

Projects Aim for Meaningful Environmental Impacts

Twenty-nine projects throughout the Columbia Basin will help address the health of local species and spaces, from swallows and salmon to wetlands and forests through research, restoration and education. The projects are being supported with nearly $820,000 from Columbia Basin Trust’s Environment Grants.

Posted by admin on Feb 06, 2020 in Community

First Love

My son was born just shy of Valentine’s Day. The first article of clothing to adorn his body was a red knitted toque with a white heart on it, donated to the hospital by caring volunteers. His first experience of the world, besides utter shock I assume, was one of love. Warm, soft and cozy love.

Posted by Yvonne Prest on Feb 05, 2020 in Outdoors

For the Love of Dogs

Loving a dog may be different than a human, but it’s certainly not subpar. The beauty in their inability to verbally communicate with us is that instead, we naturally develop an emotional connection on a different level than those who we can share words with.

Posted by Val Lanthier on Feb 04, 2020 in Health

February 2020 New Business

The Elk Valley Suicide Task Force hosts an informational evening and Funky Goat Pizza is the new kid in town.

Posted by admin on Feb 04, 2020 in Business

February 2020 Astrology

In this holographic Universe, some may recognize the old adage that our reality is mimicked back to us based upon the energy we exude. In this enlightened state, man has the ability to co-create his reality through self-mastery. Transcendental experience is something we are never without, however one must recognize themselves first to do great work.

Posted by Ashley Kristina on Feb 04, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

Funding Announcement Moves Regional Composting One Step Closer to Reality

The RDEK will now begin more detailed planning for a regional composting program after its application for 2/3 funding was approved by the Province through the Organics Infrastructure Program.

Posted by admin on Jan 31, 2020 in Community

New Recycling Depot Set to Open in Elk Valley

The RDEK will be officially opening its newest Recycle BC Depot at the Fernie Transfer Station next Monday, opening up dozens of new recycling opportunities for residents and visitors. 

Posted by admin on Jan 29, 2020 in Community

Fernie Chamber of Commerce Signs Lease for Downtown Co-working Space

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce board of directors has voted to sign a lease for the organization’s long-planned coworking space in downtown Fernie.

Posted by admin on Jan 23, 2020 in Community

Turning a January “Streak” Into Permanent Change

As one year ends and another begins, many of us are inspired to take stock of the our lives and the year that has come to a close and resolve to make some changes come January 1st. This year is even more interesting as to some, it is the end of one decade and the beginning of another, so it is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the last ten years of your life and set some goals for the month, year, and decade to come.

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Jan 21, 2020 in Health

Finding Your Fitness Friend

It’s January and that means many of us are starting off the New Year with the #FernieStreak. What is the Fernie Streak? It’s about setting the goal to do thirty minutes of self-propelled activity outdoors with intention for as many days in January as possible. For all you activity enthusiasts out there, this challenge is going to be right up your alley as we welcome another fun-filled year in Fernie.

Posted by Maddy Alaric on Jan 19, 2020 in Health