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December New Business

Arnica Health, Beavertail Lodge 4507 Timberline Cresc. 250-423-2673
Arnica Health is run by Rebecca Vaughan, a BC Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) who successfully completed the 3000 hr program in 2008. She is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of BC and the Massage Therapy Association of BC.

Posted by admin on Nov 30, 2010 in Business

December Business News

Brecan Building Systems Ltd., 250-423-1580
Brecan Building Systems Ltd, a joint venture between building design and supply professional, John Merritt, and construction management and quantity surveying expert, Dorian Medlicott, of Medlicott Homes Inc, has opened an office at 571b 2nd Ave. Brecan provides unbeatable fixed-price materials packages or construction to lock-up to the contractor and home owner markets.

Fernie Brewing Company, 26 Manitou Road 250-423-7797

Posted by Fix on Nov 30, 2010 in Business

Be Prepared

It’s a “La Nina” year, and we are all expecting (and hoping) for lots of snow! Hopefully our time will be spent riding bottomless powder, and enjoying après time with family and friends. We will be so busy enjoying ourselves, that other important tasks will be pushed to the side, or put on hold until the spring.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Nov 30, 2010 in Business

Editor's Fix - 'Tis the Season

When weighing the scales summer wins over winter for me. Partially because of a love affair with a particular mode of mountain transportation (biking) and partially because I like to be warm. (As you’ve probably guessed the biking portion of that pie has the bigger slice.)

Posted by Fix on Nov 30, 2010 in Community

Functional Anatomy Part 1 – The Illiotibial Band

This series focuses on specific muscles to help you better understand the importance of strengthening or stretching to prevent or heal injuries. We begin with the IT Band, and will continue with Quads in December, Hamstrings in November, Hip Flexors in February and Lower Trapzius in February.

1. Where is this muscle?
It originates at the top of the outside of the hip (anterior superior iliac spine) and inserts below the knee on the outside of your lower leg (lateral chondial of the tibia).

2. What does it do?

Posted by Sarah Ingram on Nov 09, 2010 in Health

Adam Rigby

Hello, I'm Adam Rigby, owner/operator of Rigby Sign. I have been operating in Fernie for the last five or six years.

Posted by admin on Nov 09, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

November Horoscopes

Aries (March 21 – April 19) Quiet Time
You need some time alone, away from other people and environmental noises. Even a brief break would be extremely rejuvenating. Sometimes we’re not cognizant of the detrimental impact of stress in our life. We become so accustomed to living in uproar that we ignore the signs that our bodies are in overload. Honour your body and soul by spending time alone.

Taurus. (April 20 – May 20) Look Inside Yourself

Posted by Freshies Horosc... on Oct 29, 2010 in Bits & Bytes (deprecated)

The Remark - November

1) Rush Apart - The Rural Alberta Advantage
2) Home - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
3) Love Like a Sunset - Pheonix
4) Write It All Down For You - Elliott Brood
5) Your Ex-Lover is Dead – Stars
6) The Wolves (Act I and Act II) - Bon Iver
7) Come On, Teacher - Joel Plaskett Emergency
8) Lovely Allen - Holy F**k
9) Weight of Lies - The Avett Brothers
10) Hot for Teacher - Van Halen
11) Transistor Radio - Cloud Cult
12) Blindfold – Pulley
13) The Sweater Song – Weezer
14) Sigh No More - Mumford and Sons

Posted by Chantel Souliere on Oct 29, 2010 in Bits & Bytes (deprecated)

Digital Do-Gooders

It's easy to be a cynic in this day and age. Rare are the news articles about the individuals and groups that work behind the scenes to make our lives better. In fact even the term do-gooder tends to be spoken with a tone of derision if spoken at all. If you're not a cynic, however, and still think it's worth kicking in a little to improve the world then this column is for you.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Oct 29, 2010 in Bits & Bytes (deprecated)

Career Planning

This past month I started my last year of high school and a question I am constantly asked is what my plan is for my career. I am sure that other seniors can identify with the feeling of being unceasingly reminded that your future holds no certainty. Of having a long stream of questions boil up from their place, constantly lurking at the back of your mind. Every time I am asked that loaded question, the following is the general thought process that goes through my mind.

Posted by Chalice Walker on Oct 29, 2010 in Health

Fernie Foodies

The Fernie Women’s Resource Centre has been busy lately with a fundraiser that showcases the diversity of our community and will appeal to local foodies. Fernie Foodies, a cookbook that was the brain child of board member Judith Johansson, has taken on a life of its own since its inception.

“The number of local people who submitted recipes and offered to help out was phenomenal,” says assistant coordinator of the Women’s Centre, Lauren Fox. “The response was overwhelming and inspiring all at the same time!”

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Oct 29, 2010 in Health

Underwater Creatures, Cool Measures of Quality

Water in the Elk River will never look the same to me. Under that glassy clear surface are cool critters. Without a backbone, large enough to see with the naked eye, these larval stage insects live in this watery world for weeks, years or for their entire life.

Last month I mucked about in an urban creek taking Streamkeepers training. Amongst the discarded bicycles wedged in river sediment and rusting shovelheads were wriggling, crawling creatures on the rocks, floating in the water and trapped in the river gravels.

Posted by Lee-Anne Walker on Oct 29, 2010 in Outdoors

Racers' Corner - Caleb Brown, Free Skier

Racers’ Corner is back, and this time with athletes pursuing winter athletic endeavors. Caleb Brown is our first featured racer and our youngest to date. He’s currently climbing the ranks among free skiers and making a name for himself on the circuit, and caught our eyes last year after having a stellar year.

Posted by Fix on Oct 29, 2010 in Outdoors

Local Hockey - The Ghostriders

Most people come to Fernie for the snow. With an average snowfall of almost 30 feet a year one could see why. The population can double in size in the winter with eager skiers and boarders from various parts of the world, and they all come to experience Fernie pow. What they also find while here are some of Fernie’s other hidden treasures; warm friendly people, amazing restaurants, great local watering holes, jobs that let you come to work late when it snows...and one of Fernie’s greatest treasures the Fernie Ghostriders.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Oct 29, 2010 in Outdoors

Your'e So Talented

Have you heard that said about you, or are you more likely to say it about someone else?

Do you believe some people are born with a gift?

Before you make up your mind about your child’s ability, lend an ear…

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Oct 29, 2010 in Community