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February Horoscope

Aries (March 21 – April 19) Love Life
The basis of your question involves your romantic life, which is now changing for the better. Loving yourself and your life is a way to bring healing energy to the situation. Connect with your soul mate or communicate with your partner about what is bothering you.

Taurus. (April 20 – May 20) Emotional Healing

Posted by Freshies Horosc... on Jan 30, 2010 in Bits & Bytes (deprecated)

The Remark Valentine's Special

I'll have another.
I’m the portrait of a 21st century spinster. As Valentines Day looms I always find myself over a stereotypical martini sitting back and contemplating the current state of our small town dating scene and it’s always ugly, confusing and hilarious at times. Yet I always seem to find a glimmer of hope with every sip I take.

Posted by Chantel Souliere on Jan 30, 2010 in Bits & Bytes (deprecated)

Cellphone Blues

As of January 1 it is no longer legal in BC to use a hand held cell phone or text while driving. While I concede that driving without due care and attention should be against the law, I'm sure that I'm not alone in wondering what options are available for using hands free technology to keep connected.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Jan 30, 2010 in Bits & Bytes (deprecated)

5 Must Have Supplements For Every Sports Enthusiast

Whether you’re a high performance athlete like Emily Brydon and her fellow athletes competing in the Olympics this month, or someone that simply enjoys being active, there are a variety of supplements that can help to maximize performance while minimizing the risk and repercussions associated with injury. None of these supplements will substitute for clean water, good sleep, a well-balanced diet and stretching before and after a workout, but they can give your training and performance a boost.

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Jan 30, 2010 in Health

Get Inspired by the Olympics

The Olympics are an amazing display of fitness, health, determination, and talent (Go Emily!). You get to witness the elite excel in sports you may have tried yourself over the years. Hopefully you can use their inspiring stories to your advantage by being motivated to get back into sport. Here are a few tips to get you started.

1. Do some research to see which activities are offered in your area. You may be surprised to learn how many Olympic sports we have at the tip of our fingers. And when you find something you are interested in, sign up and commit yourself!

Posted by Sarah Ingram on Jan 30, 2010 in Health

Apres Ski at FAR

After a day full of tough decisions - Snake or Red Tree? Concussion or Easter? Mini or Mighty? – it doesn’t seem fair that you have to make yet another pivotal decision, that could truly make or break your day. Where to après? It’s a tough one and with an increasing number of choices of where to rest your weary limbs and reward that well-oiled machine of yours, it can really mess with your mind. So, a we’ve decided to lend you a helping hand and lead you to safety, to ensure that your après can feel as good as the pow…

The Griz Bar

Posted by Abi Moore on Jan 30, 2010 in Outdoors

February Patrol Report

The curse of the traverse…

Posted by Fernie Ski Patrol on Jan 30, 2010 in Outdoors

Rodents: Gnawing or Awesome Creatures?

Floating through powder, turns rhythmic, in the zone, I am startled by a voice above. “Watch out for the … porcupine!” What? Did he say porcupine? My naturalist senses kick into action and above me, within spitting range, crossing the bottom of Boomerang is a blunt faced, waddling bundle of long spiky hairs.

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

Fernie at the Olympics

With the 2010 Winter Olympics about to start in Vancouver Fernie will be temporarily losing some of its residents as they head to the coast to become a part of history.

Catching the limelight will be our very own Olympian – Emily Brydon – going for gold in the women’s Super Combined, Downhill and Super-G. Joining Emily behind the scenes will be a host of Fernie residents, all Olympians in their own field of work, having been hand picked from thousands of applicants or invited to work for their professional expertise.

Jill Barclay – Goldstar Cleaning Services

Posted by admin on Jan 30, 2010 in News & Stories (deprecated)

The Nature of Gold

The events of history often revolve around a search for gold.

Posted by Keith Liggett on Jan 30, 2010 in Community

Questions and Wishes for Emily!

Fernie Secondary School
Good luck on home ground Emily! You are Fernie's #1!Try your best! Hi from Fernie Secondary!

Isabella Dicken Elementary School
Hello Emily, everyone at Isabella Dicken Elementary wishes you good luck at the 2010
Vancouver Olympics and will be cheering you on to the Gold! Best Wishes!

Ms. Oscienny's French Immersion Class:
Est-ce que tu as peur de heurter les barrières ou les pôles quand tu fais une course?
Non, je touche les pôles quand je fais une course. J’ai reçu beaucoup de bleues mais je n’ai pas peur! Ca fait mal un peu mais c’est plus vite comme ca.

Posted by Fix on Jan 30, 2010 in News & Stories (deprecated)

Featured Community Events

Fernie Women’s Centre Monday Drop-in
The Fernie Women’s Centre is running a drop-in for girls only! Mondays from 3-5 PM will be for girls in grades nine and up. Wednesdays from 3-5PM will be for girls in grades seven and eight. Snacks and munchies will be provided.

Posted by Fix on Jan 30, 2010 in Community

RRSP Contributions

March 1, 2010 …for some it will be a great day on the slopes, a birthday, an anniversary, another day at work and for others, the disappearance of the little black cloud that has been hanging over their heads because they will have made the final contribution to their RRSPs for the 2009 tax year.

Of course most of you already know about this deadline but I thought I would take the opportunity to bring a few key terms to your attention since these RRSPs affect us differently during the course of our lives.

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

February Business News

Beavertail Lodge B&B 4507 Timberline Crescent, 250-423-2673

Beavertail Lodge has re-opened as a traditional bed and breakfast offering visitors very comfortable accommodation and truly delicious, hot breakfasts. Hosts, Wells and Karen Marshall hail from the Northwest Territories and have brought true northern hospitality to the B&B: a friendly, relaxed atmosphere enhanced by homemade baking.

Posted by Fix on Jan 30, 2010 in Business

Widows of Hamilton House by Christina Penner

Christina Penner’s Widows of Hamilton House is both a postmodern ghost story and a postmodern romance. Expect nothing typical. Penner’s beautifully rendered novel leads readers to re-examine their most staid notions of love, family, science, and spirituality. In fact, Widows of Hamilton House challenges our confidence in language itself. In Christina Penner, we find a writer who doesn’t trust words.

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