When I started thinking about this month’s column, I was a little concerned that I wouldn’t have enough content. The Fernie Mountain Film Festival and The Reel Canadian Film Festival have wowed and waved goodbye, the various film series are wrapping up;- IFF closes on Monday April 4 with Broken Embraces starring Penelope Cruz, Think Tank offers food for thought in the final film of the season No Impact Man on April 15.
It is easy to hear that the natural world inspires Andy Cotter. The evidence is in his music. He sings about the leaves changing colour in “Concentrate,” a track off his solo album. He even has a song called “Baby Tree.” It’s also easy to see; the photos on his MySpace page tell the story of a day in the woods, catching zees in the mists of a raging waterfall. He has a thing for the Rockies. He likes the fact that even in his hometown of Fredericton, New Brunswick, he’s never very far away from the forest.
“This photo was taken last summer when Koocanusa was at a really low water level. The other parts of the tractor date it back to the 1930's or 40's. To me, it was a significant reminder that our impacts today will be around for many generations to come, and that we can't just put our waste ‘out of sight, out of mind’.”
Photo by Kyle Hamilton
The old testament God (Jehovah, Yaweh, or whatever you wish to call him), was a psychopath. It was he who authorized the killing of the first-born in Egypt, turned Lot’s wife into a pillar of salt, and inflicted boils upon Job so that he might suffer horribly. Sometimes he would take an active role in his crimes against humanity, but most often God sent Angels to commit the atrocities.
I’m making a tradition of recommending poetry for The Fix’s Green Issue: Alison Calder’s Wolf Tree for 2008, Sheri Benning’s Earth After Rain for 2009, and now John Lent’s Cantilevered Songs for 2010.
John Lent lives and writes in the Okanagan, and has been publishing poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for thirty years. He’s no novice, and his poems carry a relaxed confidence that comes with experience. Lent’s poetry captures the profound in the simple, the extraordinary within the everyday.
It all began when a neighbour, Sean, asked if he could store his wire fed welder in my shop. He noticed I had a 220 Volt power required to run it and in return I could play around with it in my spare time.
We have been asked quite a few questions about Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) at the office lately and I thought it would be a good topic for this month’s column.
A TFSA is a registered savings plan, which allows any Canadian resident of 18 years of age or older to earn investment income that is tax-free. The contribution limit is of $5,000 per year and you can withdraw your funds at any time. To take advantage of the flexibility of withdrawals, you should consider investing your savings in a combination of investment such as high interest savings account, GICs and mutual funds.
Cranbrook is among four other communities in the top five 2010 Kraft Hockeyville Competition and is the only community west of Ontario. The community with the most votes will win the title, vote by March 31! The winner will be announced on April 3 during Hockey Night in Canada!
Here are some outstanding reasons why Cranbrook should win this competition:
- Hometown of Scott Niedermayer, Team Canada hockey captain, who has won four Stanley Cups, and the Olympic Gold hockey medal twice.
Luke and Ryland Nelson arrived in Aspen yesterday evening to begin their weekend getaway in Aspen, Colorado. Posh accommodation, a shopping spree, and the opportunity to compete in the final event - Battle in the Bowls, are all part of this winning package the duo received after competing in the Big Mountain Battle in Fernie, February 13.
"Luke and I have arrived in Aspen and just woke up to 25cm of fresh blower! It's gonna be a great day to check out the mountain and scope out the course for tomorrow's Helly Hansen Battle in the Bowls," says Ryland.
Set for release on Friday, "Hot Tub Time Machine" was inspired by ski movies of the 1980s such as "Hot Dog... The Movie." Exterior scenes for the film were shot mainly at Fernie Alpine Resort in Canada.
NAKISKA, Alta. -- Rosemary Brydon wasn't holding back.
Adorned in a wild red and white Canadian Maple Leaf hat decorated with tiny bells, and clanging her cowbell wildly, Brydon greeted her daughter Emily with a warm hug and then posed for pictures on Wednesday morning after her run in the GMC Canadian alpine skiing championships women's super-G.
For years, Emily said, jokingly, she was "mortified" by the vision of her cheering mother near the finish line, but now, finally she can't get enough of it.
It could not have been a more perfect day for this shot. I knew that I wanted to shoot towards Lost Boys Pass since the inversion looked perfect and that’s where the sun was shining. Local rippers Mikey Witlox and Connor Gliege had gone up the day before to build this great stepdown in anticipation of the inversion. Having the sun in the shot was perfect since every time the riders hit the jump a lot of snow was kicked up and the sun would shine right through. A beautiful day with great riders goes a long way.
Photo by Nick Nault