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Fernie Loves Film March!

If you attended the Fernie Mountain Film Festival at the end of February, you will know that Fernie can definitely put on a show when it comes to film. No exception to this rule is the Reel Canadian Film Festival, March 26-28.

Posted by Rebecca Hall on Feb 27, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

From DC to BC

Even though Washington, DC isn’t Canada’s capitol, it’s pretty hard not to see politics as that city’s principal export. But if you dig a little deeper, DC has another important legacy: music. And we’re talking some serious street cred, here. Duke Ellington, Marvin Gaye and Roberta Flack. Henry Rollins cut his teeth there before heading to California and Black Flag. Bad Brains, Fugazi and Dischord Records. Deep Dish, Thievery Corporation and ESL Music.

Posted by Carolyn Nikodym on Feb 27, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

It's Complicated

Meryl Streep has had a long and distinguished career in film. From playing a holocaust survivor in Sophie’s Choice to playing Julia Child in Julie and Julia, she has displayed a remarkable versatility that can be matched by few other actresses in Hollywood. She has played in great romances like Bridges of Madison County (opposite Clint Eastwood); and acted in powerful dramas like The Hours. It is quite odd, then, that such a famous and talented actor should have chosen a role in a film like It’s Complicated.

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Feb 27, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

MAST Writing Class - Coming to Fernie

They picked the right colors for pools. Through the synthetic products used in over colonized suburbia to compensate for the lack of real, they managed to pick the magical shade of exotic.

The afternoon is filled with the distant sound of families’ normal summer life. Lawnmowers are humming on a regular tone. The high pitch celebration of cheerful young swimmers stands out like inexperienced sopranos in a choir.

Posted by admin on Feb 27, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

Vanashing and Other Stories

Short stories are an under-appreciated art form. Agents encourage their writers to craft novels instead. Novels sell better.

Posted by Angie Abdou on Feb 27, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

Shred Kelly - I HATE WORK

Every band remembers their first gig.

Posted by admin on Feb 27, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

Harmonized Sales Tax

This past summer the Government of BC announced its intention to implement a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), which effectively combines the two sales taxes we pay now (GST & PST), into one tax called the HST. We can expect that the HST will be in effect as of July 1, 2010.

Posted by Fix on Feb 27, 2010 in Business

Travels with Sindella Sugden

The world is a strange, beautiful and sometimes harmful thing. It can give you something beautiful and take it away in seconds if you don't cherish it to your heart's content. Life is granted to us and sometimes we don't know why. There are so many problems in the world; global warning, poverty, natural disaster and war. So many view points on each problem.

Posted by admin on Feb 18, 2010 in News & Stories (deprecated)

BCREA Real Estate Review - In Like a Lamb, Out Like a Lion

December Home Sales Second Highest on Record 2009 – In Like a Lamb, Out Like a Lion

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential sales in the province climbed 132 per cent to 5,703 units in December compared to the same month last year. More homes were sold last month than in any December on record except 1989 when 6,014 units were sold.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Jan 30, 2010 in Real Estate (deprecated)

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