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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

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