It’s 11pm at night and as I am getting ready to go check out Fernie’s bar scene Blair Craig is hitting the snooze button on his alarm clock.
Walking into town the snow is falling and I can see a sprinkling of lights dotted around the ski hill, as snow cats crawl through the night sculpting the mountain so we can rip it up in the morning.
By the time I get to the bar and order a drink Blair has made his ‘lunch’, picked up his 7-11 coffee and is driving up to the ski hill to start his 8-hour shift. It’s midnight.
Last Remembrance day I attended an amazing presentation by Eva Olsson on the subject of the Jewish Holocaust during the Second World War. Her stories impressed me because I guess I hadn’t realized the depth that prejudice can reach.
It’s an interesting concept, prejudice. Babies are not born with the ability to sense racial differences. Whenever I have watched children play together, it doesn’t matter what language they speak, never mind what colour skin they have. They look beneath that.
2 parts Vodka
1 part Apple Schnapps
1 part Ginger Ale
Splash of Lime Juice
Garnish: Apple Slice
Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with apple slice.
Tim Horton’s holiday cups
Calling a cab
Eco friendly gift wrapping
Boardstiff’s Video Contest
Fernie Ski Card
December Playlist by Poison Apple Tattoo
Wake Up - Suicide Silence
Dr. Doom - The Acacia Strain
Gods Of War Arise - Amon Amarth
Let me tell a story.
A couple weeks ago while getting ready to take a vacation, a friend decided to bleach his well. The once every six months or so cleansing of the water. He dosed it good, waited and started the well back up. Nothing. He reset the motor. Nothing. He heard the solenoid click, but no motor, no water.
The first day of the ski season is usually followed by sore muscles. Even those of us who have trained diligently at the gym to get ready for the winter season often find muscle soreness after day one on the slopes, though usually for a much smaller duration. Here are a few tips to help you out.
I buy books for Christmas presents. Always and for everybody. Whenever possible, I stick to Canadian books. For the price of a decent bottle of wine, a book gives the recipient an art object, hours of entertainment, inspiration, a space for productive introspection, a cast of imaginary friends, and an excuse to spend the day curled up by the fire.
The Fairies believe that every living thing should be taught the healing medicine of animals. For the Anniversary of the Fernie Fix the Fairies wanted you to get to know an animal that is within you. These provide insight and understanding of your true self. Please remember that you have more than just this animal within. Happy Anniversary!
Aries (March 21 – April 19) Bat – Rebirth
The American film industry has produced many films about corporate and political corruption and the brave men and women who fight against it. From Eight Days of the Condor to The Insider, Silkwood to Michael Clayton, all of these films feature protagonists who worked for truth and justice, and who, while flawed, are still likeable, and the kind of people you want to cheer for.
I have to say that my favourite Fix moment was the very first one that I picked up, which was the very first one that was published. It was filled with a sense of possibility and excitement—which is a real reflection of the town in which it was born. I don’t know if Krista and Vanessa knew that they were embarking on the adventure of a lifetime when they started out, but they must by now. At three years old, the Fix has started to form its very own personality, and it has been fun to watch it grow.
I recently read a feature in the Fernie Fix which made me think about the difficulty some people face in pursuing their passions when your body is no longer in optimal form. About three years ago that was where I was.
Krista’s Christmas Movie Quotes Quiz
Below is a list of quotes from various awesome Christmas movies. Send through your answers to Krista@clarismedia.com by December 15 to put the Christmas geek inside you to the test. The first person to submit the correct answers will win an amazing prize, sure to help with holiday festivities.
1. You'll never fit in! Now you come to elf practice, learn how to wiggle your ears, chuckle warmly, go hee-hee and ho-ho, and important stuff like that. A dentist! Good grief!
The last leaf has fallen, winter is just around the corner, the bears are moving on to their winter dens and the Bear Aware Program will be coming to an end for the season. Thank you to everyone who has supported the Bear Aware Program by volunteering, managing attractants responsibly, calling in bear sightings which enable us to direct educational activities, and providing financial and/or in-kind support for the program.