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Island Lake Lodge Welcomes New CEO

Island Lake is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Morrison as the next Chief Executive Officer. Dave brings to the position a wealth of knowledge and an array of experiences in the ski and hospitality industry in Canada. He joined Island Lake as of April 13, 2020, and is taking over for Doug Feely, who served as President and CEO since July, 2010 and will be retiring effective May 1, 2020.

Posted by admin on Apr 14, 2020 in Business

Cooking with Corbs - Hot Cross Buns

The wonderful cooking duo, Becky and Corbs are at it again. This time with a special Easter edition. Have you ever made Hot Cross Buns?

Posted by admin on Apr 12, 2020 in Health

Back to Biking

As much as I love all of the seasons, spring holds a special place in my heart. A time of year that signifies new growth, fresh starts and warmer days. The magical time of year when for many, spending longer durations outside becomes possible.

Posted by Maddy Alaric on Apr 12, 2020 in Health

Dive Inside the Mind

Spenser Fawcett is a welcoming smile, an avid flower gardener, a gentle pat on the back, a genuine wealth of fun, a Frisbee golfer, and an advocate for cannabis and it’s evolving culture. He is all things knowledgeable when it comes to what you should, could, and want to indulge in to elevate your human experience. 

Posted by Sadie Rosgen on Apr 11, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

Take it All In

We learn countless invaluable lessons from our parents. And that learning never ends, even in their passing. Recently, I lost my father. The loss feels big and heavy. So big, that if I give it too much thought, I fear that my sadness may swallow me whole. Yet as we move out of winter and into spring, I too, am slowly coming back to life.

Posted by Yvonne Prest on Apr 10, 2020 in Outdoors

Elk Valley Physicians COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 is in our community and our medical staff are ready for it, but we need your help.

Posted by admin on Apr 10, 2020 in Community

Cope and Hope

We can either ignore the world around us, or we can find ways to process and assimilate the influx in ways that allow us to keep moving forward. Luckily there is a group of people who are committed to helping us with the task: the artists.

Posted by Michael Hepher on Apr 10, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

Simplifying is Green

I had planned to write an article about trying to be greener when it comes to the products you put in and on your body, the way you consume and dispose of goods in your home, as well as examine options in health care for being a little more green. All of this has become really challenging when we are going through a pandemic.

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Apr 10, 2020 in Health

April 2020 Business News

The Fernie Writers Conference is back. Its Mini-Conferences brought in bestselling author Susan Purvis (Nov), Banff Award winner Jayme Moye (Feb) and renowned mountaineer/writer/photographer Pat Morrow (March). Each included a youth session for young writers.

Posted by admin on Apr 09, 2020 in Business

Edwin “Tex” Weibe

Edwin believes some of his talent in painting was inherited from my grandfather. He drew him a picture of a deer when he was four or five years old. He remembers that picture really impressed him and may have been the seed that gave him the inspiration to start.

Posted by admin on Apr 08, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

Is Your Financial Umbrella in Place?

We all know the phrase, "April showers bring May flowers." Having an umbrella handy is an important consideration at this time of year. Being prepared for weather conditions can teach us a few things – especially if we think about “umbrellas” that can help us protect our financial goals.

Posted by Roman Rybar on Apr 08, 2020 in Business

Kate Brennan

Graduating this June, Kate is looking to the future which for her includes attending University with her eyes set on being a doctor… but she also plans to continue being a voice for climate change. 

Posted by admin on Apr 08, 2020 in Community

April 2020 Editor’s Fix

Setting the scene: We’re in the midst of COVID-19. It’s the first Saturday of Spring Break, and in true Fernie fashion a chilly storm is upon us and it’s too cold to ski. I have a cold and am self-isolating, so am working from home. You can just imagine the state of affairs in our household. Forts abound on every floor. 

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Apr 07, 2020 in Community

Go Green With Your Dog

The featured dog this month is Koda! The smiley red-headed boy who has more friends than he can count on all four paws. He’s humble about it, in fact, he’s the balanced social type who doesn’t have to say hi to everyone but always gets along.

Posted by Val Lanthier on Apr 06, 2020 in Health

Cooking with Corbs - Chocolate Chip Cookies

Welcome to Cooking with Corbs - the Fernie Fix's newest online piece featuring local cooking queen, Becky Swanson of Sweetcakes and Sidekicks and her son, Corbin Hus who just turned 8 in February.

Posted by admin on Apr 04, 2020 in Health