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Winter is Coming

What have you planted in your parenting garden lately? Did you sow anything to keep your family nourished in the days ahead? Sometimes it’s only when the weeks are cold and the cellar is empty that we stop to reflect on the fact that we never gathered any nuts when it was still possible. That’s an awfully sad situation to be in. 

Posted by Kerri Wall on Oct 23, 2020 in Community

Local Wakesurfer Honoured with Prestigious Legend Award

For anyone on the competitive wakesurfing circuit, Caroline Villeneuve’s status as a pioneer and legend in the sport are well known, but it is now official as Villeneuve has been presented with the Competitive Wakesurfing Association’s most prestigious award, the Legend Award, for her contributions to the sport.

Posted by Loree Duczek on Oct 22, 2020 in Outdoors

The Colour Wheel

“Great art picks up where nature ends” - Marc Chagall

When I first met Ashley Wolodka, I was instantly attracted to the fire in her eyes. 

Posted by Sadie Rosgen on Oct 19, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

May the Squat Be With You

So how do we perform a proper bodyweight squat? Here are a few absolutes that must be followed. 

Posted by Maddy Alaric on Oct 16, 2020 in Health

Fall 2020 Fernie Writers Mini-Conference

The Fall Mini-Conference will be held Friday October 30 to Sunday November 1, 2020 at the start of Rod MacIntyre’s position as the Fernie Writer-in-Residence. The adult sessions will be led by Rod MacIntyre, Keith Liggett, and Angela Naccarato. The Youth Session will be led by Danielle Gibson. For session descriptions and full leader bios, see the Conference website.

Posted by admin on Oct 15, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

October 2020 New Business

Colour Infusion

Posted by admin on Oct 15, 2020 in Business

Gaëtane Carignan

That summer, their family attended Wapiti. Gaëtane had been trying to figure out how she was going to continue her career in Fernie, and she expressed this to her good friend Heather Kerr. A month later, Gaëtane had a job as a Community Energy Coordinator. “It was a miracle, and a dream job in Fernie, BC.” 

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Oct 14, 2020 in Community


October is here and I’m panicking to make my child a costume. Alright, alright, I mean panicking to find one to buy or bor-row. I often leave tasks like this to the last minute and end up being a witch or ghost, again. I want more for my son. Or do I?

Posted by Yvonne Prest on Oct 13, 2020 in Outdoors

Basin Business Advisors Prepare Businesses For a Technology-Enable Future

The Basin Business Advisor Program (BBA) is now offering business advisement services around adopting technology such as ecommerce, digital marketing and implementing technology for your business processes.

Posted by admin on Oct 13, 2020 in Community

The Art of Gardening

Every fall our garden grows out of a hope that when you plant a seed in the spring, it will be a mature plant at harvest time. The pulling up of carrots, the canning of beans, the dicing of tomatoes—these things are the symbolic closing of the backyard gardener’s loop as it passes through hope, nurture, harvest, and enjoyment.

Posted by Michael Hepher on Oct 11, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

Fall Trail Work

The Fernie Trails Alliance (FTA) has been working hard all season to keep the trails in tip-top shape. Here are some of the projects the crew will continue to work on this fall. 

Posted by Julie Kelly on Oct 08, 2020 in Outdoors

Gmail Confidential Mode

This month I want to talk about Gmail. ​Specifically, Gmail confidential mode. It has been in Gmail since 2018 but isn’t used very often. There are good reasons to use it and there are good reasons not to use it. It isn’t a panacea for email security problems, but it may solve some specific issues that you find difficult to tackle otherwise.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Oct 07, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

The Seeds of Kindness

There is an old proverb that says, ‘you reap what you sow.” These words imply that the actions we take today greatly impact our behaviours and interactions in the future. In our community we could use these words to cultivate kindness and gratitude in order to improve our quality of life and increase our connection to others. 

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Oct 07, 2020 in Health

Pumpkin Pie Dog Treats

Like a lot of us, fall is a favourite time of year for most dogs. The days are cooler to adventure outdoors and it leaves them feeling like they can go all day. While we all indulge in the season of pumpkin spice and everything nice, why not share some of those yummy goodies with your best pal?

Posted by Val Lanthier on Oct 06, 2020 in Health