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Creating a Deeper Connection

This issue about community is the perfect time to present two challenges to the community that centre on being vulnerable and allowing ourselves to see and be seen with others.

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Apr 30, 2020 in Health

Making Lemonade

What an unbelievable time to be alive! For the first time in over a hundred years, we are witnessing new and trying times as we step forward into the uncharted territory of a global pandemic. As a community, and in true Fernie fashion, we are coming together to support one another and make the best of an unknown situation.

Posted by Yvonne Prest on Apr 30, 2020 in Outdoors

The Little Distiller that Could

Many businesses woke up to an alternate reality this month, wondering how they would even survive the impact of Covid-19, trying to see a path through nothing but uncertainty. Unlike other business however, distillers found themselves stepping into an arena they had never considered for no other reason than they felt a moral obligation to serve the immediate needs of Canadians by producing hand sanitizer.

Posted by Ange Qualizza on Apr 30, 2020 in Community

Joy Falk

This winter, I had the opportunity to spend some time at Brooks Creek Ranch. We were in search of a quick winter escape and time together as a family, and even though it was just a 20-minute drive from our front door and for only one night, it was a rejuvenating vacation. It was here that I met Joy Falk, as she was our morning chef.

Posted by admin on Apr 30, 2020 in Community

Little Women

Little Women follows the lives of the four March sisters. It details their passage from childhood to womanhood in the period just after the American Civil War, and it highlights the limitations placed on women in a patriarchal society.

Posted by admin on Apr 30, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

Alexandra Kozak

Alexandra is a multi-media artist focused on portraying the essence of Fernie’s natural spaces. She loves to depict movement and states of flux. The seasonal changes in Fernie provide a constant inspiration with every week more beautiful than the last, in its own unique way.

Posted by admin on Apr 30, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

How Much Will Market Volatility Affect You?

There's no way to sugarcoat it: If you're an investor, you haven't liked what you've seen in the financial markets recently. The effects of the coronavirus triggered a "bear" market– a decline of 20 percent or more – and more volatility is almost certainly on the way. But instead of fretting over your investment statements, you could consider some more positive approaches to this situation.

Posted by Roman Rybar on Apr 30, 2020 in Business

May 2020 Business News

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Posted by admin on Apr 30, 2020 in Business

Stronger Together

Fernie and other Columbia Basin communities are vibrant, welcoming places thanks to the people who live here, the opportunities they provide and the resources they offer that support well-being. As all communities respond and work together to meet the new challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Columbia Basin Trust is here to help.

Posted by Johnny Strilaeff on Apr 30, 2020 in Community

May 2020 Editor’s Fix

You’re all doing a fantastic job. Just look around at what’s being done in our community, families reaching out to support one another, volunteers leaping to be there for our more vulnerable population, businesses reinventing themselves to not only make it through this but to be there for us during this time, the Elk Valley Hospital, City of Fernie, Fernie Food Share, Salvation Army, Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Fernie… and countless additional organizations working around the clock to ensure we are safe, healthy, feel secure, and that we’re going to make it through this.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Apr 30, 2020 in Community

Cooking with Corbs - Spiced Applesauce Cake

It's week four with Cooking with Corbs and we can't wait to try this recipe out! Becky said this cake was gone within 48 hours of baking it.

Posted by admin on Apr 26, 2020 in Health

Wapiti Music Festival Society Announces Cancellation of 2020 Festival

Wapiti Music Festival Society is cancelling the 10th Anniversary Wapiti Music Festival scheduled for August 7th and 8th in Fernie, BC. Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and in light of the statements of the Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry regarding not lifting the order against mass gatherings, the society has concluded that for the safety of all involved cancellation is necessary.

Posted by admin on Apr 24, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

Green Career Planning

Are you familiar with the Japanese concept of ikigai? Ikigai basically translates as one’s purpose in life or reason for being. Some say that you can find your own ikigai by locating the convergent answer to the following four questions.

Posted by Kerri Wall on Apr 24, 2020 in Community

International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW) Conference Rescheduled

After careful deliberation, the ISSW2020 organization committee has made the difficult decision to reschedule the upcoming ISSW conference due to the many uncertainties presented by the Covid-19 pandemic. The ISSW conference is now scheduled for October 3-8, 2021 and will remain in Fernie, BC.

Posted by admin on Apr 23, 2020 in Outdoors

Social Distancing Front Porch Project

Even though this may be a challenging time in our lives, and likely the first of its kind for many of us, it’s also a historic event and an opportunity to document aspects of how it affected families in Fernie. Mckenzie Jespersen decided to do just that by taking part in the Front Porch Project to raise funds for Fernie Food Share.

Posted by admin on Apr 22, 2020 in Community