When we are faced with a challenge, an unexpected change, something new and scary, facing the unknown… we often move through a variety of emotions and feelings, in no particular order. I think it’s safe to say that thus far in 2020, we have run the gamut… on repeat.
The Full Moon and Lunar eclipse of July 4 also happens in conjunction to this energy, with Jupiter and Pluto sitting at the exact same degree in the sky. This is an intense time! I will refer to it as “The Big Five” as each person will feel this energy a little bit differently. This is the third eclipse this month and eclipse energy propels for about six months.
Summer in Fernie and mountain biking go hand in hand. As the snow melts, bikes of all shapes and sizes appear in droves on the streets and trails. The mountain biking here is plentiful and diverse, from family friendly flowy trails to technical cross country, downhill, and big-air flow trails.
Columbia Basin Trust is developing a short-term plan to help guide its activities over the next 18 to 24 months.
I found myself this past week thinking a lot about the definition of civility, how tenuous it is and how our community is the owner of it. Civility can tear as easy as tissue paper.
Last year, local rider Carter Nieuwesteeg had an idea of an event that would both lure bikers to explore the expansive and beautiful lanscapes in surounding the community of Fernie while also raising money for the the town's local trails alliance - the Fernie Trails Alliance (FTA).
The City of Fernie has received grant funding from the B.C. Active Transportation Infrastructure Grants Program to use towards completing an Active Transportation Network Plan (ATNP).
On June 19, 2020 Fernie's own Shred Kelly released its new album Like A Rising Sun in a unique and COVID-friendly way. Utilizing the Fernie Heritage Library's Book Bike and filling it with copies of their album, they cruised the streets of Fernie, played songs from the album, and gave out free copies to the public!
Artists are almost always operating under the pressure of a deadline. As a breed we are adaptable, resilient, motivated and above all creative, which means we often wear a number of hats to make ends meet.
I recently had a friend call me up about a network connectivity problem in their house. Their second bedroom/ occasional office upstairs has terrible WiFi connectivity and no ethernet port. Consequently, the office wasn’t nearly as useful as it could have been.