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    SEPTEMBER 2014 | ISSUE 93


  • Safety is at our coreThere are No Access, No Hunting and No Shooting safety boundaries clearly signed around all Teck operations and exploration sites in the Elk Valley.

    For your safety and ours, please do not hunt or travel in the active mining or exploration areas.

    Tecks Elk Valley boundary maps are published in the 2014 Teck Hunting Guide, which are available at your local hunting or ATV Club and at the mine gatehouses. To view the maps online, visit www.teck.com/coal



    BUSINESS | 7Business News/New Business

    ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | 10Feature Artist Nicole Leckenby, camp + co. Abdous LitPicks A Fork. A Knife. And a Shattered Plate Between by Keith LiggettRental Fix Babylon 5 by Andrew VallanceMusical Notes Sounds so Sweet by Carolyn Nikodym

    COMMUNITY & EVENTS | 19Feature Resident Ron Ulrich by Krista TurcassoFernieFix.com Events Calendar / September at the Arts Station A Year in New York by Hannah Griffin Part 3: Back to SchoolSeptember Feature: Back to School by Mandy Potter, Fernie School Aged Care

    OUTDOOR LIFE | 27Gnome Nests Another Year Begins by Katharine Rosger Never Have I Ever On the Open Road by Jesse BellHitting the Trails with the Fernie Trails Alliance Back to Fernie Trail School by Terry Nelson

    HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE | 35Fit to Play Outdoor Workout Equipment by Sarah Ingram, Practicing KinesiologistHealth Naturally by Dr. Taina Turcasso, N.D., R.M. - Food for Thought - 6 Ways to Support Your Brain Function This FallNourish Through Nature by Krissi Hyland, RHN - School Snacks RecoveryTales From An Unexpected Yogi Yoga in Our Schools by Heather IvanyAround the World with Rebecca Hall Paradise for Babies

    Youve Got Male: Summerizing by Adam K. MacDonald

    BITS AND BYTES | 49The Answer Guy Evernote by Kevin McIsaacFernieLove by Chantel SouliereMonthly Horoscopes by Claire Simmons

    FERNIE FUN | 54Fix Trivia

    COVER: Last days of summer spent selling lemonade at the Mountain Market Photo by Martina Halik www.raveneyephotography.com

    THIS PAGE: Martin had a dream Photo by Olivier Gosselin www.oliviergosselin.com

    ISSUE 93


    ANGELA ETHERIDGE is a lawyer at her solo practice Etheridge Law in Fernie and can be reached at 250-430-0007, angela@eastkootenaylaw.com and invites you to submit suggestions for her column Legal Matters.

    ANGIE ABDOU is a local fiction writer.Her fourth book, Between, will be available at Polar Peek Books and Treasures this month. For more information on Angies books and upcoming speaking engagements, see www.abdou.ca

    ANDREW VALLANCE is a cinophile nerd who currently lives on the wet coast.Girlfriendless, he spends his time going to movies, buying DVDs and flirting.

    CAROLYN NIKODYM pledges to catch more concerts at The Arts Station this season. You should too!

    KATHARINE ROSGER is busy creating Homespun Soap and slipping into the rhythm of summer. Morning coffee in the garden, mmmmm yes.

    HANNAH GRIFFIN is writing a new series contrasting the lifestyles of New York and Fernie, and is happy to be back in the mountains after a year away at school. This summer Hannah is excited about riding her bike, swimming, and bagels.

    SARAH INGRAM,practicing kinesiologist has been helping the Elk Valley stay healthy, active and injury free for 14 years. This month she is hoping to see a few more adults trying Fernies new outdoor fitness equipment. For help setting an individual program, call us at 250-423-9167 or visit www.sarahsactiverehab.com.

    KRISSI HYLAND is a holistic nutritionist and whole food chef stoked to be writing for the Fix and inspiring the community to eat not only healthy but tasty foods.Visit NourishThroughNature.com or call 250-531-3553 for a nutritional consult or cooking class.

    JESSE BELL finds herself on the back of a motorbike on a hot summers day, killing bugs with her face.

    DR. TAINA TURCASSO is a naturopathic doctor and midwife practicing in Calgary, Alberta. She spends most of her time catching gorgeous babies, and is slowly inching her way back to Fernie.

    HEATHER IVANY has been teaching yoga for 10 years and practicing for over 15. For more information on private sessions, retreats, workshops, and classes see heatherivanyyoga.com.

    REBECCA HALL loves to hear and write about the places that Fernieites travel to. If youd like to share your travel story, write to her at hall.rebecca.j@gmail.com.

    ADAM K. MACDONALD wishes Tears and Gears participants all the best and wants to say a huge THANK YOU to the volunteers that make it such a great event.

    KEVIN MCISAAC haunts the coffee shops and streets of Fernie to find his column source material.

    CHANTEL SOULIERE owns Freyja Lifestyle Inc and is the Marketing Director of Wapiti Music Festival. You can follow her @ChantelSouliere. Have some inspiration for my page? Tweet me!

    CLAIRE SIMMONS is an intuitive Reiki Master living on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia who spent last winter in Fernie. Stay tuned for a link to her blog where shell be writing about the intuitive process and posting tips.

    Editors Fix IT MAY BE A WHILE SINCE I divided my year in terms of back to school and summer vacation, but I remember the feelings vividly. The excitement as the last days of elementary school approached, knowing that the long days of summer and outdoor play with the neighbourhood kids was nearly here. Like clock work, mid-August would arrive and I would already be anticipating heading back to school. New teacher, new studies, old friends. Fast forward to university, and it was the same. While I could barely wait until exams were done with, by August I was bored with work and ready to hit the books (okay, and perhaps a pub or two.)

    I am still a ways off returning to those divisions, as my daughter is just a toddler, but I can see the transition with friends and their families. Planning summer vacations, and looking forward to time spent with kids, quickly morphing into needing structure and patterns, perhaps a little break from one another, and a chance to regain clarity and get some work done. Fortunately, September in Fernie seems to be fabulous for re-grouping. The busy times of back to school is pleasantly contrasted by the mountainsides slowly turning golden and the buzz of town quieting down. Friends and family are around more frequently, working together and lending a hand. The days are shorter and mornings crisper, this time of change making itself well known and us accepting it with open arms.

    We hope you had a beautiful summer, and wish you luck with this transition upon us.

    Krista Turcasso, Editor

    FERNIE FIX | FERNIEFIX.COMPublished monthly by Claris Media. To advertise and for general inquiries: info@clarismedia.comBox 1124, 841 7th Ave. Fernie, BC V0B 1M0 p: 250-423-4062 www.clarismedia.comEditor | Krista Turcasso Creative Director | Vanessa Croome Associate Editor | Carolyn NikodymAll content copyright Claris Media. The views expressed in this magazine are not necessarily the views of the publisher.


  • (coincides with both BC and World Rivers Day)Celebrate the healthy waters of the Elk River &

    show community care for this ribbon of life.Saturday, September 27th

    - Silver Springs Stewardship Solutions- Forests & Fish Interpretive Trail Unveiling- Riparian Ramble: Morrissey Cottonwoods

    Sunday, September 28th- Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup in

    Fernie, Sparwood & ElkfordFor Full Event Details See:

    www.elkriveralliance.ca email: lee-anne@elkriveralliance.caphone: 250-423-3322visit the Wildsight Office:891 2nd Ave., Fernie

    The Elk River Alliance presents the 4th annualDATE Saturday, September 20, 2014

    PLACE The Fernie Golf and Country Club, Fernie, B.C.

    TIME noon - lateCOST $180 per personEarly entry and payment will guarantee a power cart for participants


    Register online or contact Rosemary Brydon at ebyf@shaw.ca, 250-423-4782.

    A day of play raising funds for the youth of the Elk Valley!

    Non-traditional golf with a lot of fun and surprises, register today to be a part of the 9th annual

    Emily Brydon Youth Foundation Golf Tournament - an experience you wont soon forget.

    DID YOU KNOW 98% of all proceeds go directly to the

    youth of the Elk Valley

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    Brecan Building Supplies13 Kutenai Road 778-519-1040

    OPENING ITS DOORS THIS MONTH is Brecan Building Supplies Ltd. As an independent company, it offers a wide range of products. Its membership with Castle Building Center Group provides national buying power to insure competitive prices.

    A few of Brecans featured products include Paints and Stains by PPG, Sikkens, and Minwax; Flooring by Haro and Runway; Cabinets by Cascade Crest and Merit Kitchens; Windows by Loewen, Jeldwen, Sierra Pacific, and All-Weather, to mention a few. Brecan also supplies a range of power tools, hand tools, hardware, fasteners and lumber.