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FERNIEFIX.COM | 1SEPTEMBER 2014 | ISSUE 93IN THIS ISSUE: FEATURE ARTIST NICOLE LECKENBY, CAMP + CO. ON BEING CRAFTY | WELCOMING FEATURE RESIDENT RON ULRICH TO FERNIES MUSEUM | KEITH LIGGETT REVIEWS ANGIE ABDOUS BETWEEN | ADAM K. MACDONALD SHARES HIGHLIGHTS OF HIS SUMMERSafety 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 SEPTEMBER 2014ISSUE 92EDITORS FIX | 5BUSINESS | 7Business News/New BusinessARTS & 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 NikodymCOMMUNITY & 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 CareOUTDOOR 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 NelsonHEALTH 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 BabiesYouve Got Male: Summerizing by Adam K. MacDonaldBITS AND BYTES | 49The Answer Guy Evernote by Kevin McIsaacFernieLove by Chantel SouliereMonthly Horoscopes by Claire SimmonsFERNIE FUN | 54Fix TriviaCOVER: Last days of summer spent selling lemonade at the Mountain Market Photo by Martina Halik www.raveneyephotography.comTHIS PAGE: Martin had a dream Photo by Olivier Gosselin www.oliviergosselin.comISSUE 93FERNIEFIX.COM | 5ANGELA 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.caANDREW 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, EditorFERNIE 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. Contributors(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 CottonwoodsSunday, September 28th- Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup inFernie, Sparwood & ElkfordFor Full Event Details See: www.elkriveralliance.ca email: lee-anne@elkriveralliance.caphone: 250-423-3322visit the Wildsight Office:891 2nd Ave., FernieThe Elk River Alliance presents the 4th annualDATE Saturday, September 20, 2014PLACE The Fernie Golf and Country Club, Fernie, B.C.TIME noon - lateCOST $180 per personEarly entry and payment will guarantee a power cart for participantswww.emilybrydonyouthfoundation.comRegister 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 ValleyThe Difference is TasteNEW: 10 brand new flavours of Brazilian chicken wings! Thin, Regular, Whole Wheat or Gluten free Crust 36 Toppings & 9 Sauces Salads, Wings, Lasagna & More... $12.00 Pizza Every Tuesday! Healthy Choices are Available - ask us!Open at 4pmCall for Daily Specials250-423-0007592 - 8th Ave, FernieTake-out or Delivery!FERNIEFIX.COM | 7Brecan Building Supplies13 Kutenai Road 778-519-1040OPENING 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.Brecan provides a range of services to assist clients in getting the best possible product at the right price. The staff is dedicated to supporting you on any project, big or small. You are invited to pop in and see what Brecan Building Supplies has to offer you.Business B U S I N E S S N E W SFernie Medical Spa1622 7th Ave 250-946-6378FERNIE MEDICAL SPA has moved into the Best Western. Sarah welcomes you to her bright professional and private new location, where she offers painless laser hair removal, photo facials and inch loss.Fernie Medical Spa now offers the OPI Gel Lacquer system a soak-off gel manicure or pedicure that will last more than two weeks! This spa is also an exclusive carrier of Yum Yum, a local skin care line from Vancouver. Yum Yum is certified organic, vegan, cruelty-free and sold in recyclable packaging.Spa Specials: Pedicure $75, Manicure $45.Sarah looks forward to giving you the ultimate Medical Spa experience. Call or text today!Pure Life Family Chiropractic 1500 McDonald Ave #100, 778-519-1122WE ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE CHIROPRACTIC CARE so available to us in Canada, however many parts of the world have no access to this type of health and wellness care.Local Fernie resident, Robert Champagne, is leading a charitable foundation that is changing that. Through our programs, we provide sustainable chiropractic care to the people of the developing world, he says. Join Pure Life Family Chiropractic (Silver Rock) this September 14-20 as they celebrate chiropractics birthday and support CFTWFs global vision. A large portion of every new office visit during this week will be donated to CFTWF, where every $1 donated provides one adjustment in a developing country.Visit their website to participate in a local music home show to raise money for this amazing cause. www.ferniechiropractor.comSUBMITTED PHOTO TMEThunder MeadowsEngineering Ltd.Fernie BC778-519-4166Thunder Meadows Engineering Ltd provides multi-disciplined industrial engineering services with a focus on complete customer satisfaction through excellent communication and attention to detail. we listen to what our clients goals are and provide solutions that achieve themLIFTING EQUIPMENTFALL PROTECTIONMAINTENANCE TOOLSPROVIDING DESIGN AND FABRICATIONACROSS CANADALIFT ENGINEERING IS A DIVISION OFTHUNDER MEADOWS ENGINEERING LTD.Wed 3rd September - PerlHaze play live music & Spoken Word 8pmWed 10th September - Scott Cook & the Second Chances - live folk & roots 8pmThur 11th September - Ben Everydayman plays live music 8pmFri 12th September - Sam Webber plays live acoustic show 8pmMon 15th September - The Shrugs play live show 8pmThur 18th September - Beautea night - $10 massage, manicures & reiki 6-9pmTue 23rd September - Cooking Class 6-8pmThis month at InfiniteaLike us on Facebook for more detailsFully licensed open noon til late - kitchen always openVotedBest ofFernie 2012 & 2013901 - 2 Avenue, Fernie 180062250072504237722 escape@spa901.cawww.spa901.caOur Fernie Fever Facial - Only $150:Our Fernie Fever Facial - Only $150:Our Fernie Fever Facial - Only $150:Our Fernie Fever Facial - Only $150:Our Fernie Fever Facial - Only $150:Our Fernie Fever Facial - Only $150:Our Fernie Fever Facial - Only $150:Book Now! 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HydraClean Facial $150 of Guinot Product Take-Home Diffuser Water Bottle Take-Home Access to Hot pool & Infrared Sauna Spa provided Robe & SlippersYou visit for the snow,but stay for the summer.You visit for the snow,but stay for the summer.You visit for the snow,but stay for the summer.You visit for the snow,but stay for the summer.You visit for the snow,but stay for the summer.You visit for the snow,but stay for the summer.You visit for the snow,but stay for the summer.You visit for the snow,but stay for the summer.You visit for the snow,but stay for the summer.FERNIEFIX.COM | 9JAXSON MILLER PHOTO Summit Massage571 2nd Ave 250-430-7244KRISTEN MILLER OF SUMMIT MASSAGE is excited to announce her recent success in May 2014 of completing her BC board exams for Massage Therapy. With her new BC RMT designation and twelve years of experience in the field of wellness, therapeutic, sports, and pre- and post-natal massage, Kristen offers a range of massage therapy treatments with the added benefit of clients able to claim treatments with their extended health benefits. Massage therapy has many benefits and is an effective way to help reduce stress, decrease muscle tension, and maintain overall muscle tissue health. Summit Massage is conveniently located in beautiful downtown Fernie, part of Inside Out Fernie Wellness. To book your treatment with Kristen Miller, RMT please call or text 250-430-7244. By appointment only, visit www.summitmassagefernie.com for more information. Business B U S I N E S S N E W SWildSafeBCwww.wildsafebc.comYOU ARE INVITED TO THE FIRST ANNUAL WildsafeBC/Wildsight Open House event to learn more about keeping wildlife wild and communities safe, taking place at the Wildsight Office September 20 from 10am-2pm The event will feature: an electric fencing workshop at 11am, wildlife safety talk including a how to use bear spray exercise using inert spray at 1:15pm, interactive displays, worm composting, apple pressing (bring in your hand picked Fernie apples and press them into juice), find out about all the food preservation tools available for use from Wildsight (dehydrator, canning, apple picking, apple press), kids wildlife educational activities and much more. Entry is by donation. For more information contact: fernie@wildsafebc.com.N E W B U S I N E S SFernie Connections Foundationwww.fernieconnections.comEXPERIENCED OUTDOOR EDUCATORS, Courtney Haeusler and Erich Leidums, are the passionate founders behind Fernies newest non-profit. As a qualified teacher and professional guide, they are excited to launch their new business this fall.The Fernie Connections Foundation is a not-for-profit organization delivering meaningful outdoor educational programs designed to enrich the lives of children in the Elk Valley. Participants have the opportunity to have fun in nature, while simultaneously learning new skills and creating new relationships. The foundation offers age-appropriate programs for children ages 3-12. On Friday, September 19, when school is out, Camp Connect will be running for children ages 8-12. This day camp gives children the opportunity to explore Lake Koocanusa by canoe. Participants will receive professional canoe instruction and learn fire and camp skills. This camp, along with other programs will run on select days throughout the fall.Visit www.fernieconnections.com for more information.SUBMITTED PHOTOArts and Entertainment F E AT U R E A R T I S TNICOLE LECKENBY, camp + co.Featured artist? More like crafting nerd, which I am totally in touch with and proud of. I always laugh when people roll up to the market stall and comment, I didnt know you were so crafty? I dont think I did either, it just sort of evolved. Mostly with peoples birthdays and Christmas presents, thats what got things started. When my daughter was little she used to get invited to so many birthday parties that we decided we should start making things to keep the cost down, not to mention we thought that homemade was cool. So we started making scrabble tile necklaces and they were such a hit with her friends that we decided to try our hand at selling them at the markets. We added magnets to the mix and called our company Ten Miles Past Pluto - her reference for how much she loved her dad and I.We registered our name, crafted and then hit the summer market scene here in Fernie. I was so excited to teach her about money and packaging and how to sell the product, but what I didnt take into account was that the market is full of distractions, cotton candy, blow up toys and a park. She lasted all of 20 minutes and then it was down to me selling the necklaces left wondering what I had taught her. Now looking back, I can see that maybe she was a little young for all of these lessons. That it was more about the time we spent around the kitchen table crafting and talking and in the end, I was the one to learn the biggest lesson. I learned that I enjoyed the markets! I loved how social markets are and how it feels like having a mini storefront without all of the headaches. I can change up the display, skip a weekend if things are too busy and most importantly it allows me to express my creative side. I began doing the odd fall/winter market and putting my own spin on things with products such as infinity scarves, headbands and earrings and things just kept evolving. This is all very laughable when I think back to my thirtieth birthday. My mom had given me my aunt Dosies old pfaff sewing machine and I cried! Not because I wasnt happy, but because I couldnt believe after all these years she still didnt know me. What the heck am I going to do with this? She wasnt insulted but instead gave me a reassuring hug and just said, Someday this might come in handy. I guess she knew me better than I thought. FERNIEFIX.COM | 11This spring I decided to try the market thing full time and make it my main job. While away on a trip to Whitefish, I spotted a beautiful Airstream trailer and thats where the idea was born for a trailer/store. The only thing I needed was a trailer small enough to tow with my car. So, I started looking at Bolers and Canned Hams. These are not easy to find, by the way and have gone way up in price. There is a whole glamping movement happening right now, where large groups of people meet up because they own these nostalgic little campers. Just go on line and see for yourself ! I looked for a couple of months with no luck, but one night after a shift at work where I gave my notice I came home and checked once again. This time I knew I would find it, and I did. Which proves the old saying, Sometimes you have to close one door to open another. The trailer was in Nelson and we picked it up three days later and drove it straight out to my folks in Oysoyoos, where we spent a week renovating it. My dad, husband and friends Ralph and Helen, the collective, all put in massive amounts of time to make it sparkle. I had always known it would make for an amazing backdrop for the market, but I had not anticipated just how much people would love it and want to stop to chat and shop.When I told my daughter that the new company name was camp + co. to my surprise she got very sad and asked, What about Ten Miles Past Pluto, Mom? I gave her a reassuring hug and told her that camp + co. would always have a section for Ten Miles Past Pluto. This seemed to put her at ease and I am happy to report that we have had more kitchen table time and she now sticks around for longer periods helping and learning before hitting the park. I have thoroughly enjoyed this venture and am excited to see where the trailer takes us. This fall, hopefully camping! Thanks for all of the support and encouraging words from friends and family, it means a lot.Book your Fall Wine Tasting Events and Holiday Season Parties now!Available for Private Events www.liveryrestaurant.com for reservations 250.423.7666 701 2nd Avenue, Fernie, BCMONDAYProsecco Specials$12 MusselsWEDNESDAYWine Specials$20 CharcuterieSUNDAY$20 Pasta Nightwith 3 SelectionsOpen Everyday592 2nd Ave., Fernie 250-423-3736polarpeekbooks@telus.net www.polarpeekbooks.caContact us to place a special orderAn Independent Book Store A unique selection of books, gifts, award-winning toys, guide books & maps, stationery and special treasures. Health. Beauty.Happiness. Confidence.292 - 2nd Avenue, Fernie, BC250-423-6838dentist@kahane.cawww.kahane.ca4Back-to-school checkup4Help your child brush twice daily4Protect your athletes smiles with Sports guards4Pack a nutritious, low sugar lunch4Apply for the Kids Plus school accident insuranceDr. Marcela Kahane, Dr. Amos Kahane, Dr. James JensenBright smiles, bright minds for back to schoolCIABC LicensedEstheticianLeah Hill250.430.1289BC RegisteredMassage erapyRenee Brunel250.423.9499Fernies Answer to OrganicEsthetics & Massage erapyReectionFernie.comOnline Booking Available:571b 2nd Ave. (upstairs)FERNIEFIX.COM | 13THIS IS A MODERN TALE OF CHARACTERS FOUND IN WATERS OVER THEIR HEAD, WONDERING HOW LONG THEY CAN TREAD...A Fork. A Knife. And a Shattered Plate BetweenKEITH LIGGETTIN THE LAST ESSAY OF Where the Bluebird Sings to Lemonade Springs: Living and Writing in the West, Wallace Stegner says about fiction, You take something that is important to you, something you have brooded about. You try to see it as clearly as you can and to fix it in a transferable equivalent.She and Shane would be different (because they had before, on so many counts, been exactly thatdifferent). In the first paragraph of Between, Vero Nanton embarks on motherhood knowing it will be no big deal. She and Shane will handle parenting with all aplomb theyve handled their life together. Vero and Shane are different. Their life is predictable and easily handled. Why not have kids? Its no big deal. There is virtually no appreciation (or understanding) on their part of how having children fundamentally changes your worldview. While in fact, as any parent will tell you (and so many told Vero and Shane), there is virtually no possibility that bringing prodigy into the world will do otherwise. To balance things out, they have a second child. And as so many learn, the second child doesnt mitigate the first, it exacerbates the situation.And in Vero and Shanes case, the second son is developmentally disabled. He walks late. He only speaks gibberish. Vero melts down. Taking a handful of pills, sequestering herself in the pantry further fortified by bottles of white wine, she waits for Shane to find her and realize her distress. His solution? Hire a Filipino nanny. The nanny skirts the situation. Let Ligaya handle it. Even changing her name to be little easier for the boys.On meeting the two boys, Elliot and Jamal, Ligaya introduces herself.I am your nanny, Ligaya. No! Elliott screams, Lee-lee! Lee-lee! Lee-lee!Ligaya does not know what this lee-lee means. She steps away.Shane quickly explains, Elliot is very particular, and they had told the boys her name was Lili, so it would be easier to pronounce. Hes expecting a Lili.Lili is fine, Ligaya says, to help them all.With one fell swoop Ligaya gains a position, a family and loses her former identity.Between is told in two voicesthat of Vero and that of Ligaya (happiness in Filipino). With the voices separated at firstVero in Springdale and Ligaya first in Hong Kong, then coming to Canada to work for Vero and Shane. In the alternating voices, Angie strings together indelible scenes. Ligayas time as a Hong Kong nanny. Veros melt down. A family Christmas in Mexico with Shanes parents and jock brother, Vince. Ligayas arrival in Canada, first meeting Vero and then the boys. The list goes on with Vero, Shane and Ligaya sharply and compassionately drawn. This is no Oprah Book. Sure, its about having kids, hiring a nanny to lighten the load, about changing family dynamics, existing family dynamic with the in-laws and brother, servant/elite relationships, the boredom of long-term relationships and how one couple seeks to avoid the pitfalls of all of the foregoing. Its about having kids and taking in a nanny in the same way Norman Macleans A River Runs Through It is about fly fishing. In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly-fishing. The lines Norman portrays are social and personal lines in Montana in the 30s, not fly lines. The same lines run through Between, but in the modern setting of a small mountain town.Between is no how-to manual. And its no how-not-to manual. In fact, two thirds of the way through the book, there is the sudden (you are so engrossed in the story until this point) realization, this cannot end well. This is a train running at full throttle with the engineer asleep on the cab. The bridge is out. No ones bothered to tell him. All you can do is turn the page and watch. Fascinated. Engrossed. Enthralled. This is a modern tale of characters found in waters over their head, wondering how long they can tread and then watching (and marveling) at what they choose to grasp as life rings.Clearly, Angie brooded long and hard on the nature of bringing children into her life and the consequences of hiring a Filipino nanny. And were all better for it.Angie Abdou will be at the Fernie Heritage Library September 26 as the first author of this years Booked! series, along with local band RedGirl. Arts and Entertainment A B D O U S L I T P I C K SDaniel Wells250.430.7711Finish Carpentry, Hardwood Floors, Kitchen and Bathroom Renovations,Covered Decks, Concrete.www.wellswood.ca691 1st Ave. 250-423-64441 piece Fish & Chips (gluten free option)Chicken Fingers & Fries (gluten free)Hot Dog & FriesGrilled Cheese & FriesCheese Flatbread Pizzaabove options include Milk/Juice or Small Popand Fries or Salad as a sideHey Parents! 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The show was the story of a group of intrepid military officers and politicians in the 23rd Century trying to survive on board a rotating space station designated Babylon 5 by the Earth Alliance. As the show explains, the station is a port of call, a home away from home for diplomats, smugglers and wanderers. It is a place that is meant to be neutral territory, attempting to keep the peace ten years after a devastating war between Earth and the Minbari, a pale-skinned, mysterious and inscrutable race of mystics. The universe that Straczynski created for his program is truly awesome, full of intergalactic conflict, intrigue and subterfuge with enough aliens, blasters and space battles to keep an uber-geek happy for years. The problem is that the show itself is not very good and has not survived the test of time. Straczynski clearly loved Babylon 5, shepherding it through five seasons of chronically low ratings while writing 92 of the 110 episodes that aired. Unfortunately, the majority of the scripts did not reflect well the huge amount of imagination that went into creating the backdrop that the show played out against. The characterization was poor, giving some excellent actors little to work with. The shows CGI, which was used to cut down on production costs, made the program quite remarkable in the 90s. It was the first television program to do such a thing since most science fiction television at the time was still using models. It has to be said, however, that the CGI is now seriously dated, which only brings Babylon 5s flaws more sharply into focus, and it becomes clear that this franchise, which was so cutting edge during the decade of Nirvana and Bill Clinton, is essentially a right-wing, low-rent version of Star Trek.There were five notable actors in B5, the most distinguished being the late, great Andreas Katsulas (1946 to 2006) who plays Ambassador Gkar. He is best known for playing Commander Tomalak in Star Trek, The Next Generation. Peter Jurasik does a great job as Ambassador Londo Mollari. His previous film credits include Sliders and M.A.S.H. Mollaris assistant is played by the talented Stephen Furst, who previously played opposite Michael Keaton, Peter Boyle and Christopher Lloyd in The Dream Team. Mira Furlan plays Delenn, the Minbari ambassador. She was a prominent actress in Croatia before travelling to the US to add dramatic weight to a show that really didnt deserve her talent. Her role gradually spiralled downward from that of a distinguished and respected politician at the start of the series into a character that became flat and undeniably boring. The final actor worthy of note is Bill Mumy, recognized for playing Will Robinson in Lost in Space, another science-fiction series in the mid to late 60s. He plays Delenns ambassadorial aide Lennier.This group of notables does well to elevate an uninspired script and plot, but unfortunately they are not well supported by the rest of the cast who are wooden and untalented.I cannot recommend this show. If you indulge in it for nostalgias sake, watch it on Netflix so you arent wasting your money on something you will never look at again. For a quality space opera experience check out the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica with Edward James Olmos.Arts and Entertainment T H E R E N TA L F I X250.423.1665info@mowandsnow.caLandscape ConstructionLandscape MaintenanceSnow Removalandyes, we can help!For full information on upcoming courses or to register: Phone: 250.423.4691 or Visit: www.cotr.bc.ca/Fernien HSRC Mining Supervisor Online Sept 03n Basic Fall Protection Sept 04n CORE Hunter Training Sept 05n Class 4 Driver Training Sept 09n St John Standard for Industry Sept 15n Hospice Volunteer Training Sept 09 n Windows 8.1 Sept 15n Occupational First Aid-Level 1 Sept 17n CDN Firearms Safety Course Sept 20n St John Emergency Community Care Sept 20n AB Safety Council Babysitter (Elkford) Sept 23n Bike Maintenance and Repairs Sept 23n Traffic Control Sept 24n Airbrakes Sept 26n Red Cross Babysitting Course (Fernie) Sept 28n Occupational First Aid-Level 3 Sept 29n Loss Prevention Officer Sept 29n Basic Bookkeeping Sept 30Fall Courses are Now in Full Swing!Availabilities:Would you like to Teach for us? Then we want to hear from you!We are always looking for new instructors and new classes.Tell us about yourself in an email to fernie@cotr.bc.caContinuing EducationCE We have a course for that!FERNIEFIX.COM | 17SUBMITTED PHOTOFor full information on upcoming courses or to register: Phone: 250.423.4691 or Visit: www.cotr.bc.ca/Fernien HSRC Mining Supervisor Online Sept 03n Basic Fall Protection Sept 04n CORE Hunter Training Sept 05n Class 4 Driver Training Sept 09n St John Standard for Industry Sept 15n Hospice Volunteer Training Sept 09 n Windows 8.1 Sept 15n Occupational First Aid-Level 1 Sept 17n CDN Firearms Safety Course Sept 20n St John Emergency Community Care Sept 20n AB Safety Council Babysitter (Elkford) Sept 23n Bike Maintenance and Repairs Sept 23n Traffic Control Sept 24n Airbrakes Sept 26n Red Cross Babysitting Course (Fernie) Sept 28n Occupational First Aid-Level 3 Sept 29n Loss Prevention Officer Sept 29n Basic Bookkeeping Sept 30Fall Courses are Now in Full Swing!Availabilities:Would you like to Teach for us? Then we want to hear from you!We are always looking for new instructors and new classes.Tell us about yourself in an email to fernie@cotr.bc.caContinuing EducationCE We have a course for that!Arts and Entertainment M U S I C A L N O T E SSounds so SweetCAROLYN NIKODYM SEPTEMBER MARKS THE RETURN TO ROUTINE, normalcy after the halcyon days of summer. Musically, Fernie rocked it over the summer, between Wapiti, the Socials and all of the other talent that strummed through town. But that was then. Now we look to the fall, and the beginning of The Arts Station concert series. With twelve concerts between this month and April, well be treated to intimate folk, jazz, bluegrass and indie its an enviable lineup.Kicking things off is Fernie favourite, quirk-meister Ben Sures. And hes not coming alone. Joining him on stage will be Juno-nominated Chloe Albert and Canadian Folk Music Award-winning Karla Anderson. And I mean literally joining him on stage one wont be opening for the other. The three talented Edmonton musicians will perform together as Honey in the Jar. While all are singer-songwriters, each has their own flavour, and it should make for an interesting mashup. The show will be like a songwriters circle, made all the more intimate by the theatre at The Arts Station. Each musician will perform their own material with the others joining in. Although Honey in the Jar has about ten shows together over the next year, when I spoke with Chloe Albert, the trio hadnt performed together in this form yet.I think what will end up happening is that it will be a lot of improv, Albert says. That is where a lot of the fun happens.The last year has been a dizzying one for the singer. After releasing her second album, Dream Catcher, last summer, Albert has had to include more than a couple awards shows to her itinerary including the aforementioned Junos, where she shared the stage with a host of Canadian music royalty like Jim Cuddy and Ron Sexsmith. Although Albert is still receiving accolades for Dream Catcher, she has turned her sights on material for a new album.Taking care of the whole shebang is very time consuming, she says of handling her own career. I am just starting now to focus on a new album. But I hope for it not to be as long as between the last two records!Not to shun Ben Sures, but it will be incredible to hear Albert and Karla Anderson sing together they both have achingly beautiful voices. The similarities dont end there Anderson also has two albums under her belt and more than a handful of accolades. The singer started garnering attention when her song, What Else Can I Do? was used on the mid-aughts show Joan of Arcadia (with Amber Tamblyn). The attention the song received prompted Anderson to get her debut out and The Embassy Sessions went on to win a Canadian Folk Music Award for best new/ emerging artist in 2005. And then theres Ben. Anybody who has seen Ben Sures on stage or listened to his lyrics knows that he likes to have fun in his performance. His seven albums feature a songwriter who is witty, warmly self-deprecating as well as intelligent. Hes shared the stage with Fernies own Bubba Cook and has contributed to CBC Radios the Irrelevant Show. So there should be little doubt that Honey in the Jar will have be as irreverent as it will be impressive. Honey in the Jar performs at The Arts Station on Thursday, September 11 at 8pm. 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After a lengthy, thorough and professional process, the applicants were whittled down and it was Ron Ulrich that stood out among an impressive field. Ron brings extensive experience, a strong vision and a holistic understanding of the arts, heritage and tourism fields to the role, says Laura Nelson, Chair of the Hiring Committee and the heart of the five-year Fernie Museum project, recently completed with the core exhibit.Rons experience within the historical realm is extensive. His museum career began at the young age of 14 as the youngest board member of the Crowsnest Historical Society. Volunteer work and attending workshops and conferences solidified this interest in high school, and Ron continued to follow his passion with an internship in Museum Studies with Medicine Hat College. He has worked at the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, the Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site and also managed museums and galleries in Southern Alberta and Vancouver. Ron was living in Edmonton when he first heard of the opportunity in Fernie. I wanted to do something different, says Ron. I was looking into small communities and the Fernie position came up. It wasnt just the quality of the lifestyle and the calibre of the museum, there seemed to be a lot of things happening in the community that could affect the growth, he adds. There is a solid base of local people and second-home owners that have a stake in the town, a vested interest in preserving the heritage. All of these things help to make a museum successful, and the more I went through the hiring process, the more boxes were getting checked!After being here a few weeks, Ron is keenly aware of how community minded the residents, businesses and organizations living and operating in Fernie are. They dont mind working with a non-profit, he says, and with such a solid base to start working from, Ron is excited to develop existing and new partnerships. He is also planning on utilizing the exhibit space on the second floor to incorporate meaningful exhibitions to Fernie. What are those stories that are important to Fernie, and how can we tell them? Ron is especially interested in creating public awareness and providing a good resource within the community. Hes looking into working with groups of Community & Events F E AT U R E R E S I D E N TV. CROOME PHOTO FEATURE RES CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGEClubhouseRestaurantEnjoy the panoramic views and weather on the patio or escape the heat...we have air conditioning!- Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner- Weddings & Corporate FunctionsContact Us Today! 250.423.7367 - events@enjoyfernie.com - EnjoyFernie.com- Catering- Daily Specials Like us on Facebook -->Visit GolfFernie.com today and:* sign up for news and specials with our E-Club* nd out about tournaments and events* learn all about our new 360 Loyalty Program... (golf more for less!)Like us on Facebook 201 Fairway Drive, Fernie - Pro Shop: 250.423.7773Friday Nights from 5pmPrime Rib Dinner ~ $22.95FERNIEFIX.COM | 21educators and discussing how the Museum can be integrated within the schools. What kind of programs can we offer? What kind of services and professional development? I want to help them take what we have and integrate it within their classroom, says Ron. Full of ideas and enthusiasm, Ron is a firm believer that museums have a significant role in creating vibrant and inclusive communities. I am looking forward to exploring how the community we live in today has been shaped by the Elk Valleys environment, the Ktunaxa people, and the many labourers and their families that called Fernie home. Consider stopping by the Fernie Museum this fall and meeting one of Fernies newest residents, and while there take in the core exhibit if you havent already! 1. When did you first arrive in Fernie and what brought you here? A month ago, the cool vibe of the town, the heritage and my personal connections to the area. 2. Where did you first live in town? The old hospital just off downtown. 3. What was your first impression? Authentic. 4. What keeps you in Fernie? I want to say the town continuing to prosper, the authentic core, and the care and appreciation for heritage. That Fernie remembers its roots. 5. Do you have a favourite Fernie memory? Rooting my skis and getting stuck in Cedar Bowl in Grade 8. 6. What is your favourite time of the year in Fernie and why? I am looking forward to fall here. I am a big walker, and it will be really interesting to get out into the countryside. I am also looking forward to strapping on a pair of skis. 7. Where do you see Fernie in 5 to 10 years? As a premiere destination that retains its sense of personal identity. 8. How do you start your day or what is one of your daily rituals? Coffee. Get up in the morning, put on a cup of coffee, hop online and check out some of the papers. The museum doesnt open until 10, so I have that opportunity. 9. Tell us something people might be surprised to learn about you. Taught at a private school down in the States for a few years. It was the most eye opening experience. 10. 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One by one my sharply-dressed classmates (sadly not a toque in sight!) listed off their accomplishments: intern at Elle, editor of a Bozeman newspaper, fashion writer, freelance photojournalist. When it was my turn I explained that I had lived in a Canadian ski town teaching snowboarding in winters and took teenagers on canoe trips in Ontario in the summers. Blank stares all around. Although I am super happy with those experiences, at that moment, as one of a handful of people in the whole program with no journalism background, I didnt feel that even one hair on my head belonged in that room. I went back to my apartment that day and wondered what on Earth I was doing. Feeling undeserving or like an imposter during new experiences is an awful feeling. Everyone at some point has felt it, whether it be a new job, school or social setting. It can often be difficult to remind yourself that every person in the same situation you are in likely feels the same way, despite their apparent confidence. It took a month or two to stop feeling like I was the beginner in a program full of pros, but eventually I hit my stride. Even though I felt like the start of the school year would have been much less rocky if I had the kind of background that my classmates did, a diversity of experiences in the people you are around always makes for a richer environment. Although Fernie is a small town, it is a perfect example of this diversity. In any group of friends there are people from different pockets of Canada and the world who have interesting backgrounds in different jobs, unique skills and a ton of collective knowledge. That is one of the nicest things about living here; you can find some common ground with just about anyone, but you can also learn something new from them too. While it is always tough to leave Fernie, it can be a pretty good place to live in before embarking on a new chapter. Being constantly surrounded by courageous and adventurous people is inspiring and challenges you to try new things. Only living in town for a few months you will meet many people arriving for the first time or heading off on exciting travels and challenges. People are routinely stepping outside their comfort zones here, whether physically or contextually, and there is no better place to get you stoked as you plan for a new beginning. This fall, as I head back to school, I am hoping that things will be a little less overwhelming, and I am grateful to have spent some more time in this special place where people are consistently pushing themselves. 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Sleeping in was fun for all of us but summer is over and it is back to getting 20 things done before 8am. Its recommended that school aged children get about 10-11 hours of sleep per night, so depending on what time your child needs to wake up, ensure that the bed time routine is back on track so that he or she gets a healthy amount of sleep.Morning RoutinesDiscuss your morning routine and practice with your child at least once before the first day so that its not a shock (the shock will be that because of this practice day, you will be on time for once). Dont make this routine too daunting, keep it simple. Its a good idea to put it into two categories. For example, before breakfast: wash face, get dressed, and make bed. After breakfast: brush teeth, pack bag and shoes on.If you have Kindergarten to Grade One children (and have time) pre-make or print off the internet a routine visual that they can follow and cross off with a dry erase as they follow the tasks. This will help to establish new habits and organizational skills, which they will be using for many years. It will also hopefully mean that there is less frustration, shouting and stress from moms and dads... every morning.In the after school club we often have different expectations between the Kinder to Grade One kids and the Grade Two and up kids. Kinders and Grade Ones are still needing a few more reminders and gentle guidance. Where as the Grade Twos and up are old hands at this school game and it will all fall back into place within a week or two. If your child is in the younger grades then you will be the one doing a lot of the preparing and organizing. A child in the older grades can do this himself with a bit of reminding and encouraging (some may call this nagging).Something else that I recommend doing that will help reduce stress is organizing lunches, bags and clothes the night before. This may seem like a drag at 10pm on a Wednesday night when youre already exhausted but you know that its also the last thing that you will feel like (or have time to do) at 7:30am the next morning. If you have older kids then this can be a part of their pre-bed routine. The First DayI find that anxiety in kids is lessened when there is reassurance and positive thoughts to be reminded of. If your child is anxious about their first day back, remind them who their teacher is (we are very lucky in Fernie that most teachers are known to the kids from being a part of the community). Remind them what friends they will see in their class and what to expect on that first day. Also letting your child know who will be picking them up or waiting at the bus stop for them will help with the reassurance. Having a treat or fun activity planned for after school is a nice thing to do and for some kids that thought will keep them going throughout that first day back. Good luck, moms and dads! Mandy is an early childhood educator of 12 years and a pro routine kinda girl.Community & Events V. CROOME PHOTO 391 - 1st Avenue Fernie BC 250.423.4314 1.800.860.3136www.nufloorsfernie.ca FREE MEASURES EXPERT ADVISE PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATIONBack to school In-stock carpet and Vinyl Sale!Come check out all the great 2014 styles and colours in stock and on saleCHEF MATT SOROCHUK ironcreekcateringco@live.com250-423-6856INTERACTIVE CULINARY LESSONSCOMPLETE WEDDING SERVICESTAPAS AND PLATTERSSEASONAL LOCALLY SOURCED INGREDIENTSFOODSAFE LEVEL 1 INSTRUCTIONFERNIEFIX.COM | 27Outdoor Life G N O M E N E S T SAnother Year BeginsKATHARINE ROSGER HAPPY NEW YEARHERE WE ARE ROLLING INTO SEPTEMBER. Another summer full of childhood milestones has passed, and I swear that the heat and sunshine attributed as much to the childrens growth as it did to the gardens! Since my children have been in school, September has become my New Year. Everything changes in September. Our schedule changes and becomes more focused and rhythmic with school, sports, meals and reconnecting with friends. The weather changes and we start to make soup and unpack our cozy wardrobe. I prepare for September a little at a time throughout the summer, searching for the elusive white soled, non-marking supportive running shoe, volleyball shorts and clothes that will actually be worn at a reasonable cost. School supplies this year were thankfully made easier to purchase through our school and the school receives a percentage of the profit for fundraising. I love that! September also means the beginning of next years garden. Garlic beds get prepped for planting in October, perennials are moved and new garden areas can be plotted out and dug up for the spring. My summer garden had a few challenges and also some success and I have already made plans for next year to work on those challenges and increase the crops in which I have had the most success. It all starts now. Happy New Year!KITCHEN AND BATH SCRUB RECIPEI have been making this scrub for about ten years, and have sold it at markets off and on. I have regular customers that ask me to make it for them year after year. They love it and so do I, so here is the recipe. 2 cups of borax cup of biodegradable all purpose vegetable based liquid soap cup of vinegar1 tsp lavender essential oil (optional)Whip ingredients with a wooden spoon until fluffy. Ingredient measurements can be altered to get the desired consistency. Store in a plastic or glass container. This scrub can be used directly on chrome, tile, porcelain, slate and enamel. Dissolve in water first to use on softer surfaces such as vinyl and fiberglass to avoid scratching. It can also be used as a detergent booster in your laundry.KATHARINE ROSGER PHOTOSNEW LIFE FOR A THRIFT SHOP LAMPSmall thrifted table lamps can create warm cozy areas in your home: a comfortable reading or crafting corner, or to complement a collection of your favourite things when the lights are low.HOUSEHOLD TIP Store your potatoes with a few apples to keep them from sproutingMONDAY 1.9.2014 Guided Hike: Heikos Trail @ Island Lake LodgeTUESDAY 2.9.2014Closing Day @ Fernie Alpine Resort. This is your last opportunity to enjoy a lift ride and access amazing view points, hiking trails and downhill biking!WEDNESDAY 3.9.2014Fall Registration Fair @ The Fernie Community Centre, 6-8:30pmPenHaze and Spoken Word @ Infinitea, 8pmTHURSDAY 4.9.2014Fall Registration Fair @ The Fernie Community Centre, 6-8:30pmFRIDAY 5.9.2014First Friday Wine & Cheese Tasting @ The Pub Bar & Grill, 4:30-6:30pmNightmare & Special Guest @ The Royal, house musicSATURDAY 6.9.2014Fifth Annual Fernie Tears & Gears @ Fernie Aquatic Centre, 9am 3pm. Compete, cheer or volunteer at this community non profit mountain duathlon! www.fernietearsandgears.com Electro Swing Night @ The RoyalSUNDAY 7.9.2014The Pub Bar & Grill Disc Golf Tournament @ James White Park, Pub Bar & GrillMONDAY 8.9.2014Little Critter Criterium Ride @ Annex Park, 6-6:45pm. Pedal bikes, run bikes, trailer bikes all welcome!Days for Girls Elk Valley Sew-a-thon @ Anglican Church, 1-9pm. Visit www.facebook.com/daysforgirlselkvalley for more details. Another sew-a-thon will be held Oct 11.Indie Films Fernie - The Grand Seduction @ The Vogue Theatre, 7pm. Tickets available at the door or online. TUESDAY 9.9.2014Project 9 Race @ Island Lake lower parking lot, 6:30pm. After party with Project 9 Pils at the Pub. WEDNESDAY 10.9.2014Scott Cook & The Second Chances @ Infinitea, 8pm. Live folk and roots.THURSDAY 11.9.2014Artist Demonstration Series ft. Tara Higgins @ Angela Morgan Gallery, 7:30pm. Admission by donation. Honey in the Jar @ The Arts Station. Folk Roots. 8pmBen Everydayman @ Infinitea, 8pmFRIDAY 12.9.2014Sam Webber Band @ The Royal, alternative/folk/pop music. Sam Webber @ Infinitea, 8pm playing acoustic music. SATURDAY 13.9.2014Fernie Kids Triathlon @ Fernie Aquatic Centre, 8:30am 4pm. www.ferniekidstri.comAnarcist & Elk Hunt @ The Royal, metal/hard rockSUNDAY 14.9.2014Guided Hike: Rocky Way, Mt. Fernie @ Island Lake LodgeMONDAY 15.9.2014The Shrugs @ Infinitea, 8pmTHURSDAY 18.9.2014Artist Demonstration Series ft. Angela Morgan @ Angela Morgan Gallery, 7:30pm. Admission by donation.Book to Movie Club Launch @ Fernie Heritage Library, 6:30pm. Each month features a new title! Beautea Night @ Infinitea, 6-9pm. $10 massage and manicures.FRIDAY 19.9.2014Rock Night with Ash @ The RoyalSATURDAY 20.9.2014Emily Brydon Golf Tournament @ The Fernie Golf and Country Club, an all-day event full of fun and surprises, raising funds for the youth of the Elk Valley. All welcome!Dirt Diggler Fall Classic DH Race @ Dirt Diggler, Microwave Towers. Lazy Lizard Trail Ride and Lunch @ Island Lake Lodge. Visit www.fernieflyers.com for more details.Six in the Stix @ Cranbrook Trail Network, visit www.rmevents.com for more details. WildSafeBC and Wildsight Open Houth @ Wildsight Office, 891 2nd Ave from 10am-2pm. Brickhaus @ The Royal, house breaks electroSUNDAY 21.9.2014Ladies Closing @ The Fernie Golf and Country ClubSix in the Stix @ Cranbrook Trail Network, visit www.rmevents.com for more details. TUESDAY 23.9.2014Cooking Class @ Infinitea, 6-8pmFRIDAY 26.9.2014Booked! Writers Series: Angie Abdou @ The Fernie Heritage Library. Local author Angie Abdou reading from her newly released Between with entertainment by Redgirl. Frankie McQueen @ The Royal, blues rock n roll bandSATURDAY 27.9.2014Elk River Swim, Drink, Fish Festival @ Fernie, visit www.elkriveralliance.ca for full details. High Roller Poker Ride @ Fernie Mountain Bike Trails. Visit www.bikefernie.ca for more details a great ride celebrating the amazing trails and the community of riders we have in Fernie!Fall Craft Fair @ Fernie Community Centre, 10am 4pm. Home baked goods, local produce, crafts, and much more.Youth Concert and Arts Colour Crawl 5km @ The Fernie Arts Station, hosted by Shred Kelly with all proceeds benefiting the Emily Brydon Youth Foundation and the Fernie Arts Station. Reg-istration at 1pm, race starts at 3:30pm, BBQ and prizes at 5pm, concert at 6pm and refreshments from 3:30-8:30pm a great day for the whole family!Bison Brothers @ The Royal, roots-rock/alt-country/rockabilly music. SUNDAY 28.9.2014Elk River Swim, Drink, Fish Festival @ Fernie, visit www.elkriveralliance.ca for full details. Global Drums, Percussion Ensemble @ 1622 10th Ave, 2pm. Bringing steel pans from Trinidad, samba drums from Brazil and drums from Africa, a group of musicians that sells out concerts around the world!CHECK OUT THE FERNIE FIX EVENTS CALENDAR ONLINE AT WWW.FERNIEFIX.COM September 2014 Monthly EventsTHE ARTS STATIONwww.theartsstation.com info@theartsstation.com 250.423.4842 GalleryBarking Daisy Luthiery. By Kim Kennedy. Opening reception Thursday August 28th at 7pm. Exhibit continues until Monday September 22ndWearable Art. Fernie Spinners & Weavers Guild. Opening Reception Thursday September 25th at 7pm. Exhibit continues until Monday October 27th ConcertsFolk Roots Honey in the Jar. Thursday, September 11th at 8:00pm. Members: Adult $15 youth $10. Non-members: Adult $20 Youth $14. Tickets available at The Arts Station, Carosella, Freshies, and OnlineIndie Tom Savage. Saturday, September 20th at 8pm. Members: Adult $15 youth $10 / Non-members: Adult $20 Youth $14. Tickets available at The Arts Station and onlineConcert Series Beginning Soon!Its that time of the year again and our great concert and Indie Film Fernie Series are beginning in September. Dont miss out on these great events and purchase your series pass now! Seats are Guaranteed!WorkshopsRegister for workshops by calling The College of the Rockies 250-423-4691 No School Friday. Friday September 19 / Friday October 24 / Friday November 28. Ages 5 10 years / 9:30amnoon. $25 per day (includes all supplies). Instructor: Jodie Parker, Michelle Senior, Lesley GrahamMy Friend Art. Thursdays September 25th through October 23rd. 4:00 5:15pm / Ages 9-12. $75 (4 sessions + Art Show day). Instructor: Michelle SeniorFun with Clay. Friday / Sept. 26 / Oct. 24 / Nov 28 / 6 7 pm. $25 per couple per night (includes all supplies). All ages welcome. Instructor: Michelle Cardboard Muscle! Wednesdays, October 1 29. 3:45-5:15pm. $95 for first child, $80 for additional siblings. Ages 7-12. Instructor: Lesley GrahamAdult WorkshopsBeginning October 2014Visit www.theartsstation.com for complete information on these and other great events.FERNIEFIX.COM | 29MONDAYSDominoes @ The Seniors Drop in Centre 1pmMahjong @ Seniors Drop in Centre 7pmSpecial Olympics Athletes Bowling @ Sparwood. 4pmDuplicate Bridge Game @ The Seniors Drop-in CentreSeniors Drop in @ Seniors Centre, 9am-2pmIndoor Walking @ The Community Centre, 9-10:30amWomens Night @ Old School Boxing, 7:30-9pmActiveFit @ The Aquatic Centre, 8:30-9:15amLocals Night @ Fernie Golf & Country ClubStrongStart @ IDES, 9am-12pmParent Tot Fun Times @ Community Centre, 9:30am-12pmTUESDAYSCheap Night @ The Vogue Theatre. $6.50 - 2D & $8.50 - 3DCrib/Whist @ Seniors Drop in Centre 7:30pmStorytime @ Library, 11:15-12pm for ages 35. Seniors Drop in @ Seniors Centre, 9am-2pmSwimming Lessons @ Aquatic Centre, kids under 3 from 10-10:30amIndoor Walking @ The Community Centre, 9-10:30amLadies Archery @ The Elks Hall, 6:30pmAquaBlast @ The Aquatic Centre, 9-9:45amGentleFit @ The Aquatic Centre, 10:30-11:15amPublic Drop in Climbing @ College of the Rockies, 7-9pmLadies Night @ Fernie Golf & Country ClubLadies Soccer @ Prentice Park FieldFernie Book Bike Roving Book Bomb @ Fernie, 4pm. StrongStart @ IDES, 9am-12pmKindergym @ Holy Family Centre, 10-11am. $6Lego Club Grades 1 + @ Fernie Heritage Library, 3:30-4:45pmWEDNESDAYSToddlertime @ Fernie Heritage Library, 11:15am - noon Ages 6 months-2 yearsCrib @ Seniors Drop in Centre 1pmDrop in Workshop @ Clawhammer Press. 6-9pm, $30Indoor Walking @ The Community Centre, 9-10:30amAdult Badminton @ The Community Centre. All levels welcome, drop in for $5Introduction to Letterpress Printing Workshop @ Clawhammer Press, $30 6-9pmAA Meetings @ The Anglican Church Basement, 7:30pmActiveFit @ The Aquatic Centre, 8:30-9:15amWomens Drop in Climbing @ COTR, 7-9pmMens Night @ Fernie Golf & Country ClubFernie Women on Wheels Group Ride @ The Guides Hut, 6:30pm. All levels welcome. Update on meeting time and place: .http://www.bikefernie.ca/events/monthFernie Book Bike Book Bomb @ Aquatic Centre, 4pm. StrongStart @ IDES, 9am-12pmKindergym @ Holy Family Centre, 10-11am. $6Puzzlers Grades 4 + @ Fernie Heritage Library, 3:30-4:45pmTHURSDAYSBetter Babies @ Fernie Womens Centre. 1pm-3pm, every 2nd week. Seniors Drop in @ Seniors Centre, 9am-2pmIndoor Walking @ The Community Centre, 9-10:30amRC Club @ Fernie Community Centre. From 7-9pm come enjoy indoor flying and practiceSwimming Lessons @ Aquatic Centre, kids under 3 from 10-10:30amCommunity Basketball @ Fernie Secondary School, 8:30-10:30pmWomen & Mens Night @ Old School Boxing, 7:30-9pmKids Sing Along & Play Group @ Infinitea, 11:30amYouth Archery @ The Elks Hall, 6pmAquaBlast @ The Aquatic Centre, 9-9:45amGentleFit @ The Aquatic Centre, 10:30-11:15amMountain Bike Race Series @ FAR, 6:30pmFernie Book Bike Book Bomb @ Max Turyk, 4pm.StrongStart @ IDES, 9am-12pmMOMs Group @ Fernie Heritage Library, 9:30-11:30amBellies to Babies @ Fernie Womens Centre, 1-3pm every 2nd Thursday. Rainbow Loom Club Grades 2 + @ Fernie Heritage Library, 3:30-4:45pmRed Cedar Book Club Grades 4-6 @ Fernie Heritage Library, 6:30pm Last Thursday of the MonthFRIDAYSCribbage @ Seniors Drop in Centre 7:30pmJitney Darts @ Fernie Legion, 7:30pmKids Sing Along & Play Group @ Infinitea, 11:30amFernie Book Bike Story Time @ Rotary Park, 11am. Fernie Book Bike Book Bomb @ Seniors Centre (changes weekly), 4pm.StrongStart @ IDES, 9am-12pmKindergym @ Holy Family Centre, 10-11am. $6Storytime, ages 3-5 @ Fernie Heritage Library, 2-:2:45pmMakers Space Grades 2 + @ Fernie Heritage Library, 3:30-4:45pmSATURDAYS Women & Mens Night @ Old School Boxing, 6:30-8pmSUNDAYSFernie Pets Society Group Walk @ Fernie Aquatic Centre, 9am. AA Meetings @ The Anglican Church Basement, 7:30pmMONDAYS Wings Night @ Boston Pizza Fernie Jugs of Beer on Special @ The BrickhouseLasagna Specials @ Elk Valley Pizza ShoppePitcher and Poutine for $20 @ The FernieMexican Flying Fish & Chips @ El GuapoMovie Night @ Infinitea, 7pmMix and Match Pasta @ Pub Bar & GrillKaraoke with TOPO @ The RoyalMani Monday Special @ Spa 901Mussel Mondays @ The Livery with $6 glass of ProsecoLadies Night $5 wine and pints of cider, $10 appies @ The NorthernManic Mondays @ Island Lake Spa, $50Massage Mondays @ Trillium Day Spa, $60 for 60 min, $90 for 90 minTUESDAYSFeature Pasta and Wine Night @ Boston Pizza and Sports Bar Kokanee Bottle on Special @ The BrickhouseTacos @ El GuapoWing Night @ The Pub Bar & GrillXbox Kinect @ The Royal, 7pm$12 Pizza Night @ Elk Valley Pizza ShoppeBeer and Burger Night $10 @ The NorthernTreat Yourself Tuesday @ Island Lake Spa, $25 off any facialTwo for Tuesdays @ Trillium Day Spa, 2 pedi-cures for $100, 2 manicures for $70, 2 facials for $130, all three for $275WEDNESDAYS$7 Off Large Pizzas @ Boston Pizza Wine Evenings @ The Brickhouse2 for 1 Burritos @ El GuapoKaraoke Night @ The FerniePint night @ Kodiak LoungeWine Wednesday @ Max Restaurant with 50% off Select WinesZaks Jam Night @ The RoyalFeatured Pub Burgers on Special @ The Pub Bar & Grill $12 Organic Roasted & Chicken and Beer @ The Bridge BistroLocals Night @ Loaf, 5-9pmTarot Readings @ Infinitea from 6pmWine Wednesday @ The Livery$8 Wings and $14 Kokanee and Fernie Jugs @ The NorthernWellness Wednesdays @ Island Lake Spa, 20% off any body treatmentWaxing Wednesday @ Trillium Day Spa, free underam wax with any other hair removalTHURSDAYS$3 Off Tacos @ Boston PizzaAcoustic Jam @ The BrickhouseSpiced Rum Specials @ Kodiak LoungeRib Night @ Max Restaurant & The Pub Bar & GrillFree Samples @ Sweet Shop with any pur-chase over $5.$2 Off Appies @ The Fernie, 6-9pm2 Medium Pizza Special @ Elk Valley Pizza ShoppeNaturalist/Ash Alternate Weeks @ The RoyalBeauTEA Night with Trillium @ Infinitea, 6-8pmProject 9 Pizza Night @ LoafSpring Clean Spa Day Special @ Spa 901$12 Mussels, $5 Pints and $7 House Gin Doubles @ The NorthernOpen for Dinner @ Lizard Creek LodgePub Team Trivia @ The Pub Bar & Grill - starting June 12FRIDAYSFull Rack of Ribs for $19.95 @ Boston PizzaFish Tacos @ El GuapoBrewery Tour @ Fernie Brewing Co. 3pmTastings at The Tipple @ The Tipple. 1st Friday of the month only.Local Live Music @ Infinitea, 8pmTGIF & Chicken dinner draw @ Kodiak LoungeCorona Buckets @ The Pub Bar & Grill $10 Fish and Chips, Meat Draw and Members Draw @ The FernieLive Music @ The CentralLive Bands & DJs @ The RoyalDate Night Special @ Spa 901$5 Domestic Bottles and $10 Fish and Chips @ The NorthernOpen for Dinner @ Lizard Creek LodgeSATURDAYSLarge Gourmet Pizza for Medium Price @ Boston PizzaMeat Draw & Bar Quiz @ The LegionTequila Specials @ Kodiak LoungePizza Night @ Loaf Bakery, 5pm close.Prime Rib Special @ Max Restaurant & Pub Bar & Grill$5 Glass of House Wine, $5 Off Bottles of Wine @ The FernieLive Music @ The CentralLive Bands & DJs @ The Royal$7 Slush Drinks, $6 Coronas and $10 Steak Sandwich @ The NorthernOpen for Dinner @ Lizard Creek LodgeSUNDAYS Kids Eat for $4.99 @ Boston PizzaCaesars on Special @ The BrickhouseFish & Chips plus Caesars and Pints on Special @ The Pub Bar & GrillSteak & Eggs & Build Your Own Caesar Bar @ The Fernie$10 BBQ @ Infinitea, 6-9pm $7.50 Caesars and Beesars, $5 Icebergs and $12 Poutine @ The NorthernDINING, NIGHTLIFE & SPECIALSOUTDOOR & FAMILY CONTACT INFO@CLARISMEDIA.COM TO SHARE YOUR EVENTS, BOTH ONLINE AND IN PRINT. ITS FREE! September 2014 Weekly EventsSwim Library Program OtherGolfOn the Open RoadJESSE BELLTHERE IS BUG JUICE SPLATTERED all over my sunglasses and my face. Every few seconds, ping! Another one slams to its demise against the skin of my cheek. This is motorbiking at its finest. When Mike Tomneymy old biology teacher and father to my best friendoffered to take me on a motorbike ride for my column in the heat of summer, I was beyond excited. I have had motorbike envy for a long time.You know the kind. When youre driving your 99 Volkswagen Jetta on the highway and a biker in front of you gives a casual wave to another biker as they pass each other. Why doesnt anyone wave at me as I drive by?Ill tell you why: because Jettas arent cool. Motorbikes are cool.I scramble for several minutes through my closet trying to pick the most suitable biking attire before Mike arrives. The closest I come to suitable is a pair of acid-wash jeans and a lightweight, grey-blue jacket.I can hear the rumbling of the motorbike several blocks away and as Mike pulls up he hands me a helmet and a set of earplugs. I jump on the back of the black and chrome cruiser bike and were off. Less than five minutes onto the highway Ive encountered what feels like hundreds of bugs. The first one takes me by surprise a sharp sting on the soft part of my cheek. The less pleasant bugs leave a wet splat. Im a little nervous, as the only thing holding me on this bike is a hand strap between my knees and my ability to balance. SUBMITTED PHOTOITS JUST YOU AND THE ROAD, THE PAVEMENT GLIDING SMOOTHLY BENEATH YOUR FEET; AND EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE A BURST OF ADRENALINE AND SPEED.FERNIEFIX.COM | 31Outdoor Life N E V E R H AV E I E V E RBut I trust Mike and his skills as a biker, even when he says this is tough guy territory.It takes me a while to notice Im drooling. Ive been distracted by the bugs and by Mikes hoodie string smacking me in the face because of the wind. Hoping he hasnt noticed the drool in his mirror, I quickly wipe it away.We head south on Highway 93 past fields of corn and sprinklers soaking green pastures. The smells are incredible (and some are horrible), something you never get to experience when in the comforts of an air-conditioned tin box of a car.We drive to Baynes Lake, through Jaffray and back to the main highway before heading down the Wardner Fort Steele Rd. Every contour of pavement is an intimate move, the bike winding and dipping with each change in the terrain. Every once in a while a cool breeze relieves us of hot gusts of wind. The smells of pine and gasoline mix together and the blue water of Kootenay Lake passes by.As we continue on I begin to realize what it is about motor biking. Its just you and the road, the pavement gliding smoothly beneath your feet; and every once in a while a burst of adrenaline and speed.We head back towards Jaffray and Mike waves to several bikers as they pass. There it is, that motorbike envy. Except today Im the tough chick on the back of that motorbike giving the wave back. Ah-ha! Or at least, thats how I see myself.We stop for lunch at the Jaffray Pub and Mike tells me about his recent biking adventures. In the last ten years of biking he has been to California, Oregon, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, Washington and most recently, 8,000 km to New Mexico and back. Its about being by yourself. You have to be comfortable inside your head, he says. Its fun and exciting. I like the smells, the openness of it all.I get it, the solitude. We need more of it than we sometimes allow ourselves to have.We jump onto the bike and head back into town. Im amazed that I havent thought about Jackson Teller from the TV series Sons of Anarchy even once. Not for a second, I promise.Hot from the suns heat and a slight windburn, we arrive back to town mid-afternoon. My face may be contorted, covered in drool and splattered with the insides of dead bugs, but none of that matters.Because today I was relieved of my motorbike envy, and there is nothing better than that.1541 9th Ave. Fernie, B.C. 250-423-3370alpinespa@shaw.ca ferniehottubs.comYour local hot tub experts for over 15 years. Proudly serving the Elk Valley.Sundance Spas Chemicals Maintenance ServiceHUGE SALE EVENTUntil Sept. 8, 2014As low as $105/mth o.a.c.Back to Fernie Trail SchoolTERRY NELSONLEARNING IS A NEVER-ENDING CHALLENGE beset before us to help us improve our social well being, our physical capabilities, and our minds enlightenment. When first venturing out into uncharted territory, a person has a heightened awareness of their surroundings. Natural responses mysteriously take over, as our subconscious draws on our genetic survival strengths. These reactions to unfamiliar conditions, or situations, as a result of chemical endorphin responses help to guide us safely, if we let this effect function as intended.Most likely, however, the conscious part of our brain questions this reactive control, and disrupts our ability to move forward with unrestrained attention. It is this instantaneous questioning that sometimes keeps us safe, and at other times may lead us into harmful situations. This typical responsiveness to our surroundings, is the humans most important instinct to aid in our evolutionary development.The learning of how to respond to changing environments begins at the youngest of ages, and hopefully continues into our later adult years, and is likely passed on genetically from generation to generation.An excellent representation of this adaptability can be observed while venturing out onto the surrounding Fernie trails. Whether learning how to put one foot in front of another while moving through varied terrain while hiking, or making split second decisions on high-speed mountain bike descents, we must trust our instincts to guide us through these otherwise potentially hazardous surroundings.When the baby takes its first brave step, the learning begins. Hanging onto its coverall suspenders for security adds that extra feeling of comfort, allowing baby to graduate from gripping the edge of the coffee table to a stumbling, then into a full-stride walk to arrive in moms safe arms. From the first bicycle ride, having advanced past the training-wheel stage, to the free-wheeling excitement of when dad pushes you off into the wild world. These sensations of freedom, confidence, and reward help to drive us through the many obstacles faced along the path.Outdoor Life HITTING THE TRAILS WITH THE FERNIE TRAILS ALLIANCEBIKE NETWORK HUB AT THE AQUATIC CENTRE | V. CROOME PHOTOS FERNIEFIX.COM | 33Outdoor Life HITTING THE TRAILS WITH THE FERNIE TRAILS ALLIANCEAs we gain a broader physical skill set, we begin to take more risks. Eyes wide open, always looking ahead, synapses firing in rapid succession, all senses heightened, we have control over the situation, and move into a state of full concentration, where all is one. This fulfilling sensation, whether considered a Zen state, or just a feeling of personal well being, is what the body seeks to fulfill its lifeblood needs. We have learned to trust our instincts, and not rely on the forever questioning, confidence busting physical brain, and excel beyond the predetermined limits we may have posed on ourselves. Fernie harbors many persons who have honed their skill levels in many different disciplines, such as ultra-running conquests, long-distance endurance riding adventures, scary white-water paddling expeditions, major ocean crossings, extreme skiing challenges, big mountain downhill riding feats, all achieved through perseverance, determination and, of course, community support.The Fernie Trails Alliance salutes all of our adventurers, who provide inspiration for all of us to keep on the track towards personal success and satisfaction. We never stop learning.TRAIL OF THE MONTH:The Learning Loop THE LATEST ADDITION TO Fernies quality trail system is the Learning Loop at the Aquatic Centre Bike Park. Providing an opportunity for both youngsters and oldsters to practice some basic mountain bike riding skills, this is the place to learn. Begin at the Bike Network Hub at the Aquatic Centre parking lot on Pine Avenue and ride across the concrete apron in the front of the structure where you will find yourself immediately faced with a decision as to whether you should ride over the wooden beam, over the rough rock snail, or curve smoothly around on the dirt berm. These decision making skills may very well be the most important skill aspect of becoming a Mountain Biker. Continue under the hydro right of way, and stay right to where the trail will let you attempt another daunting obstacle, the uphill switchback. Once up and around, you will be faced with another switchback, only in the opposite direction. Can you say, dexterity? The trail then crosses back under the hydro right of way where some wooden roller features await. Can you say, fun? A ride-around is provided at every obstacle on this route. There are many stacked loops within this area. One leads into the tight aspen forest, to practice not hitting trees. Some loops lead over skinnys (2X6s to ride over), while other loops have some incrementally set drops ranging from 100mm to 300mm in height, again with optional ride-arounds. The loops all lead you back to where you started.581A 2nd Ave., Downtown Fernie250.423.2680 OPEN DAILYLOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED.BUSINESS AVAILABLE FOR SALE - CALL 250-423-8650Self control is highly over ratedMarilyn Brock Diamond2011(250) 423-8650Toll Free: 1-877-423-8650marilyn@marilynbrock.comwww.marilynbrock.com e s t a t e sBelow Assessed Value, Only 4 lots left!Lot 2 .17 acres $139,900 Lot 3 .15 acres $134,900 Lot 7 .25 acres $189,900 Lot 8 .25 acres $199,900CENTURION PRODUCER 2012, 2013Emerald2010Silver2009SOLDSOLDSOLDSOLDRe/Max Elk Valley Realty1241 7th Ave. Fernie, BCOffice: 250-423-4444 Independently owned and operatedFERNIEFIX.COM | 35Health and Lifestyle F I T T O P L AYOutdoor Workout Equipment SARAH INGRAM, BSC.HONS.KINESI-OLOGY, BCAK PRACTICING KINESI-OLOGISTSITTING BETWEEN THE FERNIE AQUATIC CENTRE, Splash Park and Dirt Bike Park, lies five new pieces of equipment. This is an awesome addition to our community but so far, I have yet to see anyone but kids playing with it. First and foremost the goal of this fitness equipment is to get everyone moving, so good job kids, but those of you who have yet to try it might be surprised by this fun new way to keep Fernie Fit. 1. Just do it! It is suggested that you approach it initially as play and try the variety of movements that it promotes with no emphasis on specific number of repetitions. Give them a try and you will soon feel what muscles each piece is for. The movements are self-explanatory. Remember to keep good posture and your abdominals sucked in, as well as start at a comfortable pace.2. Choose a time. The goal of consistent workouts (ie. two times weekly) should be your primary focus at the beginning of any fitness program. Being consistent with your days and times (ie. Tues, Thurs at 11am) makes it easier to accomplish regular exercise. You may want to plan it around your childs swimming lesson or meet a friend after work.3. Set a timer. Once you have committed yourself to a time, you are going to begin where you can. I like to set a goal of 10-20 minutes without stopping for beginners. Rotate between the exercises doing as many repetitions at each station as you can until your timer goes off. If you need to, you can walk or jog laps around the Aquatic Centre to give you an active break and complete your goal time. Remember, you should never work through pain and you should always be able to talk while exercising. Also remember that the goal is to get you moving and to enjoy it, so try to have fun! 4. Progress. Progress you workouts gradually with no risks. Listen to your body and avoid any excessive discomfort, which could set you back. As you get more advanced, you can try to set 30- to 60-second intervals at each station.End your exercise session with stretches, holding each for approximately five slow breaths. With consistency, you will reap the many benefits of exercise: feeling good, increased flexibility, increased strength, increased endurance, better health, greater vitality, living longer, increased productivity and just being outdoors So get out there and give it a try!V. CROOME PHOTOUFC Sept. FightSat. Sept. 27UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso1602 7th Ave. Fernie - 250.423.2634September atVisit BostonPizza.comIntroducing Our AppBig Screen SportsThe BP Sports Bar is the place to catch your favourite sporting events!Get the Kids Card andhelp us help others.Donate $5 to the BP Foundation and get 5 FREE Kids Meals! Your donation supports local and global charities.Mobile App& Rewards Program791A 2nd Avenue, downtown FernieSpecializing in natural food & gear for your pet@ the Arts Stationall day breakfast and lunch250 423 4637 - 601 1st Aveopen daily: 9am - 3pmclosed: tuesday + wed.FERNIEFIX.COM | 37Food for Thought - 6 Ways to Support Your Brain Function This FallDR. TAINA TURCASSO, N.D., R.M.AS FALL APPROACHES, our thoughts naturally turn to education and learning as many of those around us return to school. In fact, many of us who have been out of school for years still mark the beginning of a new year in the fall. We are all ready for something new, some way to enhance our health, and thus our lives, and promoting the power of our brain is one way to improve upon many aspects of our health and longevity. Here are six changes you can make this fall to boost your brain function, whether you are going to school or not.Exercise - Exercise helps almost every system in our body function better, particularly the brain. Regular exercise increases focus, improves memory, reduces depression, stress and anxiety, and results in better quality of sleep, which also promotes healthy brain function. To see these benefits, we need to be doing at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise at least four days a week. Omega-3 Fatty Acids - If I had to pick one thing to add to your diet to improve your brain function, it would undoubtedly be foods and supplements rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon, for example, is rich in both DHA and EPA, both essential for brain growth and function. Fish is best wild, fresh, and sustainable, but if you cant get that, buy frozen. There are also a plethora of supplements available containing high amounts of DHA and EPA, in both liquid and encapsulated form. Omega-3 fatty acids are particularly important during brain development, so they are especially beneficial during pregnancy, postpartum, and in growing children.Health and Lifestyle H E A LT H , N AT U R A L LYBE ACTIVE | V. 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We now offer aGluten-Free bun option on all our burgersincluding the newCalifornia Club Chicken Burger Join us for Thursday NightTeam Trivia!4th Annual2013REGISTRATION for Fall Swim Lessons is NOW OPEN!Hurry in to guarantee your spot.Fernie Aquatic Centre 250.423.4466Facility Inquiries 250.423.2245www.fernie.caFall Registration FairSeptember 3rd & 4th, 2014.6:00 to 8:30pm at the Community Centre.Its Fall At Your Leisure Services Department!FERNIEFIX.COM | 39 call us: 250.423.4029www.goldstarservicesgroup.comMother always knows bestAntioxidants - Antioxidants do their work by binding to free radicals, which would otherwise run free causing damage at the cellular level. It is thought that free radicals are responsible for many of the signs of aging, internally and externally. If these free radicals become quenched by an antioxidant, they are unable to do any harm. In this way, we know that antioxidants protect the nervous system and may actually prevent or delay the onset of dementia and Alzheimers Disease. They also help to enhance the ability of your brain to learn. Antioxidants are found naturally in darkly coloured fruits and vegetables, such as berries. You can also boost the level of antioxidants in your diet by incorporating a basic supplement containing vitamins A, C, E, Selenium, and Zinc (ACES plus Zinc). B Vitamins - B vitamins are another group of nutrients that support nervous system function. While it is possible to get some of these vitamins by including foods such as dark, leafy green vegetables, poultry, red meat, fresh fish and dairy, it is a great idea to boost your intake by taking a daily supplement, or by incorporating a protein shake into your diet that has high amounts of all of the B vitamins, including folate. B vitamins help to stabilize mood, and decrease the risk of Alzheimers Disease. Water - Adequate hydrations from a clean water source has numerous health benefits, including cognitive function. Mild dehydration, which is a state many of us are in daily, can cause difficulty concentrating, increased perception of task difficulty, mood disturbances, headaches, and fatigue. Drink water throughout the day, everyday. Keep water next to your bed. Teach your kids to choose water over pop, and flavour the water with a small amount of juice if necessary. Sleep - Sleep is perhaps one of the single most beneficial things you can do for your overall health and well being. Unfortunately, insufficient sleep is occurring at epidemic levels in our generation and there are some very clear effects that lack of sleep is having on brain function. It is apparent that lack of sleep promotes mood disorders, difficulty concentrating, impaired cognition and memory function, and in some studies it appears that chronic sleep loss can result in irreversible damage in a particular type of brain cell. Sleep needs are not consistent for everyone, but at least seven hours of sleep is essential for adults, and more for young children and teenagers in school. Optimal brain function is so important to us having productive, meaningful, and long, healthy lives. The benefits of promoting brain health begin when we are still in utero, and only increase when we are in school and beyond. Regardless of where we are at today, we can still improve upon our current brain function and offer some protection to our cells in the future, in addition to teaching our children habits that will be integral to their long term health.The Wapiti Music Festival Society would like to express our gratitude to the many wonderful sponsors, businesses and especially volunteers that supported the 2014 Wapiti Music Festival. Our SponsorsBest Western The CAT Rental Store CBC The City of Fernie CJSW Calgary Claris Media Columbia Basin Trust Fernie Brewing Fernie Real Estate Flameguard Safety Services Fernie Home Hardware Kootenay Culture Magazine Overwaitea Park Place Lodge FAR Summit Fund Red Tree Lodge Fernie Stanford Resort Super 8 Teck Coal TD Bank The Drive FM The Free PressAlso a special thank you to Ed Dueck from Ridge Electrictil next year ...HEALTH NATURALLY CONTINUEDKRISSI HYLAND PHOTOSchool Snacks KRISSI HYLAND, RHNGROWING UP, I REMEMBER the smell of peanut butter and jam sandwiches when I opened up my paper bag. Most, if not all schools nowadays are a nut-free zone. This makes the PB & J sambo a dying breed, and Im perfectly ok with that! There are plenty of nut-free options and I hope to inspire your kiddos school lunches this year. I asked parents what the hardest part of packing a school lunch was and the things I heard most were nut-free ideas and healthy snack ideas. Here are a few fun ideas for a healthy school year!Health and Lifestyle N O U R I S H T H R O U G H N AT U R EJICAMA STICKSThis crunchy crisp vegetable is a great raw veggie for lunches, salads and stir-fries. The texture and taste is like an apple and water chestnut had a baby. Jicama is a sweet root vegetable otherwise known as the Mexican turnip or the yam bean. Its sweet flavour comes from the inulin, a fibre known as fructooligosaccharide, which helps to feed the healthy probiotic bacteria in our digestive tracts. 1 large jicama Juice of 1 lemonSimply peel and slice the jicama into sticks. Squeeze lemon juice over sticks right on the cutting board and toss. Store in the fridge in an air-tight container.FERNIEFIX.COM | 41ROASTED CHICKPEAS (MOST VERSATILE)Serves 2 2 cans (2 x 398ml) organic chickpeas, drained & rinsed1/2 Tbsp grape seed oil or melted coconut oil1 tsp ground cumin1 tsp paprika1/2 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt, plus more to finish1/4 - 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepperCINNAMON SPICE ROASTED CHICKPEAS2 cans (2 x 398ml) organic chickpeas, drained & rinsed1/2 Tbsp grape seed oil or melted coconut oil4 tsp ground cinnamon2 Tbsp coconut sugar Good pinch of sea saltPreheat oven to 400F.Toss chickpeas in oil, spices and sea salt. Adjust seasonings to your childs preference. Lay out on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, stirring once or twice until golden and crunchy.Season with extra sea salt. Allow to cool before storing them in an air-tight glass jar.CRUNCHY SEED MUNCHMakes 3 Cups1 Cup raw pumpkin seeds1 Cup raw sunflower seeds1/4 Cup hemp seeds3 Tbsp chia seeds2 Tbsp whole flaxseeds2 tsp ground cinnamon2-3 Tbsp maple syrup1/3 Cup golden raisins or currents1/3 Cup dried cranberries or goji berries 1/2 Cup chocolate chips/chunks 1/2 tsp pink Himalayan sea saltPreheat your oven to 325F.In a small bowl, combine all the seeds and cinnamon together. Stir in maple syrup with a spatula until well combined. Pour over a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12-13 minutes (halfway through, mix around with the spatula). Remove from the oven and add the dried berries on top and press them into the seeds. Allow to cool completely and add in chocolate chips. Store in an air-tight jar or container.RAW SEED MUNCHMakes 8 Cups 24 (1/3 Cup) Servings3/4 Cup dried fruit (mulberries, raisins, cranberries, diced apricots)2 Cups apple chips or rings (or banana chips)1 1/2 Cups chocolate chunks, Enjoy Life brand1 1/2 Cups raw sunflower seeds1 1/2 Cups raw pumpkin seedsIn a large bowl, combine all the ingredients. Store in an air-tight container in a cool place.OTHER HEALTHY SNACK IDEASSmoothies instead of a juice boxVeggies and hummus/dip there are so many healthy dips to choose fromAir popped popcorn with coconut oil and sea saltToasted nori seaweed (Sea Snax is a great brand)Yogurt parfait with seedy granola and berriesEdamame beans with sea salt so easy!Easy fruit salad bananas and peaches with hempseedsSweet potato fries (leftover from last night)Organic corn chips and guacamole (Wholly Guacamole is a healthy pre-made guac)Ants on a log mix half sunflower seed butter with half apple butter and spread on celeryTuna or salmon salad stuffed mini red peppersBlack bean browniesGranola barsApple sauce with hemp seedsApple butter on rice or corn cakesJUDY MCMAHON PHOTOYoga in Our Schools HEATHER IVANYTHE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER has a swirl of emotions. I love the classic Staples commercial of parents floating through the school supplies aisles while the children sit miserable in the grocery cart, all to Its the most wonderful time of the year Kids are excited and nervous. Who will be in my class? What teacher will I have? Will there be any new kids? Parents absorb some of this energy in the form of anxiety, along with the stress of increased scheduling, paying out for clothes, supplies and the start-up of new programs. All the body recognizes is stress but it cannot decipher between good and bad stress. Many adults use yoga as a means to balance that stress; yet, what about our kids?Although yoga has enjoyed popularity with adults for many years, it is only recently that we have come to understand how helpful it can be for children in their formative years. Yoga promotes self-regulation, increases self-awareness, builds self-esteem, and strengthens bodies. Its used in support for programs of anti-bullying and classroom management.Heather Skaien was the pioneer teacher in Fernie who recognized the positive influence that yoga has on children. She has been including weekly yoga classes in her Creative Minds Preschool since it opened back in 2009. When my eldest daughter started preschool at Bright Beginnings, I would pop in from time to time to teach yoga to her and her classmates. Gradually, the kids yoga classes extended to all three preschool classes offered at Bright Beginnings on a monthly basis. The yoga taught to children from Preschool to Grade Two is a form of dynamic storytelling, bursting with imaginary animals, scenes and nature, which capture children who, in their delight, are unaware of how healthy and relaxed they are becoming. The movements go from high to low energy, teaching the children how to control their emotions but still instilling all the essential ingredients of yoga breath awareness, mind-body fitness, and the opportunity to experience the self within. Thanks to the generous donations of the Emily Brydon Youth Foundation and the 3300 Club, I.D.E.S. ran a six-week yoga program last spring for kids, Grades 3 to 6. When teaching to children beyond Grade 2, classes start to look a little more like an adult class. Themes are added, geared to emotions and self-confidence. For example working on a theme of facing fears, the class would begin by gathering to talk about what fears different people have. Breath work would layer on next, to experience how the heightened emotion of fear can drop by lowering the breath into the belly. Add to this some yoga poses such as crow (balancing the knees on arms with hands on the floor) and you can encourage kids to nudge their fears in a safe and supportive atmosphere. The yoga poses both reflect and reiterate the symmetry between emotions and body movement. Children begin to understand that it is not only the physical body that is made to do yoga, but that our brain, emotions and our physical body are all interconnected. Yoga postures and angles create pressures to stimulate their body and brain, making Health and Lifestyle TA L E S F R O M A N U N E X P E C T E D Y O G IFERNIEFIX.COM | 43The Bridge BurgerEnjoy the Outdoors Indoors with our Overhead Patio DoorsRotisserie ChickenFernies Favourite Riverside PatioBrunch (11am - 1pm)Lunch, Dinner,Dessert & DrinksFernies Favourite Riverside Patiothe necessary changes to become healthy, happy, and whole people. Integrating yoga into public schools is a gradual process. Breaking through the yoga stereotypes can be challenging, yet the outcomes of these positive programs are outstanding. Kids who have a hard time being contained to desks for long periods of time can really excel through simple yoga techniques to break-up the inertia, without needing to book gym space or pile on the outdoor clothing. It seems to be only a matter of time before yoga becomes a regular part of our childrens curriculum. How grateful I am to live in a community of open-minded parents, administration and teachers. For some simple yoga tips for kids check out these websites:www.thekidsyogaresource.com www.yogainmyschool.comTo book this special call us directly in Fernie at 1-800-622-5007 or book on-line. **Must book directly through Fernie Central Reservations and is subject to availability. Cannot be combined with any other Fernie Central Reservations offer.Have a Night on us! BOOK YOUR STAY DURING SEPTEMBER OR OCTOBER AND RECEIVE 4 NIGHTS FOR THE PRICE OF 3! Health and Lifestyle A R O U N D T H E W O R L DParadise for BabiesREBECCA HALLAS A CHILD, MY PARENTS WERE CONSTANTLY bundling my sisters and me in the car for a trip. Despite my resulting understanding of how adaptable kids are, Im still in awe of people who take their babies and toddlers to exotic places Karen and Jeff, for example, whose two-year old daughter Elise is more well travelled than many adults I know. At just eight months old, Elise travelled to Costa Rica for a month with her parents.As we flicked through a photo album of lush rainforest and tranquil golden beaches the couple explained how easy it was to travel there, even with an infant. Local flights are often a cheaper option than car rentals, but if you do rent a car, its fairly easy to get around. They recommended against travelling at night due to a lack of signage and some poor roads, but in general found it very simple. The trip began on the scenic Osa Peninsula, flying in from San Jose into Drake Bay to stay at the lovely Finca Maresia. The accommodation they chose in the country tended to be a hybrid of B&B and backpacker hostel simple, affordable and comfortable single room cabins, with genial hosts and breakfast included. Without fail, Elise was welcomed everywhere they went by all accounts, Costa Ricans adore babies.In nearby Corcovado National Park, they took a guided tour to see the diverse wildlife. Throughout the trip they saw several species of monkeys, plus crocodiles, tapirs, caimans, sloths, sharks, iguana and a spectacular array of tropical birds, frogs and insects. They clearly enjoyed the experience here more than the busier Manuel Antonio National Park, although it is easier to get up close to the wildlife in the latter. Playa Samara on the Nicoya Peninsula takes the term paradise and runs away with it. Beachfront accommodations spill onto acres of golden sand and gentle waves are equally perfect for beginner surfers at low tide, and more experienced surfers at high tide. Warm yet temperate, the climate here is gentler than the lush, SUBMITTED PHOTOSFERNIEFIX.COM | 45humid rainforest areas in the south while the area is a haven for families looking for peaceful, calm locations away from the party beaches in the North. To cap off the trip, the pair planned a week of whitewater with Esprit Paddling, a Canadian company based in the Sarapiqui Valley. Professional and fun, the trip visits different rivers each day to race the whitewater and challenge the waterfalls by kayak or canoe. Baby Elise took the week off to hang out with Grandma, but if you dont have an available senior, the company can provide a nanny. The remainder of the trip was spent touring by car, visiting cloud forests, hiking volcanoes and exploring the West coast. The family travelled through November and December, which can be a little early for the East coast where the chance of tropical storms is higher. January April is the recommended time to visit, with Christmas often being twice the price of other times of year. Return flights from Calgary to San Jose in January start from $798 including taxes with United via Houston through dee.hatina@flightcentreassociates.com. The family travelled for a month on around $8000 including the $2500 whitewater week, which included all food and accommodation. Jeff & Karens top tips for travelling with toddlers: Carry a bag of little surprises for distractions on the fly. Take a good child-carrier backpack with bug net, rain cover, sunshade and pockets. Create an adaptable sleep regime to avoid interrupting the days plans. Jeff & Karens Costa Rica highlights: Wildlife viewing in Corcovado National Park. Surfing at Playa Samara. Rafting Rio Pacuare. Bonus highlight- Bug Lady Night Walk at Drake Bay.The Best BANG for your Buck! Handmade bagels baked daily in house Open 7am-5pm EVERYDAY Voted Best Quick Food Fix Fernie Fix Awards, 2013502 2nd Avenue, Fernie BC250-423-7778www.bigbangbagels.com featuring a 100% BC only wine list and beer on tap lunch and dinner menu with homemade burgers open 7 days a week, 11:30am to close live music thursday jam night www.thebrickhousefernie.com401 2nd avenue250.423.0009JOIN US THIS SUMMER ON THE BRICKHOUSE PATIOA GREAT PLACE TO GO AFTER AN EPIC BIKE RIDE!Fernie, BC Sept. 6, 2014Online Registration: www.zone4.cawww.fernietearsandgears.comClassic and New Enduro RoutesPart of TREKS - a five part trail running series in the Kootenays5th AnnualMountain Runand Bike RaceFERNIEFIX.COM | 47SummerizingADAM K. MACDONALDTHOUGH I HAVE EXPERIENCED some spectacular summers, 2014 might be my favourite ever. This year, my wife worked part-time, and as a teacher I had the summer off. That meant lots of family time. We had our old 1974 trailer out to several lakes, camping with friends. We moved house from the Annex to West Fernie-delphia (thanks for all the help!), and we flew to the Maritimes, where we saw our sons four very excited grandparents and many of his relatives. My favourite part of summer 2014 has been spending so much time with my son.I was a stay-at-home Dad and got to know my son better than ever. I also got very good at doing household chores with one arm, and attaching and un-attaching his Chariot to my townie bike. The two of us went to some amazing childrens programs (thank you Fernie Library and Little Sprouts!) where we sang songs and played games with other kids and parents. Sometimes I forget how lucky we are to have such wonderful programs available (and free at that!). Spending so many days together, I got to learn what my sons subtle finger-points and his wide range of noises meant. I learned which cries to ignore and which ones to jump to. I learned to close doors and toilet lids. I know my son better and I am more confident about being a dad. My day was broken down by naptime, mealtime, bath-time, and bedtime. The weeks and weekends blurred together. And I loved it.Spending full days with my son brought plenty of challenges. There were moments when my heart would stop as I realized he was climbing stairs, there were days when I felt frustration about getting nothing done, and afternoons when I wanted nothing more than to go to sleep. Every day, I had at least one moment of being in awe of single parents and how they do it. As excited as I was to spend whole days with my son, I was always excited to see my wife arrive home at the end of her work day. I was excited to see another adult, I was excited to see her because I could hand off my son and use both my arms, and of course I was excited to see her because she is my wife and I love seeing her any time.As summer ends, there are many things I am looking forward to about the fall. I am excited about returning to school and seeing colleagues and students and finding a comfort in structured routine. I am excited for the Demo Derby (nothing beats a mud-filled beverage). And September is my favourite month for hitting Fernies trails, whether for biking or running or hiking. I look forward to experiencing these things with a toddler. One of the many things I love about living in Canada is experiencing our four seasons and in September, we see fall take over from summer. Though the calendar tells us the official first day of each new season, I have my own markers. For me summer turns into fall not on September 22, but on the first day of school. Have a great fall, Fernie.Health and Lifestyle Y O U V E G O T M A L ESTOCK PHOTO PUMPKIN HEAD IS BACKFernie Brewing Co., 26 Manitou Road, Fernie, BC // 250-423-7797 info@ferniebrewing.com // www.ferniebrewing.comStore open Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM 2 minutes east of Fernie off Hwy 3PUTTING GRANDMAS PUMPKIN PIE TO SHAME SINCE 2010SPENDING SO MANY DAYS TOGETHER...I KNOW MY SON BETTER AND I AM MORE CONFIDENT ABOUT BEING A DAD. MY DAY WAS BROKEN DOWN BY NAPTIME, MEALTIME, BATH-TIME, AND BEDTIME. THE WEEKS AND WEEKENDS BLURRED TOGETHER. AND I LOVED IT.Located in the heart of historic downtown Fernie BC this Ministry of Education recognized independent school offers a full complement of high standard academic programming combined with a focus on athletics and the arts. Hosting students from Kindergarten through Grade 12, The Fernie Academy focuses on individual students preparing them for the challenges of todays demanding world. To book a tour please call: 250-423-0212451 2nd Avenue, Fernie B.C. CONTACT OUR PRINCIPAL Jocelyn Sombrowski at: jocelyn@igsco.caKindergarten to grAde 12, consider the Academy. Call to book a tour!250.423.0212t he fernie academyRESPECT, EXCELLENCE, LEARNINGStrattonPLUMBING, HEATINGAND SHEET METAL Custom Duct Work New Installation and Remodelling Furnaces & Hot Water Tanks All Plumbing Fixtures Radiant Heating Systems Gas Fireplaces Full Sheet Metal Shop & Installations Quality First certified Licensed and BondedIndustrial Commercial Residential250.423.47781502 10th Avenue, Fernie BC V0B 1M0Fax: 250.423.4771250-423-2671www.fernieforge.caArtisan metalworkers of distinctionsince 1893British BlacksmithsAs Fall approaches, come and see our hand crafted selection of candleholders for your Thanksgiving table. With a variety of styles and designs, these unique items are sure to spark a conversation. Available from our newly opened gallery at 2087 Hwy #3 in Hosmer and at the Fernie Chamber of Commerce.David Barrett is a fifth generation blacksmith, who with his wife Sandra makes all manner of things from forged and fabricated metal. Using steel, copper and bronze, Fernie Forge takes this ancient craft and brings it up to date. We would like to welcome Tricia Mort to the team, who is joining us as a welder. FERNIEFIX.COM | 49EvernoteKEVIN MCISAACWITH A FEW EXCEPTIONS there wont be many times in your life when you are presented with as many things to remember as when you are in school. Everything from class schedules, locker combinations, assignment deadlines, etc. And thats without even considering the information presented in class. Keeping track of it all can be a challenge.A few months ago I wrote about how I use Gmail as a memory repository, and its certainly, for me, a useful way to store the history of my interactions with others. But there are dedicated tools now that are specifically designed to store and organize much of the information in your life.This month Ill take you through a tour of Evernote, a web application that acts like a virtual shoebox for you to toss in anything, organize it, and let you find it again easily.You can get Evernote from Evernote.com. It has a free version for Windows, Mac, iPad and Android devices. There is a paid subscription service of $5/month too, but you can do a lot with the free version and Id wait to see if it really works for you before dropping the bucks.Create your account on Evernote.com and use your login credentials to log into Evernote on your devices. Now start putting everything you want to remember into it. Evernote supports text, photo, audio and web notes. It organizes notes into notebooks and notebooks can be organized into stacks. One way of setting up notebooks could be one for each class, one for each extracurricular activity, one for each sport, one for next year reminders, etc. Then you can put all those notebooks into a 2014 stack. Repeat next year for 2015, and so on.You can also create a notebook for specific projects and group them into stacks. Of course you can choose any organizational method that works for you.Evernote works as a great storage shoebox because of its searching capabilities. Imagine if you could use Google to search your memory and you have a good idea of what its intended to do. You can use tags to further identify notes, even when theyre in different notebooks. Lets talk about note taking, an unavoidable chore in school. Evernote lets you create audio recordings as notes. Important lectures can simply be recorded for later. You can, of course, type in notes, but you can also take photos of your handwritten notes. Sometimes paper is easier, but finding what you want in a stack of paper is not always simple. Typewritten sheets can also be scanned in and even OCRed (Optical Character Recognition) so you can edit and search the text. This includes PDFs that you receive via email, by the way.Speaking of email, Evernote has a nice feature where you can send yourself a note via email. You can use special characters to indicate the notebook, tags, etc. I find this very convenient for grouping important emails from people with the project theyre related to in Evernote.Have a lot of numbers to remember? Locker numbers, room numbers, new friends numbers, combination locks, etc. All can be put into Evernote on a dedicated note.These days a lot of research is done on the web. Evernotes Web Clipper lets you grab pages, or portions of pages, bookmarks or screen shots and save them like notes. And you can annotate those notes with your own information. I use this feature a lot when Im researching a purchase or a trip. Everything I find when Im surfing the web that looks even remotely useful Ill drop into an Evernote notebook. Later I can peruse, organize and delete if needed, but its amazing how often Ill find an article that I mindlessly clipped became the important piece I needed later. This is so useful as its not always easy to retrace your steps to places on the web days or weeks later.With a little practice Im sure youll find many more uses for Evernote. Just need a few paragraphs from a text book: photograph them. Want to practice that chord progression from your music teacher: record it and listen while you practice at home. Tracking your expenses on a school trip: take pictures of the receipts. Ill bet you can think of dozens more.Happy Computing.Bits and Bytes T H E A N S W E R G U Y...EVERNOTE, A WEB APPLICATION THAT ACTS LIKE A VIRTUAL SHOEBOX FOR YOU TO TOSS IN ANYTHING, ORGANIZE IT, AND LET YOU FIND IT AGAIN EASILY. 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Contact Krista at krista@clarismedia.com to book your space today!What sets this guide apart?u Full guide to dining and nightlife u Full guide to accommodationu Comprehensive mapsu Complete business listingsu High-quality, perfect bound, full colour productu Early press date to reach key trade shows with Tourism Fernie, including Toronto, Boston, Ottawa, Spokane, Calgary and Edmontonu 12,000 distributed throughout Alberta through InterWest Brochures distribution companyu Personal stories and articles to connect the reader with our townu Recreational recommendations and opportunities for everyone, including familiesu Located in most businesses in town including hotel rooms, condos and chalets throughout Fernie, and at various destinations from the Crowsnest Pass to Cranbrook including the Canadian Rockies International Airport and Visitor CentresFERNIEFIX.COM | 53September HoroscopeCLAIRE SIMMONSAries (March 21 - April 29) MagicYour life is enchanted. Theres magic everywhere if youre open to experiencing it. Take time this month to connect with whats magical for you whether its fun with friends, time in nature, spending time with kids, or that yoga class you love... Discover the magic of the everyday.Taurus (April 20 - May 20) UnknownIts time to take a deep look into the unknown to discover what you can create or bring to life. When we sit with the unknown, we are often offered sparks of inspiration to put into action. Try to tune out distractions this month and be fully present to the mystery of life. Let it inspire you!Gemini (May 21 - June 20) FocusThink about what you want, not what you dont want. Dedicate yourself to a single task at a time and try to eliminate multitasking. Its scientifically proven that humans are not more efficient when multi-tasking so throw that old belief out the window this month and practice the art of focusing.Cancer (June 21 - July 22) PurposeA new energy is coming into your life that will clarify your purpose even more. You will develop a deeper understanding of who you are and of what gifts you have to offer your community and the world.Leo (July 23 - Aug 22) Speak Up!Time to speak up! Have you been holding your tongue or have you left something unsaid? Nows the time to have your truth heard. Speak from the heart.Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22) ReflectionEverything in your life is a mirror of your inner world. When we experience chaos in our life, on some level we are experiencing chaos within. The same goes for when we are feeling at peace. Work to cultivate the feelings you desire within and watch them manifest around you. This is a subtle art.Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22) InstructionYou know something that others can learn from you. Chances are theres someone in your neighbourhood who doesnt know what you know and could use some instruction. This month you might find yourself asking What can I teach others? or What do I have to offer? Get out and share your wisdom and skills.Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21) ProtectionTheres a protective bubble around you right now. Think of it as a force field that keeps bad energy and negative attitudes from affecting you. Play with it and see if its something you can learn to call upon when you need it.Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21) TrustTrust your gut. This is the best way to learn to trust yourself. Tune into your gut instinct when making daily decisions and play with simple yes and no questions to learn how they both feel in your body. This might help you later in life when you have to make a big decision.Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19) SupportIn what ways do you support yourself ? Chances are you have a support team of other people around you but its good to develop your own self-sufficient support system for those times when theres no one to call on. Spend time being your own best friend this month! Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18) ConnectionYoure deeply connected to the Earth and so when the Earth is going through changes, you feel it too. If you feel a bit off lately, its okay know that youre just sensing the Earths evolution.Pisces (Feb 19 - March 20) EducationReally feeling the back to school vibe this year? It might be because you have some studying to do yourself. What is it that you want to learn? Take some time to reflect on a new skill you want to develop and find a way to learn it. Call up a Libra friend you never know it might be just the thing they can teach you!Bits and Bytes M O N T H LY H O R O S C O P E SM I R R O R I M A G E SH A I R S T U D I O250-423-7615 991 7th AvenueREFRESH YOUR SUMMER-FADED HAIR WITH A DEEP CONDITIONING TREATMENT AND A COLOUR OVERLAY. Call now to book your spot.Winter 2014/15 u Guide to FernieAdvertising in the Fernie Fix Winter Guide is your best opportunity to gain exposure in the Fernie area and beyond, all season long. Contact Krista at krista@clarismedia.com to book your space today!What sets this guide apart?u Full guide to dining and nightlife u Full guide to accommodationu Comprehensive mapsu Complete business listingsu High-quality, perfect bound, full colour productu Early press date to reach key trade shows with Tourism Fernie, including Toronto, Boston, Ottawa, Spokane, Calgary and Edmontonu 12,000 distributed throughout Alberta through InterWest Brochures distribution companyu Personal stories and articles to connect the reader with our townu Recreational recommendations and opportunities for everyone, including familiesu Located in most businesses in town including hotel rooms, condos and chalets throughout Fernie, and at various destinations from the Crowsnest Pass to Cranbrook including the Canadian Rockies International Airport and Visitor CentresFernie Fun f e r n i e f i x F e r n i e F i x M a gFIND THE Somewhere in this issue is a little apple. Can you find it?SPOT THE DIFFERENCE There are 10 differences between these two pictures. Can you find them?SPOT THE DIFFERENCE AUGUST - ANSWERS