Category Archives: Ideas Galore

Closing Businesses & CBT

downtown fernie bc - classic shot

What a strange year it’s turning out to be. A couple more shops are shutting down this year, Vitality Body & Mind and The Play Room, kind of unexpected for the rest of us – perhaps, not so unexpected for the owners. This on top of the other businesses – Kelvin’s Kitchen and Four Cubs who already said their good-byes.

It’s not an easy town to start a business in and the ones that last a long time are considered the lucky ones. I’m just guessing but I gather you need to prepare for really busy and completely dead and not expect one year to be anything like the last.

There are resources in the area to help and advise. CBT offers a free service to businesses    in the Kootenays called Basin Business Advisors Program. Something to consider, as they’re highly recommended and running a business can be difficult.

Common areas of support include:

  • financial analysis;
  • marketing;
  • operations;
  • business and strategic planning;
  • human resources;
  • competitive analysis;
  • target market analysis;
  • general business viability

Join Fernie Pride Society For Call Me By Your Name

“Critics call it the best movie of 2017. See it in Fernie – one night only: 9 PM, Wed. March 28th at the Vogue. Rated 14A. Call Me By Your Name. 9 PM, Wed. March 28th at the Vogue Cinema. Come see the film that got a 10-minute standing ovation in New York.”


Kaslo Jazz Fest

Kaslo Jazz Summer Music Festival

Easter Egg Hunt At Fort Steele

Easter Egg Hunt Fort Steele BC - Wagon Rides, Plant a Seed, Cookie Decorating

“Come spend Easter Sunday at Fort Steele Heritage Town!

This is a fun-filled day with so much going on, including a *NEW FULL-SITE* Easter Egg Hunt!!

Activities include:
*NEW! Full-site Easter Egg Hunt!!
– Test your searching skills to find over 6000 eggs hidden around town!
– Golden eggs are back with special prizes awarded!
*NEW! Special Egg Hunt location for ages 0-5 years!
– Kid-friendly search for the little ones! :)
*Easter Parade @ 1pm
– Bring your decorated bike and join in!
*Wagon Rides
*Decorated Egg Contest
– Bring your favourite egg from home!
– 12 & under
*Plant a Seed
*Cookie Decorating ($2)
*Rock Picking

…& so much more!″

This does sound like fun! And only 1 hour from Fernie.

Fernie Potters Guild Open House & Sale


Friday April 6th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Whether you’re looking for a gift or to fill that lonely spot in your cupboard, there will be plenty of unique pottery available for purchase. A wide range of prices and sizes will ensure that you’ll fall in love with something. Feel free to take a quick tour and chat with our potters about their work, upcoming classes, and what the guild has to offer you.


Fernie Spring Break Programs At The Library

Fernie Heritage Library - Spring Break Schedule


Call The Babysitter! Fernie Stoke Fest

Fernie Stoke Fest 2018 - Shred Kelly The Runs, Devarrow, Circus Acts Insomniacs