Jun 17

Fernie and the Weather

You can’t talk about Fernie without talking about the weather… “Those clouds look dark, wonder if it’s gonna rain?” Or “I’ve just come from the Pass and the snow is coming down.” This type of talk is typical in a mountain town such as Fernie, for the weathers defines those who live here, so much…

Jun 14

Free eBooks about Canada

Free eBooks about Canada You may recall how last week I wrote about free travel eBooks you must read, you mean haven’t read it yet? Go ahead, read it. I’ll wait. You back? Welcome. This post will again touch on free eBooks but focus this time exclusively on those written about Canada, its history, politics,…

Jun 10

Fernie BC Bike Park Opens 22 June {Video}

Fernie BC Bike Park Opens The Fernie BC bike park opens 22 June… check out this awesome video (featuring the awesome local band Shred Kelly). If you look closely there is even a guest appearance by yours truly. That’s right I featured in an epic bike video. Just need to buy a mountain bike and learn…

Jan 2

Fernie Myths and Legends

Fernie myths and legends take on many different forms, some involve curses while others involve mythical First Nation folklore, these are three Fernie myths and legends. Fernie Myths and Legends – Who is William Fernie? Floods, mining disasters and fire have significantly affected Fernie over the last 120 years, yet while some may put this down to…

Oct 15

The Novelties of a Local Newspaper

Small town newspapers are different, a different breed of newspaper compared to their more illustrious cousins in the big cities. They cover the intricacies of small-town life, church bake sales, council news and little children selling lemonade (these budding Donald Trump’s charge up to $3 a cup, yet there are always a couple of front-page…

Oct 9

Bears in Fernie and the Elk Valley

Bears in Fernie and the Elk Valley “…for many of us the world would be a poorer place without bears. We keep bears because they are a part of nature and because of what they do for the human mind, body, and soul.” Steve Herrero in Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance. The tiny black bear…

the fernie webcam is buried Jan 18

The Greatest Day

The snow started falling early on Sunday morning, breaking for a short while on Monday and returning with a vengeance on Tuesday, where it didn’t stop for hours and hours. Kootenay Influence Ep.5 January 17th from Dylan Siggers. Tuesday 17 January 2012 will go down in history as one of the greatest powder days in…

Grizzly Bear Nov 8

An Englishman, a Grizzly bear and a cub walk into a bar…

I’m sitting in the pub with a few mates, shooting the shit, talking about the epic season we hope to enjoy, when one of them says in a calm matter of fact tone, “Hey Mikey, don’t you live in the Annex?” “Yeah mate, moved in a few days ago,” I reply. “You hear about the…