Sara Edmondson, owner of Mountain Lion Photography, was inspired to start offering affordable family photography services after the birth of her son, Leo. Photo Submitted

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Earth’s Own Naturals launches new campaign

To encourage the customization of purchasing cannabis, Earth’s Own Naturals is kicking off their new campaign entitled What is Your Own Natural?

The campaign, which launches in late June, seeks to address the varying ways in which cannabis affects individuals. According to owner Laurie Weitzel, the experience of purchasing a cannabis product should be as unique as the consumer themselves.

“Everyone is an individual, everyone is different, and cannabis treats everyone different. The way you and I metabolize the same strain could be night and day,” said Weitzel on the reason for launching her new campaign.

To address these differences and bring about positive cannabis experiences for their clients, Earth’s Own Naturals encourages customers to come into the shop for discussions with sales representatives. During these meetings, their knowledgeable staff will ask clients a series of easy going questions to determine the best products for their desired experience. Whether consumers want to partake in elevated yoga, go on a hike, read a book, or do anything in between, Weitzel is confident her team can help craft the right products for each individual need.

Earth’s Own Naturals carries a variety of cannabis products including oils, smokeables, pre-rolls, dried flowers, an assortment of edibles, bath oils, topicals, drinks, and various smoking accessories. Weitzel encourages anyone with questions or looking to purchase products to call in or come visit the shop.

Mountain Lion Photography captures memories

New this summer, Mountain Lion Photography is offering lifestyle photography in Fernie to create lifelong memories from your everyday moments. Their relaxed, candid style captures true to life images of their clients spending time with loved ones and doing the things they enjoy. Services are tailored to meet each client’s wishes, including sessions for family, children, couples and engagement, maternity and newborn, sports, pets, holiday themes and other special events.

Sara Edmondson, owner of Mountain Lion Photography, has been providing content for various East Kootenay media and businesses since 2013 while honing her love of photography on family and friends. After having a child of her own and realizing just how fleeting time is with a little one, she was motivated to provide high quality photography services at affordable prices for all families. Visit to find out more and to book your session.

Klapp Farm to celebrate grand opening

Some exciting news for Elkford as we eagerly await the store front opening of the Klapp Farm! Welcoming residents of Elkford and surrounding communities to come and celebrate the Grand Opening Celebrations on July 4, starting at 10 a.m. at #1 Bearspaw Crescent in Elkford.

The Klapp Farm, which is a family run business, started out in their kitchen in December of 2015. Creating unique jams, jellies and pickled flavors that are not easily found at your local grocers, the Klapp Farm wanted to explore and offer more to the world then your usual strawberry, raspberry and triple berry varieties and started to create their first and most popular flavor Pina Colada Jam.

Candice Klapp, looking for inspiration on the perfect Christmas gift for her grandmother became frustrated that there were not many choices online or in stores, so woke up declaring to start making them. Watching her grandmother can for years, bringing back nostalgic memories as a child, Candice got started and her passion for jams ignited. Making hundreds of batches of jam in 2016, they attended their first market in Elkford which quickly turned into a long line up of eagerly awaiting customers.

Excited and elated to bring smiles to the community and to be part of a community that opened their arms with support, the Klapp Farms long line up for jams, jellies and picklings began to grow. Using the finest ingredients, sourcing from nearby producers, going to farmers markets and craft fairs, the Klapp Farm decided it was time to open shop. Offering the same outstanding customer service with their personal touches, they are excited to bring that same experience to customers as they embark on expanding their venture.

Farmers market season begins in Sparwood

The Sparwood Market is excited to announce that the first market of the summer season will be on Friday, June 26 from 4-7 p.m.

“A staple of summers in Sparwood, we are pleased to be able to continue the farmers market for the 2020 season and provide the opportunity for our community to have access to fresh, local food,” said Tracy Kaisner, board chair of the Sparwood Market.

With stringent safety measures in place to protect customers and vendors, the market will continue to run every Friday evening, although with a few changes.

In accordance with provincial guidelines, vendors may only sell food and not crafts and other artisanal items. However, non-food vendors are encouraged to contact the market anyways to be advertised and promoted on their Facebook page and website,

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