Summer is here and for once the forecast looks excellent for the week ahead (including the weekend). Tuesday, June 21 marks the Summer Solstice, with the season officially arriving at 5:16pm. Spring was far from normal but there are upsides; the golf greens are as green as we've seen them, the mountains look spectacular with their summer snow cap, and there aren't many pesky bugs to bother BBQ goers. Looking around the globe it's apparent that crazy weather can no longer be considered abnormal.   Read more

The young man from Northern Ireland was the first player in U.S. Open history to reach 13 under in the second round today... Like all the greats in the game, Rory McIlroy picked up clubs at a very young age; now he is reaping the rewards of passion and endless practice. Do you have a potential champion in your house? Find out these school holidays and take advantage of "Take a Kid to the Course" month at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Through July, Junior golfers play FREE after 1pm when they swing with a paying adult.   Read more

resort cleaning Fairmont Hot Springs Resort has 143 guest rooms. To clean all those rooms in the peak season our staff numbers increase dramatically. We employ students going back to high school, college, and university. Also we employ people that come to learn English as a second language. These employees come from places like Chile, Honduras, Russia, Moldova, Australia, Taiwan, Japan, Hungary, Brazil, Portugal, and Korea. They come to work for a few months and to share their culture with us, and we share ours with them.   Read more

the state of corporate social media We all know how important social media has become ... all you have to do is watch any commercial to see the first point of contact is now Facebook and not the company's website. Social media has taken the world by storm and the reasons why are well explained in the article below by Will Taylor, head of marketing at Useful Social Media.   Read more

Summer days ...

The lazy summer days of being a lifeguard may look easy but there is a lot of training and preparation that goes into having one the most enviable jobs!

A lifeguard supervises the safety and rescue of swimmers, surfers, and other water sports participants such as in a swimming pool, water park, or beach. Lifeguards are strong swimmers and trained in first aid, certified in water rescue using a variety of aids and equipment depending on requirements of their particular venue. In some areas, lifeguards are part of the emergency services system to incidents.

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For thousands of years (around ten thousand years in North America) humans have been innately tied to nature for survival and spirituality. Food, shelter, fire, water and happiness were all found within the comforting arms of Mother Nature. But ... things have changed.   Read more

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