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October 2023 Editor’s Fix

This October, I am feeling extremely grateful. Recently our family took a big Fernie ‘break’ to visit extended-family and explore new places. It was a month-long adventure, made possible through support from our families, friends, co-workers and let’s be honest… renting our home while we were away. 

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Oct 14, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the 18th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Oct 14, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

Lindsay Vallance

Lindsay is currently the Manager of Collections, Archives and Artifacts. Early on in Lindsay’s role, Louise Ferguson, the Executive Director at the Arts Station asked for them to write a Ghost Tour. 

Posted by admin on Oct 12, 2023 in Community

Change is Hard

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Oct 12, 2023 in Health

October 2023 Astrology

There is a theme of intensity this month with two eclipses occurring. The first occurs on the New Moon - October 14 at noon. The Sun and Moon sit at 21° Libra, marking the new Aries - Libra eclipse cycle that lasts until 2025. Themes of self vs other are central for the next two years. The Full Moon on October 28 at 5° Taurus marks the end of the Scorpio-Taurus eclipse cycle which has been incredibly transformational.

Posted by Ashley Kristina on Oct 07, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

October 2023 Business News

Bark Backcountry Aid and Rescue Kit (BARK)

Posted by admin on Oct 06, 2023 in Business

Elk Valley Snow and Avalanche Workshop

The Elk Valley Snow and Avalanche Workshop Society is proud to be hosting our annual event again this year. The full-day workshop returns October 28, 2023, with a theme that speaks to the diversity of the winter backcountry landscape: Carving a Path Together: Strengthening Avalanche Safety Across the Community.

Posted by Lisa Larson on Oct 05, 2023 in Community

Agents of Change

As summer transitions into autumn and the larch fade to pale green then to gold, it’s almost impossible not to think about change. And, when you live in a community you love it is a constant lingering consideration, perhaps not in the forefront, but in the background. 

Posted by Nic Milligan on Oct 04, 2023 in Community

Ric Fedyna

I started my career as an artist in Elementary School. I did a painting of a little native girl for an art class assignment. After I handed it in, I got 26 orders from the teachers to paint them each one. I made $5 per painting. I remember thinking… “Gee, I could maybe make enough money to do this for a living one day!” I then got into doing portraits of friends and family in Jr. High and High School. 

Posted by admin on Oct 04, 2023 in Art and Entertainment


As we emerge into another school year, I am reminded of this beginning through my own children and their educational experience. Parents and guardians are presented with numerous options when it comes to attaining and sustaining education and the promotion of lifelong learning. I was incredibly fortunate to have grown up in a country where education is available to me as a woman.

Posted by Sadie Rosgen on Sep 28, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

Tricks for Treats

Have you ever thought about teaching your dog some tricks? 

Posted by Valerie Barry on Sep 28, 2023 in Community

2023 Fernie Business Excellence Awards: Finalists announced and tickets on sale

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the finalists for this year’s Fernie Business Excellence Awards. There were close to 100 business and organization nominations cast for the awards this year which is an amazing testament to how much local businesses are valued by the community.  

Posted by admin on Sep 22, 2023 in Business

Popular Hikes and Travelling in Groups

September is the last month of summer and the first month of autumn. Those lingering warm days in the Northern Hemisphere provide a lovely time to travel, especially since the intense heat and summer rush has passed.

Posted by Patrick Robertson on Sep 21, 2023 in Health

Sonia Roy

It always intrigues me how sometimes things so obviously align... like they are meant to be. 

Posted by admin on Sep 21, 2023 in Community

Glass Art Heats Up on Social

Katherine Russell’s bright, whimsical glass art can be found in galleries across Western Canada—and the internet. Her art features glass pieces turned like honey on a spoon at temperatures up to 1,100°C.

Posted by admin on Sep 21, 2023 in Art and Entertainment