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The Pale Blue Eye

Set against an exceptionally cold and atmospheric back drop, the film is dark and miserable throughout, drawing its menacing, macabre themes into sharp focus, but you should absolutely see The Pale Blue Eye. It is an angst-ridden tour de force, a film that delves into the dark crevices of the human soul. It is a truly great piece of art. 

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Sep 21, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

Kudos to the Clothesline

Illustrated by Sarah Pullen

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Posted by Sylvia Ayers on Sep 17, 2023 in Community

200th Look Back

This is my 200th “Answer Guy” column for the Fernie Fix. It has been a lot of fun writing about computers and technology over the years. My first column was about using Skype: a technology that has definitely waned as competitors have swooped in. Other early columns were on keeping kids safe online, how to search online, setting up a wireless modem, privacy, and of course the annual holiday gift guides.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Sep 15, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

The “Scents” of Smell

Posted by Marianne Agnew on Sep 10, 2023 in Community

Favourite Month

They’re wrong… it’s not… don’t listen… to whom? Those glass-half-full people who have gleefully been telling you since June 21 that ‘the days are getting shorter’ and now that September has arrived, ‘summer’s over.’

Posted by Duncan Maisels on Sep 10, 2023 in Health

New Mexico Red Chile Enchilada Casserole

Nothing can rival the charm, ease, wow factor, and the umami-dense flavour of an enchilada casserole. When you mix red chile sauce, copious amounts of cheese, veggies and/or meat together with some corn tortillas—it’s gonna be a good time. Enchiladas are a core component of New Mexico’s culinary heritage and I’m excited to share this recipe with you! 

Posted by Claire Smallwood on Sep 09, 2023 in Community

Direct Communication

Last month I was sitting at Freshies with another Fix writer writing. Some friends joined us and expressed a worry that they were interrupting us. I laughed and said, “no if you were, I would just tell you directly,” and they responded with, “can that be your next article?” The need for saying how you feel and what you want directly with kindness. It sure can!

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Sep 09, 2023 in Health

Even More of the Basin to Access High-Speed Internet

Funding has been announced for rural communities and areas in the Columbia Basin—encompassing 5,429 homes—to create access to high-speed Internet. This new multi-year, $82-million project is being funded by the federal and provincial governments, the regional districts of Central Kootenay, Columbia Shuswap, Kootenay Boundary, East Kootenay and Columbia Basin Trust.

Posted by admin on Sep 09, 2023 in Community

September 2023 Astrology

September begins with the Sun travelling through Virgo in the sky with retrograde Mercury. This is another month where many planets and major asteroids are in retrograde. This means themes from the past are up to be revisited and that it’s a more internal time. With the Sun travelling through Virgo there is also the energy to be practical, organized and it is a great time for cleaning up and getting ready for the changing seasons. As the weather becomes cooler, it’s also an opportunity for an autumn detox.

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

September 2023 Business News

Elk Valley Hospice
Are you thinking of volunteering in the community, or do you want to learn more about supporting people who are palliative? 

Posted by admin on Sep 07, 2023 in Business

Get on Board

With the planning and development of the new Fernie Skatepark, I felt it important to celebrate and showcase the artistic aspects of skateboarding as the sport continues to grow in the Elk Valley. In order to do this, I have curated a multi-artist show that features an array of visual art on recycled skate decks.

Posted by RivkA Landsberg on Sep 06, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

First Annual Arthur Sombrowski Tennis Tournament

The first annual Arthur Sombrowski Tennis Tournament was held in Fernie on a glorious weekend of July 15-16. 

Posted by Jocelyn Sombrowski on Sep 06, 2023 in Community

Elk Valley Residents Invited to Attend Annual Elk River Shoreline Clean-up on September 24th

This summer, locals and tourists basked in the refreshing waters of the Elk River watershed to avoid unusually dry and hot conditions. Unfortunately, where there are people, trash is soon to follow. The Elk River Alliance–a local environmental charity–is asking the Elk Valley community to come together and help ensure a clean river for generations to come.

Posted by admin on Sep 06, 2023 in Outdoors