Art and Entertainment

Crafting a Greener Little Blue Dot

Humanity has played a significant role in changing the climate of our little blue dot. The past few decades have seen our time in the naughty corner increase, with Mother Nature (and David Attenborough, among others) scolding us to get our act together. We see her wrath in rising temperatures, thunderous storms, bushfires, floods, and extreme climates. She’s mad, and we did this. We need to do better. 

Posted by Jessica Bozoky on Apr 13, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

Where the Wild Things Aren’t

As we start to collectively sway back into equilibrium, we should take a moment to note the things that we lost, and the things that we learned. How do we prevent our ecosystems from getting out of balance in the future? What are our keystone species? What have we done with our wolves?

Posted by Michael Hepher on Apr 08, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

James Ouimet

My woodworking journey always starts with elevating the natural beauty of wood into distinctive, functional heirlooms for one’s home. I’m a stay at home dad and happy husband with a passion to create unique pieces out of beautiful, carefully selected wood. I honour the tradition of my grandfather, a French-Italian immigrant to Canada who skillfully and passionately carved his life and community out of wood.

Posted by admin on Apr 03, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

Speak Up, Support and Celebrate

With a focus on challenging gender bias and inequity, this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) seeks to provoke society to take action and accelerate gender parity. Choose To Challenge is the theme, and creating a more alert world is the aim. As their website says, “from challenge, comes change.”  
 

Posted by Jessica Bozoky on Mar 17, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

Social Media Makeover

By now you or someone or everyone you know has watched The Social Dilemma. If you haven’t you should. It’s eye-opening. The purpose of the documentary is to educate you about how social media is affecting your life in profound and often undesirable ways.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Mar 16, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton was born in the British West Indies in the 1750s. His father was James Hamilton, a Scottish trader. His mother was Rachel Fawcett Lavine, the daughter of a French Huguenot physician, and wife of John Michael Lavine, a merchant who had settled on the island of St. Croix in the Danish West Indies. 

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Mar 14, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

Legends in Your Neighbourhood

A legend, by definition, is someone who is extremely well-known to excel at something notable, who’s influenced our culture, or changed the world in some way. In short: Someone BIG.

Posted by Michael Hepher on Mar 12, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

This Legend Needs a Home

It goes without saying, but I’ll say it again, Fernie is synonymous with the term legendary: legendary snow, legendary views, legendary people. Steph Fleming is no exception. When she opened Infinitea eight years ago, some locals laughed at the idea of yet another coffee shop but what they didn’t know was that it would evoke so much more.

Posted by Sadie Rosgen on Mar 10, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

March 2021 Astrology

Welcome to the best month of the year. March marks an incredibly peaceful time with destiny as the theme. Mars merges in the sky with the north node, in Gemini, while the rest of the planets move through Aquarius and Pisces.

Posted by Ashley Kristina on Mar 04, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

Bent On Art Returns to Kootenays as a Virtual Festival

Sorely missed in 2020, Bent On Art: Kootenay Queer & Trans Art Festival returns for 2021 in an online format. Join us virtually for a series of events designed to promote the work of LGBTQ+ artists in the Kootenays (and across British Columbia) while creating educational opportunities, fostering community connection & promoting resilience through the arts. The festival was founded by Samonte Cruz in 2018 & is now delivered in partnership with Samonte Cruz Studios and the West Kootenay Regional Arts Council. 

Posted by admin on Feb 24, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

Turn a WRT54G into a Wireless Extender

WiFi is broadcast in a torus (doughnut) shape from your antenna. This means that the signal is strongest with the furthest reach along a perpendicular axis from the antenna. So, ideally, you have your WiFi router in the centre of the house about computer high and that should get most of it. Of course, not every house is configured that way. And that’s why we sometimes need a WiFi repeater or extender.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Feb 21, 2021 in Art and Entertainment

Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy became insanely popular, as the public grasped for some understanding of what was happening to their democracy, rising to the top of the New York Times’ best seller list, and cementing J.D. Vance’s reputation as an “expert” on white poverty.

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Feb 21, 2021 in Art and Entertainment