Art and Entertainment

Apple Airtags

Starting last year I started using Apple Airtags for travel. Airtags are small devices about the size of a chubby toonie. They do tracking and location finding. Attach an Airtag to your car keys and you’ll always be able to find them. In my case, I started putting them in my luggage when I’m travelling.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Jun 14, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

Running on Empty

Note: the views and opinions stated in this column are the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Fernie Fix or its editors. 

Posted by Michael Hepher on Jun 14, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

Wednesday Socials

The stoke is at an all-time high for live music in Fernie!

Posted by Alexandra Kozak on Jun 13, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

Megan Lohmann

Many in our community know of Megan Lohmann… the mom, the volunteer, the organizer, the Nordic ambassador, the environmentalist. But it is unlikely most know the depth of her passion and the impact she has had on our community and beyond through her dedication and hard work. 

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Jun 10, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

Liza Gareau Tosh

Where I come from is very important to me, as is where I am now. I tend to feel a constant sense of displacement and belonging at the same time. Perpetually trying to find the balance between the two is what I strive to express, especially in art. It’s a battle and I see this as a good thing.

Posted by admin on Jun 08, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

June 2023 Astrology

June begins with tension as retrograde Pluto opposes Venus, giving an intensity to relations and passions. Saturn sextiles Mars, which can create a constriction to willpower. It’s time to review the past to prepare for a new phase in life.

Posted by Ashley Kristina on Jun 03, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

Living

Death is a part of life. The longer we live, the more people around us will die; and it is important for us to accept this reality. However, regardless of how omnipresent death is in human existence, we don’t understand it very well, and philosophers and theologians have vigorous debates about human mortality and what it means to be a human being living and dying on this planet.  

Posted by Andrew Vallance on May 18, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

DNS Based Parental Controls

Recently a friend asked me about managing online access in a house with young children. The internet is an astonishing and amazing thing filled with wonders to fuel your children’s imagination, but also contains stuff that parents will want to manage their access to.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on May 14, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

Fernie Community Choir

The choir came together when Anne Majic, a long-term Fernie resident who enjoys singing, approached David Pasivirta, a local music and band teacher, to see if he would be interested in leading a community choral group. Luckily for us, David was keen and the Fernie Community Choir was born.

Posted by Anna Piney on May 11, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

Sunday In the Park with Sadie!

In a small town like Fernie, our dedicated community spaces are sacred places in nature where we all get to play. Often these spaces are maintained by the City and/or by the efforts of the many dedicated volunteers. One of my favourite places to hit is the Fernie Rail Yard Dog Park. Its gorgeous off leash areas and paved walking trails are stunning.

Posted by Sadie Rosgen on May 10, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

May 2023 Astrology

May is a pivotal month of the year, and possibly a pivotal month in a lifetime. This month is all about boundaries as Mercury, the planet that rules communication - including our own deeper communications with self- travels retrograde through Taurus until May 14 when it turns direct. 

Posted by Ashley Kristina on May 05, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

The Cleansing Mind

As an actor, a soliloquy is that inescapable moment you have playing a character where their true feelings are exposed. It’s a vulnerable opportunity to let the audience into the internal world you create within the drama of the play. This month, I thought I’d dive deep into the world of drama and present a soliloquy for Fernie.

Posted by Sadie Rosgen on Apr 27, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

Prey

Predator was the first installment in the Predator franchise. It was directed by John McTiernan and was released in 1987, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leader of a paramilitary rescue team who encountered a deadly technologically advanced alien warrior in a Central American rainforest. The warrior, known as the “Yautja,” stalked the soldiers in order to take them as trophies. Initial reviews of the film were mixed, but it has since been considered a classic of the science fiction genre. Predator was followed by three sequels: Predator 2 (1990), Predators (2010), and The Predator (2018).   

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

The Art of Change

There are times when artists’ roles in our community, and in our society, feels a bit insignificant. The curse of our sensitive personalities is that we tend to see things that need changing—coupled with the curse of the desire to want to improve, grow and share what we learn—means there is a constant tension in our lives between what is, and what we think could be. As I stand at the easel, I’m often thinking about why I’m painting. What good is another mountain scene when there is war in Ukraine? How can I make things that help shift ideas and perspectives? How can I make my art relevant to the climate crisis?

Posted by Michael Hepher on Apr 20, 2023 in Art and Entertainment