Fernie Fix Magazine

Fernie Fix July 2019

Our newest and youngest columnist, Amy Attalla shares her thoughts on potential. Jesse Bell is back with her popular “Never Have I Ever” column! Roman Rybar provides guidance on potential in saving vs. investing. Summer is here, and Michelle Senior has Art Adventures for you to explore with kids. Dr. Taina Turcasso discusses the challenges of infertility, and the potential it holds.

Fernie Fix June 2019

Check out this month’s issue for exciting new columns to see us through the Summer Fernie’s heritage buildings restored, Rebecca Hall will tell us about their future. Feature Residents Tyler and Nathan on the freedom of finishing High School. Yvonne Prest on Fernie’s Mountain Mammas, who let nature soothe their souls In her final column and Crys Stewart leads us to pure deliciousness with Happy Cow.

Fernie Fix Summer Guide 2019

This guide to help you in learning more about Fernie! This piece was built with you in mind, providing as much of a local’s perspective as possible and exposing you to the best this mountain town has on offer. We happen to think this area is pretty spectacular, and have a feeling it won’t be long before you do too.

Fernie Fix May 2019

This issue’s Special Feature looks at the Fernie Valley Pathway project. Feature Resident Rod Timm on 30 years of coaching FAST and how it has evolved. Feature Artist Drew Hampson discusses the evolution of D.I.Y or DIE Supply Co. and Dr. Taina Turcasso on the role community plays in our health and wellbeing.

Fernie Fix April 2019

This issue’s Special Feature looks at a class project to reduce plastic. Eddie Petryshen shares how he developed a strong connection to wild places. Feature Artist Jocelyn Mudry on creating kinship between art, design, wilderness and daily experience. Katie Hamar on how we can make better choices when it comes to single-use items.

Fernie Fix March 2019

Feature Artist Colleen Gentemann on how working hard builds strength and resilience. Feature Res Nicky Benzie on lending a voice to those not yet ready to speak. Kerri Wall discusses how parents’ voices can shape those of their children. Emma Polit encourages us to support local by shopping local.

Fernie Fix February 2019

In this month’s Special Feature, Courtney Haeusler discusses free play and learning. Feature Resident Wendy Reade on her love of running FAR’s ski school. Michael Hepher talks about the necessity of injecting play into work. Playing with your child is important at all ages, explains Kerri Wall. Katie Hamar tells us about seven new ways to have fun with your food.

Fernie Fix January 2019

Feature Artist Alex Hanson discusses capturing the Kootenays. Feature Resident Morgan Pusifer on why he became interested in municipal politics. Learn about the January Streak, with Abi Moore. Plus new columns by Crys Stewart, Sarah-Beth Plishka and MAST student, Charlie Osborne.

Fernie Fix December 2018

In this month’s Special Feature, Rhonda and Jeri talk about leaving no one behind. Feature Resident Andrea Brennan on her journey here and her love of Fernie. Jesse Bell reminisces about writing 92 Fernie Fix articles, and moving on New columnist Maddy Alaric on mastering the perfect squat. Emma Polit shares her local fashion finds... from affordable to luxe.

Winter Guide 2018/19

The annual guide to all things winter.

Fernie Fix November 2018

This month’s Special Feature, Acheiving Calm Through Community Feature Resident Ange Qualizza on her goals for Council for the next four years. Michael Hepher discusses creativity and the artist’s workspace. Sadie Rosgen introduces us to peaceful mantras with Tricia Clarke. Astrology with Ashley Kristina, what’s in store for us this November.

Fernie Fix October 2018

Meet Fernie’s candidates in the 2018 Municipal Election in this month’s Special Feature. Feature Resident Scott Courtemanche on why he is where he is now. Shelby Cain chooses awesome over negativity. She explains how. Jesse Bell honours her need to be alone with a solitary hike at Table Mountain. Important advice from the Answer Guy on how not to get scammed.

Fernie Fix September 2018

Learn more about your online neighbour in “Making Social Media Work.” Feature Artist Téa Jasmin shares with us her passion for learning and creating. Feature Resident Nicole Neufeld discusses her journey with education. How to help with the Back to School Dread in “Planning Ahead” by Kerri Wall. Why you need to Derby with Jesse Bell in “Never Have I Ever.”

Fernie Fix August 2018

Chantel Vincent takes us through a Multi-Sensory Experience at Wapiti. Sadie Rosgen and Sage McBride collaborate on what “Small Mountain Town” means to them. Kerri Wall on connecting with your teen through a mutual appreciation of music. Feature Resident Troy Cook on the importance of creating, through music and art.

Fernie Wedding Guide 2018/19

While Fernie has always been a popular destination for many reasons - from its world class skiing to epic mountain bike trails to an eclectic shopping district in the historical downtown - its popularity as a wedding destination grows with each year as more people are exposed to its beauty and continually growing amenities. With the Fernie Wedding Guide, we've gathered all the information you'll need, from flowers, to location to catering, our guide will help you plan your mountain wedding.

Fernie Fix July 2018

Curious about Ultra Running? Abi Moore checks in with last year’s Elk Valley Ultra competitors. Feature Resident Mike Kelly shares how they keep curiosity alive at Fernie Secondary School. Julie Kelly gets us out on Fernie’s newest hiking trail: Goldilocks at Island Lake Lodge. Summer Patios - where to go and what to get in ‘For the Love of Food’.

Summer Guide 2018

This guide to help you in learning more about Fernie! This piece was built with you in mind, providing as much of a local’s perspective as possible and exposing you to the best this mountain town has on offer. We happen to think this area is pretty spectacular, and have a feeling it won’t be long before you do too.

Fernie Fix June 2018

New columnist Michael Hepher on the conversation of art in the community. Feature Resident Sarah-Jane Nelson on why she’s passionate about advocating for medicinal cannabis. Shelby Cain on the importance of writing goals down. Mel Makepeace tells us all about climbing, in her new column “Time to Solitude”. New columnist Ashley Taylor helps get our gardens going.

Fernie Fix May 2018

Special Feature by Norm McInnis on Building Community. Ken MacLeod with an overview on the controversial BC speculation tax. Feature Resident Evelyn Cutts shares with us the benefits of volunteering. Katie Hamar on the importance of farmers’ markets, socially and environmentally. Tiffany Schebesch talks about the pros and cons of the Whole 30 diet.

Fernie Fix April 2018

Special Feature by Ashley Taylor on the ease of small-scale composting. Feature Resident Nicole Knauf discusses her Fernie Fresh Food Share initiative. Sadie Rosgen and a Creative Minds preschool class go green with poetry. A different look at an ethereal type of trail, one seldom considered, by Jeff Colden Katie Hamar looks at sustainability practices within some of Fernie’s restaurants.

Fernie Fix March 2018

Feature Artist Jesse Bell on her passion for travelling and capturing the moment. Feature Resident Simone Bourassa and her journey to helping families in the valley. Katie Hamar discusses celebrating women, celebrating ourselves and being a team. Tom Gibson sets out to find classes led by inspiring women in Fernie. Dr. Taina Turcasso writes about a feminist’s approach to health.

Fernie Fix February 2018

Feature Artist Wild Wolves and how they are inspired by simplicity in nature. Feature Resident Marsha Churchill on balancing entrepreneurship. Jeff Colden discusses being out in nature, time alone and reflecting. Tiffany Schebesch talks about how we can simplify our diets for a healthier heart and Dr. Taina Turcasso on four impactful steps that can improve your health.

Fernie Fix January 2018

The Importance of Social Media with Christina Pilarski. Feature Resident Chuck Shoesmith on giving back to the community. Kerri Wall discusses a different way at looking at our time with our teenangers. New columnists Rebecca Hall and Crys Stewart share Fernie’s social side and new finds. Kevin McIssac talks about Net Neutrality and why we should care.

Fernie Fix December 2017

Feature Artist Alana Minifie-Rybar on what being an artist means to her. Feature Resident Alesha Thompson on giving back to the community. New columnist Shantelle Weir and her take on snowmobiling. Tom Gibson gets serious about core.

Fernie Fix November 2017

Feature Artist Matti Martin on becoming a goldsmith and where life’s paths have taken him and his family. Troy Nixon, Feature Resident, discusses his contribution to the Fernie Freestyle Club. Sarah Ingram tells us why rest is so important as part of our exercise regime. Dr. Taina Turcasso reminds us how to prepare for the cold and flu season.

Fernie Fix October 2017

This month’s Feature Artist column is dedicated to images from BC’s wildfires. Feature Resident Dave Hawrys on his passion and gratitude for his career as a helicopter pilot. Jesse Bell’s take on a hike to the summit of the Three Sisters, days before the  backcountry fire ban. Dr. Taina Turcasso discusses keeping your lungs healthy.

Fernie Fix September 2017

Carolyn Nikodym gives us the low down on music not to miss this September. Feature Residents Jerrold Jewsbury and Alan Day talk about the National Western Region Mine Rescue Competition. Jesse Bell educates us on the Grizzly Bear Project. Back to School lunches with Tiffany Schebesch.

Fernie Wedding Guide 2017/18

While Fernie has always been a popular destination for many reasons - from its world class skiing to epic mountain bike trails to an eclectic shopping district in the historical downtown - its popularity as a wedding destination grows with each year as more people are exposed to its beauty and continually growing amenities. With the Fernie Wedding Guide, we've gathered all the information you'll need, from flowers, to location to catering, our guide will help you plan your mountain wedding.

Fernie Fix August 2017

Experience Wapiti for the first time with Jesse Bell. Take in the beauty of Heiko’s Trail with Ahmed Mumeni. Feature Residents Rebecca Vaughan and Jeremy Grassick share their off-grid life and farm. Dr. Taina Turcasso discusses the positive affects of “unplugging” with your family this summer.

Fernie Fix July 2017

Feature Artist Beulah Limber, her life's work. Carolyn Nikodym has a the Wednesday Concert Series low down! Feature Resident Ross Roseingrave on Fernie's latest trail and Karen Pepper talks about getting air at Fernie Alpine Resort's Aerial Park.

Fernie Fix June 2017

Patty Vadnais discusses finding her work/life balance. Feature Artist Raven Eye Photography​ on what drives their adventures abroad. Todd Loewen talks about a special community project. Shelby and Adam both discuss their takes on getting away and coming home and check out the new summer columns, with more in July!

Fernie Fix May 2017

Feature Artist Kyle Hamilton and how the I Am Fernie exhibit came to be. Shelby Cain gets to the bottom of what the children of Fernie really think of their community. Tom Gibson on his passion for racing and the new Fernie Mountain Bike Club's race team. Dr. Taina Turcasso discusses why it's important to have a community of health practitioners.

Fernie Fix Summer Guide 2017

The annual guide to all things summer, including Golf Tips for Beginners, Mountain Magic by Jesse Bell, Wake Surfing and Easy to Access Hiking Views. 

Fernie Fix April 2017

Tanya Malcom discusses food security in the Elk Valley. Feature Artist Anita Braconnier and her passion for capturing the natural environment out her front door. Feature Resident Sharon Switzer and her passion for reducing our community’s footprint. Micah Morris on being an environmentally aware athlete.

Fernie Fix March 2017

Special Feature: Be More Than a Bystander by Nicky Benzie. Lauren Fox discusses the book Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay. Adam K. MacDonald, Shelby Cain and Micah Morris share their views on respect, equality, parenthood, role models and strength in sports, no matter what your gender and Jesse Bell celebrates five years with the Fix and 60 adventure stories!

Fernie Fix February 2016

Feature Artist Janet McIntyre on her passion for her craft. Christina Ketchen discusses her choice for book feature of the month, The Gifts of Imperfection. Shelby Cain on her admiration for her girls. New health columnist Tiffany Schedbesch teaches us about self love and making lasting changes. EA Sports is back! Learn all about Nordic Skiing in Fernie. Plus more.

Fernie Fix January 2017

Patty Vadnais of the Fernie Chamber asks us to reflect on an important question in business - Why? Feature Artist Vince Mo on what gives him purpose in photography. Shred Kelly's Sage McBride fills us in on what drives them this winter in, From the Road and Shelby Cain tell us her new revolution, plus more. 

Fernie Fix December 2016

120 covers and 10 years of the Fernie Fix. Feature Artist Summer Breeze, Carolyn Nikodym gets a lift from Turboprop in "Musical Notes". "Health, Naturally" with Dr. Taina Turcasso and A Celebration of Self. Kevin McIsaac helps you store and access data on your iPhone and Feature Residents Jeri Mitchell and Rhoda Deluca. 

Fernie Fix Winter Guide 2016/17

The annual guide to all things winter, including Top Ten Winter Family Fun, our favourite routes to explore, snowmobiling in Fernie and Best-Loved Winter Wonders with Jesse Bell.

Fernie Fix November 2016

Feature Artist Pruthvi Harshan has created a way for us to keep our memories alive through ColourMe Fernie. We learn another story of how Hieko Socher helped a family find their in Fernie in "Family Stoke" and Krissi Hyland shares a recipe sure to fuel your brain and enhance your memory.

Fernie Fix October 2016

The ch-ch-ch-ch changes issue. Refreshing illustrations with Feature Artist Slavka Kolesar. Guest write Randal McNair convinces us to pick Who Moved My Cheese? In "Fernie Reads". Shelby Cain discusses neural pathways in "Family Stoke" and how they may affect your ability to change. Push the envelop and ride the Fernie Trails Alliance destination of the month - Southern Comfort!

Fernie Fix September 2016

Feature Artist Allison Pace and Katie Lane on their passion for teaching music. Rusan Polacik discusses her latest read on the child's developing brain. Adam K McDonald challenges us, as educators, individuals and Canadians and Sarah Ingram's take on back to school.

Fernie Fix August 2016

Carolyn Nikodym gives you the low down on Wapiti. Feature Resident Shannon Takacs talks about becoming a death doula. Feature Artist Pat Moore discusses what inspires her. Shelby Cain on finding serenity. Working out in nature with Sarah Ingram.

Fernie Fix July 2016

Feature Artist Tessa Knoop on the power of reusing and rebuilding. Keys to an empowering birth by Dr. Tiana Turcasso, ND. Emily Brydon reviews Open Mind by Clara Hughes, two strong roles models in the world of sport and need a boost this summer? Try Krissi Hyland's Fernie POW'r bar recipe.

Fernie Fix June 2016

Feature artist Mary Menduk on music, poetry and diversity in art. Feature resident Ashley Retford discusses how she helps welcome new families to the community. The ab challenge is back, with Sarah Ingram and Dr. Taina Turcasso discusses diversity in health care.

Fernie Fix May 2016

The Potter's Guild: A creative community group. Feature Residents Kate Brennan and Paige Polacik on our community and the environment. Helen McAllister and Jennifer Heath are back with Down to Earth: The Next Chapter and Jeff Williams wraps up with his take on the community and nordic skiing.

Fernie Wedding Guide 2016

While Fernie has always been a popular destination for many reasons - from its world class skiing to epic mountain bike trails to an eclectic shopping district in the historical downtown - its popularity as a wedding destination grows with each year as more people are exposed to its beauty and continually growing amenities. With the Fernie Wedding Guide, we've gathered all the information you'll need, from flowers, to location to catering, our guide will help you plan your mountain wedding.

Fernie Fix Summer Guide 2016

The annual guide to all things summer, including golfing tips, how to have an amazing summer in Fernie, a guide to trail running and more. 

Fernie Fix April 2016

Feature Artist Lindsay Vallance on what lead her to pursue mask-making. Feature Resident Le-Anne Walker discusses her passion for nature and our rivers. Shelby Cain gives us a teen's perspective on the environment and Jesse Bell hits the studio with And What Apparel. 

Fernie Fix March 2016

Feature Artist Pepper Couëlle-Sterling on her passion for art and the youth. Feature Resident Courtney Haesler and Erich Leidums discuss their new outdoor venture. Shelby Cain on different types of family and Dr. Taina Turcasso with five ways to keep your family healthy.

Fernie Fix February 2016

Feature Artist Dan Worth on culinary dreams, ice cream and partnership. Feature Resident Brittany Loberg teaches us about Fernie Friends of Refugees. Jesse Bell checks out Montane with some friends and Fernie Alpine Resort's Karen Pepper with The Name Game. 

Fernie Fix January 2016

Learn about Feature Resident Katie Anderson and what moves her. Feature Artist Marla Deboon on what being brave means for her. Brendan Morgan on training for a triathlon. How to triumph over your New Year's resolution by Dr. Taina and the Fernie Fix welcomes Yann Loranger and his words on astrology.

Fernie Fix December 2015

Learn about Feature Resident Major James Hagglund and The Salvation Army. Shelby Cain reflects on what gratitude means for her. The Fernie Trails Alliance thanks the individuals and organizations who have supported them along the way. Dr. Taina Turcasso on why gratitude is good for your health. 

Fernie Fix November 2015

Feature artist Nikita Talula on finding her bliss. Learn about Feature Resident Tina Hayes as she reflects on the library. Jeff Williams is back and he's getting us ready for a season of Nordic Skiing and Krissi Hyland shares her recipes for fighting the flu.

Fernie Fix October 2015

Feature Artist Florence Barrett on facing fears and following dreams. Learn about Feature Resident Patricia Harris Seeley and how she is taking risks. Jesse Bell conquers new heights and Shelby Cain's take on the fear of letting go.

Fernie Fix September 2015

Feature Artist Rebecca Vaughan on felting. Feature Resident Heather Skaien with her personal teaching tips. Jesse Bell hikes the West Coast Trail and Krissi Hyland shares a back to school recipe.

Fernie Fix August 2015

Feature Artist Kaelen Ohm on her passion for film making. Carolyn Nikodym gives us the low-down on Wapiti. Feature Resident Barrie Elliott gets creative in the kitchen. Shelby Cain discusses the culture of growing up in the valley and Tom Gibson on bike culture.

Fernie Fix July 2015

Feature Artist Mark Gallup and his adrenaline packed career. Feature Resident Emily Agate on what fuels her passion. Adam K. McDonald pushes us to take some risks. Jesse Bell talks about biking Porky Blue and Dr. Taina Turcasso's take on adrenaline and stress hormones.

Fernie Wedding Guide 2015

While Fernie has always been a popular destination for many reasons - from its world class skiing to epic mountain bike trails to an eclectic shopping district in the historical downtown - its popularity as a wedding destination grows with each year as more people are exposed to its beauty and continually growing amenities. With the Fernie Wedding Guide, we've gathered all the information you'll need, from flowers, to location to catering, our guide will help you plan your mountain wedding.

Fernie Fix June 2015

Feature Artist Aidan Lindsay on what inspires her. Feature Resident Aysha Haines and her role in the community. Ron Ulrich of the Fernie Museum​ on building community, building place. New Fernie Fix columnist Shelby Cain talks about the neighbourhood watch and Terry Nelson discusses the Elk Valley Community Trail.

Fernie Fix May 2015

Feature artist Mariela Paz on why she loves to upcycle. Carolyn Nikodym features the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Commitee. Adam K. MacDonald on his green challenge and Helen McAllister and Jennifer Heath talk to Rachel Dortman about bees.
 

Fernie Fix March 2015

Feature artist photographer Olivier Gosselin. Angie Abdou features John Vaillant's The Jaguar's Children. Feature resident Tyler Steen and the Fernie Ski Patrol. Tom Gibson on what snow means to us and Krissi Hyland explains re-wilding.

Fernie Fix February 2015

Feature artist Marla Cannon discusses her passion. Feature resident Andrea Byrne on freeskiing in Fernie. Andrew Vallance and his top 5 movies for 2014. Jesse Bell spends a day at the Fernie Meat Market and heart health by Dr. Taina Turcasso.

Fernie Fix January 2015

Feature artist Linden Gigliotti and feature resident Blair Knooihuizen on what moves him. Jesse Bell takes on Farnham Glacier. Mike Cotton discusses the life of a lifty, Heather Ivany and the meaning of ego and expert travel advice by Rebecca Hall.

Fernie Fix December 2014

Heather Boyd on The Fernie Community Choir. Feature resident Elizabeth Bailey discusses the Elk Valley Hospice. What's new with the Nordic Society by Megan Lohmann, Krissi Hyland's healthy take on a favourite holiday drink and Kevin McIssac's free game guide.

Fernie Fix November 2014

Feature artist Jennifer Heath and Helen McAllister on their labour of love. Feature resident Maelle Weber raises awareness of an important cause. Adam K. MacDonald with his tips for newcomers and Kevin McIssac shares his top travel tools.

Fernie Wedding Guide 2014

While Fernie has always been a popular destination for many reasons – from its world class skiing to epic mountain bike trails to an eclectic shopping district in the historical downtown - its popularity as a wedding destination grows with each year as more people are exposed to its beauty and continually growing amenities. With the Fernie Wedding Guide, we've gathered all the information you'll need, from flowers, to location to catering, our guide will help you plan your mountain wedding.