Fernie Fix Magazine

Fernie Fix April 2024

In the Special Feature, Terry Nelson fills us in on the progress of the Fernie Valley Pathway project. John Pelechosky shares his love of wildlife and the outdoors through imagery and words as our Feature Artist. Krista chats with Dawn Deydey to learn more about the exciting new project at the...

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Fernie Fix March 2024

Learn about Fernie’s newest female DJ duo, SNCKS in this month’s Feature Artist. Sadie Rosgen shares the page with 11 year-old, Olive Parks, who loves writing comic strips. Slow Travel takes us to the beautiful south of Italy, Calabria and Tropea! The Social Page highlights two opportunities...

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Fernie Fix February 2024

Sadie Rosgen is all about girlfriends in this month’s poem, “Palentine.” Do you know the power of cauliflower? Uncover two great recipes in Everyone Eats this month. Learn about this year’s Fernie Mountain Film Festival with Anna Browne from MAST. Kevin shares the changes in WiFi standard in “...

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Fernie Wedding Guide 2024

Mountain weddings have always been popular, but the intrigue in these types of settings continues to grow. Fernie is increasingly popular as a destination wedding, and it’s not exclusive to the summer months. Each season has attractive qualities to offer a newly engaged couple and the guests...

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Fernie Fix January 2024

Shelby Knudsen is back with her new column, “Just a Minute.” Make ‘the most impressive and delicious chocolate cake’ this month with Claire Smallwood. Students in French Immersion at EIDES provide tips on how you can help in “Supporting a Second Language.” Head to page 35 for the Elk Valley...

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Fernie Fix December 2023

Aidan Jones and his journey to becoming a photographer in this month’s Feature Artist. Tips on holiday recycling in “At the Ground Level” with Sylvia Ayers Keen to get the kids out Nordic skiing? Check in with Tarah Leggott and her new column “Nordic Adventures”. The holidays can be...

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Fernie Fix Winter Guide 2023/24

The more time you spend here, the more grateful you become for the opportunity to live, work, recreate and visit within the Qukin ʔamakʔis, the unceded traditional territory of Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi’it. This beautiful valley becomes imprinted on all who have been here, past, present and future...

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Fernie Fix November 2023

Caroline Payne shares her journey with pottery and how she became the Pottery Studio Manager at the Arts Station. Feature Resident Lucy Harrup is passionate about coaching, accessibility and developing sport, especially tennis, in Fernie. Have you ever wondered how fish, turtles and other...

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Fernie Fix October 2023

Learn about the Elk Valley Snow and Avalanche Workshop in this month's Special Feature. Feature Artist Ric Fedyna discusses his artistic journey, Lindsay Vallance is this month's Feature Resident, and consider the topic of change as a number of columnists explore it in various ways. 

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Fernie Fix September 2022

Learn about the Arthur Sombrowski Tennis Tournament and the importance of organ donation in this month’s Special Feature. Rivka Landsberg curates an upcoming group gallery show called Get on Board. Evgeni Matveev educates us on what makes a river healthy, and The Answer Guy takes us on a...

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Fernie Fix August 2023

In our August issue, we're celebrating 200 issues!

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Fernie Fix July 2023

Sadie Rosgen joins Fernie Academy students at the IDEAL Society and creates Panto Poetry. How to create a resilient garden in the face of climate change in Green Thumb. Duncan Maisels helps you to dive deeper into the world around you on your next hike. Kevin is back with another AI column,...

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Fernie Fix June 2023

Enjoy our new summer series - The Water Column, Green Thumbs and Hike Fernie. Liza Gareau Tosh shares thoughts and paintings from her new exhibit, Into the Weeds - Making Relations. Fernie’s Megan Lohmann is recognised by BCBusiness and shares her journey with climate change. Learn...

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Fernie Fix Summer Guide 2023

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...

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Fernie Fix May 2023

Sid Marty and his new collection of poetry. The Fernie Community Choir and the positive effects of music and singing. Local athelete, Wayne Gowanlock heads to Germany for the Special Olympic World Games. Tyla Charbonneau on why it's important to lean on others. 

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Fernie Fix April 2023

Kelly Zenkewich of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative explains the importance of safe crossings for wildlife. Feature Artist Terry Nelson shares his journey with writing and love for big trees. In her last column of the season, Wendy Reade gets us excited about Spring Skiing. 

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Fernie Fix March 2023

Claire Smallwood offers lessons learned through her journey of empowering women in this month’s Special Feature. In Rental Fix, Andrew Vallance reviews She Said. Marianne Agnew focuses on women caregivers and their dedication. And Feature Resident Amanda Dreger shares her passion for...

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Fernie Fix February 2023

Scott Tibballs discusses the various forms of love in the Special Feature. This month’s artist, Helena de Jong on how she found her way back to what she loves - pottery. Mayor Nic Milligan on the importance on loving one’s community when in a municipal role. And the Answer Guy discovers he...

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Fernie Fix January 2023

Feature Artist Svitlana Dovganych discusses her love for working with ceramics, Feature Resident Kevin Allen on his latest non-profit pursuit, thinking about the presence of artificial intelligence in our artistic community as informed by Michael Hepher, Patrick Robertson shares his...

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Fernie Fix Winter Guide 2022/23

During your time here, you may experience a unique energy… whether immersed in nature, exploring boutique shops and restaurants, spending time with friends and family around a fire, feeling the cold, white powder hit your face, or taking in a cultural event or activity. It’s all around you, as...

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Fernie Fix December 2022

Special Feature with Krista Turcasso on different ways we can help others during the holiday season. Feature Artist Chloe Cottam on her love for knitting and creating, Claire treats us to two easy holiday recipes, Feature Resident Gayle Vallance on Fernie housing and volunteering, new...

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Fernie Wedding Guide 2023

We built this guide to not only inspire you in your wedding journey, but to also help you to navigate the planning process. Enjoy the wedding stories, each with its own personal flare and Fernie experience. Take into consideration the expert advice offered by our various contributors. Read...

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Fernie Fix November 2022

Special Feature with Robin Siggers on how Fernie Alpine Resort gears up for winter operations. The Arts Station tells us about Light Up the Arts and their featured artists. The new Fernie council are the Fix Feature Residents this month, learn about how bears are anticipating winter...

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Fernie Fix October 2022

Special Feature with Marianne Agnew on the Elk Valley Hospice. Feature Artist Mount Rushka on continuing the legacy of Rock n’ Roll, Claire Smallwood shares Grandma’s ultimate comfort food, introducing the Municipal Candidates in a Fernie Fix special election feature, tips on comfort through...

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Fernie Fix September 2022

Special Feature with Eveliene Eijsermans on suicide prevention and knowing the signs. Feature Artist the Fernie Arts Co-op shares their story of how they got started 20 years ago, Feature Resident Adrienne Demers teaches us about the educational opportunities at the Kootenay Discovery School,...

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Fernie Fix August 2022

Check out the Wapiti Weekend Scavenger Hunt by Chan, Brad Parsell on the shifts and resilience of the music industry, Feature Artist Electric Blanket Band Club... “Fernie’s most active (and only) emo band”. Michael Hepher gets us back into live music with some helpful tips on how to show our...

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Fernie Fix July 2022

Feature Artist Nick Nault on how he got started in photography and videography, Feature Resident James Takenaka and how he found his way to Fernie, Michael Hepher discusses mixing up his style, Sadie Rosgen gives us a poetry challenge in her column this month, and the Fix mixes things up this...

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Fernie Fix June 2022

Light Issue Special Feature on one of our closest neighbours, the town of Kimberley, by Shona Rubens. Feature Artist Todd Weselake on his latest venture, Wings Above the Rocks. Feature Resident Andrea Reed discusses her journey to coaching the Fernie Volleyball Club U18 team and her work with...

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Fernie Fix Summer Guide 2022

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...

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Fernie Fix May 2022

Brad Parsell gives us a history lesson on an important community organization, Feature Artist Jackie Impey on her evolution as an abstract painter. Can a quilt be a metaphor for a community? Michael Hepher puts those pieces together for us. Feature Resident Courtney Baker on her many roles in...

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Fernie Fix April 2022

Carol Andrews shares her optimism as she discusses the shift in how we view nature in the Basin in her Special Feature this month. Plus: Brad Parsell on Sustainable Tourism in BC, Feature Artist Karen Tamminga-Paton reminds us of what is important when creating art, Feature Resident Russ...

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Fernie Fix March 2022

Special Feature: Angela Morgan shares her 20 years as an artist in Fernie with some wise words. Feature Residents Erin Hay and Rachel Romero on how they found their way to FSS in leadership roles, Sadie Rosgen draws on women for inspiration, Claire Smallwood examines connection and belonging...

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Fernie Fix February 2022

Special Feature: Drew Swan on his diametric guitars, Feature Artist Jolene Miner and her creative passion, paper! Learn about  Feature Resident Ron Lakeman, everyone’s favourite weather forecaster. Also this month: Subterranean Connections with Sylvia and Sarah, connecting to culture and ...

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Fernie Wedding Guide 2022

We built this guide to not only inspire you in your wedding journey, but to also help you to navigate the planning process. Enjoy the wedding stories, each with its own personal flare and Fernie experience. Take into consideration the expert advice offered by our various contributors. Read...

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Fernie Fix January 2022

The Best of Fernie 2021 results are in! See which Fernie favourites landed on top this year! Feature Artist Van Colden shares her whimsical, bright paintings inspired by girls in sports. Abi Moore is this month’s Feature Resident, helping us all kickstart the year with the #FernieStreak and so...

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Fernie Fix December 2021

Celebrating 15 years of the Fernie Fix Magazine.

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Fernie Fix Winter Guide 2021/22

The annual guide to all things winter featuring An Intro to Snowboarding at Fernie Alpine Resort, Nordic Skiing with Young Kids, Five Ways to Prioritize Your Mental Health This Winter, Keep it Local and Snowmobiling: What You Need to Know.

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Fernie Fix November 2021

Kindness Issue Special Feature with Lynda Bird and her take on faith in kindness. Feature Resident  Melanie Wrigglesworth discusses an important initiative for the community. Feature Artist Jamie Inman takes us through her evolving journey with photography. And read additional perspectives on...

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Fernie Fix October 2021

Fright Issue Special Feature with Jon Turk and fear on the savannah. Feature Resident Simon Piney discusses the evolution of Fernie Search and Rescue. Feature Artist Nell Cline-Smith takes us through her exciting journey creating music with The Flaming Lips. And discover how the theme of “fear...

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Fernie Fix September 2021

Inclusion Issue Special Feature with Courtney Baker on how we evolve through education. Feature Resident Kerry Peters talks about her invaluable role in our elementary schools. Feature Artist Kevin Frank teaches us about his personal connection to his art. And read how each of this month’s...

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Fernie Fix August 2021

Whimsy Issue Special Feature with Carter Nieuwesteeg on the Fernie Gravel Grind. Feature Resident Mike Sosnowski talks about his involvement with protecting the backcountry. Feature Artist Troy Cook on art, music and his new show, Julie Kelly fills us in on upcoming biking and running events,...

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Fernie Fix July 2021

Discovery Issue Special Feature with Jimmy Vallance on The Bike. Feature Resident Terry Nelson shares his passion for all things outdoors, and this month’s Feature Artist Kate Moran on what led her to free-form crochet. Michael Hepher teaches us about the state of flow, Tyla Charbonneau talks...

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Fernie Fix Summer Guide 2021

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...

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Fernie Fix June 2021

Summer Lovin’ Issue Special Feature with Andrew Guylas and the silver linings for his classes this year. Feature Resident Ron Clark discusses his career as a family doctor in Fernie and Zuzana Riha, this month’s Feature Artist shares her love of natural art. Danyal Taylor teaches us how to...

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Fernie Fix May 2021

Community Issue Special Feature with Courtney Baker on the progression of the Seniors Centre. Feature Resident Sam Snell discusses what led her to this community and Social Work. Michael Hepher talks about togetherness and hope, while Dr. Taina Turcasso writes about the looming mental health...

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Fernie Fix April 2021

Green Issue Special Feature with Jen Grebeldinger on how climate action starts locally. Feature Resident Madi Bragg and Feature Artist James Ouimet discuss what drives their passions. Dr. Taina Turcasso suggests effective ways for us to be more “green” in our daily lives.

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Fernie Fix March 2021

Nine past Feature Artists share their influences, obstacles and hopes! Looking back on 12 inspirational interviews with Fernie’s matriarchs in Feature Residents with Krista Turcasso. Kate Richardson shares how knowing we can do hard things can support women postpartum in “Fumbling Forward.” “...

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Fernie Fix February 2021

Micah Morris on how tools learned through sport can help navigate new challenges in this month’s Special Feature. Feature Artist Sam Sedlowsky on how carving out time for creativity can be an ‘art form of its own.’ Kerri Wall provides five last parenting tips in her 38th article with the...

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Fernie Fix January 2021

It’s the month of Best of Fernie and #FernieStreak! Fernie has voted, check out your 2020 favourites, and find the official #FernieStreak Calendar and #FernieArtStreak words inside. Also in this issue, Feature Artist William Bell shares how he started in the jewellery business and Feature...

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Winter Guide 2020/21

The annual guide to all things winter featuring The Fernie Art Walk, Fat Biking 101, Fat Biking 101, Winter at Fernie Alpine Resort - More Than Just Skiing and Backcountry Winter Safety.

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Fernie Fix December 2020

Brad Parsell in Taking Care of Business on supporting local this holiday season. Feature Artist Emily Park on how a changed perspective opened her up to a new world. New this month - Olympian Alpine Skier Shona Rubens shares her backcountry adventures in Kootenay Wanderings, and Olympic...

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Fernie Wedding Guide 2021

We built this guide to not only inspire you in your wedding journey, but to also help you to navigate the planning process. Enjoy the wedding stories, each with its own personal flare and Fernie experience. Take into consideration the expert advice offered by our various contributors. Read...

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Fernie Fix November 2020

Canadian Cyclist Sandra Walter gives up on pandemic training and makes time for an adventure with her parents. Sadie Rosgen takes us on a journey on writing “My Poem.” Feature Resident Chris Charbonneau and his experience as an RT and volunteer with Fellaship. Val Lanthier shows us that our...

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Fernie Fix October 2020

Feature Resident, Gaëtane Carignan and Feature Artist, The Banner Project. Plus, let’s talk about the art of gardening, sowing the seeds of kindness, fall trailwork and heading into a new season with a perfect squat.

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Fernie Fix September 2020

Feature Resident, Clayton Lamb. Feature Artist, Gabriela Escobar Ari. Plus, insights into education and learning including the importance of doodling, thought provoking questions about school, learning in the outdoors, and effective education through online resources.

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Fernie Fix August 2020

Feature Resident, Tanya Malcolm. Feature Artist, Joni Laberge. Special Feature “The New Normal” by Ryplie Shea Hillman, plus, look for biking, burpee and self-help challenges!

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Fernie Fix July 2020

Feature Resident, Michael Bull and Feature Artist, Dave Richards. Dr. Taina Turcasso ND, RM discusses finding focus to change and Yvonne Prest interviews Shred Kelly’s Sage McBride.

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Fernie Fix June 2020

Feature Resident this month: Todd Loewen. FTA announces a new Trail Manager. A Fernie Scavenger Hunt by Wes Shaw. Join the 100’s Club Movement Challenge with Maddy Alaric.

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Fernie Fix May 2020

The Community Issue.

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Fernie Fix April 2020

The Green Issue Special Feature with Loree Duczek, RDEK on what to expect with local recycling initiatives. Feature Resident Kate Brennan discusses her passion for the global Fridays for Future movement. Michael Hepher on the importance of supporting artists as they navigate new challenges and...

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Fernie Fix March 2020

The Bold Issue Special Feature: Jess Hotter, Freeride World Tour athlete, her journey and what’s next. Feature Resident Jill Barclay on her new volunteer role with the Women’s Enterprise Centre. Michael Hepher shares his perception on gender equity in the art world, in ‘Trading Places.’ Maddy...

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Fernie Fix February 2020

Feature Resident Ev Eijsermans on how and why she co-founded the Elk Valley Suicide Task Force. Things to consider when adding a furry member to the family in Val Lanthier’s “Bark Break.” The potential of Oxytocin - The Love Hormone in Dr. Taina Turcasso’s “Family Wellness.” This month in “...

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Fernie Fix January 2020

New columnist Bob Maudie brings us the “Prehab Challenge” starting this January. Are you ready to get your #FernieStreak on? Head to page 33 for this year’s calendar! How to turn a streak into lasting change with Dr. Taina Turcasso in “Family Wellness” Learn about the Five Minute Rule in “This...

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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...

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Fernie Fix December 2019

New columnists, Val Lanthier and Tyla Charbonneau share their knowledge and passion of furry friends and mental health, respectively. How Feature Artist, Leah Bodie’s creations for her children developed into an artistic passion and Wild Child Sewing. Mr. and Mrs. Claus and how giving back to...

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Fernie Fix November 2019

Michael Hepher on paving the creative path with good intention and moving along that path with passion. Feature Resident Dave O’Haire on how getting involved with community builds strong foundations. Ange Qualizza talks with the Fernie Girl Guides about being a woman in politics, and serving...

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Fernie Fix Winter Guide 2019/20

The annual guide to all things winter featuring Nordic Adventures with Your Four-Legged Friends, Top Ten Family Winter Fun, Friendly Faces of FAR, Everyday Mindfulness and Snowshoe Adventures Not to Miss.

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Fernie Fix October 2019

Lily Earl joins Sadie Rosgen to write an inspiring poem showcasing her courageous spirit in At Peace and Yet On Fire. Feature Res Sara Funk shows her community spirit through her involvement in various organizations, including the Fernie Pride Society. Julie Kelly highlights projects the...

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Fernie Fix September 2019

Special Feature, Keith Liggett on Demo Derby, what it is and why the Lions do it. Feature Resident Bob Livsey, how we’ve all come to know and love “Nature Bob.” Shelby Cain reminisces as she discusses endings to make room for new beginnings. Lacey Wilson and Barrie Elliott on what the field to...

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Fernie Fix August 2019

Special Feature, why the Arts Station is an important cultural hub in Fernie. Michael Hepher discusses creating balance with culture, for the greater good. Feature Resident Lori Bradish on getting involved and bringing some culture to her life. Dr. Taina Turcasso helps us understand the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Fernie Wedding Guide 2019/20

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...

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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...

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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.

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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....

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Fernie Fix Winter Guide 2018/19

The annual guide to all things winter.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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 -...

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Fernie Fix 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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. 

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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. 

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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...

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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...

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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. 

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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.
 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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