December 2018 Business News

The Arts Station
601 1st Ave

This December, enjoy Joey Kosolofski’s first solo show, Searching For a Ground which includes a collection of works from the past four years of his mountain living. Kosolofski creates a balance between abstract and urban art, with a developing style that incorporates the natural beauty of vibrant mountain landscapes and scenery. This show features some of his previous abstract works along with recent interpretations of iconic views from the valley. It encourages the use of imagination to interpret expressive art into an individual vision for each viewer.

Kosolofski is a self-taught artist using a “no rules” approach with multiple techniques to present ideas onto canvas. He continues his artistic exploration with openness to different ways of working, using various mediums on his canvas. Kosolofski also offers his expertise to create commercial commission pieces or custom canvas work.

Join Kosolofski at the official opening on December 8, 2018 from 7-9pm.

Fernie Area Hiking Trails and Natural Plant Compendium by Terry Nelson
Having been involved in everything trails, whether breaking ground for new routes, bushwhacking wishing there was a trail, summiting Fernie’s surrounding peaks, and/or participating in the many area trail organisations, Terry Nelson has experienced the evolution of the significant trail development over the last 40 years.


Wanting to share this knowledge so others could step out and enjoy the environment and have an expanded appreciation for wild nature, Terry wrote Fernie Area Hiking Trails and Natural Plant Compendium soon to be released. His book will provide an overview of some of the area’s premier hikes, with a complimentary plant guide, all enhanced with a selection of colour photos, which will inspire the adventurer to head out into the hills. Whether being enjoyed while sitting in the comforts of home, or as a trailside companion the Plant Compendium will help to identify the vegetation that line the pathways in our region.


Watch for the launch this December in Fernie. For more information, contact Terry at, 250-278-0408.


Mugshots, 592a 3rd Ave 250-423-8018

Mugshots is currently looking for a permanent and full time food service supervisor who can ensure safety standards are maintained, supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of staff, maintain records of stock, repairs, sales and wastage, establish methods to meet work schedules and perform the same duties as workers supervised (if needed).


Requirements include secondary school graduation certificate or equivalent experience, minimum one year of experience in food prep or service, ability to supervise five to ten people, fluent in English, and ability to work in a high-paced environment, to work under pressure, and stand for extended periods.


Apply in person, between 10am to 4pm or email Underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply: Persons with disabilities, Indigenous people, Newcomers to Canada.


Straight Line, 461 2nd Ave 250-423-3532

Straight Line is bringing back their “Wax For the Fernie Food Bank” fundraiser this December. This year they are changing it up. They spent the fall creating a Fundraiser Thermometer which has been installed on the exterior window at the shop downtown. Instead of collecting non-perishables, they are donating 100% of all ski and snowboard waxing revenue up to December 23 to the Fernie Food Bank!

“This allows them to use the money to buy exactly what they need, exactly when they need it,” owner Ian Shopland tells us. Their goal is to hit $2000 but are hoping that with the community behind them they can surpass it. Book your service online at