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REEL Canadian Film Festival Lineup

REEL Canadian Film Festival 2023 Lineup Announced

The REEL Canadian Film Festival is excited to announce the lineup of the 15th Annual REEL Canadian Film Festival! These five films represent the diversity and talent found in Canadian cinema, with a wide range of themes and genres that will interest all film lovers. 

Posted by admin on Dec 05, 2022 in Community

Chloe Cottam

Growing up in the Crowsnest Pass, I was always interested in the arts, and particularly drawn to textiles. Both my grandmothers were prolific sewers, and during her visits to our home, my paternal grandmother taught me a lot about all aspects of sewing. When I was about 11 years old, a knitting class was offered at a local yarn shop, and I enrolled in classes where I cultivated a passion for this new hobby. 

Posted by admin on Dec 02, 2022 in Art and Entertainment

Holiday Helpers

This time of year, we all tend to want to spread the love and support, not only because ‘it’s the season of giving,’ but also because we recognize the challenges and emotions that can come with the holidays. So, just how can we make an impact locally?

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Dec 02, 2022 in Community

Fernie Heritage Trust Purchases Knox United Church

Photo: Representatives from the Knox United Church and the Fernie Heritage Trust Society Board at the church altar.

Posted by admin on Nov 30, 2022 in Community

Bears Are Getting Ready

Illustrated by Sarah Pullen

Posted by Sylvia Ayers on Nov 26, 2022 in Community

Winter Biking: The New Kid on the Winter Activity Scene

Winter biking is the ‘new’ kid on the winter activity scene. This sport is trending more than ever because it is so enjoyable and such an easy way to explore our winter wonderland. Winter biking provides a glorious way to slow down a little and see the beauty of a snowy landscape. Whether you put studded tires on your mountain bike or ride a Fat Bike, winter biking is fun. That is, if the conditions are right. Fernie offers a wide assortment of winter trails that are groomed regularly. 

Posted by Cindy Sleeman on Nov 24, 2022 in Outdoors

The Road Goes on Forever

This morning I am working on a print commission for a dear friend of mine. Andrew (a printer who makes really nice books) is publishing a book about his friend Gray (also a printer) and has asked me to create two hand-printed illustrations of Gray that will be bound in the centre of the book. It’s an honour to be asked to be part of this very printerly project, but it’s a weighty thing to capture a character like Gray in a way that is befitting his personality and also suits a fine publication. 

Posted by Michael Hepher on Nov 20, 2022 in Art and Entertainment


The moon is Earth’s only satellite. At about one-quarter the diameter of the Earth, it lacks any significant atmosphere, hydrosphere, or magnetic field, and has a surface gravity about one-sixth that of Earth’s. It orbits the Earth at an average distance of 384,400 km and its gravitational influence is the main driver of the Earth’s tides. During each synodic period of 29.5 days, the visible surface illuminated by the Sun varies, resulting in the lunar phases that form the basis for the months of the lunar calendar.

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Nov 20, 2022 in Art and Entertainment

November 2022 Editor’s Fix

As October comes to a close, I begin to feel a bit of a loss… for daylight, warmth and what feels like an abundance of time. Daylight Savings coming to an end November 6 doesn’t help. But I know, once I settle into the month, with its beautiful changing of seasons so obvious from town with the colours creeping up the mountainsides transitioning to snow dusted peaks, I’ll begin to feel the stirrings of anticipation creep in.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Nov 18, 2022 in Community

Saying Farewell

Over the last three and a half years, Brad Parsell has been the Executive Director at the Fernie Chamber of Commerce, supporting the business community and our community in general. We are sad to lose Brad, who has accepted a position as Executive Director with Tourism Tofino (well-done), not only a valued community member but also as one of our writers! 

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Nov 17, 2022 in Business

WiFi 6

It’s November and after a long warm fall a cold winter will soon be upon us. With winter, there is invariably more time spent indoors. And these days indoors means using the internet. Whether you’re on NetFlix, MasterClass, Tik Tok, or the like, a fast internet makes your online experience better.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Nov 17, 2022 in Art and Entertainment

Winter Dreaming: Les Portes du Soleil

Anticipation is the feeling of excitement when you are planning a new travel adventure. It is that anticipation that raises your level of happiness and it can bring your spirits up for a couple of months before you even leave, according to studies. In Fernie at this time of year, the anticipation is for a great ski season. The dream of all those perfect days of blasting down the slopes with a smile from ear to ear. 

Posted by Patrick Robertson on Nov 16, 2022 in Health

#SpendItInFernie Holiday Kickoff Happening Friday, November 25th

The Fernie Chamber in partnership with the City of Fernie and The Arts Station are excited to bring you a fun filled evening to kick off the holiday season and get your shop-on, locally! On Friday, November 25th spend minimum $25 at a Fernie business and be entered to win a $1000 gift card to a Fernie business of your choice! Winner will be announced the week of November 28, must have receipts to claim prize.

Posted by admin on Nov 16, 2022 in Business

Growing Joy

As the fall burns up the living things and winter comes upon us, my mind wanders to those new mothers out there and the delicious anticipation of a baby. I am so fortunate to have two babies of my own and as they approach double digits, I am reminded of the slow moments of connection between the old and the new. The coming together of a family welcoming their newest member. The sleepless nights that bring on the delirious delicious love that babies bring.

Posted by Sadie Rosgen on Nov 15, 2022 in Art and Entertainment