Art and Entertainment

Magnetic Love

It all comes down to love. Love is all you need. The love for one’s self, one’s family, one’s surroundings. There are plenty of reasons to choose love. In Japanese culture if the words that express love are not accompanied by the behaviours of love, they are considered empty. The French are not liberal or profuse with it, and Norwegians have their very own symbol for it!

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

The Love of Art

My partner Anie and I have been together for more than 20 years—long enough to know the ups and downs of long-term love. Our culture tries to tell us that love is simple and pure. Humans have always been drawn to this idea, defined as the sudden onset of an overwhelming feeling that pulsates between two people for time and all eternity.

Posted by Michael Hepher on Feb 09, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

February 2023 Astrology

February blessings! All planets are direct in the sky signifying forward momentum. Venus continues to travel through Capricorn alongside the asteroid Valentine. True Love is the theme of this month’s astrologically. 

Posted by Ashley Kristina on Feb 08, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

Fernie Mountain Film Festival Returns February 17-18th

The 16th Annual Fernie Mountain Film Festival is taking place February 17th and 18th, 2023. This exciting two night community event is “Dedicated to filmmakers who spark awareness of mountain cultures, fragile environments, and the passion and perseverance of global explorers.”

Posted by admin on Feb 07, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

ARTificial Intelligence

My first exposure to AI was in the early 90s when a friend talked about a handwriting recognition engine he was working on with a university professor. 

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Feb 07, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

Helena de Jong

As far back as I can remember, I’ve always loved pottery. My mom took a few classes when we were little kids, so I grew up with a random assortment of handmade pots to use. Every time I sat down to use one, it amazed me that she had created this precious piece with her own hands. When I had the opportunity to give it a try in high school, I couldn’t resist. I fell hard for clay and wanted to pursue it professionally but as so many teens do, I got nervous and went with a ‘safer’ route. 

Posted by admin on Feb 02, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

Password Reset

It’s a new year, and with all the resolutions flying around, now is a great time to make another. Specifically, getting your online security in order. This is a good time to go through your important accounts: bank, email, apple, amazon, social media, etc. and create new passwords. Each account should have its own password. Record them all in an application such as Lastpass or 1Password. Ensure that a trusted person has access to that application.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Jan 19, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

Svitlana Dovganych

My name is Svitlana Dovganych. I was born and grew up in Ukraine. As a child I liked to create things with my hands, which is why my parents encouraged me to enter the Art College which I did. There for the first time in my life, I was immersed in an artistic environment. I was so happy to meet famous artists who readily shared their experience with us students. While trying different media I realized that most of all I like to work with ceramic clay. I like the way you can easily shape it, creating anything you can imagine.

Posted by admin on Jan 18, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

The Griz Pork Shoulder aka Clairenitas

The Year of the Rabbit in Chinese astrology symbolizes patience and luck. The pork shoulder is patient while you sleep or ski powder (should you need to leave it unattended) and preparing it will bring you the good fortune of a versatile protein that can be used many different ways. Hopefully the pork shoulder will summon the good graces of the Griz with more powder days this winter! 

Posted by Claire Smallwood on Jan 12, 2023 in Art and Entertainment


Roger Eugene Ailes (1940 – 2017) was an American television executive and media consultant. He was the chairman and CEO of Fox News, Fox Television Stations and 20th Television, and he 
was a media consultant for Republican presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush, and for Rudy Giuliani’s first mayoral campaign.

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Jan 12, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

Painted Smile

I met Ghaith Sabri while he was working on an organic farm in Selma, Nova Scotia, Canada. I was struck by his intriguing accent, his wild black curly hair, and his general enthusiasm for all things alive or dead. He sees the world through a cornucopia of lenses, and I wanted to be part of how he saw the world, even if it was just for a moment. He taught me about Palestine, his birthplace. He taught me about the true value of kindness. He taught me that luck is relative and that if you really engage with life, it will make you wealthy beyond measure.

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

Artistic Intelligence and Artificial Intellect

It’s become our habit to use the turning of the year as a time to reflect, to appraise the past trip around the sun, and attempt to implement changes we feel need to happen in our lives. I often find myself ready for a new outlook, and—even though we are typically heading into the coldest part of winter—something to look forward to in my life. 

Posted by Michael Hepher on Jan 10, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

January 2023 Astrology

Happy New Year and may you all have a blessed 2023! By the third week of this month, all planets and asteroids will be in direct motion, rare these last few years putting 2023 to a great start of forward motion. By the hermetic law of “as above, so below” it should be mirrored in our daily life.

Posted by Ashley Kristina on Jan 04, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

Mexican Cellby

If you’re travelling to Mexico this winter (and I hope you are) and you want to use your phone there, it couldn’t be easier. You can order a SIM card from a Mexican carrier online, but it is much easier to do once you get there. 

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Dec 14, 2022 in Art and Entertainment


Cyrano’s story has touched the hearts of many people and has been adapted to film many times. Among those to play Cyrano on the silver screen were José Ferrer (1950), Christopher Plummer (1962), Gérard Depardieu (1990) and Kevin Kline (2008). The most memorable modern version is 1987’s Roxanne. Written by and starring a 41-year-old Steve Martin the film also starred Daryl Hannah. The principal character is not a French Army cadet but is instead a small-town fireman named Charlie “C.D.” Bales.

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Dec 09, 2022 in Art and Entertainment