Art and Entertainment

O Come Let Us Algorithm

I think we can all agree that there are some hard economic times ahead and being that most of us creatives choose lifestyle over stability, I suspect those struggles will affect artists disproportionately. It may be a hard winter for some of us, so it’s a good thing we are out of the box thinkers.  

Posted by Michael Hepher on Dec 08, 2022 in Art and Entertainment

Holiday Double Header

If you get invited to some holiday parties this year, here are two easy and delicious recipes to substitute for chips and dip. The pear tart is quite literally one of the easiest and most delicious desserts I’ve ever made. 

Posted by Claire Smallwood on Dec 08, 2022 in Art and Entertainment

The Watering Tree

Christmas time was a special time for my brother and I. Jake was younger, endlessly curious, and always ready for action. He hung on every word I spoke and loved everything I loved for a time.

Posted by Sadie Rosgen on Dec 07, 2022 in Art and Entertainment

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

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

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

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

Light Up the Arts

The Arts Station is excited to invite you to “Light up the Arts” starting on November 25 at 6pm. Wander downtown to discover magical lighted installations by local artists in a fun and interactive artwalk. Light up the Arts will launch at an annual collaborative community event, the Holiday Kick-off, in partnership with the Fernie Chamber of Commerce and the City of Fernie. 

Posted by admin on Nov 10, 2022 in Art and Entertainment

Friendship Burritos

Burritos are kind of a mythical creature in Fernie. Luchadora was a bright spot in the pandemic but then the burritos disappeared. We thought we might see them again on the Chilango menu, but alas, we are still burrito-less. Fernie is a burrito-challenged town, but I’m on a mission to empower our community to embrace the burrito. And not just any burrito, the Friendship Burrito. 

Posted by Claire Smallwood on Nov 04, 2022 in Art and Entertainment

November 2022 Astrology

November begins with the Sun, Mercury and Venus moving in tight conjunction through Scorpio opposite the north node conjunct retrograde Uranus in Taurus. Surprises may occur this month. Trust the process as there are forces beyond us that align with our paths. Mars entered its retrograde October 30 and is travelling through Gemini until January 12, 2023.

Posted by Ashley Kristina on Nov 04, 2022 in Art and Entertainment


Posted by Andrew Vallance on Oct 22, 2022 in Art and Entertainment

Grandma’s Queso

Queso might be directly translated as “cheese” in Spanish but it is so much more. Short for “Chile con Queso,” in our family, it was known as “Grandma’s queso” and it was sacred.

Posted by Claire Smallwood on Oct 18, 2022 in Art and Entertainment

Canning Timer

We’re well into fall now and that means a lot of us are preserving food and getting ready for the winter to come. Preserving food by canning is old technology, but it doesn’t mean it can’t be helped by new technology.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Oct 18, 2022 in Art and Entertainment