Finding Ground

Image: George Webber

Image: George Webber

Canadian sub-culture for Swerve magazine

— Journalism

A former coal-mining town is slowly being settled by Calgary artists and artisans lured by the beauty of the Badlands, a like-minded community — and the prospect of finding an affordable piece of real estate.

Authentic places that offer the quiet and space necessary for contemplation and inspiration are magnets for creative people. Think Taos, New Mexico, Todos Santos on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula or, perhaps, East Coulee, Alberta. That comparison might be premature, but the tiny town is unforgettable.


“Your article gave the East Coulee community a much higher profile. Wonderful news for so many....”

—K. Gwen Frank, artist and part-time East Coulee resident