Katie Smith

School kids become firefighters for a day

Four local elementary school children had the chance to find out what it takes to be a firefighter for the day.

Fernie Greyhound routes not affected

Fernie bus depot routes not affected in light of recent Greyhound announcement cancelling some routes.

Election 2015: Candidates discuss national childcare

Candidates from Kootenay-Columbia debated in Sparwood earlier this month and one of the topics they tackled was national childcare.

Substation receiving upgrades

BC Hydro has announced there will be upgrades made at the Fernie Substation starting next year.

Editorial: The Niqab Debate

The woman who fought for her right to wear a niqab was able to do so during her oath ceremony earlier this month.

Fire department seeking new recruits

There's always a need for auxiliary fire fighters. Those interested are asked to contact the Fernie Fire Dept.

Ghostriders to help Friends for Friends charity

The Fernie Ghostriders will auction off their pink jerseys at the end of the month with proceeds going to Friends for Friends charity.

Third generation butcher a master of his craft

Mark Brown, owner/operator of Fernie Meat Market, is the third generation in his family to run the successful downtown meat shop.

Election 2015: Fernie accepts Community Voter Challenge

Fernie has joined close to a dozen other communities in the Kootenays in accepting a voting challenge put forth by the City of Nelson.

Editorial: We’ve become too desensitized

In light of yet another school shooting in the United States, it seems society is becoming far too used to such tragedy.

Election 2015: Candidates debate in Sparwood

Candidates participated in a debate in Sparwood on Oct. 5 hosted by the Chambers of Commerce for Elkford, Fernie and Sparwood.

User fees apply to city property

Those looking to put on festivals/events in the city should be aware of user fees associated with city property rentals.

Editorial: Political Parties and First Nations

Election Day is fast approaching and it's important to keep the issues that matter at the top of mind when casting your ballot.

Election 2015: Candidates discuss First Nations issues

Candidates from the Kootenay-Columbia riding met in late-September to debate First Nations issues.

Kootenay-Columbia candidate drops out of election race

The Libertarian Party candidate drops out of the election race. The federal election is on Oct. 19.

Interior Envy opening Oct. 2

A home decor, accessory and gift store will open in Fernie on Oct. 2.

Education is key to understanding vaccinations

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate...that is the question.

Dancer brings unique styles to Fernie

A former professional dancer has brought her unique styles to Fernie and hopes to get locals dancing.

Saretzky to undergo psychiatric assessment

The man charged with two counts of first-degree murder is to be assessed to see if he is fit to stand trial.

Boil order has been downgraded

The City of Fernie has downgraded the Boil Water Order from Sept. 23; the turbidity level is now at a rating of 2, or fair.