Life

Welcome to the Elk Valley Snow Shepherds’ mountain playground

Elk Valley Snow Shepherds (EVSS) is a snowmobile guiding and avalanche safety training business owned by Justin Boehm.

Family farming tradition lives on at Sparwood ranch

Emerald Mountain Ranch (EMR) is Sparwood’s newest farmstead.

Sparwood homebuilder makes energy efficiency a priority

Jason Szykulski, a Sparwood-based builder, is gaining a reputation for building energy efficient homes.

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          Face of the Valley – Reflection

          For the final instalment of the Face of the Valley column, author Jennifer Cronin reflects on writing them.

          New fitness service open in Sparwood

          A Sparwood-based fitness studio has recently opened its doors, specializing in personalized training.

          Local has been designing Ghostrider jerseys for a decade

          Scott McKee has become a familiar name, face and voice associated with the Ghostriders, but his biggest contribution is his artwork.

          Face of the Valley – Julie Cromar

          This week's Face of the Valley is Julie Cromar, written by Jennifer Cronin.

          Face of the Valley – Patty Reedyk

          This week's Face of the Valley features Patty Reedyk, a book lover to the highest degree.

          Jewelry handcrafted by Nikita Talula

          Nikita Talula’s jewelry is easily recognizable, as she incorporates a specific style that is unique to her.

          • Jan 10th, 2016

          Olivia, Ethan are B.C.’s top baby names

          Top choices extend their streak of popularity in 2014, according to Vitals Statistics Agency

          Northern lights may end year with a spectacle thanks to solar flare

          Aurora borealis set to blaze further south than usual after Monday's sunspot eruption

          Face of the Valley – Santa Claus

          Santa Claus took time out of his busy schedule to sit down and answer some very important questions this past week.

          Fernie chef to be featured on Chopped Canada

          Dan Worth will be the second Fernie chef to appear on Food Network’s Chopped Canada.

          The story behind the Glenn and Tania Wallman benefit

          This week's Face of the Valley examines the story behind the Glenn and Tania Wallman benefit dinner, held on Dec. 12.

          Local painter moves from computers to canvases

          Painter Leanne Stothert is locally known for creating canvases with adorable animals or whimsical scenes of children playing outside.

          B.C. joins clean vehicle club in Paris

          Zero-emission vehicles group wants to reduce vehicle greenhouse gas emissions 40 per cent by 2050.

          Face of the Valley – Mike Pennock

          This week's Face of the Valley is Mike Pennock, who moved to Fernie in 1993.

          Shyanne Osmond continues to smile

          While only eight years old, Shyanne Osmond has grown to be resilient.

          Harvesting a Christmas tree on Crown land

          Free use permits are available for most areas of the province, good for one tree in designated areas of provincial forest

          Local jewelry designed by Janet McIntrye

          Local jewelry designer, Janet McIntyre, will be showcasing her work at Hearth 5, a holiday artisan craft fair.