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3 on 3 Fernie Jamboree hockey tournament fundraiser

Fifteen teams will be competing in a fundraising hockey tournament from Sep. 2 to 5.

Last year
Simon Piney running Tears and Gears

Tears and Gears returns to its roots

Sept. 4 will be the seventh annual Fernie Tears and Gears, Fernie’s favourite mountain duathlon.

Simon Piney running Tears and Gears
Athletes and spectators came from Alberta

B.C. Downhill Cup finishes in Fernie

Approximately 150 racers came out to see who had the fastest descending time in the Fernie B.C. Cup Finals on Aug. 28.

Athletes and spectators came from Alberta
Clockwise from front: Nicky Benzie

Women of Steel donate backpacks to Elk Valley kids

For the fifth year in a row, the Women of Steel have raised money to help underprivileged children in the Elk Valley.

Clockwise from front: Nicky Benzie
Some of the kids in the Elk Valley Extreme Championship along with organizers Lorne Cook (Sparwood Club)

Fernie Rod and Gun Club hosts 3-D archery shoot

The Fernie Rod and Gun Club (FRGC) hosted their second, and largest, 3-D shoot of the season from Aug. 20 to 21 at the Coal Creek Range.

Some of the kids in the Elk Valley Extreme Championship along with organizers Lorne Cook (Sparwood Club)

Fernie Alpine Resort hosts B.C. Downhill finals

The British Columbia Cup Downhill Mountain Bike Race series will be coming to a close on Aug. 27 and 28 at Fernie Alpine Resort.

Editorial – The Tragically Hip

Canada stood still on the evening of Aug. 20. Everyone stopped to watch a live stream of The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration.

Fernie’s new apple pick program hopes to reduce the number of bears venturing into city limits to find food.

Residents launch grassroots apple pick program

Fernie homeowners may have received or picked up a pamphlet over the summer from the Fernie Apple pick program.

Fernie’s new apple pick program hopes to reduce the number of bears venturing into city limits to find food.

Funding plans for Fernie’s Eirin Amundsen memorial pavilion

A multi-use structure has been planned in honour of Eirin Amundsen at the Max Turk playing fields in Fernie.

A snowy ski season possible for Wapiti ski hill

Wapiti Ski Hill may soon have snowmaking capabilities, depending on the outcome of a future feasibility assessment.

Sandra and David Barrett show off their work at the Eye of the Needle studio. They had their busiest Culture Tour year to date with over 100 visitors.

Local artists combine unique mediums

From Aug, 13 to 14, artists, artisans and purveyors of culture and heritage had their doors open for the Columbia Basin Culture Tour.

Sandra and David Barrett show off their work at the Eye of the Needle studio. They had their busiest Culture Tour year to date with over 100 visitors.
The City of Fernie has upgraded some of their dumpsters to bear-resistant containers.

Bringing bear bins to Fernie

The City of Fernie has recently upgraded all of its facilities dumpsters to be more bear resistant.

The City of Fernie has upgraded some of their dumpsters to bear-resistant containers.
This was the first year there was a waitlist for the Catch Me If You Can Fernie running camp

Running camps to support youth sport in Fernie

This year, the Catch Me If You Can Fernie running camp raised close to $2,000 for the Emily Brydon Foundation.

This was the first year there was a waitlist for the Catch Me If You Can Fernie running camp
District of Sparwood municipal office.

Sparwood council hears concerns over permit variance

The Aug. 15 regular council meeting of the District of Sparwood was called to order just after 7 p.m. at the District’s office.

District of Sparwood municipal office.

Southeast Fire Zone update

Summer’s damp, cool start is attributed to why the area is seeing fewer wildfires than this time last year.

From left: Johnny Shaw

Fernie’s Fairy Creek Bridge now open

On Aug. 3 the Fairy Creek Bridge became open for use.

From left: Johnny Shaw
Sarah Bentley

Little Critters let loose around Fernie’s Maiden Lake

The second Monday of every month of the summer sees youth compete in the Little Critters Criterium Ride.

Sarah Bentley
The Highline 100 is close to achieving $100

Highlights of the 2016 Highline 100

The Fernie Fondo raises money for local groups, the road riding event offers different distances to suit most riders.

The Highline 100 is close to achieving $100
The Fernie Tennis Community youth camps help participants learn the basics in a fun

Future tennis stars getting start in Fernie with summer youth camps

The Fernie tennis youth camps help participants learn the basics in a fun, friendly atmosphere.

The Fernie Tennis Community youth camps help participants learn the basics in a fun

Touring the Columbia Basins art, culture and history

The Columbia Basin Culture Tour will take place this weekend, starting at 10 a.m. and running until 5 p.m. on Aug. 13 to 14.