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On July 11

Elkford Council approves Pine Needle Park proposal for natural playground and park

a redevelopment plan for the Pine Needle Park was approved by Elkford's council on July 11.

On July 11
Kayla Callaghan

Spruce Spring Stream farm’s locally-produced goods

Three years ago, Spruce Spring Stream Farm first brought their produce to Fernie’s Mountain Market.

Kayla Callaghan
Local naturalist Lee Anne Walker will gladly play tour guide on a local hike through the Wild Nature Tours.

Touring the Elk Valley with Wild Nature Tours

Wild Nature Tours provides interpretative hikes to participants at a variety of locations across the Elk Valley.

Local naturalist Lee Anne Walker will gladly play tour guide on a local hike through the Wild Nature Tours.
Pamela and Garry Sabo and Jim and Andrea Anderson had a great time at the first annual Dance in the Dirt at Love It or Leave It ranch on July 23.

1st annual Claire Wilson Memorial Dance in the Dirt

The Love It of Leave It ranch held an event on July 23 in memory of Claire Wilson, who passed away in 2015.

Pamela and Garry Sabo and Jim and Andrea Anderson had a great time at the first annual Dance in the Dirt at Love It or Leave It ranch on July 23.
Local author and teacher

Fernie author pens book in honour of late father

Local author and teacher, Pepper Couëlle-Sterling released a children’s novel titled Secrets of the Painted Door.

Local author and teacher
Over 300 riders rode through the East Kootenay mountains during the Singletrack 6 stage race

Fernie riders reflect on 2016 Singletrack 6

Local riders share their thoughts on the 2016 edition of the multi-day mountain bike stage race Singletrack 6.

Over 300 riders rode through the East Kootenay mountains during the Singletrack 6 stage race
Simon Howse of the Fernie Hotel presented a cheque for $5

Porky Blue celebrates seven years of Fernie mountain biking fun

The 2016 edition of Porky Blue was at capacity on July 30 with more than 100 riders taking to the trails.

Simon Howse of the Fernie Hotel presented a cheque for $5
Local musician Linden Anthony is playing at this year’s Wapiti Music Festival on Aug. 13.

Local makes music festival premiere at Wapiti

This will be Linden Anthony's first year taking the stage at Wapiti.

Local musician Linden Anthony is playing at this year’s Wapiti Music Festival on Aug. 13.
Local artist Marla deBoon taught a class on a unique style of painting. A selection of the works created in her class will be on display at the Arts Station for their next exhibit

Indefinite painting style on display at Fernie Arts Station

Participants from two courses taught by Marla deBoon will have their work on display at the Fernie Arts Station starting July 28.

Local artist Marla deBoon taught a class on a unique style of painting. A selection of the works created in her class will be on display at the Arts Station for their next exhibit
With an average of two calls a year

Elk Valley PEP Air raises Search and Rescue to new heights

Search and Rescue uses the local division of Provincial Emergency Program Air as a tool during prolonged operations.

With an average of two calls a year

Environment Canada: Sunnier skies and a snowy ski season ahead

Environment Canada gives the forecast for Fernie and the Elk Valley.

Elk River Alliance hosts comedy night

The Fernie Community Centre will be home to the Crafty Comedy Night hosted by the Elk River Alliance (ERA) at 8 p.m. on July 30.

Folk musician North Easton will be playing two shows in Fernie this week.

North Easton heads west for Fernie shows

Folk musician North Easton will be stopping in Fernie for two shows.

Folk musician North Easton will be playing two shows in Fernie this week.
On July 19

Local teen earns Duke of Edinburgh award

Emma Thibodeau, an Elk Valley local, has been presented with the Duke of Edinburgh (DoE) award.

On July 19
Robert Champagne adds another installment on the Lazy Lizard trail at Island Lake Lodge.

Handmade signs crafted for Fernie trails

For years, Fernie’s hike and bike trails have been adorned with creative handcrafted wooden signage.

Robert Champagne adds another installment on the Lazy Lizard trail at Island Lake Lodge.
Fairy Creek Falls will be the classroom for Instameet

Instameet focuses on Fernie

Tourism Fernie will be hosting their first Instameet on Aug. 1. The event is in conjunction with Destination B.C.

Fairy Creek Falls will be the classroom for Instameet

Labour dispute between USW and the City of Kimberley

The City of Kimberley is currently in discussions with the United Steelworks union to agree on a new collective agreement.

Singletrack 6

Fernie is the start of the Singletrack 6 stage race

2016 marks the first year that the offspring of the Transrockies race comes to Fernie.

Singletrack 6

FTA seeking information regarding recent vandalism

There is a $2,000 reward for information regarding the vandalism on Jemi Fibre land.

District of Sparwood Mayor Cal McDougall and Councillor Brad Bowen hold up a Ktunaxa Nation flag at the July 18 Council Meeting. The flag was gifted to the District and will be displayed at public events.

Sparwood Council update

The July 18 regular meeting of the District of Sparwood’s council had approximately 10 citizens in attendance.

District of Sparwood Mayor Cal McDougall and Councillor Brad Bowen hold up a Ktunaxa Nation flag at the July 18 Council Meeting. The flag was gifted to the District and will be displayed at public events.