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Starting on July 16

Fernie Alpine Resort elevates the camping experience

As of July 16, Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR) will be bringing its offerings to new heights.

Starting on July 16
Despite losing a game in the round robin

Provincial gold for the Elkford Thunder softball team.

After a year of organizing, The Elkford Thunder hosted the Alberta Under 16 Provincial Softball Championships from July 8 to 10.

Despite losing a game in the round robin
One of the dumpsters

Third annual dumpster art project paints Fernie’s dumpsters

Ten artists transformed generic dumpsters into one-of-a-kind works of art.

One of the dumpsters

Managed Forest Council regulates private land in the Elk Valley

Managed Forest Council has been inspecting and regulating forestry on private lands throughout British Columbia since 2004.

OCD Adventures offers professionally certified trips for all ability levels that take place at a variety of locations

Elk Valley’s OCD Advendtures scales to new heights with rock climbing and scrambles

Whether it is a day of top rope rock climbing or a scrambling journey, OCD Adventures offers an experience for any level of skill.

OCD Adventures offers professionally certified trips for all ability levels that take place at a variety of locations

Fernie serves up East Kootenay Open

The Fernie Tennis Community Association held the Fernie East Kootenay Open on July 8-10.

“A lot of people from town come into the shop and say ‘Wow

Fly fishing with Elk River Guiding Company Ltd.

Elk River Guiding Company Ltd. has been guiding fly fishing enthusiasts on some of the world's best fly fishing waters for 16 years.

“A lot of people from town come into the shop and say ‘Wow
Last month

Former Fernie figure skater competes in an international adult competition in Germany

Fernie-raised Teresa Rambold competed in an International Adult Figure Skating competition in Oberstdorf, Germany last month.

Last month
District of Elkford Mayor Dean McKerracher

Elkford celebrates its annual Wildcat Days

Elkford’s 2016 Wildcat Days were tough to beat, the sunny weather only enhanced the event.

District of Elkford Mayor Dean McKerracher

Editorial – Get back to work

This week's editorial looks at Back-to-Work legislation in relation to the looming Canada Post lockout.

The District of Sparwood released their Annual Municipal Report last week.

District of Sparwood’s AGM department project breakdown

The District of Sparwood held their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 27.

The District of Sparwood released their Annual Municipal Report last week.
During the inverted limbo presented by GearHub Sports on Sunday afternoon

Roll and Sole festival sees record turnout

The third annual celebration of trails in Fernie took place from July 2 to 3.

During the inverted limbo presented by GearHub Sports on Sunday afternoon
Canada Post offices in both Sparwood and Fernie stand to be affected by a potential employee lockout.

Canada Post offices in the Elk Valley stand to be affected by potential lockout

On July 4, Canada Post announced a lockout will be effective as of Friday, July 8, at 12:01 p.m.

Canada Post offices in both Sparwood and Fernie stand to be affected by a potential employee lockout.
Sparwood Secondary School’s principal Frank Sopko accepts a cheque for $9

Elk Valley teachers become instructors

Elk Valley high schools teachers were trained in CPR and defibrillator instruction at Sparwood Secondary School on June 22.

Sparwood Secondary School’s principal Frank Sopko accepts a cheque for $9
The lumber pile

Lumber stolen from Fairy Creek Bridge community project

Between June 27 and 28 a community project’s worksite had an estimated $1000 of materials stolen from a fenced off area on the jobsite.

The lumber pile
Rotary Park will host the Mountain Market every Sunday from July 1 to Sept. 11.

Mountain Market back for its 15th summer

Every summer’s Sunday will see the Mountain Market at Fernie’s Rotary Park.

Rotary Park will host the Mountain Market every Sunday from July 1 to Sept. 11.
Amur cherry and green ash trees were recently planted in the Cherrywood suburb in Sparwood.

Sparwood seeding urban forest growth

Sparwood residents have been putting forward the idea of a full planting and growing of the District’s urban forest.

Amur cherry and green ash trees were recently planted in the Cherrywood suburb in Sparwood.

Sparwood hosts workshop to start heritage dialogue

On June 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Sparwood District Municipal Office will be hosting their Heritage Workshop.

Fernie Alpine Resort gears up for summer bike and hike season

Fernie Alpine Resort opens up for the summer season on June 25.

CBAL’s Chrisy Hill awarded Isabel Craig with the Champion of Literacy for the Elk Valley at the Diversity on your Doorsteph event

CBAL celebrates diversity at Fernie’s doorstep

Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) held their event Diversity at your Doorstep event on June 16.

CBAL’s Chrisy Hill awarded Isabel Craig with the Champion of Literacy for the Elk Valley at the Diversity on your Doorsteph event