Leah Scheitel

Sean Roszell

The Valley Social finds a home on Second Ave

Since opening its doors in early July, the Valley Social has been a hub of activity.

Sean Roszell
The annual Demolition Derby is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Fernie Lions Club and has become a beloved event for many locals in the area. The Derby has been a Labour Day weekend tradition for over four decades.

A smashing good time at Derby

The annual Demolition Derby took over the Fernie derby grounds on Sept. 4.

The annual Demolition Derby is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Fernie Lions Club and has become a beloved event for many locals in the area. The Derby has been a Labour Day weekend tradition for over four decades.
Terry Hume as lived in Sparwood for 43 years.

Face of the Valley – Terry Hume

This week's Face of the Valley is Terry Hume, who moved to Sparwood in 1973.

Terry Hume as lived in Sparwood for 43 years.
The 2015 Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam.

City provides funding to Wam Bam

This year’s Wam Bam competition is back, with a little help from the City of Fernie.

The 2015 Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam.
Fernie-based artist

Fernie artist creates Art in the Park

Fernie-based artist Melanie MacVoy recently had the opportunity to participate in the Art in the Park program.

Fernie-based artist
Fernie City Hall.

Council debates hours of operation at City Hall

At the Aug. 22 Committee of the Whole meeting, Council was presented with a staff report proposing to change the hours at City Hall.

Fernie City Hall.
SD5 received over $360

SD5 receives provincial funding for transportation

School District 5 (SD5) had some decisions to make in regards to over $361,000 in funding from the provincial government.

SD5 received over $360
Fernie City Hall.

James White Park Well project over budget

At the Aug. 22 regular council meeting, a report was presented to Fernie Council in regards to the well at James White Park.

Fernie City Hall.
Alex Cheveldave celebrates after a goal with teammate Mack Differenz. Cheveldave is the new captain for the upcoming hockey season.

Ghostriders announce new captain

Last week, Ghostriders head coach and general manager, Craig Mohr, confirmed that Alex Cheveldave is the new captain of the team.

Alex Cheveldave celebrates after a goal with teammate Mack Differenz. Cheveldave is the new captain for the upcoming hockey season.
Farrier Ashley Pederson specializes in donkey and mule work.

Timberlost Farrier Service adds personal touch to her horseshoes

Ashley Pederson is becoming recognized throughout the Elk Valley and beyond for her work as a farrier.

Farrier Ashley Pederson specializes in donkey and mule work.

Fernie Ghostriders host hockey camp for youth players

The Fernie Ghostrider hockey camp camp is open to young players between the novice and peewee age levels

The palliative care room at Lilac Terrace allows clients medical facilities while providing home comforts for their families.

Sparwood Lilac Terrace opens palliative care room

Lilac Terrace has opened a palliative care room at their facilities.

The palliative care room at Lilac Terrace allows clients medical facilities while providing home comforts for their families.

Editorial – Medicinal marijuana task force

The editorial for Aug. 18 discusses the City's plan to participate in the task force regarding marijuana legalization on Aug. 22.

Teck released unaudited second quarter results

On July 28, Teck released its second quarter results for 2016, posting a $15 million profit to shareholders, equating to $.03 per share.

MH Jodoin and Vickie Vanderpyl are working on a new alpine trail around Baby Bear peak

New alpine hiking trail being constructed at Island Lake Lodge

The trail crew at Island Lake Lodge has had a busy summer, maintaining trails, guiding hiking tours, and building a new trail in the alpine.

MH Jodoin and Vickie Vanderpyl are working on a new alpine trail around Baby Bear peak
Rose Watson.

Faces of the Valley – Rose Watson

This week's Face of the Valley is Rose Watson, who has lived in Fernie for 62 years.

Rose Watson.
Kettle Black Bartending posted a seflie to social media to kick off the challenge.

Kettle Black challenges local businesses to help the food bank

The One Bag Challenge (#onebagchallengefernie) is a collaboration project between Kettle Black Bartending and the Fernie Food Bank.

Kettle Black Bartending posted a seflie to social media to kick off the challenge.
Willard and Susan Ripley donated a scooter to Ruth Hopkins on July 27

Local resident receives scooter donation

July 27th was a good day for a special tenant at Tom Uphill Manor as she was donated a new mobility scooter to get herself around town.

Willard and Susan Ripley donated a scooter to Ruth Hopkins on July 27

Editorial – Turtle theft

This week's editorial discusses the Albertan couples that collected 15 painted turtles from B.C. to take home with them.

Fernie City Hall.

Resident lobbies Council to participate in medical cannabis discussion

At the July 25 Committee of the Whole meeting, Fernie resident Sarah-Jane Nelson addressed City Council in regards to cannabis.

Fernie City Hall.