Leah Scheitel

Dreaming of a distillery

Lost Boys Distillery hopes to create craft spirits in Fernie.

Jimmy Vallance

Faces of the Valley – Jimmy Vallance

This week's Face of the Valley is Jimmy Vallance, who has been living in Fernie since the late 1960s.

Jimmy Vallance
Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski.

Stetski tours riding to discuss voting systems

Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski made two stops in the Elk Valley on Aug. 9, speaking to constituents about voting systems.

Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski.
Outdoor Connections provides outdoor adventure experiences

Elk Valley’s Outdoor Connections provides leadership camps for youth

The Elk Valley Youth Leadership Camp is running for its second consecutive summer from Aug. 8 – 12 through white water activities.

Outdoor Connections provides outdoor adventure experiences
Jody Krienke is this week's Face of the Valley.

Faces of the Valley – Jody Krienke

This week's Faces of the Valley focuses on Jody Krienke, who after travelling the world is making roots in Fernie.

Jody Krienke is this week's Face of the Valley.
The Fernie Chamber of Commerce.

Low Canadian dollar causes spike in visitors

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce released the visitor numbers for the month of June, which shows an increase of visitors to the Fernie area.

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce.
The Elk Valley RCMP.

Accident on Highway 43 results in one fatality

On Wednesday afternoon, the Elk Valley RCMP responded to an accident on Highway 43, near Elkford.

The Elk Valley RCMP.
The demolition derby grounds.

Lions Club: Please stop vandalizing the derby grounds

The Lions Club is pleading with the public to stop vandalizing the derby grounds in Fernie, B.C.

The demolition derby grounds.
Vancouver-based funk band Five Alarm Funk has fond memories of their Fernie performances. They are returning to the Northern on Aug. 6.

Five Alarm Funk returns to Fernie

Vancouver-based funk band, Five Alarm Funk, are returning to Fernie for an Aug. 6 show at the Northern.

Vancouver-based funk band Five Alarm Funk has fond memories of their Fernie performances. They are returning to the Northern on Aug. 6.
Fernie City Hall.

City to clean “unsightly property”

At the July 25 council meeting, Council approved a motion in regards to bylaw enforcement of unsightly properties.

Fernie City Hall.
Patti Cameron has lived in the Elk Valley area since the early 1960s.

Face of the Valley – Patti Cameron

This week's Face of the Valley focuses on Patti Cameron and her efforts to help people wherever possible.

Patti Cameron has lived in the Elk Valley area since the early 1960s.
This weeks Faces of the Valley is Mark Lento

Faces of the Valley – Mark Lento

Mark Lento was born and bred in the Elk Valley. He was born in 1968 at the old Fernie Hospital, located where Park Place Lodge is now.

This weeks Faces of the Valley is Mark Lento
Kasha Bell and Sara Lewis are competing with the Kootenay Soccer team in the upcoming B.C. Summer Games. Bell was named as captain of the regional team.

Local teens head to Summer Games with the regional soccer team

Two local teenagers are headed to the B.C. Summer Games with the Kootenay Region soccer team.

Kasha Bell and Sara Lewis are competing with the Kootenay Soccer team in the upcoming B.C. Summer Games. Bell was named as captain of the regional team.
Holly Soetaert and Mac Dressler train for the Summer Games. Soetaert is competing in a variety of swimming events

Local swimmers and triathlete head to B.C. Summer Games

Two Elk Valley swimmers and one triathlete are headed to the B.C. Summer Games

Holly Soetaert and Mac Dressler train for the Summer Games. Soetaert is competing in a variety of swimming events
Camaro 67

Afro-funk band Camaro 67 brings beats to Wapiti

Camaro 67 is likely to take up the entire stage at Wapiti Music Festival, and it isn’t just because of the band’s sound.

Camaro 67
The City of Fernie released their annual municipal report

City Council discusses short-term rentals in Fernie

Fernie City Council received a presentation from Fernie Chamber of Commerce Director regarding short-term rental units in Fernie.

The City of Fernie released their annual municipal report

Fire department releases second quarter report

Director of Fire and Emergency Services, Ted Ruiter, gave his second quarterly report to council.

Editorial – Face of the Valley

One aspect of this area that is hard to ignore is that it attracts some characters.

The City of Fernie is participating in an audit in relation to human resource practices in smaller governments.

Council enacts an alternative approval process for boundary expansion

Fernie Council approved an Alternative Approval Process in regards to a municipal boundary expansion north of Brenners Road.

The City of Fernie is participating in an audit in relation to human resource practices in smaller governments.

Work to begin on highway upgrade project

The province announced it approved a contract to resurface approximately 15 kilometres of highway between Fernie and Hosmer.