Leah Scheitel

Fernie City Hall.

Fernie Council approves two partnership agreements

On July 11, Fernie Council approved a motion for a land use agreement with the Fernie Pets Society and Chamber of Commerce.

Fernie City Hall.
Wild Honey’s Laura Cain

Wild Honey hopes to wow at Wapiti

For the local group Wild Honey, the opportunity to play at this year’s Wapiti Music Festival is a compliment and an honour.

Wild Honey’s Laura Cain
Roger Theaker has written thousands of trivia questions during his time as a trivia host at The Fernie Hotel.

Challenge your intelligence with trivia

Every Wednesday evening, at 8 p.m. Roger Theaker takes to the microphone at The Fernie to challenge people’s intellect.

Roger Theaker has written thousands of trivia questions during his time as a trivia host at The Fernie Hotel.
Cranbrook councillor Tom Shypitka at his nomination announcement in Cranbrook on June 29.

Cranbrook councillor announces Liberal MLA nomination bid

With the next provincial election 10 months away, a Cranbrook City Councillor has put their name into the ring for the Liberal nomination.

Cranbrook councillor Tom Shypitka at his nomination announcement in Cranbrook on June 29.
Fernie City Hall.

City welcomes Don Schaffer as interim CAO

Starting in his new position at City Hall last Thursday, Don Schaffer says his experience in Fernie has been positive so far.

Fernie City Hall.
Jumbo Glacier has been a polarizing issue

Second option proposed at Jumbo Glacier Resort

For over 25 years, there has been a battle over the Jumbo Glacier area, adjacent to the Columbia Valley.

Jumbo Glacier has been a polarizing issue
Fernie’s City Council approved allocating resort municipality funding to eight groups. The funding is intended to promote tourism in the Fernie area.

RMI funding allocated to local organizations

At the June 27 City Council meeting, City of Fernie councillors approved to allocate RMI funding to local groups.

Fernie’s City Council approved allocating resort municipality funding to eight groups. The funding is intended to promote tourism in the Fernie area.
Canadian indie rock band

Yukon Blonde returns to Wapiti stage

Canadian indie rock band Yukon Blonde is returning to Fernie for this year’s Wapiti Music Festival.

Canadian indie rock band
The City of Fernie released their annual municipal report

City of Fernie releases annual municipal report

The City of Fernie has released the Annual Municipal Report for 2015.

The City of Fernie released their annual municipal report
Island Lake Lodge is hosting a contest to share their iconic photo locations

Island Lake Lodge wants to share iconic views of local scenery

Island Lake Lodge launched their Iconic Photospots contest, where participants can win a travel voucher for the Lodge that is worth $1,000.

Island Lake Lodge is hosting a contest to share their iconic photo locations
Bill Bennett with B.C. Premier Christy Clark on Tuesday evening.

Bennett reflects on 15 years in office

Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett announced his retirement from provincial politics last week, but is taking many life lessons with him.

Bill Bennett with B.C. Premier Christy Clark on Tuesday evening.
The Show n’ Shine is one of the most anticipated socials of the series.

Summer Social Series kicks off next week

The 2016 Summer Social Series will kick off on July 6, with a Wednesday evening free concert at Station Square.

The Show n’ Shine is one of the most anticipated socials of the series.
David Wilks announced he is seeking the Liberal nomination for the Kootenay East MLA seat.

David Wilks seeking Liberal MLA nomination

Former Conservative MP David Wilks announced he is seeking the nomination for the Liberal MLA seat.

David Wilks announced he is seeking the Liberal nomination for the Kootenay East MLA seat.
The City of Fernie is participating in an audit in relation to human resource practices in smaller governments.

Councillor appointed as representative for audit

Council appointed Dan McSkimming as the member of council to participate in the Auditor General for Local Government (AGLG) audit.

The City of Fernie is participating in an audit in relation to human resource practices in smaller governments.
Shannon Takacs has recently started working as a death doula and hopes to help people become more comfortable with the subject of death.

Death doula hopes to start a conversation

Shannon Takacs is hoping her life experience will enable her to help people who are facing the end of their lives by being a death doula.

Shannon Takacs has recently started working as a death doula and hopes to help people become more comfortable with the subject of death.
The City of Fernie will be looking for a new CAO after Jim Hendricks leaves at the end of June.

Burma Road Lift station contract awarded

On June 13, Fernie City Council voted in favour to award the Burma Road Lift Station Replacement project.

The City of Fernie will be looking for a new CAO after Jim Hendricks leaves at the end of June.
The City of Fernie will be looking for a new CAO after Jim Hendricks leaves at the end of June.

Hendricks to leave CAO position

As of June 30, City of Fernie’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) will be no longer be working for the City.

The City of Fernie will be looking for a new CAO after Jim Hendricks leaves at the end of June.
Sandra Boer is the new administrator at the Elk Valley Hospice.

Elk Valley Hospice announces a new administrator

Te Elk Valley Hospice announced Sandra Boer as the new administrator for the organization.

Sandra Boer is the new administrator at the Elk Valley Hospice.

Island Lake opens for the summer.

Island Lake Lodge officially started its summer operations on June 12, with some new additions and changes for the 2016 season.

Fernie Academy students Sienna Longo and Emma Morgan

Fernie represented at national science fair

Last month, two students from the Fernie Academy attended the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Montreal.

Fernie Academy students Sienna Longo and Emma Morgan