Ezra Black

O’Leary is too interesting

One of this country’s proudest traditions is a long history of boring politics.

Collision on Highway 3/93 claims life of Baynes Lakes woman

On March 10, at approximately 12:30 p.m., RCMP responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on Highway 3/93 near Wardner.

Stetski calls on Liberals to protect forestry jobs

Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski is calling on the Liberal government to subsidize local mills.

B.C. falls in ranking of best places to mine

B.C.’s attractiveness for mining investment has fallen says the Fraser Institute’s recent survey of global mining companies.

Barkside turns ten

Local pet supply story, Barkside Pets, recently celebrated their tenth birthday in Fernie.

Rick Mercer live in Fernie

CBC Television host, Rick Mercer, stopped in Fernie during the 40th anniversary of Fernie's Griz Days winter festival.

Athletes throw down at annual judo tournament

On Feb. 25, about 87 athletes competed in the annual Fernie Judo Club Invitational Judo Tournament at Fernie Secondary School.

Full disclosure: I do not like adhering to bylaws

Bylaws are like that geeky, know-it-all classmate who demands the rest of the class stop talking so she can concentrate and get an A.

Urban mule deer translocation trial update

The East Kootenay Urban Mule Deer Translocation Trial began one year ago this week and results to date have been highly variable.

Bennett praises MSP cuts; opposition disagrees

Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett lauded his party’s decision to reduce Medical Services Plan premiums.

Local defies physical boundaries

Sparwood Spartans’ shooting guard Mackenzie Adams will be competing in the Single A Provincial Championships.

CAO says zoning bylaw unenforceable for short-term rentals

“We’ve got a legal opinion that our zoning bylaw right now is not enforceable on the short-term rental issue,” said Fernie CAO Norm McInnis.

Sparwood Spartans reign as Kootenay champions

The Sparwood Spartans Senior Boys basketball team are Kootenay champions after defeating the Fernie Falcons, last Saturday.

Goddess Rising returns for IWD

Goddess Rising celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD) for a fifth year in a row in Fernie.

Fernie is the fastest growing community of its kind in Canada

"I can’t say why, but something is happening,” said Stacey Hallman, a Statistics Canada demography division analyst.

Exploring a revitalized Max Turyk

The building has found a new life and a new purpose as a community centre.

Last-minute goal leads Riders to OT win

The Riders won their last game of the regular season 3-2 against the Beaver Valley Nite Hawks.

Elkford council votes against deer cull

Elkford council decided against a deer cull and earned praise from the Animal Alliance of Canada.

City caught unprepared by census results

In the words of Richard Attenborough, “Our lives are in your hands and you have butterfingers?”

Fernie Freestyle hosts provincials

Fernie Freestyle hosted the AFSA provincial mogul competition at FAR last weekend, and many local athletes ended up owning the podium.