Ezra Black

ESS needs volunteers

Fernie's recent record-breaking blizzard, showed that the City of Fernie’s Emergency Social Services (ESS) program is in need of volunteers.

Junior Freeski competition highlights local talent

Fernie Alpine Resort hosted an International Freeskiing Association (IFSA) Junior Freeski Series event.

Conservationists call for halt to mining expansion

In response to a fish kill, conservation groups are asking the government to halt the expansion of the Elk Valley’s coal industry.

Fernie forechecks its way to a win

Fernie’s forechecking was red-hot Friday but fizzled Saturday as the Riders earned two of a possible four points over the weekend.

Kootenay’s introduce charge stations

Kootenays regional districts collaborating on a $1 million initiative to build a network of electric vehicle charging stations.

Elk Valley grows local

Even with a green thumb, it can be a challenge to grow food in the cold climate of the Kootenays.

Teck stocks mirror the rise and fall of coal

Last year saw a spectacular rise in the value of steelmaking coal but the price has sagged in the first months of 2017.

Fernie hosts vigil in honour of mosque shooting victims

About 30 Elk Valley residents made a show of support for the victims of the shooting at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec.

Quebec mosque shooting should be a wake-up call

As a diverse future beckons, Canadians need more intercultural dialogue to address undercurrents of intolerance.

Fernie’s population exceeds 5,000, policing costs to increase

Fernie’s population has surpassed 5,000, which could mean an 18 per cent tax increase, says CAO Norm McInnis.

Elk Valley digging out after record breaking snowfall

Traffic is once again flowing along Highway 3 after it was blocked up at both ends of the Elk Valley by a record setting snowfall.