Katie Smith

Students from local elementary schools got to be fire chiefs for the day on Oct. 16. Firefighter Bruce Nelson (far left) and fire prevention officer Tom Hopkins flank a group of Grade 3 students who got to sit in the classic 1928 Studebaker fire truck. Students from left: Kate Dryborough

School kids become firefighters for a day

Four local elementary school children had the chance to find out what it takes to be a firefighter for the day.

Students from local elementary schools got to be fire chiefs for the day on Oct. 16. Firefighter Bruce Nelson (far left) and fire prevention officer Tom Hopkins flank a group of Grade 3 students who got to sit in the classic 1928 Studebaker fire truck. Students from left: Kate Dryborough
Greyhound Fernie Bus Depot

Fernie Greyhound routes not affected

Fernie bus depot routes not affected in light of recent Greyhound announcement cancelling some routes.

Greyhound Fernie Bus Depot
Candidates for Kootenay-Columbia from left: Bill Green (Green Party)

Election 2015: Candidates discuss national childcare

Candidates from Kootenay-Columbia debated in Sparwood earlier this month and one of the topics they tackled was national childcare.

Candidates for Kootenay-Columbia from left: Bill Green (Green Party)

Substation receiving upgrades

BC Hydro has announced there will be upgrades made at the Fernie Substation starting next year.

Editorial: The Niqab Debate

The woman who fought for her right to wear a niqab was able to do so during her oath ceremony earlier this month.

Fire Chief Ted Ruiter said department is always looking for new recruits.

Fire department seeking new recruits

There's always a need for auxiliary fire fighters. Those interested are asked to contact the Fernie Fire Dept.

Fire Chief Ted Ruiter said department is always looking for new recruits.
The Ghostriders pink sale will be up for auction at the end of the month. Proceeds will go to the local Friends for Friends charity.

Ghostriders to help Friends for Friends charity

The Fernie Ghostriders will auction off their pink jerseys at the end of the month with proceeds going to Friends for Friends charity.

The Ghostriders pink sale will be up for auction at the end of the month. Proceeds will go to the local Friends for Friends charity.
Mark Brown cuts up a fresh piece of meat in the kitchen in the back of his store.

Third generation butcher a master of his craft

Mark Brown, owner/operator of Fernie Meat Market, is the third generation in his family to run the successful downtown meat shop.

Mark Brown cuts up a fresh piece of meat in the kitchen in the back of his store.
Election Day is Oct. 19

Election 2015: Fernie accepts Community Voter Challenge

Fernie has joined close to a dozen other communities in the Kootenays in accepting a voting challenge put forth by the City of Nelson.

Election Day is Oct. 19

Editorial: We’ve become too desensitized

In light of yet another school shooting in the United States, it seems society is becoming far too used to such tragedy.

Kootenay-Columbia candidates debated in Sparwood on Oct. 5. From left: Bill Green (Green Party)

Election 2015: Candidates debate in Sparwood

Candidates participated in a debate in Sparwood on Oct. 5 hosted by the Chambers of Commerce for Elkford, Fernie and Sparwood.

Kootenay-Columbia candidates debated in Sparwood on Oct. 5. From left: Bill Green (Green Party)
Fernie City Hall

User fees apply to city property

Those looking to put on festivals/events in the city should be aware of user fees associated with city property rentals.

Fernie City Hall

Editorial: Political Parties and First Nations

Election Day is fast approaching and it's important to keep the issues that matter at the top of mind when casting your ballot.

Kootenay-Columbia candidates debate First Nations issues on Sept. 23. From left: Bill Green (Green Party)

Election 2015: Candidates discuss First Nations issues

Candidates from the Kootenay-Columbia riding met in late-September to debate First Nations issues.

Kootenay-Columbia candidates debate First Nations issues on Sept. 23. From left: Bill Green (Green Party)
Libertarian Party candidate Christina Yahn drops out of election race.

Kootenay-Columbia candidate drops out of election race

The Libertarian Party candidate drops out of the election race. The federal election is on Oct. 19.

Libertarian Party candidate Christina Yahn drops out of election race.
Interior Envy

Interior Envy opening Oct. 2

A home decor, accessory and gift store will open in Fernie on Oct. 2.

Interior Envy
Interior Health encourages the public to discuss vaccinations with their doctors.

Education is key to understanding vaccinations

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate...that is the question.

Interior Health encourages the public to discuss vaccinations with their doctors.
Melanie Jolicoeur wants to get Fernie dancing.

Dancer brings unique styles to Fernie

A former professional dancer has brought her unique styles to Fernie and hopes to get locals dancing.

Melanie Jolicoeur wants to get Fernie dancing.
Derek Saretzky is charged in connection with the murders of Terry Blanchette and his two-year-old daughter

Saretzky to undergo psychiatric assessment

The man charged with two counts of first-degree murder is to be assessed to see if he is fit to stand trial.

Derek Saretzky is charged in connection with the murders of Terry Blanchette and his two-year-old daughter
Water boil in effect as of Sept. 23

Boil order has been downgraded

The City of Fernie has downgraded the Boil Water Order from Sept. 23; the turbidity level is now at a rating of 2, or fair.

Water boil in effect as of Sept. 23