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Bisaro Anima cavers return from expedition

22 cavers spent a week logging 150 surface sinks, rifts and holes, and mapped 1km of new passages

Bisaro Anima cavers return from expedition

22 cavers spent a week logging 150 surface sinks, rifts and holes, and mapped 1km of new passages

Show N’ Shine attracts bumper entries

The 2018 Show N’ Shine attracted over 1100 people and 80 entries – the most in the event’s history

Inside Fernie’s Wapiti Music Festival

Shred Kelly, Wintersleep weigh in on Wapiti Music Festival. Plus new jam session a smash hit.

Elk Valley wildfires update

Hot, dry conditions to continue as BC Wildfire Service battles wildfires across the region

GALLERY: 2018 Wapiti Music Festival

Did we spot you at Wapiti Music Festival over the weekend in Fernie?

No raining on Wapiti’s parade

Fernie music festival huge success despite less than ideal weather conditions

Help needed to restore Sparwood wetland

The next weed pull at Sparwood’s Beaverfoot wetland is on August 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Fernie SAR rescues injured biker

A mountain biker has been rescued after injuring himself in Fernie’s Ridgemont trails area.

To Cuba, with love

Fernie couple collects old mountain bikes for those in need in the Caribbean island nation.

Fernie mayor joins calls for backcountry closure

Mary Giuliano has backed calls to close the backcountry as a wildfire rages east of Fernie.

Lightning sparks fires, closes Fernie music festival

Heavy rain, hail and lightning temporarily shuts down Wapiti Music Festival on Saturday.

Sparwood mayor thanks responders

Apartment fire prompts outpouring of support from community, however, help is still needed.

Elk Valley on severe thunderstorm watch

In Sparwood, there’s a chance of rain and risk of severe thunderstorms from about 3 p.m. Saturday.

UPDATE: Coal Creek fire not a threat: authorities

Fire remains 713ha, now worked on by 14 firefighters, one heli and five pieces of heavy equipment

Building permit delays distillery

Lost Boys distillery still hope to open for 2018/19 winter

Wanted: nurses to live and work

MLA for Kootenay East Tom Shypitka believes the region offers what others can’t – affordable housing.

Fernie in for action-packed weekend

Wapiti Music Festival, Show N’ Shine and Bippity Boppity Boo Children’s Festival return this weekend.

Dismissal of Kootenay mine worker upheld

Arbitrator rules Teck justified in dismissal of Kootenay worker accused of harassment and bullying

Dismissal of Sparwood mine worker upheld

Arbitrator rules Teck justified in dismissal of Sparwood worker accused of harassment and bullying