Nicole Obre

Editorial: Backcountry awareness in the summer

Living in the Elk Valley, we are fortunate to be surrounded by mountains and a vast amount of backcountry to explore.

Elkford Secondary School students at their commencement ceremony Thursday.

Elkford secondary students celebrate at commencement

Elkford secondary students celebrated the end of an era on Thursday.

Elkford Secondary School students at their commencement ceremony Thursday.
Fernie Academy students celebrate at their commencement ceremony Thursday.

End of an era for Fernie Academy students

The Fernie Academy's largest graduating class to date celebrated the end of their high school careers last Thursday.

Fernie Academy students celebrate at their commencement ceremony Thursday.
Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett and Transportation Minister Todd Stone paid a visit to the nearly complete Little Sand Creek Bridge replacement project in Jaffray on Wednesday.

Sand Creek Bridge replacement nears completion

Work on the brand new Little Sand Creek Bridge in Jaffray is almost done.

Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett and Transportation Minister Todd Stone paid a visit to the nearly complete Little Sand Creek Bridge replacement project in Jaffray on Wednesday.
The African Children's Choir will perform on the Wildcat Days stage in Elkford Friday night.

African Children’s Choir to perform in Elkford

The Friday night festivities of Wildcat Days will feature a new event and a rare treat – a performance by the African Children's Choir.

The African Children's Choir will perform on the Wildcat Days stage in Elkford Friday night.
B.C.'s Mobile Medical Unit paid a visit to the Elk Valley Hospital this week.

Mobile Medical Unit visits Elk Valley Hospital

B.C.'s Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) paid a visit to Fernie this week.

B.C.'s Mobile Medical Unit paid a visit to the Elk Valley Hospital this week.

Fernie SAR and local chiropractor assist with Tour Divide rescue

Fernie Search and Rescue were called out last Monday to rescue a competitor in this year's Tour Divide.

The Sparwood Chamber of Commerce celebrated new Michel Natal heritage signs donated by Teck

Sparwood Chamber celebrates improvements

The Sparwood Chamber of Commerce celebrated several upgrades and additions to the Visitor Information Centre and Titan Park last week.

The Sparwood Chamber of Commerce celebrated new Michel Natal heritage signs donated by Teck

Editorial: Is removing beer garden fencing realistic?

Beer gardens at festivals and special events may soon be a thing of the past...

B.C.'s Mobile Medical Unit will be parked outside the Elk Valley Hospital June 23 and 24.

Mobile Medical Unit will make a stop in Fernie

B.C.'s Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) is coming to Fernie.

B.C.'s Mobile Medical Unit will be parked outside the Elk Valley Hospital June 23 and 24.

Randall Hopley appeals seven-year sentence

The man who abducted a three-year-old boy from his Sparwood home in 2011 is appealing his seven-year prison sentence.

Teachers and supporters rallied at the corner of Highway 3 and Seventh Street on Monday.

Fernie teachers rally prior to full scale strike

Just a day before full scale strike action began, Fernie teachers and supporters hit the streets for a rally Monday morning.

Teachers and supporters rallied at the corner of Highway 3 and Seventh Street on Monday.
From left: Environment Minister Mary Polak presents Conservation Officer Patricia Burley with the Outstanding Officer of the Year Award.

Burley named Conservation Officer of the Year

Local Conservation Officer (CO) Patricia Burley has been named the Conservation Officer of the Year.

From left: Environment Minister Mary Polak presents Conservation Officer Patricia Burley with the Outstanding Officer of the Year Award.
Fernie Mayor Mary Giuliano speaks at a meeting held last Wednesday outlining the proposed West Fernie servicing and restructure project.

West Fernie residents to decide on incorporation into the city

The decision of whether or not to incorporate West Fernie into the city is in the hands of West Fernie residents.

Fernie Mayor Mary Giuliano speaks at a meeting held last Wednesday outlining the proposed West Fernie servicing and restructure project.
Parents

Community shows support for teachers

Parents and students joined picketing teachers outside of Isabella Dicken Elementary School last week.

Parents

Editorial: Investing in education is money well spent

It's time to start considering public education as an essential service.

A group of Fernie Secondary School students participated in a walkout on Wednesday.

Fernie secondary students walk out

A group of students at Fernie Secondary School participated in a student organized walkout on Wednesday.

A group of Fernie Secondary School students participated in a walkout on Wednesday.
A grave marker at the Stork Cemetery

GPR to address cemetery concerns

The city of Fernie is moving forward with ground penetrating radar (GPR) to assess the site known as the Stork Cemetery.

A grave marker at the Stork Cemetery
Teck and Finning have partnered up to raise awareness for breast cancer with a rebuilt

Teck and Finning are bulldozing breast cancer

Teck and Finning have partnered up to raise awareness for breast cancer and its impact on the local community.

Teck and Finning have partnered up to raise awareness for breast cancer with a rebuilt

Electrical fire shuts down Elkford elementary school

An electrical fire at Elkford's Rocky Mountain Elementary School has shut down the school temporarily.