Nicole Obre

Editorial: vaccination: your best shot

April 26 to May 3 marks National Immunization Awareness Week.

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce voted in a new Board of Directors at their Annual General Meeting on April 24.  From left: Jonathan Levesque

Chamber names new board

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce has welcomed in a new Board of Directors

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce voted in a new Board of Directors at their Annual General Meeting on April 24.  From left: Jonathan Levesque
Fernie’s own Andrea Byrne (second from left) placed second at the International Freeski Association North America Junior Championships in Utah.

Byrne places second at Junior Championships

Andrea Byrne compete at the International Freeski Association North America Junior Championships in Utah, finishing in second place.

Fernie’s own Andrea Byrne (second from left) placed second at the International Freeski Association North America Junior Championships in Utah.
Fernie resident Lucy Eykamp will be running

Fernie local embarks on challenge for Schizophrenia

Fernie resident Lucy Eykamp will be running, biking, and horseback riding her way across 730 kilometres in Australia this spring.

Fernie resident Lucy Eykamp will be running
Sparwood Mayor Lois Halko spoke at the Day of Mourning Ceremony held in Centennial Square Monday afternoon.

Day of Mourning ceremony honours fallen workers

Sparwood hosted the annual Day of Mourning ceremony in Centennial Square on Monday afternoon.

Sparwood Mayor Lois Halko spoke at the Day of Mourning Ceremony held in Centennial Square Monday afternoon.

Editorial: National Day of Mourning

For most people, April 28 is just another day on the calendar.

Fernie Fire Rescue paid a visit to Bright Beginnings Preschool to raise money with a Hop-a-Thon.

Fernie Fire Rescue gets kids hopping for a cause

With help from the community, Fernie Fire Rescue has been raising money for Muscular Dystrophy.

Fernie Fire Rescue paid a visit to Bright Beginnings Preschool to raise money with a Hop-a-Thon.
A haul truck at one of Teck's five coal mines in the Elk Valley.

Teck to cut 600 jobs worldwide

Teck Resources Ltd. announced Tuesday they will be reducing their global workforce by five percent, cutting roughly 600 jobs.

A haul truck at one of Teck's five coal mines in the Elk Valley.
Tim Hortons in Fernie.

Tim Hortons terminates owner of Fernie franchise

Tim Hortons has ended its relationship with Pierre Pelletier, owner of the Fernie and Crowsnest Pass franchises.

Tim Hortons in Fernie.

Sparwood to host Day of Mourning ceremony

Sparwood will once again host the annual Day of Mourning ceremony on April 28.

Mountainside Church expands to Sparwood

Fernie's Mountainside Church is getting ready to open a second location in Sparwood.

The Nature Trust of British Columbia has purchased the last remaining piece of privately owned property on Wigwam Flats near Elko.

Nature Trust purchases last piece of Wigwam Flats

The Nature Trust of British Columbia has purchased the last remaining piece of privately owned property on Wigwam Flats near Elko.

The Nature Trust of British Columbia has purchased the last remaining piece of privately owned property on Wigwam Flats near Elko.
The District of Sparwood will be holding a community wide clean-up day on April 26.

Sparwood to host community clean up day

The District of Sparwood will be holding a community wide clean-up day on April 26.

The District of Sparwood will be holding a community wide clean-up day on April 26.
Grade ten students from Elkford Secondary School watch Fernie Fire Rescue perform a mock extraction outside the Elk Valley Hospital as part of the PARTY program on Wednesday

PARTY program educates teens on choices and consequences

Elk Valley teenagers are learning about the harsh realities of partying this month with the PARTY program.

Grade ten students from Elkford Secondary School watch Fernie Fire Rescue perform a mock extraction outside the Elk Valley Hospital as part of the PARTY program on Wednesday
College of the Rockies Haul Truck Operator program graduate Meagan Sam receives her certificate of completion from instructor Darren Hood and Aboriginal Mentoring and Training Association Program Manager Suzanne Pederson. Meagan is one of six women who completed the first all female class.

First all female haul truck class graduates

The College of the Rockies' Haul Truck program recently celebrated the graduation of its first ever all female class.

College of the Rockies Haul Truck Operator program graduate Meagan Sam receives her certificate of completion from instructor Darren Hood and Aboriginal Mentoring and Training Association Program Manager Suzanne Pederson. Meagan is one of six women who completed the first all female class.

Beyond the Crossroads

Peter Karp and Sue Foley to bring songs from their exciting new album, 'Beyond the Crossroads' to The Arts Station on Wed., April 16.

College of of the Rockies celebrated the graduation of its first ever Women in Mining course on Friday afternoon.

Women in Mining graduate

The graduates of the first ever Women in Mining course celebrated at the College of the Rockies Fernie campus Friday afternoon.

College of of the Rockies celebrated the graduation of its first ever Women in Mining course on Friday afternoon.
The Fernie Academy presented “A Night of Shakespeare” at the Catholic Hall on Monday

Academy students get Shakespearian

The Fernie Academy Players brought seven of Shakespeare's classic tales to the stage this month.

The Fernie Academy presented “A Night of Shakespeare” at the Catholic Hall on Monday
Area A Director Mike Sosnowski (left) explains the proposed Flood Control Service to residents during an open house at the Hosmer Community Hall on March 31.

RDEK proposes new Flood Control Service at open house

Regional District of East Kootenay hopes to bring new Flood Control Service to Electoral Area A to help fund flood mitigation projects.

Area A Director Mike Sosnowski (left) explains the proposed Flood Control Service to residents during an open house at the Hosmer Community Hall on March 31.

Resurfacing East Kootenay roads

The provincial government has awarded a $4.7 million contract to Interoute Construction Ltd. to resurface a number of streets.