Phil McLachlan

175 racers faced off head-to-head on Saturday

Snow Drags put 175 racers head-to-head

Snowmobile racers from around B.C. and Alberta gathered in Fernie on February 18 to race their customized snowmobiles head-to-head.

175 racers faced off head-to-head on Saturday
Caoimhe Heavey has proven herself on the provincial level

Fernie skier wins two golds

Fernie skier, Caoimhe Heavey, walked away with two provincial golds at the slopestyle competition in Lake Louise.

Caoimhe Heavey has proven herself on the provincial level
(left) The Kimberley Dynamiters took an early lead on Monday against the Fernie Ghostriders

Ghostriders return from 4-point deficit

The Fernie Ghostriders returned from a three-point deficit to take a huge victory against the Kimberley Dynamiters on Monday.

(left) The Kimberley Dynamiters took an early lead on Monday against the Fernie Ghostriders
Sydney Polacik performed as Tinkerbell in the Neverland dream performance on January 18 at the Fernie Memorial Arena.

DreamSkate transforms arena into dreamscape

The Fernie Skating Club gave a well executed performance on February 18, during the DreamSkate Ice Show at the Fernie Memorial Arena.

Sydney Polacik performed as Tinkerbell in the Neverland dream performance on January 18 at the Fernie Memorial Arena.
(left) Pepe Oliveira was one of over a hundred who fought bravely for a new board. (right) Chantelle from Tasmania won a new board on February 16 at Edge Of The World.

Rock, Paper, Scissors contest provides newcomer with a board

Edge Of The World recently hosted their annual Rock, Paper, Scissors contest.

(left) Pepe Oliveira was one of over a hundred who fought bravely for a new board. (right) Chantelle from Tasmania won a new board on February 16 at Edge Of The World.
Beanpod owner

Beanpod celebrates six years

Nationally renowned local chocolate shop, the Beanpod, celebrated six successful years in business on February 13.

Beanpod owner
Iconic Canadian performer

Fred Penner spreads nostalgic joy

Fred Penner started Stoke Fest off right on Saturday, when he performed classic hits such as Itsy Bitsy Spider, and The Cat Came Back.

Iconic Canadian performer
Canmore’s Elk Run and Riot brought with them their tales of growing up and exploring the world

Elk Run and Riot share stories

Three west-coast musical storytellers graced The Brickhouse with their songs of youth, travel and adventure on February 10.

Canmore’s Elk Run and Riot brought with them their tales of growing up and exploring the world
Comedian and actor

Ben Proulx stops in Fernie

Nationally acclaimed comedian and actor, Ben Proulx, entertained Fernie on the night of Feb 9, with his raw comedic style.

Comedian and actor
Keegan Street has had a passion for brewing coffee since the age of 16

Young roaster sets entrepreneurial example

For the past eight months, 18 y/o Keegan Street has been running his coffee roasting company out of Fernie, Rooftop Coffee Roasters.

Keegan Street has had a passion for brewing coffee since the age of 16

Statutory release date denied

Repeat sex offender, Randall Hopley will remain in jail past his statutory release date that was scheduled for March 19, 2017.

RDEK Area A update

The West Fernie Servicing and Infrastructure Project is well underway.

Heavy snow affects wildlife

Biologists are concerned that the large build up of snow may impact the regular annual feeding times for animals in the early spring time.

Fernie local

Vallance transforms waste into art

Lindsay Vallance has been turning recyclable materials into beautiful works of art for over 13 years.

Fernie local
B.C. Lions’ defensive back

Lions break the silence about violence against women

Two members of the BC Lions stopped at Fernie Secondary School, to introduce students to their Be More Than A Bystander program.

B.C. Lions’ defensive back

Mining industry to fundraise for Children’s Hospital

On February 2, the B.C. Mining Industry launched a fundraising campaign for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

(From left) Sensei Bob Gardiner and Sensei Cindy Paskiewich demonstrate how to protect yourself from an attacker when fighting from the ground.

Self-defence gives youth self-confidence

The Sparwood Shotokan Karate School partnered with the City of Sparwood to host a three-day self-defence program.

(From left) Sensei Bob Gardiner and Sensei Cindy Paskiewich demonstrate how to protect yourself from an attacker when fighting from the ground.
Men and women who serve their communities as first responders are exposed to traumatic events on a regular basis.

The unspoken sacrifices of our local first responders

A single traumatic event can trigger a stress disorder such as PTSD. First responders are exposed to hundreds throughout their career.

Men and women who serve their communities as first responders are exposed to traumatic events on a regular basis.

Public avalanche warning issued for backcountry users

Public avalanche warning for recreational backcountry users issued for the dates between Friday, February 10 to Monday, February 13.

Michele Thorlakson worked to produce different pieces of literature at Family Literacy Day

Learning the old fashioned way

The Fernie Heritage Library hosted Family Literacy Day, with over 75 children and their parents, for a day of language appreciation.

Michele Thorlakson worked to produce different pieces of literature at Family Literacy Day