Sarah Kucharski

Elk Valley RCMP warns against scams

Scams are not a thing of the past, the Elk Valley RCMP wants to stress.

The Elk Valley Society for Community Living has been working on a recycling program.

Recycling to fund summer programs

EVSCL has been working with the RDEK a recycling program to benefit the environment and children with special needs.

The Elk Valley Society for Community Living has been working on a recycling program.
The Cederholm family offered to pay for an official grave marker plaque at the common grave where deceased parents Ken and Joan Cederholm were laid to rest with 15 other unclaimed remains.

Sparwood family installs common grave plaque

A Sparwood family has finally made peace with their father’s death after laying him to rest alongside his late wife at Rivercrest Cemetery.

The Cederholm family offered to pay for an official grave marker plaque at the common grave where deceased parents Ken and Joan Cederholm were laid to rest with 15 other unclaimed remains.

Sparwood Market to go on

Following management and organization complications, the Sparwood Market continued with its regular scheduling on Friday, July 3.

Summer SCOTT race series heats up

Fernie Alpine Resort weekly downhill bike race returns for the season.

Slow Down, Move Over regulation reminder for summer construction

With summer heat comes summer construction and sitting in both as seasonal traffic piles up on East Kootenay roads.

Wildfire forces evacuation in Baynes Lake and beyond

An evacuation order for Kragmont residents and an evacuation alert for Baynes Lake residents sent out following an early morning wildfire.

Children contribute to the community dumpster in the second annual Dumpster Art Project.

One man’s trash, is another man’s art

Eight artists and the community itself applied their skills to dumpsters donated to the vibrant second annual Dumpster Art Project.

Children contribute to the community dumpster in the second annual Dumpster Art Project.
Children like Sonny and Harvey Wilhelm (2 and 4) and Ruby Enns (2) enjoyed the official opening of the Mountain Market at Rotary Park on Sunday

Mountain Market makes its mark

The summer schedule for the annual Mountain Market kicked off on Sunday, July 5.

Children like Sonny and Harvey Wilhelm (2 and 4) and Ruby Enns (2) enjoyed the official opening of the Mountain Market at Rotary Park on Sunday
Bikers and hikers took advantage of free chairlift access at the Timber Bowl chair on Sunday

Locals ride free at FAR

Officially one week into its summer season, Fernie Alpine Resort hosted a customer appreciation day on Sunday, July 5.

Bikers and hikers took advantage of free chairlift access at the Timber Bowl chair on Sunday

A walk through Fernie’s history

After a multi-year hiatus, the Fernie Museum’s Guided Heritage Walking Tours will be returning this summer.

Al Komarevich has worked as a mechanic in Fernie for the last 30 years.

Upgrading to a bigger backyard

Backyard Mechanical celebrated its grand opening at a new location with a customer appreciation day.

Al Komarevich has worked as a mechanic in Fernie for the last 30 years.

RCMP seek public help following Elkford assault

An investigation into the assault of a woman in Elkford is open to public assistance, according to the RCMP.

West Fernie Phase 1 servicing project launched

The Regional District of East Kootenay celebrated the official launch of the West Fernie Servicing and Restructure Project’s first phase.

School district calls changes to School Act undemocratic

Bill 11 has drawn criticism from School District 5 — citing its changes as a threat to the democratic process of education.

Bikers line up at the Elk Chair to get a start on the first day of Fernie Alpine Resort's summer season.

A start to summer at Fernie Alpine Resort

Opening day at Fernie Alpine Resort on Saturday, June 27 welcomed hikers and bikers.

Bikers line up at the Elk Chair to get a start on the first day of Fernie Alpine Resort's summer season.
Jenice Smith helps daughter Norah

Fest appeals to heart and ‘sole’ of family bikers

Second Avenue was taken over by the Second Annual Roll and Sole Trails Festival, organized by the Fernie Trails Alliance (FTA).

Jenice Smith helps daughter Norah

Council assists in skate park funding

Sparwood council unanimously decided to devote $75,000 in funding to the construction of the Sparwood Skate Park project.

Kate MacEachern has walked nearly 3

Former soldier steps towards PTSD awareness

Over the last three years, Kate MacEachern has walked across the country to raise funds and awareness for PTSD.

Kate MacEachern has walked nearly 3

Spardell variance permits to be reconsidered again

Notices will be sent out to Spardell residents notifying that DVPs at the mobile park will be reconsidered at the July 20 council meeting.