Sarah Kucharski

Open burning restriction in Southeast Fire Centre

A fire ban on Category 2 open fires in the Southeast Fire Centre went into effect on Wednesday, June 24.

Incident at Red Tree Lodge

The fire alarm at the Red Tree Lodge was pulled after smoke filled the motel's laundry room.

The newest recruits to the Fernie Fire Department are (left to right) Justin Surine

Newest flames added to Fernie Fire Department

Five new recruits of the Fernie Fire Department were decked out in fire protective gear on June 17 as they began their auxiliary training.

The newest recruits to the Fernie Fire Department are (left to right) Justin Surine
Rescuers Ryan Anderson

Missing motorist and injured hiker assisted by Fernie SAR

Fernie Search and Rescue (SAR) had a busy weekend when their services were called upon in two separate instances.

Rescuers Ryan Anderson
Library summer students Sarah Buchan (far left) and Lindsay Snea (far right) will be working the Fernie Book Bike this summer. (Left to right) Judy Little

Bringing books across the city

Books will be wheeled across the City of Fernie this summer after the Fernie Library’s official Book Bike launch on Wednesday, June 17.

Library summer students Sarah Buchan (far left) and Lindsay Snea (far right) will be working the Fernie Book Bike this summer. (Left to right) Judy Little
A painting by Win Dinn hangs above the mantle at The Arts Station. Dinn’s artistic style incorporates texturized layers and colour into her pieces.

Painting series is “Off the Wall”

A trio of painters are being highlighted at the Arts Station this month for their beautiful and unorthodox experimentation.

A painting by Win Dinn hangs above the mantle at The Arts Station. Dinn’s artistic style incorporates texturized layers and colour into her pieces.

Walking for a cause

Western Financial Group’s Sparwood branch raked in nearly $4,000 by participating in the company’s 11th Annual Support the Cause Day Walk.

Mayor Mary Giuliano awarded employees of the city for their long-term services. (Front

Fernie honours longstanding employees

The Annual Long Service Awards were held on Wednesday, June 17 to honour some of the city’s longstanding employees.

Mayor Mary Giuliano awarded employees of the city for their long-term services. (Front
The Wild Wally Women was one of 10 teams that participated in the 2015 Elk Valley Relay for Life. This year's theme was Mardi Gras.

Elk Valley residents rally for relay

The annual Elk Valley Relay for Life was held in Sparwood on Saturday, June 20 to raise funds to battle cancer.

The Wild Wally Women was one of 10 teams that participated in the 2015 Elk Valley Relay for Life. This year's theme was Mardi Gras.
Zac Watson (left) and Anthony Milligan played the leads Miguel and Tulio in the Fernie Academy’s presentation of El Dorado held at the Knox Community Church on June 10

Fernie Academy strikes gold with play

Fernie Academy students hit the stage at Knox United Church on Wednesday, June 10 to put on a show.

Zac Watson (left) and Anthony Milligan played the leads Miguel and Tulio in the Fernie Academy’s presentation of El Dorado held at the Knox Community Church on June 10

Jumbo not “substantially started”

Environment Minister Mary Polak determined that the Jumbo Glacier Resort project has not been substantially started.

Golfers Michael Van Horne and Kenny Maki participated in the 10th Annual PGA for B.C. Golfathon to raise funds for ALS.

Raising green on the green

Fernie was one of over 30 courses across the province to participate in the 10th Annual PGA of B.C. Golfathon for ALS.

Golfers Michael Van Horne and Kenny Maki participated in the 10th Annual PGA for B.C. Golfathon to raise funds for ALS.

Island Lake kicks off summer services

Island Lake set the perfect scene for a summer evening soirée on Thursday, June 11.

Baynes Lake Farmers’ Market returns

The Jaffray-Baynes Lake Farmers’ Market opens its doors to the public for its 25th season on Saturday, June 20.

(Right) Colton Sutherland

Sparwood celebrates Coal Miner Days

The annual Coal Miner Days celebration took over the streets of Sparwood from June 11-14.

(Right) Colton Sutherland
Matt Hancox (right) was awarded Man of the Match for a second week following the Elk Valley RFC Bulls match against against the Airdrie Highlanders.

Bulls take charge

The Elk Valley RFC Bulls kept the Highlanders scores low in a winning match on Saturday, June 13.

Matt Hancox (right) was awarded Man of the Match for a second week following the Elk Valley RFC Bulls match against against the Airdrie Highlanders.

Kittens abandoned in Sparwood

Three boxes of kittens have been found abandoned in Sparwood over the last month.

Measures are being taken in B.C. to prevent the invasion of foreign species of mussels that could cause billions in damage to rivers and lakes.

Province works to better invasive mussels threat

Security measures have been taken to ensure that the invasive zebra and quagga mussels continue to make no appearance in B.C. waters.

Measures are being taken in B.C. to prevent the invasion of foreign species of mussels that could cause billions in damage to rivers and lakes.
(Left to right) Colton Turner; 5

A wish to light the night

Snowy Peaks RV Campground participated in the first annual National RV Weekend to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

(Left to right) Colton Turner; 5

Interior Health CEO resigns

Interior Health (IH) President and CEO Dr. Robert Halpenny announced his resignation, effective Fall 2015.