Sarah Kucharski

Columbia Basin Trust funds approved

The RDEK has approved over $1 million in funding for 140 projects across the East Kootenay for the next coming year.

An example of a Report Impaired Drivers sign that is being proposed to be installed in Sparwood. These signs are currently scattered across Cranbrook and Kimberley.

Signs to report impaired drivers proposed in Sparwood

Mothers Against Drunk Driving approached the District of Sparwood to put up signage that would encourage reporting impaired drivers.

An example of a Report Impaired Drivers sign that is being proposed to be installed in Sparwood. These signs are currently scattered across Cranbrook and Kimberley.

Report on Sparwood roads to come in the fall

The District of Sparwood is anticipating a Service Level Review on its various roads to be completed by the fall of 2015.

Fernie costume designer Flo Barrett recently won a Leo Award for Best Costume Design in a Feature Film.

Fernie designer wins provincial award

Nominated in two of three costume design categories at the 2015 Leo Awards, Flo Barrett walked away with a major award on June 6.

Fernie costume designer Flo Barrett recently won a Leo Award for Best Costume Design in a Feature Film.
Aidan Lindsay debuted her latest paintings at an exhibit at Inside Out Fernie Wellness on Saturday

Nature inspired art with a twist

Fresh canvases lined the walls of Inside Out Fernie Wellness as a double headlining art show made its debut on Saturday, June 6.

Aidan Lindsay debuted her latest paintings at an exhibit at Inside Out Fernie Wellness on Saturday

Residents oppose fenced dog park

Fernie Pets Society proposal for temporary fencing at Annex met with opposition.

Weather warning issued for East Kootenay

As temperatures are set to climb this weekend, Environment Canada has released a weather warning for the East Kootenay area.

Arianna Clemens

Crowning achievement for charity

A line up of princesses eager for a makeover crowded outside of Lysh Hair Salon on Saturday, June 6 for the second annual Princess Party.

Arianna Clemens
Fernie's Tim Hortons location participated in the company's Camp Day on Wednesday

Coffee makes for happy campers

Fernie’s Tim Hortons location participated in the company’s charitable Camp Day on Wednesday, June 3.

Fernie's Tim Hortons location participated in the company's Camp Day on Wednesday
Amy Cardozo

Follow the crumbs to Fernie’s newest business

Crumbs Cakery Café opened in Fernie's downtown core almost a month ago and has been experiencing great reception.

Amy Cardozo

Educating the valley on Little Warriors

A child sexual abuse workshop was hosted in Fernie.

Valley Riders gallop forward

Sparwood’s Valley Riders riding club hosted a membership drive meeting on May 26 to discuss their upcoming plans and official grand opening.

The Fernie Trails Alliance Board of Directors and Troy Nixon

Fernie Trails Alliance host fund-razr

The Fernie Trails Alliance (FTA) hosted the Trail Razr event at the Fernie Golf Course on May 30 to raise money for trail maintenance.

The Fernie Trails Alliance Board of Directors and Troy Nixon
Canadian Tire store manager Justin Zimmerman (left) was on hand with his sons (center left) Logan

Canadian Tire jumpstarts youth athletics

The Jumpstart program is a Canadian Tire charity that promotes funding for local youth athletic programs.

Canadian Tire store manager Justin Zimmerman (left) was on hand with his sons (center left) Logan
The Spring Craft Fair welcomed vendors and customers at the Community Centre on Saturday

Craft Fair blooms at Community Centre

The Spring Craft Fair welcomed dozens of vendors to the Fernie Community Centre on Saturday, May 30.

The Spring Craft Fair welcomed vendors and customers at the Community Centre on Saturday
The Alive After Five program visited Sparwood Secondary to discuss work safety for youth workers on Tuesday

Keeping kids Alive After Five

A speaker came to Sparwood Secondary School to discuss work safety and knowing your rights for young workers on May 26 to a Grade 10 class.

The Alive After Five program visited Sparwood Secondary to discuss work safety for youth workers on Tuesday

Fernie power outage affects thousands

Update: A failed lightning arrester identified as cause of today's power outage that resulted in power loss for 2798 residences.

Extra Foods to rebrand

There are plans to rebrand Fernie’s Extra Foods location into a Your Independent Grocer.

Temporary fencing for Annex dog park proposed

The FPS has made a proposal to city council to construct temporary fencing around a portion of the Annex Park for an off-leash dog park.

Fernie painter Alice Byrne’s works were on display at The Arts Station until Tuesday

Painting an authentic view

Alice Byrne has spent the last 29 years in Fernie filing images of the city’s beautiful landscapes to later translate to canvas.

Fernie painter Alice Byrne’s works were on display at The Arts Station until Tuesday