Sarah Kucharski

Western Financial staff in Fernie hosted a barbecue on Saturday

Western Financial host barbecue

The Western Financial branch in Fernie hosted a barbecue and garage sale on Saturday, May 23 for funds to go back into the community.

Western Financial staff in Fernie hosted a barbecue on Saturday
Alicia Clarke (right) and her children Monty (left)

Elk Valley cleans up for East Kootenay Brain Injuries Association

The weekend saw lawns and storefronts across the Elk Valley filled with items for purchase as part of the annual Elk Valley Spring Clean.

Alicia Clarke (right) and her children Monty (left)
(Left to right) Dee Hatina

Little Elk Valley angels remembered

The Angel Garden, a lasting legacy to children who have passed away in the Elk Valley, officially opened in Fernie on Saturday, May 23.

(Left to right) Dee Hatina
Fernie BMX committee chairman Ryan Schultz is proposing a BMX trail near Montane — to be fully completed by spring 2016.

Bikers blitz sale for secondhand gear and BMX track proposed

In addition to a sale for used biking equipment, a BMX track is also being proposed for construction in Fernie.

Fernie BMX committee chairman Ryan Schultz is proposing a BMX trail near Montane — to be fully completed by spring 2016.

Museum to commemorate Morrissey Internment

An exhibit on the history of the Morrissey Internment Camp will open soon at the Fernie Museum.

Sarah Thompsen; Office Administrator and Women of Steel Co-Chair and Tammy Griffiths; steelworker present Kat Boag-Munroe; Fernie Women's Resource Centre counsellor and Lauren Fox; Resource Centre Executive Director with a cheque for $3

Women’s Resource Centre receives cheque from USW

Local United Steelworkers (USW) 9346 nominated the Fernie Women's Resource Centre to benefit from USW community funding.

Sarah Thompsen; Office Administrator and Women of Steel Co-Chair and Tammy Griffiths; steelworker present Kat Boag-Munroe; Fernie Women's Resource Centre counsellor and Lauren Fox; Resource Centre Executive Director with a cheque for $3

Province takes steps to amend fish decline in Kootenay Lakes

British Columbia has conducted an expert panel to examine the decline in fish stocks and recreational fishery in Kootenay Lake.

Top issues addressed at Sparwood Town Hall

The first ever Sparwood Town Hall was held on Wednesday, May 13 where council listed important concerns and listened to public comment.

Kootenay Tae Kwon Do represented the Elk Valley in Lethbridge at an international tournament over May 8-10.

Kootenay Tae Kwon Do kicks competition away

Members of Kootenay Tae Kwon Do (KTD) took part in an international competition hosted at the University of Lethbridge over May 8-10.

Kootenay Tae Kwon Do represented the Elk Valley in Lethbridge at an international tournament over May 8-10.
Sparwood mayor and council dropped by the Sparwood Leisure Centre for a swim on Move For Your Health Day. (Left to right) Jenna Jensen with Maddex Pryhitko

Sparwood council makes a splash

Sparwood residents had the opportunity to swim with council and mayor last night at the Leisure Centre as part of Move For Your Health Day.

Sparwood mayor and council dropped by the Sparwood Leisure Centre for a swim on Move For Your Health Day. (Left to right) Jenna Jensen with Maddex Pryhitko

Jaffray Lions donate to East Kootenay ICU

The Sand Creek Lions have made a donation of $500 to the East Kootenay Regional Hospital and their ongoing ICU project.

Investigation into dog deaths continues

The circumstances of a shooting in Elkford that involved two dogs is still being determined by the BC SPCA.

Fernie Tennis honoured with national award

Fernie Tennis Coaching (FTC) will receive the 2014 Excellence Award from Tennis Canada for their Canadian contributions to the sport.

Two litters of bunnies have been found abandoned in Fernie over the last few weeks. Some are available for adoption at Barkside Pets.

Bunnies abandoned in Fernie

Over the last few weeks, two litters of young rabbits have been dumped in different locations across Fernie.

Two litters of bunnies have been found abandoned in Fernie over the last few weeks. Some are available for adoption at Barkside Pets.

Streak of human-caused wildfires raise concern

The Southeast Fire Centre tended to four human-caused wildfires that broke out in the East Kootenay over the weekend.

Kids and adults get ready and set for Elkford Triathlon

The triathlon is scheduled for Sunday, June 7 at the Elkford Aquatic Centre. Registration is open until June 3.

Music fun for everyone

Diverse musician Mat Duffus will be making an appearance in the Elk Valley this week.

Kindergarten students from Mrs. Fraser's class at Isabella Dicken Elementary enjoyed a day at the Fernie Community EcoGarden on Friday

Planting knowledge with Isabella Dicken students

A kindergarten class from Isabella Dicken Elementary School enjoyed a day playing in the dirt at the Fernie Community EcoGarden.

Kindergarten students from Mrs. Fraser's class at Isabella Dicken Elementary enjoyed a day at the Fernie Community EcoGarden on Friday
USW 9346 Health and Safety Chair Steve Kallies

Elk Valley mines to represent in provincial safety competition

The 94th East Kootenay Zone Surface Mine Rescue and First Aid Competition took place on Saturday, May 9 in Elkford.

USW 9346 Health and Safety Chair Steve Kallies

National trail proposed for Elk Valley

The Elk Valley has been proposed as a location for the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) — a 24,000 kilometre endeavour — to travel through.