Sarah Kucharski

Business climate in Sparwood doing well

Sparwood has published results from its Business Retention and Expansion Survey, revealing the overall business climate is “good.”

Hitting the rails to promote safety awareness

Canadian Pacific Police were out in full force in Fernie on May 1 to educate the public during Rail Safety Week.

(Left to right) Massage therapist Julie Gallant

Celebrating moms at Vitality

Local moms had the chance to treat themselves to a day of free workshops at Vitality on Saturday, May 9 as a lead up to Mother’s Day.

(Left to right) Massage therapist Julie Gallant

Sweet treats and good reads fundraiser

The Fernie Pets Society Book & Bake sale was hosted at The Arts Station on Saturday, May 9.

Frank J. Mitchell honoured for inclusive efforts

A national award is being given to Frank J. Mitchell Elementary for their efforts in creating an inclusive environment for all its students.

Secondary students sell for Nepal

Fernie Secondary School (FSS) students will participate in this year’s community garage sale event to fundraise for Nepal.

Fernie SAR rescues motorist

Fernie Search and Rescue (SAR) stepped in to save a motorist who was stranded near the top of Morrissey Ridge on Monday, May 4.

Sparwood maintenance employee Stu Tanton raises carp-shaped flags as part of the district's celebration of Children's Day.

Sparwood flags honour sister city’s children

Four carp-shaped flags were raised at City Hall as part of an annual flag raising ceremony to honour a national holiday in Japan.

Sparwood maintenance employee Stu Tanton raises carp-shaped flags as part of the district's celebration of Children's Day.

Support for sport society formed

An initiative to promote sport and physical activity in the Columbia Basin has been formed.

Wetlands workshop makes waves

A BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) workshop highlighting the importance of wetlands in the Elk River was held on Sunday, April 26.

Steelworkers honour those lost in workplace fatalities

Heads were bowed in prayer at Sparwood Centennial Square on Tuesday, April 28 as workers honoured those lost in workplace fatalities.

Rod & Gun Club banquet sells out

The Fernie Rod & Gun Club hosted their annual banquet on Saturday, April 25 at the Fernie Memorial Arena, which was filled with attendees.

Pianist Kevin Ayesh delivered a performance at Mountainside Church on Saturday

Canadian performance debut for pianist

North Carolina was a long way for pianist Kevin Ayesh to come to entertain classical-loving locals on Saturday, April 21.

Pianist Kevin Ayesh delivered a performance at Mountainside Church on Saturday
Blues musician Guy Davis took to the stage at The Arts Station on Wednesday

Davis delivers bluesy night

For a New York-born bluesman, Davis delivered plenty of southern twang throughout the night at The Arts Station.

Blues musician Guy Davis took to the stage at The Arts Station on Wednesday
Lions members (left to right) Doris Moir

Leaving Sparwood spotless

District residents work together to clean up Sparwood for Earth Day.

Lions members (left to right) Doris Moir
Kids fished for information on Earth Day with educational activities provided by the Elk River Alliance at the Fernie Heritage Library.

Earth Day embraces youth participation

The Fernie Heritage Library celebrated Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22 with a variety of activities catered to kids.

Kids fished for information on Earth Day with educational activities provided by the Elk River Alliance at the Fernie Heritage Library.

Dragon Fli Empire to groove at the Royal

Dragon Fli Empire will take the stage at The Royal on Friday, April 24 at 9 p.m.

Cooper Bauer

CHAMPioning a legacy

Cooper Bauer, 3, of Elkford joined generations of child amputees to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the War Amps Child Amputee Program.

Cooper Bauer

Black bear destroyed in Fernie

A bear was destroyed in Fernie on Monday, April 20 following several complaints over the weekend.

Food bank users increase

An annual count of Salvation Army Food Bank users has revealed that local user numbers have doubled over the last year.