Local News

SAR volunteers thanked after series of emergencies

Incidents ranged from the search for a missing hiker to delivering evacuation alerts in nearby towns

Update: guard built at Coal Creek Road fire near Fernie

Seventeen firefighters and one helicopter working to contain Coal Creek FSR fire, east of Fernie

Castlegar bridge designed by architect of collapsed Italian bridge

Riccardo Morandi designed the Kinnaird Bridge, which is part of Highway 3.

Regional news recap

A quick recap of the top news stories in Kimberley, Cranbrook, Creston and Fernie.

Bisaro Anima cavers return from expedition

22 cavers spent a week logging 150 surface sinks, rifts and holes, and mapped 1km of new passages

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Fernie Wildfire
Cavers embark on new expedition into Canada's deepest cave, Fernie BC
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Fernie SAR Mt. Proctor rescue June 21

Sharon Switzer announces candidacy for Mayor of Fernie

Another person has thrown their hat in the ring to be Fernie’s next mayor.

  • Aug 16th, 2018

Louise Baxter found after 72 hour search

Cranbrook hiker had been missing since Sunday, August 12, near Jumbo Pass.

Elk Valley wildfires update

Hot, dry conditions to continue as BC Wildfire Service battles wildfires across the region

UPDATE: Search for missing Cranbrook woman enters third day

The search for a Cranbrook woman missing in the Jumbo Pass area is entering its third day.

Evacuation Alert rescinded for Corbin area

Leach Creek wildfire 95 per cent guarded, remains estimated at 30 hectares

Corbin evacuation order downgraded to alert

RDEK warns 10 property owners southeast of Sparwood to be prepared to evacuate if necessary.

Child, 4, attacked by cougar at Lower Morrissey Creek

The BC Conservation Officer Service said it happened when the family was fishing west of Fernie

Fernie SAR rescues injured biker

A mountain biker has been rescued after injuring himself in Fernie’s Ridgemont trails area.

UPDATE: Coal Mountain Operations temporarily suspended due to Leach Creek wildfire

Leach Creek wildfire forces evacuation order for 10 properties in Corbin area.

Fernie mayor joins calls for backcountry closure

Mary Giuliano has backed calls to close the backcountry as a wildfire rages east of Fernie.

Sunday update: dozens of new fires discovered yesterday in West, East Kootenay

Weather front moving through area sparks fires including in Syringa Provincial Park and Valhalla.