Local News

Man injured in police shooting near Nelson has died

The death follows an incident in Bonnington on Feb. 13

  • Feb 20, 2019

Social media influencers promote Fernie

MountainGirls, The Lady Alliance founders stop in Fernie on western Canada RV tour

Elk Valley mine deaths prompt safety initiatives

Teck produces educational video, introduces new procedures after contractor drowns at Fording River

Fernie SAR rescues stranded snowmobiler; buried skier

Skiers caught in Mt. Fernie avalanche; snowmobiler spends night in backcountry after breakdown

Elk Valley RCMP issues 40 traffic tickets in 21 days

Logging truck driver fined after trailer wheels catch alight

East Kootenay illicit drug overdose deaths lowest in B.C.

Local expert credits harm reduction efforts; declares support for legalization of opioids

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Regional news recap

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

New recycling program to be piloted at Kimberley Transfer Station

Currently, there is only one Recycle BC Depot serving the entire East Kootenay.

Fernie affordable housing project starting to take shape

Fernie Family Housing Society reveals project design; aims to start construction in September

Stranded men rescued by snowmobilers near Sparwood

Sparwood Search and Rescue praise quick action with forecast calling for below -20C overnight

Man seriously hurt after police shooting near Nelson

Incident has been reported to provincial police watchdog

  • Feb 13, 2019

Elk Valley plunges into the deep freeze

Sunday was the second coldest February 10 since records began in Sparwood in 1969

Snow storm hits East Kootenay

Fernie expected to get the most accumulation at roughly 20-25 centimetres by the end of the day

East Kootenay snow pack drops slightly to 83 per cent of normal

Anything from 80 to 110 per cent is considered near normal

Delays leave Fernie cannabis clinics high and dry

Two dispensaries face uncertainty, mounting costs while awaiting provincial approval

Huge demand for grant funding in Fernie

City of Fernie to review grant program after receiving $180k in applications for $18k funding pool

Regional news recap

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

UPDATE: Fernie Alpine Resort cancels competition amid extreme cold warning

FAR to announce new date for the Raging Elk Kinky Rail Jam later this week