Local News

UPDATE: Staffing issues resolved at Elkford Health Centre

Outpatient lab and medical imaging services now available at Elkford Health Centre

RDEK director admits defeat in Fernie logging fight

Regional District of East Kootenay won’t intervene in private land logging issue: Area A Director

Poll finds little support for wildlife detection systems in the Elk Valley

Only eight per cent of respondents believe the signs are effectively detecting wildlife

video
VIDEO: Carcass pits, rural attractants contribute to Jaffray bear conflict: biologist
Highlights from the 2019 Federal Budget
VPD release new footage in March 2018 assault
RCMP ask kids help to name soon-to-be police dogs

Dress warm: extreme cold warning issued for Elk Valley

With the launch of Griz Days comes an extreme cold warning, issued…

Sick eagle sparks call for lead bullet restriction

Wildlife advocates are calling for a restriction on lead hunting products after…

City of Fernie to address logging concerns

Mayor, concerned resident to meet with CanWel executives; council endorses UBCM resolution

Teck donates $1 million for improvements to The Great Trail

Groups interested in making improvements to The Great Trail in the Kootenays…

Snow bike stolen near Sparwood

RCMP investigating theft of snow bike from locked cargo trailer in Corbin, B.C.

Powder pandemonium: Fernie rope drop video goes viral

Currie 500 video attracts 126,000 views in 24 hours after Fernie Alpine Resort receives 55cm of snow

Sledder dies near Fernie

Fernie Search and Rescue was tasked by the RCMP to respond to a sledder in medical distress

City of Fernie poised to approve $19.3m loan for multi-purpose centre

The City must prove it can pay its portion of the $72.5 million centre if successful for a grant

Sparwood zoning bylaw review underway

This is the first comprehensive review of the bylaw since it was adopted in 1981

Kootenay man dies in crash near Sparwood

Accident occurred last night east of Sparwood, RCMP appealing for witnesses

Elk Valley mines boost overall Teck production

Fording River, Elkview achieve record fourth quarter; Fording, Greenhills have bumper year

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