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Southeast Kootenay board of education protests changes to B.C. graduation program

Changes to require additional testing at the end of Grade 12 in order for students to graduate

B.C. communities mark National Day of Mourning

In 2018, there were 131 work related deaths in B.C.

AKBLG to consider Fernie resolution on private land logging

Resolution calls for same rules as Crown land; plus, who’s attending the 2019 AKBLG Convention

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Some new air passenger rights land mid-July, others delayed until Christmas
B.C. Attorney General promises Supreme Court appeal in pipeline fight
British PM Theresa May announces resignation
600 new campsites coming to spots across B.C. ahead of the 2019 season

E-bike brings sense of normalcy for Fernie man with ALS

Community purchases e-bike for cycling enthusiast who continues to struggle with ALS

Elk Valley braces for late season snowfall

Up to 10cm of snow expected within 48 hours; motorists urged to prepare for deteriorating conditions

New flight service an ‘angel’ for medical patients

As interprovincial healthcare access issues continue, a pair of Elk Valley pilots…

Family dog stolen in Elko

Elk Valley RCMP appealing for information on missing pregnant Karelian bear dog

Youth representative to join Fernie council

New program open to Grade 11 and 12 students in greater Fernie area; plus other council news

Prescribed burn set for Baynes Lake area

Planned ecosystem restoration burn to cover roughly 602 hectares over the next two weeks

Construction on Lizard Creek Bridge begins

Bridge will include two-metre paved shoulders

  • Apr 24, 2019

No changes to Teck pollution limits, says Province

The B.C. Ministry of Environment has moved to quash fears mining pollution…

Structure fire displaces Sparwood family

Family uninjured. One pet lost. House remains uninhabitable due to severe damage.

New MRI unit increases access

Interior Health aims for 5100 exams in Cranbrook this year

DNA test links two cougar incidents in Fernie

Further information has surfaced linking a child that was attacked by a…

CO Service euthanize emaciated black bear

The animal had left its den and taken shelter in a shed with cattle.

Fruitvale man, 25, dies after falling from zipline in Thailand, reports say

Bangkok Post says man fell from Flight of the Gibbon zipline in Chiang Mai

Daughters of the Vote eye opening for Fernie woman

McKinley Richards reflects on leadership program and the protest that made national headlines

District to fund Sparwood kindergym costs

Plus other District of Sparwood news

Sierra Club, MLA clash over mining in the Elk Valley

Tom Shypitka, Sierra Club BC butt heads over petition opposing new mining activity in the Valley

Fernie Alpine Resort pulls plug on Slope Soaker

Popular end of season event cancelled due to conditions