Local News

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

Special avalanche warning issued for East Kootenay

Unusual conditions have treeline areas more dangerous than alpine

Province, City of Fernie powerless to stop CanWel

Province to review effectiveness of private managed forest land framework this spring

VIDEO: Carcass pits, rural attractants contribute to Jaffray bear conflict: biologist
U.S. public opinion mixed on Mueller report
SUV speeds down Highway 1 before crashing into cable barrier
'Robot' device helps babies cope with pain

ICBC lowball injury offers aren’t driving up court costs, ministry says

B.C. auto insurance monopoly struggling with rising legal, settlement costs

Near daily complaints about snow removal in Fernie

City of Fernie receives 68 complaints between November 3, 2018 and January 17, 2019

Province partners with three East Kootenay bands to improve housing

Three-year agreement will see three bands work together to secure third-party capital funding

BREAKING: Extreme cold warning issued for Elk Valley

Temperatures to plunge to nearly -40C; public, motorists urged to prepare

Fernie residents to have final say on $72.5m multi-use centre

City of Fernie refines details, cost of proposed centre; submits application to two funding streams

Mixed trends for domestic and sexual violence in the Valley

Police seeing declining domestic violence calls, countered by spike in sexual assaults

Regional news recap

The top news stories this week across Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie and Kimberley.

Snowfall warning for Trans Canada

Environment Canada calls for 15 to 25 cm of snow

Temperatures to plunge to nearly -30C across Elk Valley

Cold weather also to bring snow; motorists urged to prepare for winter driving conditions

UPDATE: Fernie to host logging meeting on Feb. 7

Public forum to address concerns about logging on private land in the Elk Valley

Worker had been changing tire when it exploded at East Kootenay mine

RCMP, Ministry investigating incident at Teck’s Greenhills Operations

Future of recreation looks bright for City of Fernie

City plans more upgrades to Fernie Memorial Arena, reports strong usage at outdoor rink

City of Fernie adopts retail cannabis policy

The policy aims to help City staff manage applications for retail cannabis licences in Fernie

Staffing issues close Elkford emergency department – again

It’s the second time in six months the ED has closed due to unexpected limited staffing availability

Plight of Fernie school highlighted in budget report

Report notes capacity issues and use of portables at Isabella Dicken Elementary School in Fernie

Injured snowmobiler rescued near Sparwood

Sparwood Search and Rescue praises well prepared group after snowmobiling incident

Fernie curling rink to reopen late March

City awards $124,953 contract to fix leaking flooring system at Fernie Memorial Arena