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Food share program to launch in Sparwood

Sparwood residents struggling to make ends meet will soon have access to…

Two vehicles found on fire in Fernie, RCMP suspect arson

Two vehicles found on fire in front of a Cedar Avenue residence…

UPDATE: Fernie Committee of the Whole approves $7m public works budget

Committee of the Whole to consider project design, bigger budget during special meeting Tuesday

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Some new air passenger rights land mid-July, others delayed until Christmas
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600 new campsites coming to spots across B.C. ahead of the 2019 season

Elk Valley residents invited to contribute to rural healthcare study

University of British Columbia launches Rural Evidence Review

Elk River not at risk of flooding unless unseasonal weather returns

BC River Forecast Centre to issue next Snow Survey and Water Supply Bulletin on April 8

Fernie council approves permits for affordable housing projects

Plus five-year financial plan adopted; new machinery approved; and support for organics recovery

Nelson city hall to help staff buy electric bikes

Purchase price will be repaid through payroll deductions

Fernie library gets grant for new tech hub

Fernie residents will soon have access to cutting-edge technology such as 3D…

Hockeyville finalist Wilkie misses win

“We all came out winners no matter what,” said Helen Urlacher.

Big Bang Bagels opts out of disposable cups

A Fernie cafe is making the bold move away from disposable cups…

Teck mitigation plan changes cause concern in Elk Valley

Wildsight calls for action as water quality targets not met, treatment plants delayed

Escaped grass fire in Jaffray prompts general fire safety reminder

A small escaped grass fire has prompted the Regional District of East…

Fernie woman to represent Kootenay-Columbia riding in Parliament

McKinley Richards is one of 338 women chosen for the Daughters of the Vote program in Ottawa

UPDATE: South Country fire extinguished

BC Wildfire Service reports 1ha fire between near Jaffray; Province urges caution in dry conditions

Have your say in Sparwood’s zoning bylaw review

District of Sparwood launches online survey; plus other council news

People’s Party of Canada arrives in Kootenay – Columbia riding

Kootenay – Columbia riding receives approval for a constituency association.

Warm week a record breaker for Elk Valley

Unusually warm weather sets new records in Sparwood; more seasonal temperatures expected this week

South Country residents wait longest for ambulance response

Wait times raise questions about fire first responders’ ability to transport patients

Elk Valley search and rescue managers welcome new funding

Province announces $18.6m; funding to be divided according to groups’ response capabilities and needs