Local News

Fernie affordable housing project gets green light

Fernie Family Housing Society to proceed with 49-unit development after council approval

Baynes Lake prescribed burn remains active

The BC Wildfire Service today announced that the Baynes Lake prescribed burn…

Reports from Fernie Law Courts – April 26, 2019

The following cases came before Fernie Law Courts on April 26 The…

video
Tobacco Plains celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day
'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in US prison
Plant-based burgers may not be as healthy as they seem
'Bad choices make good stories': Margaret Trudeau brings her show to Just for Laughs

Fernie ski hill community gets FireSmart

Thunder Ridge is the latest community to join the national fire prevention program

Fernie council defers arena project

City stalls arena upgrades while it awaits decision on grant funding for new multi-purpose centre

UPDATE: Missing 72-year-old woman located

UPDATE: RCMP has confirmed the woman has been found and is safely…

UPDATE: Missing 72-year-old woman located

6:30 p.m. UPDATE: RCMP has confirmed the woman has been located in…

City of Fernie CAO resigns

The City of Fernie has announced CAO Norm McInnis has resigned his…

Elko sawmill resumes operations after week-long curtailment

153 hourly employees were affected by the temporary shutdown

Kootenay communities receive funding for wildfire mitigation

Province doles out nearly $1 million to regional communities, First Nations, ahead of fire season

No decisions made on proposed Retallack recreation tenure

The application from Retallack for a 70,000ha tenure is still under review.

UPDATE: Fernie Trails Alliance to restore trails affected by logging

FTA works to reopen Coal Creek Heritage Trail, Morrissey trails and Elk Valley Trail

City of Fernie to consider electoral approval process for multi-purpose centre

Petition calling for referendum on multi-purpose community centre attracts nearly 500 signatures

AKBLG endorses Fernie logging resolution

Resolutions call for stronger laws on private land logging; more local government consultation

District of Elkford nominated for national awards

District, CAO recognized for role in mining town liaison program

Elk Valley mine worker’s death still painful for colleagues

Union, mine rescue team pay tribute to fallen colleague on the National Day of Mourning

Elk Valley pays tribute to fallen workers

Dedication to Fording River contractor Pat Dwyer unveiled at National Day of Mourning ceremony

Murder charge dropped in fatal stabbing

Crown initiated a stay of proceedings on Monday at the Cranbrook Law Courts

People’s Party names Kootenay-Columbia candidate

Stewart, 62, is a retired Registered Professional Forester and former Canadian Armed Forces member.

Dog-stealing women likely an urban myth, say Castlegar police

Kootenay social media frenzy has no local basis in reality