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Employer fines still possible after Fernie arena tragedy

WorkSafeBC considers enforcement action against City of Fernie, CIMCO Refrigeration

Interior Health hospitals to serve more made in B.C. food

New initiative by the Ministry of Agriculture to serve more B.C. produced food in hospitals

BREAKING: Teck fined $37,500 for exceeding air emissions at Sparwood coal mine

Half of stack tests at Elkview Operations from 2014 to 2019 exceeded the permit limit

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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

Fernie Chamber of Commerce Executive Director moves on

Patty Vadnais reflects on four years serving the Fernie business community

Elk Valley Search and Rescue funding uncertainty causes concern

Province yet to announce new funding for 80 SAR groups in B.C., including three in the Elk Valley

Kootenay air cadets compete in public speaking competition

Castlegar-based cadet to represent the region at provincials in Richmond

B.C. Indigenous woman appointed to Canada’s gun advisory committee

First Nations and northern voices were both missing in discussions

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

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