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Fire destroys Cherryville home

Lumby and Cherryville community rallying around young family

Fernie author makes bestsellers list

Kevin Allen spent six years researching gay history in Calgary for his new book, Our Past Matters

Off-leash dog park gives Sparwood council paws for thought

District agrees to pay half the cost of building Sparwood’s first off-leash dog park

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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

Fernie Alpine Resort fired up for 2018/19 season

FAR reports strong bookings, US and long haul markets up “significantly”

Stay up to date on East Kootenay highway conditions

Mainroad increases presence on social media; reports improvement in driver behaviour

Sparwood opts back into RDEK planning function

Sparwood withdrew funding from the RDEK planning department for 2018, citing fiscal prudence

Men need more support: Elk Valley violence expert

Service providers look to fill gap in domestic violence programming for men

Financial audit contract divides Fernie council

Council sticks with local accounting firm; plus other City of Fernie news

Regional news recap

A quick recap of the top news stories this week in Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie and Kimberley.

Employers buy property to attract workers

Elk Valley employers are buying up property in a desperate bid to…

Kootenay East MLA ‘couldn’t be happier’ with electoral reform result

71.8 per cent of the Kootenay East vote favoured keeping the First Past the Post system

MLA to discuss Alberta referral process with Elk Valley doctors

Billing issues not to blame for B.C. patients refused healthcare in Alberta: Ministry of Health

Snowboarder buried in Elk Valley avalanche

Group self-rescues after triggering an avalanche south of Sparwood

RCMP search for man exposing himself in Fernie’s downtown core

Elk Valley RCMP is investigating a report of a man exposing himself…

UPDATE: Highway 3 reopens 10 hours after Jaffray crash

It’s the third crash involving a cattle liner in two months

Elkford helipad hailed a success

Successful outcomes with critically injured thanks to new helipad

Accused in Fernie stabbing case remanded in custody

Livan Chris Barnett is scheduled to appear in Cranbrook Law Courts via video on December 17

Committee to oversee expansion of Teck coal mine in Sparwood

Socio-Community Economics Effects Advisory Committee formed; plus other District of Sparwood news

Avalanche Canada issues special public warning

Very weak layer buried under recent snow a cause for concern

Strong demand for domestic violence services in the Elk Valley

Over 650 women sought support from the Fernie Women’s Resource Centre in 2017