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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

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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

Elk Valley mines boost overall Teck production

Fording River, Elkview achieve record fourth quarter; Fording, Greenhills have bumper year

Man injured in police shooting near Nelson has died

The death follows an incident in Bonnington on Feb. 13

  • Feb 20, 2019

Social media influencers promote Fernie

MountainGirls, The Lady Alliance founders stop in Fernie on western Canada RV tour

Elk Valley mine deaths prompt safety initiatives

Teck produces educational video, introduces new procedures after contractor drowns at Fording River

Fernie SAR rescues stranded snowmobiler; buried skier

Skiers caught in Mt. Fernie avalanche; snowmobiler spends night in backcountry after breakdown

Elk Valley RCMP issues 40 traffic tickets in 21 days

Logging truck driver fined after trailer wheels catch alight

East Kootenay illicit drug overdose deaths lowest in B.C.

Local expert credits harm reduction efforts; declares support for legalization of opioids

Regional news recap

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

RDEK takes steps towards reducing carcass pit use

The first step towards addressing the issue of carcass pits in the…

New recycling program to be piloted at Kimberley Transfer Station

Currently, there is only one Recycle BC Depot serving the entire East Kootenay.

Fernie affordable housing project starting to take shape

Fernie Family Housing Society reveals project design; aims to start construction in September

Stranded men rescued by snowmobilers near Sparwood

Sparwood Search and Rescue praise quick action with forecast calling for below -20C overnight