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Man seriously hurt after police shooting near Nelson

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  • Feb 13, 2019

Elk Valley plunges into the deep freeze

Sunday was the second coldest February 10 since records began in Sparwood in 1969

Snow storm hits East Kootenay

Fernie expected to get the most accumulation at roughly 20-25 centimetres by the end of the day

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East Kootenay snow pack drops slightly to 83 per cent of normal

Anything from 80 to 110 per cent is considered near normal

Delays leave Fernie cannabis clinics high and dry

Two dispensaries face uncertainty, mounting costs while awaiting provincial approval

Huge demand for grant funding in Fernie

City of Fernie to review grant program after receiving $180k in applications for $18k funding pool

Regional news recap

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

UPDATE: Fernie Alpine Resort cancels competition amid extreme cold warning

FAR to announce new date for the Raging Elk Kinky Rail Jam later this week

Special avalanche warning issued for East Kootenay

Unusual conditions have treeline areas more dangerous than alpine

Province, City of Fernie powerless to stop CanWel

Province to review effectiveness of private managed forest land framework this spring

ICBC lowball injury offers aren’t driving up court costs, ministry says

B.C. auto insurance monopoly struggling with rising legal, settlement costs

Near daily complaints about snow removal in Fernie

City of Fernie receives 68 complaints between November 3, 2018 and January 17, 2019

Province partners with three East Kootenay bands to improve housing

Three-year agreement will see three bands work together to secure third-party capital funding

BREAKING: Extreme cold warning issued for Elk Valley

Temperatures to plunge to nearly -40C; public, motorists urged to prepare

Fernie residents to have final say on $72.5m multi-use centre

City of Fernie refines details, cost of proposed centre; submits application to two funding streams

Mixed trends for domestic and sexual violence in the Valley

Police seeing declining domestic violence calls, countered by spike in sexual assaults

Regional news recap

The top news stories this week across Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie and Kimberley.

Snowfall warning for Trans Canada

Environment Canada calls for 15 to 25 cm of snow

Temperatures to plunge to nearly -30C across Elk Valley

Cold weather also to bring snow; motorists urged to prepare for winter driving conditions

UPDATE: Fernie to host logging meeting on Feb. 7

Public forum to address concerns about logging on private land in the Elk Valley