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Governor General honours B.C. sheriffs

Governor General honours B.C. sheriffs

Governor General David Johnston began his first official visit to B.C. Monday, carrying on an 800-year tradition by presenting a new coat of arms and flag to the B.C. Sheriff Service.
Running back to school in Fernie BC

Running back to school in Fernie BC

Fernie Secondary and Isabella Dicken Elementary Schools joined together to celebrate the start of a new school year with their annual “Welcome back pancake breakfast” and Terry Fox Run.

Making men cancer aware in simple ways in Elk VAlley

During September, the Canadian Cancer Society is highlighting men’s health with a fun and informative campaign – What’s Your Game Plan? – to remind men of the simple steps they can take to reduce their risk of cancer below the waist including prostate, colorectal and testicular cancers. Each September I reflect on my own experience dealing with prostate cancer.

Award winning beer for the working man from Fernie

Fernie Brewing Company is welcoming fall by releasing a beer that recently won gold at the Canadian Brewing Awards.
Provincial Winter Fair opens in Barriere

Provincial Winter Fair opens in Barriere

73rd Annual event hosted in North Thompson Agriplex

Learn about cancer prevention in Fernie

A cancer expert will be visiting Fernie on Friday, September 30, to teach residents how to protect themselves from the disease that affects nearly all of us in some way.

Soft lockdown at Sparwood school

The first week of school this year was especially challenging for the staff and students at Frank J. Mitchell Elementary School in Sparwood. The second day of classes began with news that a three-year-old boy had gone missing from his bed in the middle of the night. Soon afterward, the community became aware that Kienan Hebert had likely been abducted.
Premier reveals job plan details, targets

Premier reveals job plan details, targets

Premier Christy Clark unveiled the details of her jobs plan at a Vancouver Board of Trade luncheon today, including a target to have eight new mines in operation by 2015. The B.C. Jobs Plan also promises an upgrade to the Deltaport shipping facility by 2014, in addition to improvements to the Prince Rupert port announced earlier in the week.
Fun and celebration at Hebert’s block party in Sparwood

Fun and celebration at Hebert’s block party in Sparwood

Fun and celebration at Hebert’s block party in Sparwood
Crusaders roll into Sparwood

Crusaders roll into Sparwood

Longtime friends, Alex Murray (left) and Vern Penner (right) made a road trip from their homes on the Lower Mainland to attend the Hebert’s Block Party on Saturday and show their support.