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The Coal Creek Heritage Society, along with Tourism Fernie, Parastone Developments, and Columbia Basin Trust, worked on major parking lot and signage improvements at the Montane trailhead in Fernie in July, 2022. (Courtesy of Rick Wiess)

Montane trailhead gets a glow-up

The CCHS and their sponsors recently completed major work at the Montane trailhead parking lot

 

Marty Williams of Aq’am leading a walk and talk with members of the Fernie Nordic Society at their annual general meeting on July 10, 2022. (Courtesy of Megan Lohmann)

Fernie Nordic Society hosts AGM and volunteer appreciation event

The Fernie Nordic Society gathered for their annual general meeting on July 10

 

The 2022 Fernie Dunbar Summer Series Canada Cup/BC Cup Downhill Mountain Bike Race took place at the Fernie Alpine Resort on July 16 an 17. (Ryan Schultz / Rjschultzphoto)

Dunbar downhill race brings hundreds of pro-bikers to Fernie

The race took place on July 16 and 17 at the Fernie Alpine Resort

 

A wall-ride on the Bin Logdin bike trail at the Fernie Alpine Resort was painted by local artist Joey Kosolofski in mid-July, 2022. (Courtesy of Joey Kosolofski)

Fernie Alpine Resort sports new wall-ride artwork

The work was done by Fernie artist Joey Kosolofski

A wall-ride on the Bin Logdin bike trail at the Fernie Alpine Resort was painted by local artist Joey Kosolofski in mid-July, 2022. (Courtesy of Joey Kosolofski)
A cat named Jingo from the Annex in Fernie has been missing since July 10, and the family is offering a $500 reward for anyone who helps locate him. (Courtesy of Claire Hirst)
A cat named Jingo from the Annex in Fernie has been missing since July 10, and the family is offering a $500 reward for anyone who helps locate him. (Courtesy of Claire Hirst)
A private event was held at the Cast Iron Grill Tuesday, July 19, 2022, to celebrate the airing of The Amazing Race Canada episode featuring Fernie, and to thank the businesses, organizations and individuals involved in making the episode happen. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

Fernie in the spotlight in Amazing Race Canada

Fernie (and the Sparwood sign) was featured in an Amazing Race Canada episode on July 19, 2022

A private event was held at the Cast Iron Grill Tuesday, July 19, 2022, to celebrate the airing of The Amazing Race Canada episode featuring Fernie, and to thank the businesses, organizations and individuals involved in making the episode happen. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
The Timber Chair will be open on July 30, 2022 for a day. (Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press)

FAR’s Timber Chair to be open on July 30

The Timber Chair has been closed for the last few seasons and will be open for one day

The Timber Chair will be open on July 30, 2022 for a day. (Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press)
The Fernie band Lush Fleece. (Courtesy of Sean Yunus)

Fernie band Lush Fleece part of new ARC accelerator program

Program participants will partake in career acceleration activities, including a live performance

The Fernie band Lush Fleece. (Courtesy of Sean Yunus)
The Fernie SAR used their helicopter long-line gear for 10 to 12 rescues in 2021. (Courtesy of Simon Piney)

Advice from Fernie Search and Rescue for the summer season

Calling it in when flipping a raft on the river is very important, according to Simon Piney

The Fernie SAR used their helicopter long-line gear for 10 to 12 rescues in 2021. (Courtesy of Simon Piney)
Carolyn Cameron is part of the La Cafamore string quartet that is coming to Fernie for a concert in August, 2022. (Courtesy of Carolyn Cameron)

Classical string quartet concert coming to Fernie in August

La Cafamore will be performing the works of Florence Price and Antonin Dvorak

Carolyn Cameron is part of the La Cafamore string quartet that is coming to Fernie for a concert in August, 2022. (Courtesy of Carolyn Cameron)
The Iconic Fernie app is free from the Apple App store and Google Play. (Image courtesy of Tourism Fernie)

New walking tour app launched in Fernie

The ‘Iconic Fernie’ app can guide visitors around town and teach them about attractions

The Iconic Fernie app is free from the Apple App store and Google Play. (Image courtesy of Tourism Fernie)
Ascent Helicopters was ‘essential’ for Tour Divide 2022 rescues in the Elk Valley, according to Simon Piney of Fernie Search and Rescue. (Courtesy of Simon Piney)

‘It’s a miracle there were no fatalities’ in Tour Divide race: Fernie SAR head

Fernie and neighbouring search and rescue groups rescued 15 people in a span of days

Ascent Helicopters was ‘essential’ for Tour Divide 2022 rescues in the Elk Valley, according to Simon Piney of Fernie Search and Rescue. (Courtesy of Simon Piney)
Linda and Kirk Green are retiring from their Salvation Army careers after 22 years. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

‘We would do it again in a heartbeat’: Kirk and Linda Green retiring from Salvation Army after 22 years

The Greens have had many experiences in their tenure, but most of all value the people they’ve met

Linda and Kirk Green are retiring from their Salvation Army careers after 22 years. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
Bennett Arling of the 2022 Fernie Secondary School graduating class next to trees that will be planted in Hosmer as a legacy forest for the graduates. (Courtesy of Jacqueline Arling)

‘Legacy forest’ to be planted in the name of 2022 Fernie Secondary School graduates

Sixty-five trees will be planted in the Hosmer wetlands as the graduating class’ legacy

Bennett Arling of the 2022 Fernie Secondary School graduating class next to trees that will be planted in Hosmer as a legacy forest for the graduates. (Courtesy of Jacqueline Arling)
Rafters in the 26th Canyon Raft Company race on June 22, 2022, heading for the finish line at the West Fernie Bridge. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

‘So much community spirit’ at the 26th Canyon Raft Company race in Fernie

About 160 people particpated in the race, with raised funds going to the Elk River Alliance

Rafters in the 26th Canyon Raft Company race on June 22, 2022, heading for the finish line at the West Fernie Bridge. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
Beverley Skaalrud of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 36 in Fernie next to a quilted wall hanging she made for Ukraine. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

‘They need support’: Fernie Legion has new art piece commemorating war in Ukraine

The quilted wall hanging by Beverley Skaalrud has a Ukraine sunflower and reads ‘Peace for Ukraine’

Beverley Skaalrud of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 36 in Fernie next to a quilted wall hanging she made for Ukraine. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
Mark Heath is the superintendent of the build site next to Tim Hortons off Hwy. 3, and works for the Calgary-based contracting company, Kalamoir, which is leading the project. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

Fernie is on track to have a new Wendy’s and Domino’s Pizza

The hope is to have the Wendy’s open by mid-December

Mark Heath is the superintendent of the build site next to Tim Hortons off Hwy. 3, and works for the Calgary-based contracting company, Kalamoir, which is leading the project. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
2018 Fernie Raft Race winners, the ERA Streamkeepers. (Phil McLachlan/The Free Press)

‘Big fun’: Canyon Raft Company’s raft race coming up on June 22

Money raised from the race will go towards the Elk River Alliance

2018 Fernie Raft Race winners, the ERA Streamkeepers. (Phil McLachlan/The Free Press)
Erosion on Coal Creek Rd. on June 10, 2022. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

Coal Creek Rd. re-opening following erosion closure

The road was closed on Friday due to high river erosion

Erosion on Coal Creek Rd. on June 10, 2022. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
Two hikers were “cliffed out” on the ridge of Mount Wapiti on June 8, and were longline-rescued by Fernie Search and Rescue. (Courtesy of Fernie Search and Rescue)

Fernie SAR has busy start to the season with three rescue calls in a week

One of the calls involved longlining two hikers from a mountain ridge at 2,300 metres elevation

Two hikers were “cliffed out” on the ridge of Mount Wapiti on June 8, and were longline-rescued by Fernie Search and Rescue. (Courtesy of Fernie Search and Rescue)