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Ghostriders resign Jeff Wagner

The Fernie Ghostriders are pleased to announce that Jeff Wagner has accepted a new two year deal to Coach and Manage the Fernie Ghostriders.

SAR Responds to Mount Fernie Avalanche

A group of five skiers were skiing a chute on Mount Fernie when a skier triggered the avalanche that buried four of them.

Projects to Get Kids Active

Children and youth will be growing their confidence and getting healthier thanks to 34 projects receiving over $500,000 from Columbia Basin Trust’s Basin PLAYS Capital Improvement Grants.

Industrialization of the Elk Valley

The industrial rape and pillage lies on the right-hand side of the river.

Hospital District Adopts 2019 Budget

The budget as adopted shows a 2% increase in taxation over last year, which represents a $1 increase on the average residential tax bill

Fernie’s Big Clear-cuts, Big Problems

It’s hard to miss the huge new clear-cut on a steep slope just to the north of Fernie. Why are [...]

Fernie’s Turcasso Appointed to CBT Board

Columbia Basin Trust is announcing changes to its Board of Directors. Rick Jensen has been reappointed to the role of [...]

Opinion: Fernie clear-cuts

I would caution the public to think about the repercussions of causing grief and bad publicity to these private companies that have the right to do log as they want as they might just stop all use of their lands.

Fernie on the Big Screen in Cold Pursuit

Fernie is on the big screen in Cold Pursuit, the latest action-adventure featuring Liam Neeson and Emmy Rossum.

Fernie’s Public Safety Sector receives support

Through public safety programs, non-profit organizations provide emergency and lifesaving services including search and rescue activities, volunteer fire departments, emergency preparedness, community and restorative justice for people in this province.

FSA Keeping Snowmobilers Happy

The Fernie Snowmobile Association has returned to their regularly scheduled grooming program. The Morrissey snowcat is back in action following [...]

The Sounds of the Times

This is the music of my youth. In a rail park that last year played rap. The Deer is slow, but the ride was just right.

CBT offers $25,000 to hire an Intern

This program helps create jobs and increases employment opportunities for recent college and university graduates, a workforce that is essential when it comes to meeting the Basin’s current and future business needs

RDEK Board Highlights

The Regional District of the East Kootenays Area A Board Highlights for January. Funding Approved for Fernie Arena Refrigeration System [...]

Rosa of San Martino di Codroipo

Let me tell you a little bit about my friend Rosa who passed away only a few days ago.

It’s Snowing — Please Slow down

Snowfall has once again arrived in the Elk Valley and this is a reminder to please slow down. With the coming snow accumulation people are encouraged to drive to the road conditions.

City proposes new Multi Purpose Centre

The City of Fernie decided at last evenings council meeting that the City will apply to fund a new multi [...]

Faces & Places: John Bergenske

The Conservation Director for Wildsight moved to the East Kootenay from Wisconsin, USA in 1969 with the late great mountaineer and conservationist Art Twomey in search of a wild place to live.

Fernie celebrates Ambassador Program

The Fernie Ambassador Program has trained over 500 ambassadors since its beginning in 2015.

RDEK seeks input on Solid Waste Management

The review of the region’s Solid Waste Management Plan is now underway and the RDEK is hoping that residents and property owners will get involved and engaged in the process.