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Westjet has Landed!

On Wednesday, June 20, the first WestJet flight from Calgary into the Canadian Rockies International Airport landed just after 11am. YXC is a one hour drive from Fernie and is our nearest airport.

Fernie Floodplain Expands

The City of Fernie commissioned high water studies on Coal Creek, Fairy Creek and the Elk River to better understand the risk that flooding poses to our community.

Fernie Employees Recognized

On Thursday, June 14, 2018 several City of Fernie employees were recognized with long service awards by Mayor Mary Giuliano [...]

Fernie Chamber Hits the Streets

There were 16 volunteers canvassing the businesses of Fernie on June 13 for Fernie’s first Business Walk.

Teck Releases Water Quality Research

Teck is making available the data and results of ongoing water quality research and monitoring undertaken as part of the Elk Valley Water Quality Plan to broadly share the knowledge and information gained through this work.

Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Boosted

Farmers’ markets located in Fernie, Elkford, Rossland, Trail and Windermere will join the program in 2018.

Fernie Disability Awareness Night

Fernie Disability Awareness Night night was held at the Park Place Lodge this year and it was a lovely evening of fellowship, learning and presentations.

Fernie Alpine Resort Summer

Fernie Alpine Resort Opens for Summer on Saturday, June 23rd

Fernie Homestead protected for grizzly bears

Located along Highway 3 in southeastern BC, the property is situated south of Fernie and connects a vast expanse of provincial land to the west with NCC’s Elk Valley Heritage Conservation Area to the east.

Open Burning Banned in Kootenays

The open burn Category 3 fire ban includes the Elk Valley and South Country

Teamwork Completes Streamside Restoration Effort

It took a dozen Elk Valley residents digging into difficult rocky soil to complete the Elk River Watershed Alliance (ERA) [...]

Columbia Basin Trust announces Board Changes

The Columbia Basin Trust thanks a departing director and welcomes a new one

Fernie Council Update

The City is moving forward with a three-year pilot soil management project in an effort to improve soil health, better turf conditions and over the long term reduce the need for pesticides on City properties.

New Fernie Restaurant Opens

This week saw the opening of the Smokehouse in the Red Tree Lodge with the the call, "Attention all food lovers, Smokehouse is ablaze!"

Lazy Lizard is Open

The Island Lake Trail Crew has been working on the Lazy Lizard trail and it is clear of trees and almost snow free.

Polluting Our Neighbour’s River and Our Own

British Columbia has vowed to stop the building a bitumen pipeline across our province, over pollution and climate concerns. But on the other side of the province, in the Kootenays, pollution of a different kind is flowing from BC into Montana.

City of Fernie Public Space going Organic

Last year the City of Fernie heard concerns from the public about the application of pesticides in public spaces and health. This year they are doing something about it!

“Fernie at War” book won Community History Award

The "Fernie at War" book won the Community History Award at British Columbia Historical Federation Historical Writing Competition. The award celebrates books that make significant contributions to the historical literature of British Columbia.

This Summer forecast to be a Scorcher

Environment Canada says there should be plenty of days to enjoy fun in the water this summer. The weather agency is predicting above normal temperatures for most of the country.

Ancient Cottonwood Trail closed

The popular Ancient Cottonwood Trail is not currently safe for walking due to accumulated debris both on the ground and in the canopy following a wind storm.