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Snowfall Warning for Fernie

Snowfall with total amounts near 15 cm is expected near Fernie. With the Fernie Factor this could mean up to 50 cm at elevations.

CBT Recreation Infrastructure Grants

The Columbia Basin Trust has opened the application process for Recreation Infrastructure grants. If you plan to construct or upgrade recreation infrastructure, this program could help support your project.

Rocky Mountain Day in Fernie

GearHub Sports was just officially recognized as 2017's biggest Rocky Mountain bike dealer in British Columbia!

New Local Ski Shuttle

Fernie locals and visitors will see a new ski shuttle bus on the roads for this coming ski season

Emily Brydon Youth Foundation Recognized

This past weekend the Emily Brydon Youth Foundation won its category, Sports and Recreation Game Changer, at the Kootenay Game Changers Awards Gala.

Evacuation Order Lifted

Evacuation Order Lifted as Situation Stabilizes at Fernie Memorial Arena

Ski Fernie? Top 10 Reasons!

After reading some bickering by dedicated skiers on whose skiing is the best, I concocted this Ski Fernie Top 10... Read more »

Leisure Services Manager identified as Victim

Fernie's Director of Leisure Services, Lloyd Smith, has been first person identified as being a victim in Fernie Memorial Arena's tragic accident

Update – Ammonia Leak Fernie Memorial Arena

The precautionary evacuation order remains in place around Fernie Memorial Arena this afternoon as a specialized hazardous materials team continues to work with City of Fernie Fire and Emergency Services to contain an ammonia leak inside the arena

Fernie Ammonia Tragedy

Three workers at the Fernie Memorial Arena are reported to have died as a result of an ammonia leak.

Columbia Basin Symposium goes Live

Fourteen sessions with expert presenters, from within the region and outside the region, will focus on how to harness opportunities from three global trends: shifting demographics in our communities, rapidly evolving technology and the changing climate.

Fernie Rotary Supports Families in Need

With disasters striking around the world, hurricanes in the Caribbean, earthquakes in Mexico, severe flooding in Nepal and Bangladesh, The... Read more »

Campfire Ban Rescinded

Effective at noon on Friday, September 22 campfires will once again be allowed throughout the Elk Valley and Southeast Fire Centre.

Carve for a Cause

The second annual Carve for a Cause event will once again be raising money for Elk Valley Hospice and one... Read more »

Fernie Backcountry is Open

The Backcountry ban for the Rocky Mountain Forest District has been amended. This means Fernie is open for biking and hiking!

Elk Valley Evacuation and Health Alert

An Evacuation Alert has been issued by the District of Elkford, the District of Sparwood and the Regional District of... Read more »

Fernie & BC Wildfire Update

The fires are feeling close to Fernie with the valley being filled with smoke. The Air Quality Advisory remains in... Read more »

CBT Non-profit Workshops

The Trust helps non-profit organizations build capacity, become more sustainable and become more efficient through its Non-profit Advisors program. Non-profits can have their organizations assessed for free

Fernie and Area Backcountry Closed

In the interest of public safety, effective at noon Pacific Time on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, all Crown land within the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District is closed to public access.

Heiko’s Trail Rediscovered

Fernie's Mountain Lakes Trail was officially renamed Heiko’s Trail this August to celebrate the life of one of Fernie’s renowned residents, Heiko Socher.