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WestJet Direct to Vancouver

Fernie will soon have another air-link to Vancouver from the Canadian Rockies International Airport. WestJet announced this week it is starting a non-stop, direct flight.

BC Wildfire advises Caution

The BC Wildfire Service is imploring the public to be vigilant with fire use, noting that fire wardens discovered and [...]

Helping Communities prepare for Wildfire

Trust supports nine communities with Community Wildfire Education Grants

A BIG win for Jumbo Valley

After years of court cases and appeals, the B.C. Court of Appeal ruled that Glacier Resort’s environmental certificate has expired and they cannot proceed with construction

Evacuation Notification System launched for East Kootenay

The notification system will only be used for evacuation alerts or orders and has been implemented as an additional tool to help us get the word out as quickly as possible to affected areas when time is of the essence

Gearhub’s Summer Challenge

There’s a reason that summer is Fernie’s favourite season, there are endless outdoor adventures to enjoy and long days to [...]

Passenger Trains returning to the Kootenays?

Mark Laver, from Castlegar and District Economic Development office, is looking into the possibility of returning the Kootenays to a superior mode of transport.

Fernie’s hosting the Mine Rescue Competition

Although I am no longer involved in local government, I have not detached from Fernie — a place I’ve called home for 65 years and a place I love passionately.

Fernie Fall Fair returns

The Fernie Fall Fair is a grassroots community event that encourages people to bridge rural and urban living by promoting agriculture, recreation, household arts, and gardening.

RFP for lease of commercial property

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is establishing Fernie’s first coworking space. The goal of this project is to provide a [...]

Jennifer McHugh wins Canadian Enduro Championships

Fernie mountain biker, Jennifer McHugh, is the new Canadian Enduro Champion! Fernie based Team Blue Clover had an incredible weekend [...]

Category 2 open burns to be prohibited

Effective at noon Pacific time on Monday, July 29, 2019, Category 2 open burning will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction, including the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District, the Selkirk Natural Resource District, the Elk Valley and South Country.

More White Bread and Homogenized Milk for Skiers

Vail Resorts (Vail Resort, Inc. MTN (NYSE)) just announced they bought the Peak Resorts group of 17 ski areas. Most [...]

Columbia Basin Arts & Culture

Poets, performers, visual art displays included at international conference showcasing Columbia Basin Arts & Culture

Regional Credit Unions potential merger

The Board of Directors for each of the six credit unions considering a merger – Columbia Valley Credit Union, East Kootenay Community Credit Union, Grand Forks Credit Union, Heritage Credit Union, Kootenay Savings Credit Union and Nelson & District Credit Union – reviewed and analyzed the merger business case.

Putting Away the Old, A Story of New Beginnings

It’s a one act play with two scenes performed as a radio broadcast and the theme of the play is about setting aside what it is that hinders a person’s ability to adjust to change and move on.

Logging endangers whitebark pine in the Elk Valley

Canwel’s recent logging in a sub-alpine bowl south of Fernie included endangered whitebark pine trees.

Kenny Hess Welcomed Home

Saturday July 13, 2019 had long- time fans of entertainer Kenny Hess gather at the Community Center to listen to [...]

Fernie Bylaw Services increases presence

The City of Fernie Bylaw Services is increasing their presence at larger events on City property, including the Wednesday Night Social and the Sunday Mountain Market

Fernie Trails Ridgemont Update

The City of Fernie and the Fernie Trails Alliance has collaborated to provide City-owned land to open a couple of green and family-friendly loops outside of the Ridgemont closure area.

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