Phil McLachlan

New museum a safe haven for Michel-Natal history

The Michel-Natal Sparwood museum held its grand opening on Thursday, May 18.

Snow season ends with a big splash

The 2017 snow season came to a close last weekend, with a tremendous display of events and performances.

Wide Mouth Mason rocks the crowd at Fernival

Legendary 90s Canadian Rock band, Wide Mouth Mason, performed on Saturday during Fernie Alpine Resort’s closing weekend celebrations.

Biologists hope to learn more about elk migration through GPS tracking in Sparwood

60 elk have been collared in Sparwood, to help biologists understand migratory patterns.

Craig Mohr stickhandles his way to another season

Craig Mohr will once again return next year to coach the KIJHL Junior B Ghostriders Hockey Team.

Sparwood to see new intersection

Sparwood will soon see the construction of a new set of lights and pedestrian tunnel at the Sparwood Highway 3-43 intersection.

Moto-enthusiast first overall in El Dorado

Fernie local, Zeth Ellis, took first place overall in the TransWorld MX El Dorado race in Southern California.

The Small Glories to harmonize in Fernie

The Small Glories, a near-perfect harmonic folk duo will be stopping in Fernie on Thursday, April 27 at The Arts Station.

Update on the 2012 sediment occurrence at Elkview

Teck will be paying forward $300,000, following a sediment-laden discharge spill at Elkview Operations (EVO) in September of 2012.

Ghostrider remembered

The KIJHL community is mourning the death of 24-year-old former Fernie Ghostrider and Columbia Valley Rockies hockey player Brendan Burge.

Knights undefeated in B.C. PeeWee championships

The FMHA hosted the 2017 PeeWee Tier 4 B.C. Hockey Championships, but were knocked out of the tournament on day four of five.

FIVE – a group art show, attracts over 60 spectators

The group art show kicked off on March 23 with over 60 people present. At times, so many you could barely move.

Province invests $80 million in emergency preparedness

The Province of British Columbia has pledged to invest in emergency preparedness for the Kootenay region.

Sparwood Heavy Duty to train youth

Council approved in-kind support for up to $4,500 for this year’s Project Heavy Duty event to take place in Sparwood from May 29-31.

Construction to begin on Baldy Ridge Extension

Minister Bill Bennett announced on Friday that Teck Resources Ltd. has begun work on its Baldy Ridge Extension project in Sparwood.

Is online justice a practical reality?

Online small claim disputes could serve as a giant leap in efficiency for the judicial system, and I’m almost on board.

Canadian Cancer Society encourages B.C. municipalities to readdress smoke-free bylaw

The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is advocating for the province to expand the scope of the Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act.

Sultans of String to bring a world of music

Juno Award nominees and triple Canadian Folk Music Awards winners, Sultans of String, are making their way to Fernie on April 4.

Tourism Fernie hosts tenth annual general meeting

On Thursday, March 16, Tourism Fernie held their 10th Annual General Meeting, celebrating a decade of growth and success.

City explores options for Isabella Dicken Elementary

The City of Fernie met with the Ministry of Education on March 14, to discuss the potential expansion of Isabella Dicken Elementary School.