Phil McLachlan

22 teams compete in Sweetheart Curling Bonspiel

From February 9 to 11, the Sparwood Curling Club hosted it's annual Valentines Sweetheart Bonspiel on the weekend. A total of 22 teams took part in this years tournament with players coming from as far away as Calgary. This is almost twice as many teams as the previous year.

Local rink heading to curling provincials

The Mens Masters East-West playdown took place in Sparwood from February 2-4.

Political theatre shines light on womens issues

The Vagina Monologues returned to Fernie last weekend for the second time, once again raising awareness and funds to help stop gender-based violence and harassment.

Sparwood’s Daryl Boyle to represent team Germany in winter games

B.C.-born defenseman chosen for Germany's Olympic hockey team

McKerracher responds to Bingay concerns

Elkford Mayor Dean McKerracher said that although he is personally opposed to the Bingay Mine, if it will benefit Elkford and not damage the community in any way, then he is open for discussion.

FR|AG|ME|NTE|D: painting from the heart

Many artists use painting as a way to express their feelings. Some even find that painting is a way for them to replace feelings of stress and anxiety with feelings of peace, and calm.

USW wins fight against random drug tests

After five long years, the United Steelworkers became the first union in B.C. to win an arbitration that has put an end to random drug testing by a mining company.

City of Fernie regains access to arena, investigation ongoing

Operational arena by next winter is the goal, says City

Jang committed to Port Alberni Bulldogs

Fernie Ghostriders winger Ethan Jang commits to Junior A

Elkford residents concerned about Bingay

Kootenay-East MLA Tom Shypitka met with approximately 100 locals in Elkford at a meeting which was organized on social media as a way for locals to share their concerns about the proposed Bingay mine. Shypitka also serves as the critic for Energy and Mines and Petroleum Resources. The responses he heard during the two-hour session were resoundingly negative.

Elkview dryer incident results in significant production loss

Teck Coal says the significant pressure event which occurred at Teck Elkview Operations on January 19 will cost between $5 to $10 million to fix.

Elkview dryer incident results in significant production loss

Teck Coal says the significant pressure event which occurred at Teck Elkview Operations on January 19 will cost between $5 to $10 million to fix.

Fernie and RCMP go to court over city log books in fatal ammonia leak probe

Log books center stage in clashing of investigations between the city and RCMP

Re: Ministry Statistics show a gap in SD5 teachers’ wages

Re: Ministry Statistics show a gap in SD5 teachers' wages on January 11, 2018

Full-face protection mandatory for upcoming Junior B season

Ghostriders head coach Craig Mohr says neither he, nor his players, are happy about this decision

Snowed In Comedy Tour returns to Fernie on January 28.

Four international comedians will be coming together to create one night of hilarious comedy

Rumble In The Rockies brings live boxing back to Fernie

Local boxer, Dylan Mitchell takes first career win at home

Reel Canadian Film Fest almost here

This year's lineup features comedies, dramas, documentaries, historical and French-language films.

Locals nominating Fernie Memorial Arena to win $250,000 in upgrades

Kraft Hockeyville competition allows Canadians to vote for which arena deserves $250,000 in upgrades

Riders in a rut; ‘We have to be tougher’ says Coach

The Fernie Ghostriders were neck-and-neck with the Kimberley Dynamiters on Friday, December 29, until they slowed down with five minutes left in the second period and allowed the away team to take a four-goal lead. The home team was unable to recover.