Phil McLachlan

UPDATE: Coal Creek fire not a threat: authorities

Fire remains 713ha, now worked on by 14 firefighters, one heli and five pieces of heavy equipment

Residents affected by Sparwood fire urged to register with ESS

District accepting donations of clothing, gift cards - seeking temporary shelter for evacuees

UPDATE: One fatality confirmed in Sparwood apartment fire

Emergency services set up at the Sparwood Rec Centre for those displaced and in need of assistance

New ice plant arrives at Fernie Memorial Arena

The new Freon ice plant has arrived at Fernie Memorial Arena and installation is underway.

City meets with user groups to discuss arena closure

A 3-4 week shut down of the arena in the upcoming season is inevitable, says the City of Fernie

Delays to replacement chiller unexplained

Questions remain over a critical funding decision that may have prevented Fernie's fatal gas leak

Delays to replacement chiller unexplained

Questions remain over a critical funding decision that may have prevented Fernie's fatal gas leak

Fernie arena to reopen this season

The City of Fernie has confirmed the arena could still reopen in September but with possible delays.

Fire situation fairly quiet in Cranbrook, Kimberley, Elk Valley area

No news is good news for the Kimberley, Cranbrook, and Elk Valley areas as far as the fire situation is concerned.

UPDATE: Aquila the Serval cat safely home

After two weeks missing, Aquila the Serval cat has arrived safely back home with her owners.

UPDATE: City of Fernie responds to investigation report

Technical Safety BC presented findings on cause of incident in Fernie last fall

Report to be released on Fernie’s fatal ammonia leak

Technical Safety BC set to release report into Oct. 17, 2017 incident at Fernie Memorial Arena

Update: Serval cat spotted by owner

Hanson spotted Aquila on Sunday, July 22. She was healthy and well, but reluctant to come home.

RCMP help to save goats from wildfire

The fast-approaching wildfire, sparked Thursday, forced the evacuation of five homes

Semi truck rolls near tunnel, driver in serious condition

A B-train semi truck loaded with calcium chloride went off Highway 3 west of Fernie last night

Sparwood skate park on track for end of August

The Sparwood Skatepark is on track to be completed by the end of August.

Motorcyclist grateful to be alive, thanks fellow drivers

Over a dozen people stopped to assist Lori Hann after she tumbled off her bike on Hwy 3, Saturday

UPDATE: New lead narrows the search for Serval cat

UPDATE, July 17: A new lead has narrowed the search for Aquila down to the Burma Road area in Fernie, where owner Alex Hanson found her tracks today. Anyone along Burma Road is encouraged to keep a close lookout for the Serval cat, and to call the police if spotted.

Crews respond to vehicle, grass fire

Firefighters respond to trailer fire near Galloway, as well as grass fire near Hosmer.

Fernie-born location manager honoured

Rino Pace has scouted the locations for roughly 50 films, including X-Men, Inception and Deadpool.