Phil McLachlan

New data on elk to help species, numerous organizations

Wildlife groups in the Elk Valley hope that new data from a four-year collaring study will help shed light on the solutions necessary to help elk populations bounce back, as well as benefit numerous organizations.

Elkford Firefighters Association supports Angel Flight

On September 4, Angel Flight East Kootenay (EK) accepted a donation of $2834.51 from the Elkford Firefighters Association.

Awareness of danger raised following Highway 3 accident in Hosmer

Sparwood Mayor Wilks said an increase in visibility could have potentially prevented the accident

Hotel life a reality for family affected by housing shortage

Jeanine Smith sits on the edge of her hotel bed while her son Dakota Armstrong and his girlfriend Melissa Leclair lie behind her watching movies on their phone. Smith looks out the small window in the far corner of the room - even if they wanted to move, they couldn't. The lack of housing in Fernie has forced them to live out of hotel room for the past month.

Triangle Women’s Institute celebrates latest achievement

The new solar array will help the community hall in Grasmere reduce its impact on the environment

City of Fernie works to satisfy final WorkSafeBC order

According to Elk Valley RCMP, the investigation into the events at Fernie Memorial Arena is ongoing

Fraud, stabbing, graffiti among 506 calls to Elk Valley RCMP in August

[Submitted, Cst. Debra Katerenchuk, Elk Valley RCMP]

Fire crews extinguish structure fire on Lower Elk Valley Road

A fire in a workshop on Lower Elk Valley Road near Sparwood was successfully extinguished Tuesday morning thanks to the efforts of both Sparwood and Elkford Fire Departments.

Construction begins on Sparwood’s first off-leash dog park

Today the District of Sparwood announced that the construction of Sparwood's first off-leash dog park is underway.

Discussion revisited regarding unprotected burial site in Fernie

For over 100 years, approximately 83 bodies have rested in a burial ground in the Ridgemont area of Fernie, until recently.

City of Fernie advances truth and reconciliation initiatives

The City of Fernie has taken steps towards advancing reconciliation through the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action. This could include several initiatives such as cultural training, land acknowledgements, a review of the Ghostrider logo, and inclusion of Ktunaxa language in City signage.

UPDATE: Wildfire near Sparwood under control, suspected person caused

UPDATE: Friday, August 23, 2:00 p.m.

Elk River reclaims property as its own

Laws make it harder to protect private land than ever before says farmer, local government

Vehicle stolen from downtown Fernie found torched at transfer station

RCMP are seeking witnesses to the theft of a yellow 2002 Subaru Forester from the Fernie area on August 17.

Career fair in Cranbrook to present a world of new opportunities

Come Thursday, around 40 employers will be waiting to shake hands with their potential new employees

River rescue near Fernie prompts log jam warning

The City of Fernie announced at the beginning of August a dangerous log jam is located north of the Fernie Golf Course and between Fernie and Hosmer. The log jam has caused the Elk River to be considered unsafe and unpassable in this area.

Stranded hikers rescued from Mt. Hosmer

On Monday, Fernie Search and Rescue (SAR) responded to two hikers stranded on Mt. Hosmer.

Teck’s water treatment facility on track for 2020 completion

Teck is on schedule for late 2020 for the completion of their new water treatment facility at Fording River Operations near Elkford.

Barry Marchi’s spirits high as treatment in Seattle continues

Barry Marchi's spirits are high as he continues treatment in the United States.