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City of Fernie and Fernie Aquatic Centre staff were working to clean up the pool on Saturday (Oct. 29, 2022) morning following vandalism that left debris around and inside the pool. A swim meet that brought over 400 participants to Fernie was forced to relocate to Cranbrook. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

‘Extensive’ vandalism at Fernie Aquatic Centre forces swim meet to relocate to Cranbrook

The RCMP has been notified and an investigation is ongoing

 

Lots of smash-smash action took place at the Fernie Lions Club Demolition Derby on Sept. 4, 2022. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

GALLERY: Sunshine, dirt clouds and cheering crowds for Fernie Demolition Derby 2022

The stands were full for the return of the Fernie Lions Club demo derby

 

A man was arrested by Cranbrook RCMP for arson after allegedly lighting a fire under the Fernie Alpine Resort sign on June 1, 2022. (Courtesy of the Elk Valley RCMP)

Man arrested for arson after allegedly lighting fire under FAR sign

The man was arrested by Cranbrook RCMP, who found a jerry can with gas and a lighter in his car

 

A black bear spotted near Fernie in 2020. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Grizzly bear shot and killed near Fernie, COs seeking information

The female bear was around 6 years old and it would have been her first breeding year

A black bear spotted near Fernie in 2020. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
The Regional District of East Kootenay board of directors voted on Jan. 14, 2022 to send the Galloway Lands development proposal bylaw amendments application back to staff to address issues with the proposal. (Image: The RDEK board meeting on Jan.14 2022).

RDEK seek more information on Elk Valley Galloway Lands proposal

Information sought was around traffic, fire safety, water and septic systems and conservation

The Regional District of East Kootenay board of directors voted on Jan. 14, 2022 to send the Galloway Lands development proposal bylaw amendments application back to staff to address issues with the proposal. (Image: The RDEK board meeting on Jan.14 2022).
Nell and The Flaming Lips. Nell Smith of Fernie, 14, released a cover album in collaboration with The Flaming Lips called Where The Viaduct Looms on Nov. 26, 2012. (Photo bt Atria Creative)

Fernie musician to appear alongside The Flaming Lips on The Late Show

Young Nell Smith recently released a cover album in collaboration with The Flaming Lips

Nell and The Flaming Lips. Nell Smith of Fernie, 14, released a cover album in collaboration with The Flaming Lips called Where The Viaduct Looms on Nov. 26, 2012. (Photo bt Atria Creative)
The Timber Chair at the Fernie Alpine Resort on Nov. 30, 2021, just days before the hill is meant to open for the winter season. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

‘Very little to work with’: FAR opening day pushed

The resort is moving opening day from the previously planned Dec. 4 date to a ‘day-by-day’ status

The Timber Chair at the Fernie Alpine Resort on Nov. 30, 2021, just days before the hill is meant to open for the winter season. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
A rainfall warning is in effect for the Elk Valley Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. (Government of Canada website)

Heavy rainfall expected for Elk Valley, heaviest downpour to hit Fernie

Fernie is expected to received 50 to 70 mm of rain between Thursday and midday Friday

A rainfall warning is in effect for the Elk Valley Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. (Government of Canada website)
New COVID-19 infections are shown across local health areas in the Interior and Kootenay regions for the week of Oct. 10 - 16. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

New COVID cases double over Boundary

New cases slumped across the East Kootenay, according to the BC CDC’s latest numbers

New COVID-19 infections are shown across local health areas in the Interior and Kootenay regions for the week of Oct. 10 - 16. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Exploring Mountain Peaks and Towns in Southeastern BC

Exploring Mountain Peaks and Towns in Southeastern BC

Plan your visit to BC’s mountain towns

  • Jun 29, 2020
Exploring Mountain Peaks and Towns in Southeastern BC
Watch: Olympic athletes train in Fernie

Watch: Olympic athletes train in Fernie

Fernie has become a go-to training spot for the Canadian speed skating team.

Watch: Olympic athletes train in Fernie
Work on Fernie’s outdoor skating rink is underway, thanks to a overwhelming response from volunteers in the community. The rink is set to be finished before the holidays. Alexandra Heck/The Free Fress

Fernie to have skating by Christmas

Fernie’s new outdoor rink is tentatively set to open for skating on December 20.

Work on Fernie’s outdoor skating rink is underway, thanks to a overwhelming response from volunteers in the community. The rink is set to be finished before the holidays. Alexandra Heck/The Free Fress