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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 schematic from the Galloway Lands developer showing the lot design as proposed, including setbacks between the homes and Lizard Creek. (Courtesy of Galloway Lands website)

Galloway Lands application withdrawn, public hearing cancelled

The public hearing on the development proposal was scheduled for June 14, 15, and 16

 

Members of Fernie and Sparwood Search and Rescue (SAR) conduct an operation to rescue a 38-year-old man who sustained serious spinal injuries timber biking in the McEvoy Creek area on Jan. 14, 2022. (Courtesy of Fernie Search and Rescue)

SAR rescues timber biker who sustained ‘serious’ spinal injuries

The 38-year-old man was injured in the McEvoy Creek area

 

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)
James Eastham fits some little ski goggles onto his cat, Gary. Gary is a social media star, with an Instagram account called ‘greatgramsofgary’ at around 431,000 followers. The pair were at the Fernie Alpine Resort on Dec. 20, 2021, as part of a larger social media ambassadorship tour of Resorts of the Canadian Rockies. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

Fluffy Instagram star Gary the Cat hits RCR resorts for a tear

Gary and his human, James Eastham, were touring RCR resorts on a social media campaign

James Eastham fits some little ski goggles onto his cat, Gary. Gary is a social media star, with an Instagram account called ‘greatgramsofgary’ at around 431,000 followers. The pair were at the Fernie Alpine Resort on Dec. 20, 2021, as part of a larger social media ambassadorship tour of Resorts of the Canadian Rockies. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
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