Tag Archives: Elk Valley

Chamber hires new Executive Director

Fernie Chamber of Commerce is excited to welcome its new executive director – Patty Vadnais. Vadnais moved to Fernie from Lethbridge in May 2014 and has become active in the community coaching the Elk Valley Dolphin Swim Club and joining … > Read More

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Sparwood Council Facts

The following is a break down as to what occurred during the March 16 District of Sparwood council meeting. DVP – Spardell Mobile Home Park An informal hearing was held to receive submissions from the public for Development Variance Permit … > Read More

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Local leaders press Jemi on logging plans

By Ian Cobb/e-KNOW Worries of a private land ‘cut and run’ operation on former Tembec land in the Elk Valley were addressed last week during a meeting between municipal and regional government officials, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource … > Read More

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Snowfall and rain returns to region

Just when you thought it was safe to think spring was here, Old Man Winter opts to have another fling. With a massive Pacific storm front reaching the Canada/US border area, Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the … > Read More

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Warm weather a prompt for bears to emerge from dens

Bears will travel great distances in search of newly greening plant growth, carcasses melting out of the snow, or other potential food sources. Spring (or late winter in this case), is the best opportunity we have to prevent bears from learning … > Read More

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Elk Valley Nordic Centre officially opened

The Elk Valley Nordic Society held a grand opening on Saturday, March 7 for the Elk Valley Nordic Centre. The ceremony featured legendary Canadian cross-country skier Beckie Scott, who won a gold medal in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic … > Read More

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Feds provide funds for seniors’ housing

The federal government March 6 provided more than a million dollars for seniors’ housing projects in the Elk Valley. Kootenay-Columbia MP David Wilks, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, presented $600,000 for Sparwood’s … > Read More

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One constant remains with Fernie

By Mary Giuliano On Monday, January 5 we had a presentation by Urban Systems regarding the Development Cost Charges update with an open house held in the Senior’s Centre. The grants committee and I reviewed applications the following day and … > Read More

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Sparwood Council Facts

The following is a break down as to what occurred during the Feb. 2 District of Sparwood council meeting. Elk Valley RCMP Detachment update Sergeant Will Thien of the Elk Valley RCMP Detachment presented the 2014 third and fourth Quarter … > Read More

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Elk Valley Hospice Resource launched

By Mary Giuliano On Thursday, January 22, at 7 p.m., 30 people gathered at the Fernie Heritage Library for the launch of the Elk Valley Hospice Resource, a designated area of material specifically earmarked for the dying and grieving. Catalogued … > Read More

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