Tag Archives: Elk Valley

Adult literacy gets financial boost

The provincial government is granting $59,200 to the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy to provide residents of the East Kootenay and Columbia Valley with the literacy skills they need to participate in B.C.’s economy. “Literacy is a basic skill that … > Read More

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Fernie Council Connection

The following is a breakdown as to what occurred during the August 24 City of Fernie council meeting. 1. AGREEMENTS, LICENCES PERMITS & POLICIES 1.1   Development Variance Permit No. DVPA-374 for the property at 191-1st Avenue.      Council authorized the issuance … > Read More

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Garbage, apples lure bears in everywhere

WildSafeBC Elk Valley stated Monday, August 24 that bear sightings, bears eating garbage left outdoors, bears eating apples dumped at compost sites and on apple trees in backyards, people approaching bears and taking photos of bears are being reported all … > Read More

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Abundance of visitors greeted by labour shortage

Fernie businesses have been hit hard by the changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker program. In a recreational community like Fernie that sees over 300,000 visitors a year and has a year-round population just under 5,000, businesses rely on a … > Read More

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Elk Valley included in air quality advisory

The Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with the Interior Health Authority, has issued an air quality advisory for the South Okanagan and southern areas of the Boundary and Kootenay regions, including for the Elk Valley. In addition to local smoke from … > Read More

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Harvest Festival coming to Fernie

When the fall hits Fernie, a new event will be coming to town to help celebrate the harvest in the Elk Valley. Our Harvest Feast & Fest – Fernie’s Fall Fair will be held September 19 and 20 in Prentice … > Read More

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Mayor’s update for August

By Mary Giuliano City of Fernie Mayor Although the budget is the most important aspect of running a city it gets very little attention from the community; however, it passed with the consolidated statement of operations for the year ended … > Read More

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BC Hydro boosts Fernie’s mine rescue competition

BC Hydro is pleased to contribute $5,600 to support the City of Fernie in hosting the National Western Region Mine Rescue Competition. As well as a donation to the organizing committee, BC Hydro contributed gifts for competitors at the event, … > Read More

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Bear sightings in Fernie, Hosmer and Sparwood

Elk Valley Bear Aware is keeping busy reporting bear sightings as food sources dwindle. EVBA posted sightings yesterday and today (August 12) in Fernie, Hosmer and Sparwood. On Tuesday August 11, a large black bear was reported walking up a … > Read More

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Info leads to arrests outside Cranbrook

Cranbrook RCMP July 31 was provided information from Elk Valley RCMP that a potentially stolen vehicle was on its way from the Elk Valley to Cranbrook. The vehicle was also believed to be involved in multiple recent thefts in the … > Read More

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