Tag Archives: Elk Valley

Mix of weather expected for long weekend

The highways and byways of the East Kootenay will be busy starting Friday afternoon through to Monday evening (Feb. 8) as B.C. Family Day is celebrated, and a mix of weather conditions are forecast. Highways are currently bare and dry, … > Read More

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Parkland tops out at Spartans’ Tourney

By Marija Caron The Sparwood Spartans Bantam Girls’ Tournament (say that five times quickly) held a fantastic tournament at their high school last weekend. Teams from around the Elk Valley including Fernie, Elkford, Jaffray and two teams from Cranbrook played fiercely. The … > Read More

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Thank a wetland on World Wetlands Day

By Linda Hannah If you used water today to brush your teeth, cook or quench your thirst, you should probably thank a wetland! World Wetlands Day, celebrated every February 2, is an opportunity to learn about the value and importance … > Read More

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Fernie Council Connection

The following is a synopsis of the City of Fernie council meeting held on Jan. 25. 1. AGREEMENTS, LICENCES PERMITS & POLICIES 1.1  RDEK Bylaw No. 2675, E-9-1-1 Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1665, 2002 Amendment Bylaw No. 1, 2016 RDEK … > Read More

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Be alert for slippery sections on regional roads

If you have to drive in the East Kootenay today (Saturday, Jan. 23), please be advised to expect conditions to change suddenly. DriveBC is reporting all regional highways as having slippery sections and Mainroad East Kootenay is noting that today’s … > Read More

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Mainroad hitting 95% of targets: Bennetto

With one of the winter’s biggest overnight dumps of snow still being cleared away, provincial authorities addressed ongoing concerns about East Kootenay highways maintenance this afternoon. And a key message from both Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett, speaking on the … > Read More

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Old Type Music Society fundraiser Saturday

The Old Type Music Society was created to help promote events and opportunities to bring people of all ages together to listen, teach and create old time and bluegrass acoustic music in the Elk Valley. “We host old-time dances, workshops … > Read More

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Fernie on Fire for Pets aids off leash dog park

The Fernie On Fire For Pets fundraiser was a community event put on by the City Of Fernie in collaboration with Fernie Fire Rescue and the Fernie Pets Society. On the morning of Saturday, January 9, Fernie Fire Rescue drove … > Read More

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Travel carefully on regional highways

Compact snow with slippery sections. That’s what you can expect on East Kootenay highways this afternoon, according to DriveBC. Every highway in the region is currently listed as having “compact snow with slippery sections” from the 4-8 cm of snow … > Read More

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B.C. continues to bolster rural Internet access

The provincial government today announced that $1.1 million in grants has been approved for a second wave of nine projects funded through the province-wide Connecting British Columbia program. The program will benefit more than 80 B.C. communities located in rural … > Read More

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