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Kootenay dad looks to U.S. after cancer treatments prove unsuccessful in B.C.

Kootenay dad looks to U.S. after cancer treatments prove unsuccessful in B.C.

Cutting edge treatment in U.S. last hope for Barry Marchi; June 21 fundraiser to help cover costs

Kootenay dad looks to U.S. after cancer treatments prove unsuccessful in B.C.
How should B.C.’s private forests be managed?

How should B.C.’s private forests be managed?

About 818,000ha of private land in B.C. falls under the Private Managed Forest Land Program

How should B.C.’s private forests be managed?
The Elko sawmill resumed operations on Monday, May 6 after a week-long curtailment. File photo

Canfor sawmills back up in B.C. after week-long curtailment

Canfor curtails production due to lumber prices and the high cost of fibre

The Elko sawmill resumed operations on Monday, May 6 after a week-long curtailment. File photo
B.C. communities mark National Day of Mourning

B.C. communities mark National Day of Mourning

In 2018, there were 131 work related deaths in B.C.

B.C. communities mark National Day of Mourning
Mainroad crews will commence snow removal operations in the East Kootenay region as required. File photo

Isn’t it spring? Forecast calling for snow across eastern B.C.

Up to 10cm expected within 48 hours; motorists urged to prepare for deteriorating conditions

Mainroad crews will commence snow removal operations in the East Kootenay region as required. File photo
Avalanche warning issued for all B.C. mountains

Avalanche warning issued for all B.C. mountains

Warm weather to increase avalanche risk: Avalanche Canada

Avalanche warning issued for all B.C. mountains
Fernie Memorial Arena closed off following the deadly ammonia leak. File photo

WorksSafeBC almost done ammonia probe 1.5 years after Fernie arena tragedy

Statutory agency inspects ammonia-based fish processing facilities, follows up outstanding orders

Fernie Memorial Arena closed off following the deadly ammonia leak. File photo
Concerns rise as B.C. search and rescue funding set to expire

Concerns rise as B.C. search and rescue funding set to expire

Kitimat SAR is one of 80 search-and-rescue groups that will be affected

Concerns rise as B.C. search and rescue funding set to expire
Fernie Memorial Arena closed off during the winter. File photo                                Fernie Memorial Arena closed during winter following the deadly ammonia leak. File photo

WorkSafeBC yet to decide whether to take further action in Fernie gas leak tragedy

Agency had found City of Fernie and CIMCO Refrigeration violated workplace health and safety laws

Fernie Memorial Arena closed off during the winter. File photo                                Fernie Memorial Arena closed during winter following the deadly ammonia leak. File photo
Provincial funding helped Sparwood Search and Rescue rebuild after a fire in December 2016 gutted the facility, causing $350,000 in damage. File photo

Concerns rise as B.C. search and rescue funding set to expire

Province yet to announce new funding for B.C.’s 80 search-and-rescue groups

Provincial funding helped Sparwood Search and Rescue rebuild after a fire in December 2016 gutted the facility, causing $350,000 in damage. File photo
The Griz had completely disappeared by early Saturday after Fernie Alpine Resort received a whopping 55cm of snow. Source: Fernie Alpine Resort

Powder pandemonium: Video goes viral after B.C. ski resort receives 55cm of snow

Rope drop video attracts 126,000 views in 24 hours after Fernie Alpine Resort receives 55cm of snow

The Griz had completely disappeared by early Saturday after Fernie Alpine Resort received a whopping 55cm of snow. Source: Fernie Alpine Resort
Teck Coal is reporting a serious incident at Greenhills Operations which resulted in one employee being airlifted to hospital. File photo

Worker had been changing tire when it exploded at B.C. mine

RCMP, Ministry investigating incident at Teck’s Greenhills Operations in East Kootenay

Teck Coal is reporting a serious incident at Greenhills Operations which resulted in one employee being airlifted to hospital. File photo
VIDEO: Kootenay boy, 10, brave in the face of cancer

VIDEO: Kootenay boy, 10, brave in the face of cancer

Fernie Ghostriders vs. Kimberley Dynamiters game to raise funds for young fan fighting cancer

VIDEO: Kootenay boy, 10, brave in the face of cancer
‘I practically begged’: Kootenay woman with breast cancer denied referral to Calgary

‘I practically begged’: Kootenay woman with breast cancer denied referral to Calgary

Breast cancer patient left to fight disease alone after being denied referral to Calgary

‘I practically begged’: Kootenay woman with breast cancer denied referral to Calgary
Union offers support following B.C. mine death

Union offers support following B.C. mine death

Death of B.C. mine worker described as a wake up call for industry

Union offers support following B.C. mine death
Yay or neigh? Cowboy the miniature horse predicts B.C. city’s next mayor

Yay or neigh? Cowboy the miniature horse predicts B.C. city’s next mayor

Cowboy the miniature horse chooses the next mayors of Fernie and Sparwood (and gets to munch on a whole lot of hay)

Yay or neigh? Cowboy the miniature horse predicts B.C. city’s next mayor
WorkSafeBC has released its report on the Fernie arena tragedy. File photo

WorkSafeBC releases damning report into Fernie’s fatal gas leak

City of Fernie and CIMCO Refrigeration in violation of workplace laws: WorkSafeBC

WorkSafeBC has released its report on the Fernie arena tragedy. File photo
B.C. man builds 10-foot sign thanking fire responders

B.C. man builds 10-foot sign thanking fire responders

Ken Rawson built his “thank u” sign on Saturday as helicopters responded to fires around the province.

B.C. man builds 10-foot sign thanking fire responders
A photo from the last expedition to Bisaro Anima in the winter of 2018/17 when the cave was confirmed to have broken the record for the deepest in North America. File photo

VIDEO: Cavers embark on new expedition to Canada’s deepest cave in interior B.C.

The group hopes to find a new entrance to Bisaro Anima in a trip dubbed “expedition of the year”.

A photo from the last expedition to Bisaro Anima in the winter of 2018/17 when the cave was confirmed to have broken the record for the deepest in North America. File photo
The Fernie Memorial Arena remained locked down while the investigation continued, January 2018. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Aging cooling system behind B.C. fatal ammonia leak needed replacing in 2010: report

Technical Safety BC presented findings on cause of incident in Fernie last fall

The Fernie Memorial Arena remained locked down while the investigation continued, January 2018. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press