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Escaped Fire in Hosmer Area Leads to Fine

Members of the Hosmer Fire Department responded to a quickly spreading grass fire in the Hosmer area this afternoon.

Posted by admin on Apr 21, 2020 in Community

Cooking with Corbs - Rice Crispy Treats with a Twist

In the third installement of Cooking with Corbs, Becky and Corbs decided to do something quick, easy, delicious and healthy (well, depending on your specific twist to the recipe).

Posted by admin on Apr 20, 2020 in Health

The Two Popes

Jorge Mario Bergoglio is the current head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State. He was born in Argentina in 1936, and became archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998, subsequently leading the Argentine church during the riots of 2001. He was created cardinal in 2001. 

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Apr 19, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

Local Athlete To Provide Youth Biking Program

Fernie local, Carter Nieuwesteeg has returned to the vally after having graduated from University, ready to set down roots and give back to the community. A competitive mountain bike racer and certified NCCP Coach, Carter is offering an Athlete2Athlete Coaching Program (A2A) for youth in the Fernie area this summer.

Posted by admin on Apr 18, 2020 in Outdoors

Wigwam Flats & Spring News

Spring is in the air and you may be keen to hit the trails on foot or bike. April can be a tricky month for weather so please be mindful of trail conditions before heading out. Reviewing the IMBA “Rules of Trail” is a good way to make sure you are respecting the environment and our trail network.

Posted by Julie Kelly on Apr 18, 2020 in Outdoors

Teck Creates $20 Million COVID-19 Response Fund

On April 16, 2020 Teck Resources Limited announced the creation of a $20-million fund to support COVID-19 response and future recovery efforts.This funding will go to support critical social initiatives and increased healthcare capacity, including procuring one million masks to be donated for healthcare in British Columbia.

Posted by admin on Apr 16, 2020 in Community

Nature is Therapy

There is a spot on the Old Growth Trail heading up to Island Lake Lodge where the cedars make a perfect circle. If you connect your body to the pine needles on the ground and quiet your mind you can lose yourself in the sound of a nearby creek and sight of swaying trees towering over you. It is a magical place and living proof that nature is therapy. 

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Apr 15, 2020 in Health


A few Key Points for bike fit and a handful of exercises to keep you “balanced” off the bike. 

Posted by Bob Maudie on Apr 15, 2020 in Outdoors

Island Lake Lodge Welcomes New CEO

Island Lake is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Morrison as the next Chief Executive Officer. Dave brings to the position a wealth of knowledge and an array of experiences in the ski and hospitality industry in Canada. He joined Island Lake as of April 13, 2020, and is taking over for Doug Feely, who served as President and CEO since July, 2010 and will be retiring effective May 1, 2020.

Posted by admin on Apr 14, 2020 in Business

Cooking with Corbs - Hot Cross Buns

The wonderful cooking duo, Becky and Corbs are at it again. This time with a special Easter edition. Have you ever made Hot Cross Buns?

Posted by admin on Apr 12, 2020 in Health

Back to Biking

As much as I love all of the seasons, spring holds a special place in my heart. A time of year that signifies new growth, fresh starts and warmer days. The magical time of year when for many, spending longer durations outside becomes possible.

Posted by Maddy Alaric on Apr 12, 2020 in Health

Dive Inside the Mind

Spenser Fawcett is a welcoming smile, an avid flower gardener, a gentle pat on the back, a genuine wealth of fun, a Frisbee golfer, and an advocate for cannabis and it’s evolving culture. He is all things knowledgeable when it comes to what you should, could, and want to indulge in to elevate your human experience. 

Posted by Sadie Rosgen on Apr 11, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

Take it All In

We learn countless invaluable lessons from our parents. And that learning never ends, even in their passing. Recently, I lost my father. The loss feels big and heavy. So big, that if I give it too much thought, I fear that my sadness may swallow me whole. Yet as we move out of winter and into spring, I too, am slowly coming back to life.

Posted by Yvonne Prest on Apr 10, 2020 in Outdoors

Elk Valley Physicians COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 is in our community and our medical staff are ready for it, but we need your help.

Posted by admin on Apr 10, 2020 in Community

Simplifying is Green

I had planned to write an article about trying to be greener when it comes to the products you put in and on your body, the way you consume and dispose of goods in your home, as well as examine options in health care for being a little more green. All of this has become really challenging when we are going through a pandemic.

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Apr 10, 2020 in Health