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Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.

Fernie COVID-19 community cluster contained

97 cases were linked to the cluster declared last month

Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.
Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.

Active COVID-19 cases down to three in Fernie cluster

No new cases have been identified, with the total staying at 97 linked to the cluster

Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.
Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.

Fernie COVID-19 cluster update: Active cases fall to 13

Of the 97 cases linked to Fernie, only 13 were active as of Feb. 5.

Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.
Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.

Fernie COVID-19 cluster update: Seven new cases, but active cases down to 24

98 cases have now been linked to the Fernie area community cluster

Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.
Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.

Additional 10 cases linked to Fernie COVID-19 cluster

The community cluster is now 91 cases since January 1

Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.
Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.

Fernie area declared community COVID-19 cluster by Interior Health

81 cases have been identified since Jan. 1

Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.
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Interior Health says COVID positivity rates in Fernie area actually 10-12%

IH say the rates are not as high as previously claimed by the region’s top doctor

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The Elk Valley Hospital is adapting to meet the needs of patients in the Elk Valley.

1-in-5 COVID tests coming back positive in and around Fernie, sparking concern

Dr Ron Clark of Elk Valley Hospital said one in five tests was returning positive for COVID-19

The Elk Valley Hospital is adapting to meet the needs of patients in the Elk Valley.
Teck and the Ktunaxa Nation have signed a joint land management agreement for 7,150 hectares of habitat in the Elk Valley area. (Photo contributed by Teck)

Teck, Ktunaxa sign conservation agreement on 7,150 hectares of land

The land is home to significant habitat for numerous species in Southeast BC

Teck and the Ktunaxa Nation have signed a joint land management agreement for 7,150 hectares of habitat in the Elk Valley area. (Photo contributed by Teck)
Teck signage in Elkford, BC. (Soranne Floarea / The Free Press)

Sparwood Mayor David Wilks: Teck has our back when it comes to COVID-19

Wilks said he had full confidence in Teck’s response to a cluster at its Elk Valley operations

Teck signage in Elkford, BC. (Soranne Floarea / The Free Press)
Teck is proposing a significant expansion to their Fording River Operations.

Numbers rise at Teck operations: IH declares outbreak

IH said there were no indication COVID-19 had spread into the Elk Valley community

Teck is proposing a significant expansion to their Fording River Operations.
(File photo)

Raccoons getting comfy in Elk Valley

WildSafeBC is reporting sightings of raccoons in Fernie and Sparwood

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file photo of fernie alpine resort sign (Scott Tibballs/The Free Press)

Ski hills will look different this season, and Fernie Alpine Resort is no exception

General manager of FAR Andy Cohen said all resorts that were already open were seeing ‘amazing visitation’

file photo of fernie alpine resort sign (Scott Tibballs/The Free Press)
Spardell Mobile Home owner fined, given extension as 5-year water pipe debacle continues

Spardell Mobile Home owner fined, given extension as 5-year water pipe debacle continues

Interior Health has given Rick Pater an extra month to fix the pipes at Spardell Mobile Home park

Spardell Mobile Home owner fined, given extension as 5-year water pipe debacle continues
Images from the B.C. Conservation Officer Service used to charge a Fernie man with Wildlife Act violations. (BC Conservation Officer Service handout)

Kootenay man fined $7,000 for BC Wildlife Act violations

The man plead guilty to charges at Terrace Provincial Court

Images from the B.C. Conservation Officer Service used to charge a Fernie man with Wildlife Act violations. (BC Conservation Officer Service handout)
District of Sparwood Mayor David Wilks said mining was vital for the future of the valley communities. (File photo)

Two environmental assessments for Castle Project sends bad mixed messages: Sparwood mayor Wilks

Mayor Wilks said that only one assessment should be carried out on the Castle Project

District of Sparwood Mayor David Wilks said mining was vital for the future of the valley communities. (File photo)
The Elk River. (Phil McLachlan photo)

Long-term study planned for Elk River

The alliance is hoping to track changes in water temperature around the valley for decades to come

The Elk River. (Phil McLachlan photo)
Many restaurants have closed in response to COVID-19. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

Young Canadians, hospitality workers bear the brunt of mental strain in 2020: report

A study by Morneau Shepell points to economic uncertainty in the pandemic as the cause for angst

Many restaurants have closed in response to COVID-19. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)