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Accident causes pedestrian to forget how he got hit by a car

Posted on 20. Jan, 2012 by in Fernie

Accident causes pedestrian to forget how he got hit by a car

The Elk Valley RCMP are asking for the public for help finding out what happened to a man in Fernie after he was found downtown with serious injuries, reports Angela Treharne in the Fernie Free Press.

Nat’l Geographic names Fernie one of top 10 winter trips

Posted on 22. Dec, 2011 by in Fernie

Nat’l Geographic names Fernie one of top 10 winter trips

Yeah Fernie, you’ve earned the approval of National Geographic this winter, landing a spot on their Best Winter Trips 2012 list among locations that include the Namibian Coast, Cuba, and the Antarctic Peninsula. Winter doesn’t have to mean long months indoors. Our editors have chosen ten trips that will have you gearing up for adventure or [...]

Vote Fernie man for ‘Adventurer of the Year’ award

Posted on 15. Dec, 2011 by in Fernie

Vote Fernie man for ‘Adventurer of the Year’ award

Last summer, Fernie resident Jon Turk and Erik Boomer circumnavigated Ellesmere Island by kayak, foot and skis. For that accomplishment – considered one of the last great polar expeditions – he and Boomer are up for National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year award.

Fernie hiker lucky to be alive: RCMP

Posted on 15. Jul, 2011 by in Fernie

Fernie hiker lucky to be alive: RCMP

The RCMP says a Fernie man is lucky to be alive after getting stuck on a ledge near Fernie, reports Angela Treharne for The Free Press.

Calen Gahlinger Beaune, 20, was hiking in Mount Fernie Provincial Park, trying to reach a local summit when he got stuck on a ledge. He called the Fernie Alpine Resort on his cell phone.

Missing toddler found in locked condo

Posted on 08. Jul, 2011 by in Fernie

Missing toddler found in locked condo

A two-hour air and land search for a missing Fernie boy was called off after he was found locked in a nearby condo, reports Angela Treharne for the Fernie Free Press.

Members of search and rescue and 50 members of the public took part in the search that included the nearby river. The boy was found in vacant condo, says Scott Robinson of Fernie search and rescue.

Police call for info about year-old death

Posted on 22. Mar, 2011 by in Fernie

Police call for info about year-old death

PRESS RELEASE from the RCMP One year ago, in the early morning hours of March 21, 2010, a 20-year-old man was found unconscious in downtown Fernie, British Columbia. The man was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. The deceased was identified as Rhys Alexander Coppens of Edmonton, Alta. [...]

Eleven car pileup near Fernie

Posted on 31. Jan, 2011 by in Fernie

Eleven car pileup near Fernie

The Elk Valley RCMP had a busy morning this weekend, responding to an 11-car pileup on the highway and three separate rollovers, all within 20 minutes. Police were already responding to two separate accidents when they got news of the multi-car crash at 10 a.m. A police investigation revealed the 11 cars, including a bus, [...]

Owen Rooney search looks east

Posted on 11. Nov, 2010 by in Fernie

Owen Rooney search looks east

Police are exploring the possibility Owen Rooney, the Australian man missing from the Grand Forks Hospital in August, may have tried to get to Alberta and not Kelowna as previously thought. Rooney disappeared from the hospital on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 14. Rooney had head injuries sustained during an altercation with someone in Christina [...]

Dead sheep found at Elkford mine

Posted on 23. Sep, 2010 by in Environment, Fernie

Dead sheep found at Elkford mine

Conservation officers are looking into the deaths of seven bighorn sheep that were found by the Teck Greenhills mine near Elkford. Mine employees found the animals on Monday, Sept. 13 and Tuesday, Sept. 14, says Nic Milligan of Teck Coal. “The sheep were a mix of ages and sex. They were not in the active [...]

No jail time for man who killed Steeger

Posted on 27. Aug, 2010 by in Crime, Fernie

No jail time for man who killed Steeger

The man who ran down Travis Steeger and then fled the scene of the accident will not see the inside of a jail cell for his crime. In Cranbrook Provincial Court on Thursday Judge Elaine Ferbey handed Adam Lund a nine-month conditional sentence to be served in the community. Lund hit Steeger, a 19-year-old Ymir [...]