Black Gold

Way back in 1845, Father Jean de Smet, a missionary working with the Kootenay Indians saw large pieces of coal along the river, and wrote, “I am convinced that this fossil could be abundantly procured.”

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Upside Down Mountains

Most of the mountains around Fernie are upside down. Oh, I know that they look like right side up mountains, with broad bases rooted firmly in the valley floor and pointy peaks reaching skyward.

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Views of the Elk Valley Geology

The majestic beauty of the mountains is awe inspiring to almost anyone, but for a geologist, looking at mountains is like seeing an ancient warrior whose battle scars reveal millions of years of history.

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Mary writes about the town she has loved since moving here in May of 1953.

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Fernie Council Meeting updates and news is available here in the latest edition of Council Connection.

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Regional District of East Kootenay

Local rural area government dedicated to providing quality service to residents and property owners.

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Fernie Ski & Board Fim Fest

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Grace set her goal to become the first physically disabled woman tandem sit skier to Heliski in Canada!

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Fernie Ghostriders

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