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The Fernie Memorial Arena remains locked down while the investigation continues. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Fernie, RCMP go to court over city log books in fatal ammonia leak probe

Log books center stage in clashing of investigations between the city and RCMP

The Fernie Memorial Arena remains locked down while the investigation continues. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
The Fernie Memorial Arena has been closed for nearly three months. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Sask. residents help B.C. town get back on the ice after arena disaster

Residents of Wilkie, Sask., are voting for Fernie in the Kraft Hockeyville competition

The Fernie Memorial Arena has been closed for nearly three months. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Many are voting for the Fernie Memorial Arena in the Kraft Hockeyville competition, which gives one community $250,000 in arena upgrades. They say this would help fund a cooling plant for a new covered, all-season arena. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Fernie residents vote for ice rink, where three workers died, to win $250K in Hockeyville upgrades

Kraft Hockeyville competition allows Canadians to vote for which arena deserves $250,000 in upgrades

Many are voting for the Fernie Memorial Arena in the Kraft Hockeyville competition, which gives one community $250,000 in arena upgrades. They say this would help fund a cooling plant for a new covered, all-season arena. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Fernie SAR. File photo

SAR extract stranded biker near Alberta border

The man was found by helicopter, partially buried under his bike in a small avalanche.

Fernie SAR. File photo
Skiers trigger avalanche near Fernie

Skiers trigger avalanche near Fernie

Fernie Search and Rescue extricate skiers injured by size two avalanche

Skiers trigger avalanche near Fernie
Mike and Maggie Blankman at her mother’s home with their dog, Koda. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Fernie family loses home, community responds

Blankman’s thankful for support from family, friends and strangers

Mike and Maggie Blankman at her mother’s home with their dog, Koda. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Backed up traffic on highway 3 after the collision occurred. (Dan Bolduc/Submitted)

Car involved in fatal highway accident only had two snow tires: police

Subaru Impreza with two summer tires collided with a van, shutting down Highway 3 for hours: police

Backed up traffic on highway 3 after the collision occurred. (Dan Bolduc/Submitted)
Photo courtesy of Fernie Fire Department

Fernie family loses home on Christmas Eve

Donations are currently being accepted for the family

Photo courtesy of Fernie Fire Department
Fernie celebrates new outdoor rink 2 months after fatal ammonia leak

Fernie celebrates new outdoor rink 2 months after fatal ammonia leak

Funded by the Calgary Flames, hundreds of residents took a skate and tested out the ice

Fernie celebrates new outdoor rink 2 months after fatal ammonia leak
Work on Fernie’s outdoor skating rink is underway, thanks to a overwhelming response from volunteers in the community. The rink is set to be finished before the holidays. Alexandra Heck/The Free Fress

Fernie to have skating by Christmas

Fernie’s new outdoor rink is tentatively set to open for skating on December 20.

Work on Fernie’s outdoor skating rink is underway, thanks to a overwhelming response from volunteers in the community. The rink is set to be finished before the holidays. Alexandra Heck/The Free Fress
The Fernie Memorial Arena remains locked down while the investigation continues. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Investigation ongoing at Fernie Memorial Arena

The Free Press sat down with City of Fernie officials to discuss what they know as of this time.

The Fernie Memorial Arena remains locked down while the investigation continues. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Fernie mourns after fatal ammonia leak

Fernie mourns after fatal ammonia leak

The community of Fernie is coming together to support each other following a local tragedy.

Fernie mourns after fatal ammonia leak
Emergency crews remain on scene at the Fernie Memorial Arena where three confirmed fatalities have occurred. Alexandra Heck/The Free Press

BREAKING: Three fatalities confirmed at Fernie Memorial Arena

Emergency crews responded to the arena after reports came in of an ammonia leak

Emergency crews remain on scene at the Fernie Memorial Arena where three confirmed fatalities have occurred. Alexandra Heck/The Free Press