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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
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
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)
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
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
UPDATED: Three dead after ammonia leak in Fernie, city says

UPDATED: Three dead after ammonia leak in Fernie, city says

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

UPDATED: Three dead after ammonia leak in Fernie, city says