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Finning to shut down Sparwood facilities

On Nov. 12, Finning International announced reductions to 11 facilities across Canada, including their Sparwood location.

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B.C. to restore utilities commission authority

The B.C. government has promised to restore the B.C. Utilities Commission’s independent role in setting electricity rates and add more full-time commissioners to help them do it.

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Sparwood Food Bank raises funds and food

A Santa’s Workshop gave all of its proceeds to Toys for Tots and the United Steelworkers 9346 also presented the Food Bank with a cheque for $2,000 stemming from the USW’s Humanity Fund, the union’s charity that has provided assistance locally and internationally for over 25 years.

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Storm blasts Elk Valley

Environment Canada issued a storm warning for Fernie and the Elk Valley on Friday, November 28 and by the following Saturday morning, approximately 33 cm of snow fell in the area according to the Fernie Alpine Resort.

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Freepress: Former Tims Hortons foreign workers threatened with deportation

A Filipino family and the alleged victims of employee abuse at the Fernie Tim Hortons store are taking action against threats of deportation.

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Free Press: RCMP investigating Fernie Tim Hortons

“With regards to the Fernie Tim Horton’s situation, I can confirm that a file has been opened but as this is an ongoing investigation, I am unable to provide any details,” said RCMP Sgt. Will Thien.

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