The board, staff and players of the Fernie Ghostriders send their heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of those lost in the incident at the Fernie Memorial Arena today. We are deeply saddened by the news, and our thoughts and love are with you.
The facility was closed at the time and no players or staff were injured in this tragic event.
The upcoming home game on Saturday, Oct. 21 has been relocated to the Sparwood Recreation and Leisure Centre, as have all future games until further notice.
City Declares State of Local Emergency
October 17, 2017
The City of Fernie has declared a State of Local Emergency due to a hazardous materials release threat to property and life.
The State of Local Emergency will remain in effect for seven days until October 24, 2017 at midnight unless cancelled by order of the City of Fernie or the Minister responsible.
Residents in the evacuation area have been provided overnight accommodations.
Emergency Social Services will reopen in the morning if required.