Life

Byron Sarabun retires from the City of Fernie

The City of Fernie bids adieu to Byron Sarabun, who retired from the City for nearly four decades.

Face of the Valley – James Hägglund

This week's Face of the Valley is Major James James Hägglund. Written by Jennifer Cronin.

Face of the Valley – Bev Inglis

This week's face of the valley is Bev Inglis, who was born and raised in Fernie. Written by Jennifer Cronin.

  • Nov 26th, 2015
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          The artist behind Clawhammer Press

          Michael Hepher, owner and artist behind Clawhammer Press, has a knack for the niche arts.

          Fernie photographers credited by travel website

          Four Fernie-based photographers have been credited as being in the top 12 Instagram accounts in the Canadian Rockies.

          Artist crafts leather and lamp creations

          Local artist, Holly Kimola, works in a variety of mediums, including lamp making and leather work.

          Influenza vaccine now available in B.C.

          H2N2 influenza cases already showing up around B.C., strains of influenza B expected to show up by February

          Dancer brings unique styles to Fernie

          A former professional dancer has brought her unique styles to Fernie and hopes to get locals dancing.

          Mary Koran – a woman of gratitude

          Each week, The Free Press profiles a deserving Fernie local. This week's Face of the Valley is Mary Koran.

          • Sep 17th, 2015

          Carolynne Lecavalier – Shutterbug by night

          This week's Face of the Valley is Carolynne Lecavalier, a talented and caring resident.

          • Sep 10th, 2015

          Local artist finds inspiration in the Elk Valley

          Artist profile - Pat Moore is a painter and is the featured artist for the Sept. 3, 2015 edition of The Free Press.

          Garth Rizzuto – Building on a solid foundation

          The Face of the Valley for the Sept. 3, 2015 edition is Garth Rizzuto.

          • Sep 3rd, 2015

          Frank Rambold – proud, humble

          Face of the Valley for the Aug. 27, 2015 edition is Frank Rambold, a soft-spoken, respectful gentleman.

          • Aug 27th, 2015

          Bev Mandel – A woman with tenacity

          Each week, a deserving local is chosen and profiled as our Face of the Valley - this week it's Bev Mandel.

          • Aug 20th, 2015

          Corlyn Haarstad – Digging for answers

          This week's Face of the Valley is Corlyn Haarstad. Corlyn is a compassionate, motivated and benevolent face of the Valley.

          • Aug 13th, 2015

          Mary Jane Leppard – a real “Valley” girl

          Mary Jane (MJ) Leppard, (née Chudik) was born the second of four children to father Willie Chudik and mother Norma Bossio.

          • Jul 23rd, 2015

          Faces Of the Valley – William (Willie) Chudik

          Willie, as he was known, was born at Morrissey Mines in 1920.

          • Jul 15th, 2015

          Wildlife Corner – July 9

          Multiple bear sightings have been reported in Fernie.

          • Jul 11th, 2015

          Kim Serwatkewich – An entrepreneurial spirit

          Kim was born in Coronach, Sask. to Earl and Iris McPeek.

          • Jul 9th, 2015

          Keeping Current – Flooding solution ideas

          Floods are the most costly natural disaster in Canada in terms of property damage, and the Elk Valley is not exempt from that.

          • Jul 8th, 2015