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