Alexandra Heck

Teck responds to USW court win on drug testing

Teck responds to USW court win on drug testing

Teck disappointed in decision

Teck responds to USW court win on drug testing
Big air at Jeep Freeski comp

Big air at Jeep Freeski comp

Fernie Freestyle team ranked high in the events

Big air at Jeep Freeski comp
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FSA celebrates everything snowmobiles

Sledfest returns to Fernie with three days of events, starting February 16

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Jack Sadler competes in the under 16 division during the Provincial Moguls held in Fernie, January 27. Turn to page A17 for the full story.  Alexandra Heck/The Free Press

New moguls course debuts at Provincials

Fernie shows skill in provincial moguls

Jack Sadler competes in the under 16 division during the Provincial Moguls held in Fernie, January 27. Turn to page A17 for the full story.  Alexandra Heck/The Free Press
The Nighthawk Farmhouse IPA. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Fernie Brewing unveils Nighthawk Farmhouse IPA

Fernie Brewing Company recently celebrated the launch of a new beer, the…

The Nighthawk Farmhouse IPA. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
John Pumphrey, CEO of North Coal Ltd. gave an update to the District of Sparwood on the progress of his proposed coal mine.                                  Alexandra Heck/The Free Press

North Coal Ltd. in EA process for new mine

CEO says water quality at forefront of engineering plans

John Pumphrey, CEO of North Coal Ltd. gave an update to the District of Sparwood on the progress of his proposed coal mine.                                  Alexandra Heck/The Free Press
Elk Valley Dolphins heading to provincials

Elk Valley Dolphins heading to provincials

Swimmers break records, post personal bests from two Alberta swim meets

Elk Valley Dolphins heading to provincials
WATCH: Fernie rallies for support in Kraft Hockeyville contest

WATCH: Fernie rallies for support in Kraft Hockeyville contest

User groups have been displaced from their hometown arena since October’s ammonia leak tragedy.

WATCH: Fernie rallies for support in Kraft Hockeyville contest
Grace Brulotte and Scott Courtemanche at the Film Festival for the screening of their short film they are featured in, called I’mpossible. Courtesy of Grace Brulotte

Reel Canadian Film Festival, reel amazing

The sheer variety of films screened at the 10th annual Reel Canadian…

Grace Brulotte and Scott Courtemanche at the Film Festival for the screening of their short film they are featured in, called I’mpossible. Courtesy of Grace Brulotte
Staff shot T-Shirts out of the Avalauncher that shoots explosives to prevent avalanches. Alexandra Heck/The Free Press

Avalanche Safety at FAR

Locals experienced a day of happy rescue dogs, and shooting T-shirts out…

Staff shot T-Shirts out of the Avalauncher that shoots explosives to prevent avalanches. Alexandra Heck/The Free Press
A beaver spotted in the Elk River, Fernie. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Elk River Alliance makes beavers their friends

Beavers can be a real pain. They flood golf courses, the fell…

A beaver spotted in the Elk River, Fernie. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
WorkSafeBC in final remediation process at Fernie Memorial Arena

WorkSafeBC in final remediation process at Fernie Memorial Arena

RCMP continue investigations after passing site off to worker’s compensation board

WorkSafeBC in final remediation process at Fernie Memorial Arena
A photo of the Elkview site after the incident, courtesy of USW Local 9346.

Dryer incident at Teck Elkview Operations

Locals report hearing loud bang

A photo of the Elkview site after the incident, courtesy of USW Local 9346.
The golf course at Whiskey Jack Resort was supposed to be finished by 2015. Alexandra Heck/The Free Press

Whiskey Jack golf course stalled

Sparwood council votes to deny golf course and development application

The golf course at Whiskey Jack Resort was supposed to be finished by 2015. Alexandra Heck/The Free Press
Right: Lucas Wallin took part in the rock climbing compeition at the College of the Rockies. Left: Sean James climbed the bouldering wall at the College of the Rockies on Friday for the Rock Climbing competition. Alexandra Heck/The Free Press

Rock Climbing gains traction in Fernie

It’s a sport that’s gaining a foothold in Fernie. The College of…

Right: Lucas Wallin took part in the rock climbing compeition at the College of the Rockies. Left: Sean James climbed the bouldering wall at the College of the Rockies on Friday for the Rock Climbing competition. Alexandra Heck/The Free Press
Cotton, standing with a women on her porch in the Ukraine in 2016. It was the first time the woman had been outside since conflict started in Eastern Ukraine in 2014. Submitted Photo

Global accessibility advocate brings efforts home

Fernie has third world accessibility problems, says Cotton

Cotton, standing with a women on her porch in the Ukraine in 2016. It was the first time the woman had been outside since conflict started in Eastern Ukraine in 2014. Submitted Photo
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Ministry statistics show a gap in SD5 teachers’ wages

On average, male teachers in SD#5 earn $5,675 more annually than their…

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District of Sparwood reconvenes public hearing on M1 zoning

Session held over to allow staff to consult with property owners

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Jan Kron skis in the snowy weather on Saturday at the end of the race.                                  Alexandra Heck/The Free Press

Athletes brave bitter cold for Fernie’s Teck Kootenay Cup

It’s not the first time Old Man Winter has tried to put…

Jan Kron skis in the snowy weather on Saturday at the end of the race.                                  Alexandra Heck/The Free Press
The Province of B.C. and the Columbia Basin Trust have partnered to fund the creation of affordable rental housing in the Basin. (Thinkstock)

Province and Columbia Basin Trust partnering to provide affordable housing

In an effort to ease the need for affordable housing in the…

The Province of B.C. and the Columbia Basin Trust have partnered to fund the creation of affordable rental housing in the Basin. (Thinkstock)