Alexandra Heck

A rendering of the proposed art installation. Courtesy of Michael Hepher.

Art installation proposed for Fernie’s Station Square

It will be a contemporary take on a historical event. The City…

A rendering of the proposed art installation. Courtesy of Michael Hepher.
Wayne Stetski wants Ottawa’s rink for Fernie

Wayne Stetski wants Ottawa’s rink for Fernie

MP lobbies alongside mayor for $5.6M Canada 150 skating rink

Wayne Stetski wants Ottawa’s rink for Fernie
Elkford Fire Rescue resuscitated Gibson, a five-year-old Golden Retriever after responding to a kitchen fire in a duplex. Photo by Elkford Fire Rescue

House saved, dog resuscitated by Elkford Fire Rescue

Elkford Fire Rescue resuscitated a family dog yesterday after responding to a…

Elkford Fire Rescue resuscitated Gibson, a five-year-old Golden Retriever after responding to a kitchen fire in a duplex. Photo by Elkford Fire Rescue
Highway 3 shut down following two vehicle collision

Highway 3 shut down following two vehicle collision

UPDATE 1:30 p.m. The highway has reopened to single lane, alternating traffic.…

Highway 3 shut down following two vehicle collision
The Rolling Hills Cabin was a project that Bob Arnott helped lead with the Fernie Snowmobile Association. Photo courtesy of Fernie Snowmobile Association.

Bob Arnott Memorial Ride

It will be a ride to honour an old friend, and strong…

The Rolling Hills Cabin was a project that Bob Arnott helped lead with the Fernie Snowmobile Association. Photo courtesy of Fernie Snowmobile Association.
Electric Highway to get a few more stops

Electric Highway to get a few more stops

Radium and Canal Flats car chargers installed, Sparwood coming soon

Electric Highway to get a few more stops
Elk Valley Mayors talk about the year it’s been

Elk Valley Mayors talk about the year it’s been

Elk Valley Mayors are taking a look at what kind of year it’s been, and a glance into the future

Elk Valley Mayors talk about the year it’s been
District of Elkford opposes Bingay Mine

District of Elkford opposes Bingay Mine

The District of Elkford wants to make it clear; they do not…

District of Elkford opposes Bingay Mine
Nicole Knauf is the founder of Fernie Fresh Food Share.                                  Alexandra Heck/The Free Press

Less waste, more happiness

Fernie Fresh Food Share turns food waste into help for families in need

Nicole Knauf is the founder of Fernie Fresh Food Share.                                  Alexandra Heck/The Free Press
Skiers at Fernie Alpine Resort - February, 2017. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Avalanche at Fernie Alpine Resort

Fernie Alpine Resort is reporting a small, size one avalanche on the…

Skiers at Fernie Alpine Resort - February, 2017. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Elkford Mayor and CAO advise Colombian municipalities

Elkford Mayor and CAO advise Colombian municipalities

Pair travel south as part of Federal mining town liaison program

Elkford Mayor and CAO advise Colombian municipalities
District of Sparwood Mayor Cal McDougall.   Alexandra Heck/The Free Press

Elkford, Sparwood consider withdrawing from RDEK planning function

The districts of Elkford and Sparwood are requesting to withdraw from the…

District of Sparwood Mayor Cal McDougall.   Alexandra Heck/The Free Press
The City of Fernie has purchased two 24-passenger buses to run a shuttle service from Fernie Alpine Resort into the downtown. The service is scheduled to start running Dec. 21.                                 Photo Courtesy of the City of Fernie

Shuttle to run every half hour from ski hill

City of Fernie, FAR and Tourism Fernie partnership brings regular shuttle service

The City of Fernie has purchased two 24-passenger buses to run a shuttle service from Fernie Alpine Resort into the downtown. The service is scheduled to start running Dec. 21.                                 Photo Courtesy of the City of Fernie
Mayor Dean McKerracher and his family are four generations of Elkford residents.                                 Photo courtesy of the District of Elkford

Elkford reflects on town’s history

Canada 150 grant given to showcase young town’s past

Mayor Dean McKerracher and his family are four generations of Elkford residents.                                 Photo courtesy of the District of Elkford
District of Sparwood Mayor Cal McDougall asked staff for clarification on which kinds of businesses with offices in the industrial area would be affected. Alexandra Heck/The Free Press

Sparwood Planning wants offices downtown

Council hears concerns from business owners with offices in industrial area

District of Sparwood Mayor Cal McDougall asked staff for clarification on which kinds of businesses with offices in the industrial area would be affected. Alexandra Heck/The Free Press
Tara Higgins donated her artwork to the auction which was held at Island Lake Lodge. Photo courtesy of Troy Nixon

Local artists support youth at Island Lake Lodge Gala

Art auction and gala event raises over $20,000 for Emily Brydon Youth Foundation

Tara Higgins donated her artwork to the auction which was held at Island Lake Lodge. Photo courtesy of Troy Nixon
The Ghostriders played an intense game against the Grand Forks Border Bruins. Alexandra Heck/The Free Press

Ghostriders play hard in loss against Border Bruins

The Fernie Ghostriders took a number of heavy hits in their home…

The Ghostriders played an intense game against the Grand Forks Border Bruins. Alexandra Heck/The Free Press
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BC Hydro predicts cold winter

La Nina year to bring lower average temps, says meteorologist

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Greg Barrow and Grace Brulotte were the first ones on the chairlift on opening day. Alexandra Heck/The Free Press

Eager riders await first chair

Fernie Alpine Resort sees overnight campers for first chair on opening day

Greg Barrow and Grace Brulotte were the first ones on the chairlift on opening day. Alexandra Heck/The Free Press
Sparwood reduces rink rates for Fernie groups

Sparwood reduces rink rates for Fernie groups

The District of Sparwood is making a concession for the City of…

Sparwood reduces rink rates for Fernie groups