Alexandra Heck

Mountain Caribou populations continue to decline across their range as logging and resource extraction continue in the last remaining inland rainforest on planet Earth.  Photo cortesy of Wildsight BC.

Caribou: a species in peril

Wildsight holds film screening on vanishing caribou herds

Mountain Caribou populations continue to decline across their range as logging and resource extraction continue in the last remaining inland rainforest on planet Earth.  Photo cortesy of Wildsight BC.
Nick McNutt in Petersberg, AK with Teton Gravity Research. Photo Courtesy of Teton Gravity Research

Snowboard Film Fest sells out

Community Centre a full house for screening of action-packed snow films

Nick McNutt in Petersberg, AK with Teton Gravity Research. Photo Courtesy of Teton Gravity Research
The District of Elkford Mayor, Dean McKerracher cut the ribbon on the new helipad in the community. The new pad, funded by community donations is replacing an older facility which was deemed unsafe and too small.                                 Photo courtesy of the District of Elkford

Helipad ready for lift off

Elkford unveils new helipad near firehall

The District of Elkford Mayor, Dean McKerracher cut the ribbon on the new helipad in the community. The new pad, funded by community donations is replacing an older facility which was deemed unsafe and too small.                                 Photo courtesy of the District of Elkford
The Tobacco Plains Band held a Remembrance Day Ceremony for native veterans at the Pioneer Hall in Grasmere, where members of the VFW Post 6786 from Eureka, Montana came an accepted gifts, as a token of gratitude for their service.

Ktunaxa Remembrance Day pays tribute to indigenous veterans in the Valley

The Tobacco Plains Band held their fourth annual Aboriginal Veteran’s Day on…

The Tobacco Plains Band held a Remembrance Day Ceremony for native veterans at the Pioneer Hall in Grasmere, where members of the VFW Post 6786 from Eureka, Montana came an accepted gifts, as a token of gratitude for their service.
Knox United Church hosted a prayer vigil, in partnership with Christ Church Anglican to honour Jason Podloski, Wayne Hornquist and Lloyd Smith, the three men who perished in the ammonia leak at the Fernie Memorial Arena. Alexandra Heck/The Free Press

Prayer vigil held for ammonia leak victims

Collaboration between Fernie churches to give a safe space for grief

Knox United Church hosted a prayer vigil, in partnership with Christ Church Anglican to honour Jason Podloski, Wayne Hornquist and Lloyd Smith, the three men who perished in the ammonia leak at the Fernie Memorial Arena. Alexandra Heck/The Free Press
Piping set to go into ground for spring

Piping set to go into ground for spring

Elkford puts out two RFPs to replace water piping

Piping set to go into ground for spring
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Teck’s water treatment facility temporarily offline

Teck Coal Ltd. is continuing to work on their West Line Creek…

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Students from Frank J Mitchell Elementary School in Sparwood came out to the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new interpretive trails at the Beaver Wetlands in town. Students, from left, Charli Allardice, Lynton Bowen, Aaralyn Devine, Brooke Hartery, Nicholas Stogneff and Kaylee Webb all contributed artwork to the signs for the trail system. Alexandra Heck/The Free Press

Sparwood Elementary students cut ribbon on new trails

Elk River Alliance partners with Frank J Mitchell to establish interpretive trails

Students from Frank J Mitchell Elementary School in Sparwood came out to the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new interpretive trails at the Beaver Wetlands in town. Students, from left, Charli Allardice, Lynton Bowen, Aaralyn Devine, Brooke Hartery, Nicholas Stogneff and Kaylee Webb all contributed artwork to the signs for the trail system. Alexandra Heck/The Free Press
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Fernie councillors question hosting AKBLG

In the wake of the tragedy at the Fernie memorial arena some…

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Hot Dog Day, April 2017.  Photo by Ezra Black

Province continues funding resort towns around B.C.

Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture allocates $10.5 M for tourism infrastructure

Hot Dog Day, April 2017.  Photo by Ezra Black
“Just shaking the tree again”

“Just shaking the tree again”

Sparwood Mayor concerned over coal tracked into town by trucks from mines

“Just shaking the tree again”
Emilie Lanoix, a doula holds William Ellis, who is three months old. Alexandra Heck/The Free Press

Mothers share insight into Elk Valley maternity services

Planning pregnancies around winter driving? You’re not alone

Emilie Lanoix, a doula holds William Ellis, who is three months old. Alexandra Heck/The Free Press
The Devonian Playground before completion, May 29. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Devonian Playground Opens in Elkford

It was a chilly day for the grand opening of Elkford’s new…

The Devonian Playground before completion, May 29. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
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Oh Deer, says council

Elkford starting deer hazing pilot project

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Evacuation order rescinded

Evacuation order rescinded

Residents of nearby homes able to return after six days

Evacuation order rescinded
Arraignment set for man facing child porn charges

Arraignment set for man facing child porn charges

A Fernie man is facing two charges related to the possession and…

Arraignment set for man facing child porn charges
Elementary students get a special lesson in fire prevention

Elementary students get a special lesson in fire prevention

The garbage bags signified smoke. Grade three students at Isabella Dicken Elementary…

Elementary students get a special lesson in fire prevention
Karen Smith-Myles, Lloyd Smith’s sister spoke at the conference, Friday afternoon. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

WATCH: Steps being made to extract ammonia, say experts

City workers and family members spoke to media today

Karen Smith-Myles, Lloyd Smith’s sister spoke at the conference, Friday afternoon. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press