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The Fernie Jr. Ghostriders Peewee Rep team were crowned provincial champions last week

Peewee team wins provincial championships

Fernie’s Jr. Ghostrider Peewee Rep team won provincials in Armstrong B.C. on Mar. 17.

The Fernie Jr. Ghostriders Peewee Rep team were crowned provincial champions last week
FAR hosted the Monster Energy Boarderstyle event on Mar. 18 and 19

Monster tricks and competition at FAR

It was hard to look at the ski hill at night without noticing the large Monster Energy logo displayed at the top of the mountain.

FAR hosted the Monster Energy Boarderstyle event on Mar. 18 and 19

Fatality reported at Fernie Alpine Resort

The Elk Valley RCMP have confirmed the death of a female snowboarder at Fernie Alpine Resort over the weekend.

The South Rockies Field Team helps with avalanche control and forecasting in the local backcountry. Above

Avalanche Canada active in Elk Valley

Avalanche Canada is a non-government, not-for-profit organization that delivers avalanche forecasts in aims to increase avalanche safety.

The South Rockies Field Team helps with avalanche control and forecasting in the local backcountry. Above

Fernie Museum to open Elk Valley archives

The Fernie Museum will make its archival collections accessible to the public on Mar. 24 through two initiatives.

FSS Sr. Girls basketball team finishes season

The Fernie Secondary School’s Sr. Girls basketball team wrapped up their season with provincials over the weekend of Mar. 9 to 12.

Nathan Scott in the middle of the artistic process of creating a sculpture named Two John Hamilton Grays

Renowned artist to create Sparwood’s miner statue

Nathan Scott has been commissioned by the District of Sparwood to craft a life-size miner sculpture made from bronze.

Nathan Scott in the middle of the artistic process of creating a sculpture named Two John Hamilton Grays
Vancouver-based rock band

Rock and roll band to play at the Rusty Edge

On Mar. 19, the Vancouver-based rock band, The Bad, are set to play two shows at the Rusty Edge at Fernie Alpine Resort.

Vancouver-based rock band

FAR to host boarderstyle competition

Monster Energy Boarderstyle is coming to Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR) on Mar. 18 and 19.

City of Fernie discharges effluent

The City of Fernie has received an extension to continue to discharge effluent into the Elk River.

Graham Bradish of the Fernie Freestyle Ski Team.

Strong season for freestyle ski team

The Fernie Freestyle Team is a small group of competitors that travel the Alberta provincial circuit.

Graham Bradish of the Fernie Freestyle Ski Team.

CBT provides funding for local projects

Elkford, Fernie and Sparwood are set to receive grant funding from the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).

A skier tucks through the mid section of the ski cross course during the High School Provincials last week.

The Fernie Academy hosted high school skiing provincials

The BC School Sports High School Downhill Ski and Snowboard Provincials were held at Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR) from Feb. 29 to Mar. 3.

A skier tucks through the mid section of the ski cross course during the High School Provincials last week.
The Fernie Secondary School Sr. Girls basketball team are the champions of their zone and will be competing in provincials this weekend.

Fernie Sr. Girls basketball dominate local zone

The Fernie Falcons Senior Girls basketball team has dominated the Kootenay zone and is competing in provincials this weekend.

The Fernie Secondary School Sr. Girls basketball team are the champions of their zone and will be competing in provincials this weekend.

Sparwood council approves miner memorial statue

On Mar. 7 the District of Sparwood Council voted to approve the construction of a life-size bronze statue of a miner.

The Circus Act Insomniacs performed on Friday afternoon at Station Square.

Griz Days 2016 a success

While the Griz did not bring snow for the festival, the weather was better than many of the previous Griz Day celebrations.

The Circus Act Insomniacs performed on Friday afternoon at Station Square.
Matt Mosteller climbing in the Rocky Mountains.

RCR’s Matt Mosteller – A job in perspective

The Free Press caught up with Mosteller at the Lizard Creek Lodge, where we asked him what inspired his Fernie stoke.

Matt Mosteller climbing in the Rocky Mountains.
Fernie RV Resort

Fernie RV Resort welcoming campers this spring

On Apr. 1, the Fernie RV Resort will be open to the public.

Fernie RV Resort

Editorial on Winter Festivals

The editorial for Mar. 3 discusses the many festivals in the Elk Valley that keep the communities buzzing.

Nelson-based jazz singer

Jazz vocalist to take the stage at Infinitea

The Laura Landsberg Band is scheduled to play Infinitea T-bar on Mar. 5 at 8 p.m.

Nelson-based jazz singer