Carolyn Grant

Last weekend, the Fernie Nordic Society, Fernie Trails Alliance and Teck hosted the Community Cross Country Ski Day at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre. Photos courtesy Talk Shop Media.

Cross Country Ski Day a great community event

Last weekend, the Fernie Nordic Society, Fernie Trails Alliance and Teck hosted the Community Cross Country Ski Day at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre.

Last weekend, the Fernie Nordic Society, Fernie Trails Alliance and Teck hosted the Community Cross Country Ski Day at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre. Photos courtesy Talk Shop Media.
Students in Kimberley discovered winter wonders through Wildsight environmental education this March. Wildsight photo

Wildsight urges Basin residents to lobby for environmental education

The Columbia Basin Trust is hosting free open houses and/or community engagements…

Students in Kimberley discovered winter wonders through Wildsight environmental education this March. Wildsight photo
Fire fighters are on scene at the Tie Lake Transfer Station. RDEK file

Fire at Tie Lake Transfer Station; residents asked to stay away

Residents are being asked to stay away from the Tie Lake Transfer…

Fire fighters are on scene at the Tie Lake Transfer Station. RDEK file
A hovercraft was deployed when it was originally thought two kids had gone through the ice on Lake Windermere. RDEK photo

East Kootenay residents warned of thinning ice on local lakes

The Windermere Fire Department is issuing a warning regarding spring ice conditions…

A hovercraft was deployed when it was originally thought two kids had gone through the ice on Lake Windermere. RDEK photo
(Photo: Anna Burns)

Suspects arrested after truck stolen from Elkview Mine site

Elk Valley RCMP wee contacted on March 23 at 6:15 a.m. about…

(Photo: Anna Burns)
Invasive 101 day and weed pull with the Fernie Discovery School at Maiden Lake, Fernie. EKISC file

EKISC asks community groups to organize weed pulls this summer

The East Kootenay Invasive Species Council (EKISC) is asking community minded people…

Invasive 101 day and weed pull with the Fernie Discovery School at Maiden Lake, Fernie. EKISC file
(Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Kootenay real estate market returning to pre-pandemic normal

Market was “over-stimulated” during pandemic years

(Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
It’s time to manage attractants as bears begin to emerge from hibernation. Bulletin file

Bears are beginning to emerge from hibernation; time to bear-proof your yard

Bears will be emerging from their dens very soon, and some already…

It’s time to manage attractants as bears begin to emerge from hibernation. Bulletin file
Sparwood mayor David Wilks. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Sparwood Mayor monthly newsletter

David Wilks As the months near closer to spring and the snow…

Sparwood mayor David Wilks. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Participants in last year’s Retro Weekend at Fernie Alpine Resort. Free Press file

Ski season coming to a close at FAR

Resort closes April 16, but there a few more can’t miss events

Participants in last year’s Retro Weekend at Fernie Alpine Resort. Free Press file
While most Lower Mainland routes don’t require winter tires past March 31, anyone heading north or into the Interior should keep them on until April 30. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure file.

Most drivers in B.C. should keep winter tires on vehicles until April 30

Spring is here, but Road Safety at Work’s Shift Into Winter campaign…

While most Lower Mainland routes don’t require winter tires past March 31, anyone heading north or into the Interior should keep them on until April 30. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure file.
While most Lower Mainland routes don’t require winter tires past March 31, anyone heading north or into the Interior should keep them on until April 30. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure file.

Most drivers in B.C. should keep winter tires on vehicles until April 30

Spring is here, but Road Safety at Work’s Shift Into Winter campaign…

While most Lower Mainland routes don’t require winter tires past March 31, anyone heading north or into the Interior should keep them on until April 30. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure file.
The District Office in Elkford. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

District of Elkford seeks volunteers to sit on Urban Wildlife Committee

Like many small rural communities in B.C., Elkford has its issues with…

The District Office in Elkford. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
Western Financial in Fernie received a grant through Western’s Goal Achiever and donated to Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy. Photo submitted

Western Financial Fernie makes donation

Western Financial in Fernie received a grant through Western’s Goal Achiever and…

Western Financial in Fernie received a grant through Western’s Goal Achiever and donated to Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy. Photo submitted
Repairs to the slide tower at Fernie Aquatic Centre are underway. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Repairs to the slide tower at Fernie Aquatic Centre are underway

A popular feature at the Fernie Aquatic Centre, the slide tower, which…

Repairs to the slide tower at Fernie Aquatic Centre are underway. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Ella, Louison, and Kate celebrate victory in the Open Women Relay at BC Championships (photo: Helen McAllister)

Fernie Nordic Racers among the best in the province

Submitted The Teck BC Cup Series is the premier cross-country ski race…

Ella, Louison, and Kate celebrate victory in the Open Women Relay at BC Championships (photo: Helen McAllister)
You have until March 22 to vote.

Fernie reaches top 10 in Mackenzie Top Peak Contest

Submitted Fernie has made it to the Top 10 finalists in the…

You have until March 22 to vote.
Xcel Silver athlete, Kayla, broke the EVGC record with an all around score of 37.841, giving her a second place podium finish in her division and age category.

Elk Valley gymnast breaks club record at Cranbrook’s Key City Classic

The Elk Valley Gymnastics Club (EVGC) sent all 39 competitive athletes to…

Xcel Silver athlete, Kayla, broke the EVGC record with an all around score of 37.841, giving her a second place podium finish in her division and age category.
City of Fernie City Hall. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Elk Valley communities receive one-time provincial funding

Last week the provincial NDP government announced that communities across the province…

City of Fernie City Hall. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
A 100-kilowatt electric vehicle charging unit has been added to the EV charging site in Clinton behind the village office. (Photo credit: BC Hydro)

Kootenay residents buy electric vehicles on pace with Lower Mainland

Credit given to rural governments for championing Acclerate Kootenays

A 100-kilowatt electric vehicle charging unit has been added to the EV charging site in Clinton behind the village office. (Photo credit: BC Hydro)
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