Leah Scheitel

Kootenay-Columbia MP

MP Wayne Stetski speaks on federal budget

Local MP Wayne Stetski shares his thoughts on the Liberal government's 2016 budget, which was announced on Mar. 22.

Kootenay-Columbia MP

How to prepare for economic ebbs

The advice and opinions of Roman Rybar, a financial advisor at Edward Jones about the economic uncertainty we face.

Local Man wins cafe in essay contest

Dan Whillians has won a cafe through the Small Ritual Coffee Society by writing two essays.

Editorial – Rob Ford

This week's editorial discusses Rob Ford's political style.

Luisa Marshall’s performance as Tina Turner has been featured on both Ellen and Oprah’s talk shows.

Sparwood Legion to host Tina Turner tribute performance

The Sparwood Legion is hosting a Tina Turner tribute performance on Mar. 25.

Luisa Marshall’s performance as Tina Turner has been featured on both Ellen and Oprah’s talk shows.
Chainsaw artist

Chainsaw artist specializes in animal carvings

A new form of art gallery has set up across the highway from the Silver Rock Condos this year.

Chainsaw artist

RCMP addresses Council on policing priorities

Staff Sgt. Lorne Craig and Sgt. Will Thien attended the Mar. 14 Committee of the Whole meeting at Fernie City Hall.

Chuck Ragan will performing an acoustic set at the Rusty Edge on Mar. 29. Opening for him is southern Alberta musician

Chuck Ragan to play intimate show at Rusty Edge

Punk rock veteran Chuck Ragan will be playing an intimate show at the Rusty Edge next Tuesday evening.

Chuck Ragan will performing an acoustic set at the Rusty Edge on Mar. 29. Opening for him is southern Alberta musician

Theft at Arts Co-op

A woman has turned herself into authorities after being caught on camera stealing from the Fernie Arts Co-op.

Cara Goodman demonstrates a judo technique with the help of her teammate Brianna Falk.

Fernie Judo Club celebrates BC Winter Games athletes

The Fernie Judo Club has been a staple in the community for nearly three decades.

Cara Goodman demonstrates a judo technique with the help of her teammate Brianna Falk.
Carla Fox presented the 2016 budget at the City of Fernie's open house on Wednesday evening.

Tax Talk Open House

The City of Fernie held an open house, allowing the public the opportunity to interact with Council and staff regarding the 2016 budget.

Carla Fox presented the 2016 budget at the City of Fernie's open house on Wednesday evening.

An update with District of Sparwood Mayor Cal McDougall

The Free Press caught up with the Mayor for the District of Sparwood Cal McDougall, to see what is going on behind the scenes at City Hall.

Seventy-two people attended the Baldy Ridge Expansion open house

Baldy Ridge open house well attended by locals

On Mar. 10, the BC Environmental Assessment Office hosted an open house to inform the public about Teck’s proposal to expand Baldy Ridge.

Seventy-two people attended the Baldy Ridge Expansion open house
Bear season is starting early

Small bear cub spotted in West Fernie

A small bear cub was spotted on the north side of McLeod Ave. in West Fernie on Friday evening, showing signs of an early bear season.

Bear season is starting early

An update from Mike Sosnowski

The Free Press sat down with Mike Sosnowski, Director of Electoral A (Elk Valley) to discuss the RDEK’s recent projects.

CanWel announces acquisition of Jemi Fibre

On Mar. 9, Jemi Fibre announced it will become a subsidiary of CanWel Building Materials.

Sebastien Pomerleau

Festival aims to celebrate French culture

The third annual Franco Fest takes over the Arts Station this weekend with the intention of celebrating international French culture.

Sebastien Pomerleau

Editorial – Daylight Savings Time

As Daylight Savings is this weekend, the editorial looks at some of the pros and cons of the tradition.

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Fly fishing film festival returns to Fernie

The International Fly Fishing Film Festival is celebrating its sixth year and returning to the Vogue Theatre on Mar. 10.

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Teck announces Coal Mountain collective agreement

On Mar. 7, Teck announced a collective agreement has been ratified with its Coal Mountain employees.