Ezra Black

BC NDP leader John Horgan with Doug Singer, president of United Steelworkers Local 1-405, at the Galloway Lumber Company in Jaffray on Monday. Ezra Black/The Free Press

Last-minute promises will not save Liberals, says Horgan

One of NDP leader John Horgan’s first jobs was working in a…

BC NDP leader John Horgan with Doug Singer, president of United Steelworkers Local 1-405, at the Galloway Lumber Company in Jaffray on Monday. Ezra Black/The Free Press
B.C. Green Party candidate Yvonne Prest. Ezra Black/The Free Press

Prest happy with coalition

B.C. Green Party Kootenay East candidate Yvonne Prest says the NDP-Green alliance…

B.C. Green Party candidate Yvonne Prest. Ezra Black/The Free Press
There was plenty of fun to be had at Coal Miner Days 2017. Ezra Black/The Free Press

Plenty of fun was had at Coal Miner Days 2017

Thousands celebrated Sparwood during Coal Miner Days 2017. On Saturday, the unofficial…

There was plenty of fun to be had at Coal Miner Days 2017. Ezra Black/The Free Press
The Fernie Ghostriders were a financial success last season. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Financial statements show Riders had a good year

Financial statements show the Fernie Ghostriders were a success last season but…

The Fernie Ghostriders were a financial success last season. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Disturbing video confessions played at Derek Saretzky’s triple-murder trial

Disturbing video confessions played at Derek Saretzky’s triple-murder trial

WARNING: This story contains violent details. Discretion is advised.

Disturbing video confessions played at Derek Saretzky’s triple-murder trial
Local bartenders competed in the annual Cocktail Throwdown at the Lizard Creek Lodge’s Cirque restaurant. Ezra Black/The Free Press

Spirited competition at Cocktail Throwdown

Local bartenders demonstrate a range of cocktail-making skills

Local bartenders competed in the annual Cocktail Throwdown at the Lizard Creek Lodge’s Cirque restaurant. Ezra Black/The Free Press
Avalanche City Roller Girls win Snow Valley Slam

Avalanche City Roller Girls win Snow Valley Slam

After losing a preliminary match to Prince George, Fernie’s Avalanche City Roller…

Avalanche City Roller Girls win Snow Valley Slam
Former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson is undertaking the Tour Divide bike race. Ezra Black/The Free Press

Gary Johnson: super fit

Gary Johnson may well be the fittest U.S. presidential candidate of all…

Former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson is undertaking the Tour Divide bike race. Ezra Black/The Free Press
Letters to the Editor - June 8

Letters to the Editor – June 8

Herbicide concern and a message from our MP

Letters to the Editor - June 8
Seven-year-old Lyla Turbull participated in a hose target test.  Ezra Black/The Free Press

Rescue agencies attend Emergency Awareness Day

One little girl in Sparwood practiced her rescuing skills last week by…

Seven-year-old Lyla Turbull participated in a hose target test.  Ezra Black/The Free Press
Former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson is undertaking the Tour Divide bike race. Ezra Black/The Free Press

Former governor of New Mexico passes through Fernie

Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson has climbed the seven highest mountains…

Former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson is undertaking the Tour Divide bike race. Ezra Black/The Free Press
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New data shows teen alcohol and drug use falling among East Kootenay teens

East Kootenay teenagers are continuing to shun drugs and alcohol, as reported…

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Sparwood Secondary School graduates Levi Strom and Ariel Devine.                                Ezra Black/The Free Press

Sparwood class of 2017 graduation

Sparwood Secondary School celebrates

Sparwood Secondary School graduates Levi Strom and Ariel Devine.                                Ezra Black/The Free Press
The most socially progressive generation in modern history - Opinion

The most socially progressive generation in modern history – Opinion

If you need further proof that the latest generation of kids is…

The most socially progressive generation in modern history - Opinion
Bulls could be heading to the Saratoga Cup

Bulls could be heading to the Saratoga Cup

Team may get chance to compete at provincials with win against Cranbrook

Bulls could be heading to the Saratoga Cup
A sandbag wall set up near Summerland to keep rising lake waters off water-front property. Image: Doug Farrow

City of Fernie sets up sandbag station

On June 2, the BC River Forecast Centre issued a High Streamflow…

A sandbag wall set up near Summerland to keep rising lake waters off water-front property. Image: Doug Farrow
Adam Smith and Drew Dawson, clinical informatics analysts, have been enrolling patients at hospitals throughout Interior Health. Submitted photo

MyHealthPortal coming to East Kootenay communities

New tool allows patients to access their personal health information online

Adam Smith and Drew Dawson, clinical informatics analysts, have been enrolling patients at hospitals throughout Interior Health. Submitted photo
The City of Fernie has approved a one-time exemption to the Pesticide Use Control Bylaw No. 2093, to allow for the application of herbicide in some city-owned spaces. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Residents oppose herbicide use in city

City promises not to proceed without thorough communication process

The City of Fernie has approved a one-time exemption to the Pesticide Use Control Bylaw No. 2093, to allow for the application of herbicide in some city-owned spaces. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Five-year-old Havyn Ward presided over the princess party at Lysh Hair Salon last Saturday.                                 Ezra Black/The Free Press                                Five-year old Havyn Ward took part in a fundraiser for Fernie’s Friends for Friends at Lysh Hair Salon. Ezra Black/ The Free Press

Many princesses participate in fundraising event

Saturday was a day many little girls will not soon forget. Among…

Five-year-old Havyn Ward presided over the princess party at Lysh Hair Salon last Saturday.                                 Ezra Black/The Free Press                                Five-year old Havyn Ward took part in a fundraiser for Fernie’s Friends for Friends at Lysh Hair Salon. Ezra Black/ The Free Press
The Eirin Amundsen Memorial Pavilion. Submitted photo

Eirin Amundsen Memorial Pavilion Committee seeks fundraising ideas

Over two years, the Eirin Amundsen Memorial Pavilion Committee has collected over…

The Eirin Amundsen Memorial Pavilion. Submitted photo