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Chilliwack Search and Rescue tweeted this photo of a helicopter en route to help an injured hiker on Sumas Mountain Tuesday afternoon. Twitter/ChilliwackSAR

Fernie SAR rescues injured hiker

On Friday, Fernie Search and Rescue (SAR) was tasked by the RCMP…

Chilliwack Search and Rescue tweeted this photo of a helicopter en route to help an injured hiker on Sumas Mountain Tuesday afternoon. Twitter/ChilliwackSAR
The Cardboard Boat Race will kick off Canada 150 at Maiden Lake on Canada Day at 11 a.m.                                 Free Press file

Five things to know about Canada 150 in Fernie

Canada Day in Fernie used to be a relatively quiet affair. But…

The Cardboard Boat Race will kick off Canada 150 at Maiden Lake on Canada Day at 11 a.m.                                 Free Press file
Kim McLennan-Robbins at work. Submitted photo

Honoured for her work in the O.R.

Fernie native wins national operating room nurse award

Kim McLennan-Robbins at work. Submitted photo
Over 50 locals participated in the Mud Muncher Challenge on Saturday.  Ezra Black/The Free Press

Mountain bike season kicks off with Mud Muncher

On May 27, over 50 locals participated in the Fernie Mountain Bike…

Over 50 locals participated in the Mud Muncher Challenge on Saturday.  Ezra Black/The Free Press
Residents want regulation of short-term rentals but are divided on the details

Residents want regulation of short-term rentals but are divided on the details

New rules could be implemented before the start of the next ski season

Residents want regulation of short-term rentals but are divided on the details
Grizzly bear in James White Park. Submitted photo

Grizzly shot on a property west of Fernie

On May 22, a female grizzly that had been relocated from Fernie…

Grizzly bear in James White Park. Submitted photo
Man fly fishing in Elk River near Fernie.

Fly fishing season to start on the Elk River

On June 15, fly fishing season opens for the Elk River and…

Man fly fishing in Elk River near Fernie.
Four people hospitalized after collision on Highway 3/93

Four people hospitalized after collision on Highway 3/93

East Kootenay Traffic Services and the Elk Valley Detachment RCMP are investigating…

Four people hospitalized after collision on Highway 3/93
Olivia Howse and her gold medal at the at the BC SC AAA Championships. Submitted photo

Elk Valley Dolphin wins gold, silver and bronze at provincial championships

At the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Australian swimmer Kieren Perkins broke…

Olivia Howse and her gold medal at the at the BC SC AAA Championships. Submitted photo
Elkford: full of youthful exuberance

Elkford: full of youthful exuberance

Statistics Canada’s 2016 census shows it is one of the youngest communities in the province

Elkford: full of youthful exuberance
When it comes to cultural appropriation, citation is needed

When it comes to cultural appropriation, citation is needed

The issue could be solved if writers and artists were honest about their sources

When it comes to cultural appropriation, citation is needed
Residents speak out against proposed subdivision in grizzly country

Residents speak out against proposed subdivision in grizzly country

The RDEK recieved 58 letters of support and 408 letters against the subdivision before the hearing.

Residents speak out against proposed subdivision in grizzly country
Micah Erenberg and his band are headed to The Northern.  Submitted photo

Nine-toed Micah Erenberg to play at The Northern

Psychedelic folk rocker Micah Erenberg will be performing at The Northern tonight, May 26.

Micah Erenberg and his band are headed to The Northern.  Submitted photo
Dorothy Durham: nursing, ranching and feminism

Dorothy Durham: nursing, ranching and feminism

Jaffray resident receives BC Community Achievement Award for decades of volunteer service

Dorothy Durham: nursing, ranching and feminism
BC Hydro cancels meeting over security threat

BC Hydro cancels meeting over security threat

BC Hydro cancels meeting over security threat

BC Hydro cancels meeting over security threat
Grade 10 students Kasha Bell and Nevé Richards working on wooden arch that will be installed on the TransCanada trail at Elk Pass in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday. Ezra Black/The Free Press                                Grade 10 students Kasha Bell and Nevé Richards working on wooden arch that will be installed on the TransCanada trail at Elk Pass in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday. Ezra Black/The Free Press

Timber arch on the TransCanada trail

Elk Valley high school students collaborate on Canada 150 project

Grade 10 students Kasha Bell and Nevé Richards working on wooden arch that will be installed on the TransCanada trail at Elk Pass in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday. Ezra Black/The Free Press                                Grade 10 students Kasha Bell and Nevé Richards working on wooden arch that will be installed on the TransCanada trail at Elk Pass in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday. Ezra Black/The Free Press
Red-breasted nuthatch. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Calling all bird nerds

Are you a bird nerd looking for a guided tour of the…

Red-breasted nuthatch. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
The Heart and Soul Dance and Theatre Collective performed at The Arts Station last weekend.                                 Ezra Black/The Free Press

Heart, soul and the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’

The Heart and Soul Dance and Theatre Collective recently performed

The Heart and Soul Dance and Theatre Collective performed at The Arts Station last weekend.                                 Ezra Black/The Free Press
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Epic winter caused higher snow removal costs

City forced to spend extra

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The Fernie Pets society is building a10-acre dog park located at the bottom of Ridgemont Avenue.                                 Submitted photo

Pets Society open house

Dog park open this summer

The Fernie Pets society is building a10-acre dog park located at the bottom of Ridgemont Avenue.                                 Submitted photo