Ezra Black

Current and former Spartans participated in an alumni game on April 28. Submitted photo

Spartans host alumni game

A fun and entertaining evening

Current and former Spartans participated in an alumni game on April 28. Submitted photo
Spring Blitz to kick off cycling season in the valley

Spring Blitz to kick off cycling season in the valley

Events will include a gear swap and kids ride

Spring Blitz to kick off cycling season in the valley
Lindsey Walker will perform at Infintea T-Bar on May 25.  Submitted photo                                Lindsey Walker will perform at Infintea T-Bar on May 25. Submitted photo

Lindsey Walker to rage-rock at Infinitea

Edmonton singer/songwriter coming to Infinitea T-Bar on May 25

Lindsey Walker will perform at Infintea T-Bar on May 25.  Submitted photo                                Lindsey Walker will perform at Infintea T-Bar on May 25. Submitted photo
Elkview wins mine rescue competition

Elkview wins mine rescue competition

Earns spot at the B.C. Provincial Mine Rescue Competition in Kimberley

Elkview wins mine rescue competition
B.C. Green Party candidate Yvonne Prest at Fernie’s Valley Social on election night. Ezra Black/The Free Press

Prest would run again

B.C. Green Party candidate reflects on election

B.C. Green Party candidate Yvonne Prest at Fernie’s Valley Social on election night. Ezra Black/The Free Press

Wasa Triathlon approaches quickly

Sign up by Monday, May 15 at 11:59 to avoid paying the late fee

Tina Turner impersonator sings from the heart

Tina Turner impersonator sings from the heart

Performs at Fernie Legion on 34th stop of Western Canadian tour

Tina Turner impersonator sings from the heart
Adelyn Fairweather and her father Trevor at the Fernie Fire Department’s open house. Ezra Black/The Free Press

Fernie Fire Department hosts open house

The event coincided with National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Adelyn Fairweather and her father Trevor at the Fernie Fire Department’s open house. Ezra Black/The Free Press
Wildsight Elk Valley to Organize Community Yard Sale

Wildsight Elk Valley to Organize Community Yard Sale

The annual sale is taking place on Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wildsight Elk Valley to Organize Community Yard Sale
Elkford residents Walk for Angels

Elkford residents Walk for Angels

Over 100 participated in raising funds and awareness of Angelman Syndrome

Elkford residents Walk for Angels
Recipes that your liver loves

Recipes that your liver loves

A comprehensive guide to a detox diet

Recipes that your liver loves
Change is coming to Kootenay East

Change is coming to Kootenay East

With Bill Bennett retiring, the riding is wide open

Change is coming to Kootenay East
Pictured in the photo with the John T. Ryan Trophy from Teck Greenhills Operations (left to right) are Jason Smith, Superintendent Human Resources, Health & Safety, Loren Langille, Mine Rescue Team Member, Ken Halibert, Co-Chair Occupational Health and Safety Committee, Geoff Brick, General Manager and Terry Halladay, Mine Rescue Team Member.

Greenhills awarded John T. Ryan Trophy for fourth consecutive year

A group of mine operators shared the stage on May 1 when…

Pictured in the photo with the John T. Ryan Trophy from Teck Greenhills Operations (left to right) are Jason Smith, Superintendent Human Resources, Health & Safety, Loren Langille, Mine Rescue Team Member, Ken Halibert, Co-Chair Occupational Health and Safety Committee, Geoff Brick, General Manager and Terry Halladay, Mine Rescue Team Member.
Six homes evacuated after gas leak in West Fernie

Six homes evacuated after gas leak in West Fernie

City of Fernie asks residents to stay away from Beaver St. area

Six homes evacuated after gas leak in West Fernie
Bulls trample the competition in exhibition

Bulls trample the competition in exhibition

On April 29, the Elk Valley Bulls won both their matches at…

Bulls trample the competition in exhibition
Luke Larsen, a Grade 6 student from Isabella Dicken Elementary School, reciting poetry for Fernie’s city council on April 24. Ezra Black/The Free Press

Locals recite poetry for city council

In February 2015, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi challenged mayors across Canada to…

Luke Larsen, a Grade 6 student from Isabella Dicken Elementary School, reciting poetry for Fernie’s city council on April 24. Ezra Black/The Free Press
Trysta Vandale’s performance in Switzerland might have earned her and her teammates a trip to Summerland P.E.I. for the Olympic pre-trials tournament.                                Photo submitted

Team Thompson performs

Earn much needed points in Europe

Trysta Vandale’s performance in Switzerland might have earned her and her teammates a trip to Summerland P.E.I. for the Olympic pre-trials tournament.                                Photo submitted
The Aquatic Centre is for everyone and anyone who can float.

Fernie Aquatic Centre

Fun and fitness pooled together

The Aquatic Centre is for everyone and anyone who can float.
Province calls for a retaliation against US softwood lumber tariffs
Province calls for a retaliation against US softwood lumber tariffs
B.C. Wildlife Federation wants citizens to speak out on behalf of wildlife

B.C. Wildlife Federation wants citizens to speak out on behalf of wildlife

The province’s stocks of fish and wildlife are being slowly depleted by…

B.C. Wildlife Federation wants citizens to speak out on behalf of wildlife