Ezra Black

Big Bang Bagels sponsored the Rose Flour Wedding Gown which was named the most trashy outfit at the Trashy but Flashy Fashion Awards on April 22. Ezra Black/The Free Press

Fresh designs with recycled materials promote conservation

Designer Peggy Black seriously dislikes plastic water bottles, a message she conveyed…

Big Bang Bagels sponsored the Rose Flour Wedding Gown which was named the most trashy outfit at the Trashy but Flashy Fashion Awards on April 22. Ezra Black/The Free Press
In the days leading up to the provincial election, Liberal candidate Tom Shypitka (left) and New Democratic Party representative Randal Macnair (right), have entered into a dispute amongst themselves. Above, they are pictured in Elkford during the all candidates forum, Monday night.                                 Phil McLachlan/The Free Press.

NDP and Liberals battle it out locally

In the days leading up to the election, Tom Shypitka and Randal Macnair have entered into a dispute.

In the days leading up to the provincial election, Liberal candidate Tom Shypitka (left) and New Democratic Party representative Randal Macnair (right), have entered into a dispute amongst themselves. Above, they are pictured in Elkford during the all candidates forum, Monday night.                                 Phil McLachlan/The Free Press.
(left) Gabriel Prud’homme and Kylie Rogers Walker make up Awthentrix, and band which will be offering music therapy all summer. Ezra Black/The Free Press

Awthentrix offer music therapy

A group of local artists known as the Awthentrix will be offering…

(left) Gabriel Prud’homme and Kylie Rogers Walker make up Awthentrix, and band which will be offering music therapy all summer. Ezra Black/The Free Press
Competing for best body paint

Competing for best body paint

It’s a funny thing being a body paint artist. You show up…

Competing for best body paint
Max Sherwood has returned to the community to serve as the new general manager and head pro at the Fernie Golf & Country Club. Ezra Black/The Free Press

Golf pro returns home

In 2007, Max Sherwood received an offer he could not refuse. The…

Max Sherwood has returned to the community to serve as the new general manager and head pro at the Fernie Golf & Country Club. Ezra Black/The Free Press
City challenges census results in hopes of avoiding substantial rise in policing costs

City challenges census results in hopes of avoiding substantial rise in policing costs

The City of Fernie is challenging the results of the 2016 census…

City challenges census results in hopes of avoiding substantial rise in policing costs
Provincial candidates answer questions at the Fernie Curling Club

Provincial candidates answer questions at the Fernie Curling Club

There was some tension between candidates on April 19 as the Fernie…

Provincial candidates answer questions at the Fernie Curling Club
Dolphins host swim meet

Dolphins host swim meet

Over the weekend, 298 swimmers participated in the annual Dolphins Swim Meet.

Dolphins host swim meet
Kootenay Haven won Larsen Whelen two Georgie awards. Photo supplied by Henri Georgi                                Kootenay Haven won Larsen Whelen two Georgie awards. Photo supplied by Henri Georgi

Larsen Whelan Enterprises wins two Canadian Home Builders Georgie Awards

The Georgies are widely recognized as the Academy Awards of B.C. home building.

Kootenay Haven won Larsen Whelen two Georgie awards. Photo supplied by Henri Georgi                                Kootenay Haven won Larsen Whelen two Georgie awards. Photo supplied by Henri Georgi
Groups present funding requests to Fernie council
Groups present funding requests to Fernie council
Alexandria Maillot - child prodigy

Alexandria Maillot – child prodigy

Vancouver Island musical sensation Alexandria Maillot was something of a child prodigy.…

Alexandria Maillot - child prodigy
Canadian Pacific Rail during the winter season, Fernie B.C.                                 Photo by Phil McLachlan

CP Rail relocating 73 locomotive engineers

CP Rail relocating 73 locomotive engineers

Canadian Pacific Rail during the winter season, Fernie B.C.                                 Photo by Phil McLachlan
Author and adventurer Jon Turk spoke at the Slopeside Cafe on April 8.  Photo by Ezra Black

Adventurer Jon Turk talks at Mappy Hour event

Turk is a 71-year old author, adventurer, explorer and environmentalist

Author and adventurer Jon Turk spoke at the Slopeside Cafe on April 8.  Photo by Ezra Black
Darren came to Fernie chasing powder, but found himself jobless and soon after, homeless. Photo by Phil McLachlan                                Darren came to Fernie chasing powder, but found himself jobless and soon after, homeless. Photo by Phil McLachlan

Homeless in Fernie

The ski bum who fell through the cracks

Darren came to Fernie chasing powder, but found himself jobless and soon after, homeless. Photo by Phil McLachlan                                Darren came to Fernie chasing powder, but found himself jobless and soon after, homeless. Photo by Phil McLachlan
Brulotte makes historical run

Brulotte makes historical run

Local becomes the first physically disabled tandem sit skier to heli-ski in Canada.

Brulotte makes historical run
Giv’Er Shirt Works gives back

Giv’Er Shirt Works gives back

Giv’Er Shirt Works gives back

Giv’Er Shirt Works gives back

City amends patio policy

On March 13, council approved changes to the city’s bylaws that will make it easier for businesses to acquire patios.

Margaret Savilow’s old house in Michel complete with a greenhouse in the backyard.

Memories of Michel at the Sparwood Museum

To see her childhood home in the long gone community of Michel, Margaret Savilow needs to go to the museum.

Margaret Savilow’s old house in Michel complete with a greenhouse in the backyard.
Lake Koocanusa last summer.

Committee unveils strategy to control Koocanusa campers

On March 23, authorities announced the completion of the Koocanusa Recreation Strategy.

Lake Koocanusa last summer.
Approximately 400 people attended the unveiling of the Miner’s Commemorative statue in Sparwood on Monday

Bronze statue stands in memory of lost miners

Over 400 people attended a ceremony in Sparwood’s Titan Park to observe the 50th anniversary of the Balmer North mine disaster.

Approximately 400 people attended the unveiling of the Miner’s Commemorative statue in Sparwood on Monday