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Brent Bidston, chief pilot, taxiing for takeoff. Photo Submitted

Angel Flight giving wings to East Kootenay residents

Angel Flight, a Transport Canada approved charity, is making leaps and bounds…

Brent Bidston, chief pilot, taxiing for takeoff. Photo Submitted
Alaine Chartrand spent a full day with the local figure skating community. James Snell/The Free Press

Famed Canadian figure skating champion comes to Fernie

Alaine Chartrand, famed Canadian figure skating champion, came to Fernie for a…

Alaine Chartrand spent a full day with the local figure skating community. James Snell/The Free Press
The District of Sparwood has released its council facts for November. Free Press File Photo

District of Sparwood council facts for November

The District of Sparwood Council has released its council facts for November.…

The District of Sparwood has released its council facts for November. Free Press File Photo
A group of intrepid explorers prepare to enter the deep of Bisaro Cave at Ascent Helicopters. James Snell/The Free Press

Explorers seek to expand North America’s deepest cave

A group of high-level cavers headed into the Mt. Bisaro cave system…

A group of intrepid explorers prepare to enter the deep of Bisaro Cave at Ascent Helicopters. James Snell/The Free Press
Residents from Thunder Ridge in Fernie embrace Firesmart wildfire mitigation.  James Snell/The Free Press

Fernie Fire Department hold Firesmart sign unveiling

The Fernie Fire Department held a Firesmart sign unveiling on Thunder Ridge…

Residents from Thunder Ridge in Fernie embrace Firesmart wildfire mitigation.  James Snell/The Free Press
Rainer Korn and his paragliding friends achieved an incredible winter soaring flight. Photo by Toby Stier

Fernie Paraglider achieves winter soaring flight

There is a special kind of loneliness that only glider pilots seem…

Rainer Korn and his paragliding friends achieved an incredible winter soaring flight. Photo by Toby Stier
The Aspire Program has a been running since May and has helped young people enter the workforce. James Snell/The Free Press

Kootenay Employment Services gives hope to young people

The Kootenay Employment Services 9KES) Aspire Program, headquartered in Cranbrook, is celebrating…

The Aspire Program has a been running since May and has helped young people enter the workforce. James Snell/The Free Press
Habitat care is part of the ongoing evolution of private forest management. File Photo.

Private forest management report released by province

The Province of British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations…

Habitat care is part of the ongoing evolution of private forest management. File Photo.
Allie Rogers adds flair with her pre-loved and vintage goods at the Green Petal Holiday Kick-Off.                                  James Snell/The Free Press

Green Petal Holiday Kick-Off

The Green Petal celebrated it’s Holiday Kick-Off with treats and a vintage…

Allie Rogers adds flair with her pre-loved and vintage goods at the Green Petal Holiday Kick-Off.                                  James Snell/The Free Press
Jean Marchi and her landscapes inspired viewers during her artist demo at the Fernie Museum.  James Snell/The Free Press

Fernie landscape artist inspires with light

The Fernie Museum’s current exhibit is a pop-up show and sale for…

Jean Marchi and her landscapes inspired viewers during her artist demo at the Fernie Museum.  James Snell/The Free Press
The Leroux Mansion sits in faded glory, waiting for renovation.  James Snell/The Free Press

Fernie’s million dollar heritage boondoggle

Renovation work on Fernie’s historical Leroux Mansion, a work of late Victorian…

The Leroux Mansion sits in faded glory, waiting for renovation.  James Snell/The Free Press
The Ghostriders scored seven goals on Saturday night. James Snell/The Free Press                                The Ghostriders scored seven goals on Saturday night. James Snell/The Free Press

The Fernie Ghostriders trample Osoyoos

The Fernie Ghostriders trampled the Osoyoos Coyotes 7-1 Saturday night at Memorial…

The Ghostriders scored seven goals on Saturday night. James Snell/The Free Press                                The Ghostriders scored seven goals on Saturday night. James Snell/The Free Press
City officials, led my Mayor Ange Qualizza, cut the red ribbon at the grand opening of the Fernie Public Works facility. James Snell/The Free Press

Fernie Public Works facility hosts grand opening.

The City of Fernie held the grand opening of its new $6.9…

City officials, led my Mayor Ange Qualizza, cut the red ribbon at the grand opening of the Fernie Public Works facility. James Snell/The Free Press
Teck’s Natal West pit in Elkford B.C.  James Snell/The Free Press

Steelmaking coal experts optimistic on price despite emerging green-tech

Steelmaking coal is experiencing a moderate recovery after prices dropped to US$130/t…

Teck’s Natal West pit in Elkford B.C.  James Snell/The Free Press
RCMP officers Sgt. Trevor Tribes and Cpl. Dan Hay. James Snell/The Free Press

The Elk Valley remembers

Hundreds of people gathered throughout the Elk Valley to observe Remembrance Day…

RCMP officers Sgt. Trevor Tribes and Cpl. Dan Hay. James Snell/The Free Press
Jay Carter in high gear, helping people find equipment at the Ski Swap. James Snell/The Free Press

Ski swap kicks off ski season in the Elk Valley

The Fernie Alpine Ski Team Annual Ski Swap ushered in ski and…

Jay Carter in high gear, helping people find equipment at the Ski Swap. James Snell/The Free Press
The Fernie Ski and Board Film Fest was a massive success.  James Snell/The Free Press

Fernie Ski & Board Film Festival stokes adventure

If ever there was an indication of community vitality, it was seeing…

The Fernie Ski and Board Film Fest was a massive success.  James Snell/The Free Press
Olivia Griffioen and her sister Corrina, who inspired her education. Photo submitted

New psychologist serving the East Kootenays

Olivia Griffioen has been in Fernie for a year and is expanding her psychology practice

Olivia Griffioen and her sister Corrina, who inspired her education. Photo submitted
Stained glass window at Christ Church Anglican in Fernie.  James Snell/The Free Press

Fernie Anglican Church explores grief and suicide

The All Soul’s Service, a yearly time of memorial, healing, and anointing,…

Stained glass window at Christ Church Anglican in Fernie.  James Snell/The Free Press
Dean Runzer, General Manager, Water Quality, Teck at the Saturated Rock Fill Facility at Teck Elkview Operations. Photo submitted by Teck

Teck hosts Elk Valley water quality open house

Teck Resources held a water quality open house on Tuesday, October 29…

Dean Runzer, General Manager, Water Quality, Teck at the Saturated Rock Fill Facility at Teck Elkview Operations. Photo submitted by Teck