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Deborah Davidson said she opens her hives from April to September. (Jasper Myers / The Free Press)

Getting to know your local producers: The buzz on honey in the Elk Valley

The Free Press has a chat with Deborah Davidson of Elk River Apiaries, where her bees produce chemical free honey all along the Elk River

Deborah Davidson said she opens her hives from April to September. (Jasper Myers / The Free Press)
People travel from far and wide to the Elk Valley for Fly FIshing, for which the area is renowned globally. (Image courtesy of Andres Gonzalez)

Local fly fishing guides take a hit for second year in a row

The Elk Valley’s fly fishing industry has been hurting from a lack of American dollars

People travel from far and wide to the Elk Valley for Fly FIshing, for which the area is renowned globally. (Image courtesy of Andres Gonzalez)
Station Square will host five local bands over five weeks for Wednesday Night Socials this year. (Jasper Myers / The Free Press)

The Arts Station is bringing back the music with return of Wednesday Night Socials

As restrictions ease up the annual weekly musical event returns after going silent last year

Station Square will host five local bands over five weeks for Wednesday Night Socials this year. (Jasper Myers / The Free Press)
Joy Attalla rides a downhill bike borrowed from her bike mechanic at Kicking Horse. (Photo by Danyal Taylor)

Fernie teen takes first place at the Canadian Downhill Championships

Joy Attalla won nationals in what was her third ever race with a bike she borrowed

Joy Attalla rides a downhill bike borrowed from her bike mechanic at Kicking Horse. (Photo by Danyal Taylor)
Volunteers prepare the wetlands for Maiden Lake as part of the Elk River Alliance’s Stormwater Solutions program (Image courtesy of Elk River Alliance)

Floating wetlands planted at Maiden Lake to clean stormwater

Artificial islands will provide wildlife habitat and natural filtration for the water.

Volunteers prepare the wetlands for Maiden Lake as part of the Elk River Alliance’s Stormwater Solutions program (Image courtesy of Elk River Alliance)
Kate Moran has crocheted all of the ingredients in guacamole, here she poses with her favourite piece - the lime. It will be on display at the Fernie Arts Station as part of the ‘Guacamole Series’ between July and August 2021. (Jasper Myers / The Free Press)

New crochet art exhibit brings (extra) zest to Fernie Arts Station

Kate Moran is the creator of the Guacamole Series on display for the next month.

Kate Moran has crocheted all of the ingredients in guacamole, here she poses with her favourite piece - the lime. It will be on display at the Fernie Arts Station as part of the ‘Guacamole Series’ between July and August 2021. (Jasper Myers / The Free Press)