Katie Smith

Editorial: Youth apathy and political absence

The youth seem to have little interest in politics; why are some candidates out of sight, out of mind?

Fraser Buck

Gear Hub celebrates 5th birthday

Gear Hub is holding a customer appreciate event on Sept. 5 to celebrate the company's 5 years is business.

Fraser Buck
The candidates for the 2015 election

Election 2015: Candidates discuss TRC recommendations

The Free Press sat down with candidates for Kootenay-Columbia and discussed recommendations made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

The candidates for the 2015 election
Naloxone take-home kits have have successfully reversed more than 260 overdoses in British Columbia since 2012.

Fentanyl hits East Kootenay streets

Health officials warn public illicit Fentanyl has hit the streets in the East Kootenays.

Naloxone take-home kits have have successfully reversed more than 260 overdoses in British Columbia since 2012.

Update on dead fish found at Teck operation

Dead fish found at Teck's Greenhills Operations; Environment Canada's Enforcement Branch has opened a file on the matter.

Dead fish found on Lake Koocanusa

In late August, there were reports of dead fish on Lake Koocanusa.

Editorial: Hunting

Hunting has a large impact on the Canadian economy. On Sept. 1, bow hunting starts in British Columbia.

The candidates for the 2015 election

Election 2015: Ladies and gentlemen, meet the candidates

A profile of the federal candidates running in the Kootenay-Columbia riding: Bill Green, Don Johnston, Wayne Stetski and David Wilks

The candidates for the 2015 election
Marlene Vale

The Castle Movement

The movement centre offers a variety of classes from yoga to dance to Tai Chi - there's something for everyone.

Marlene Vale

Worker shortages affects Fernie businesses

Members of the Fernie business community gathered at City Hall on Aug. 24 with concerns about a worker shortage in the area.

Conservation update

Conservation officers on the lookout for those violating fire bans, angling suspensions and access management closure areas.

Doug Koran (right) found this damaged sign at the trail head of Roots - Uprooted

Vandals damaging non-motorized vehicle signs on trails

Signs around the non-motorized trails in Fernie are being damaged and removed while motorized vehicles are continuously seen on trails.

Doug Koran (right) found this damaged sign at the trail head of Roots - Uprooted

Editorial: Watering restrictions and Duffygate

As wildfires rage across the province, some people ignore watering restrictions; Duffygate: PEI's disgraced senator's senate scandal trial.

Ron and Kim Lentz took part in a clean up effort at Maiden Lake on Aug. 13.

Locals pitch in to help clean up Maiden Lake

Maiden Lake is located on private property, outside of the jurisdiction of the city, so locals do their part to keep the area clean.

Ron and Kim Lentz took part in a clean up effort at Maiden Lake on Aug. 13.

Fernie’s unwanted guests

Noxious weeds spread like wildfire, and without the use of pesticides the invasive plants are difficult to keep under control.

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra will play the Northern on August 20.

Tequila Mockingbird plays the Northern August 20

The Tequila Mocking Bird band will release their new album Love on August 21

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra will play the Northern on August 20.
Sparwood Search and Rescue assisted the Kimberley RCMP with the search for a missing man who fell into Findlay Creek on Aug. 15.

Man missing after falling into Findlay Creek

Sparwood Search and Rescue assisted in looking for a Canal Flats man who fell into Findlay Creek on Aug. 15.

Sparwood Search and Rescue assisted the Kimberley RCMP with the search for a missing man who fell into Findlay Creek on Aug. 15.

Angling suspended in many local creeks

Angling has been suspended in many local creeks until further notice due to hot, dry weather Fernie has been experiencing this summer.

Editorial: Lies and Politics

The election campaign is underway and Canadians continue to be fed misleading/false information from the current powers that be.

Alberta thieves on Elk Valley “crime spree” in custody

Two men from Alberta who caused a crime spree in the Elk Valley have been remand into custody with charges forthcoming.