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Sushi, sake and silk kimono

Sushi, sake and silk kimono

“The Kimono of Ichimaru” opening night at Fernie Museum attracts sellout crowd

Sushi, sake and silk kimono
New society to spearhead ramp building project in Fernie

New society to spearhead ramp building project in Fernie

Gracie Lou Foundation launches to make Fernie more inclusive; ramp building event slated for June 22

New society to spearhead ramp building project in Fernie
Elk Valley Bulls RFC reclaim Kootenay Cup

Elk Valley Bulls RFC reclaim Kootenay Cup

Elk Valley beats Cranbrook 7-5 to win Kootenay Cup; team off to provincials in September

Elk Valley Bulls RFC reclaim Kootenay Cup
GALLERY: Week-long Coal Miner Days a huge success

GALLERY: Week-long Coal Miner Days a huge success

Skate jam set to become a permanent fixture of Coal Miner Days; other events well attended

GALLERY: Week-long Coal Miner Days a huge success
The 2019 recipients of the George S. Majic Spiritus Award, Jim and Alice Booth, outside City Hall on Monday.  Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press

Fernie seniors centre volunteers honoured

Jim and Alice Booth are the 2019 recipients of the George S. Majic Spiritus Award

The 2019 recipients of the George S. Majic Spiritus Award, Jim and Alice Booth, outside City Hall on Monday.  Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press
Strong community opposition to Sparwood temporary worker camp

Strong community opposition to Sparwood temporary worker camp

Residents raise concerns about proposed camp at public hearing; District to make decision on June 18

Strong community opposition to Sparwood temporary worker camp
Crystal Schick/Yukon News A grizzly bear struts along the South Klondike on Sept. 23.

Volunteers needed for grizzly bear research in southeast B.C.

South Rockies Grizzly Bear Project tracks grizzly bear populations in southeastern British Columbia

Crystal Schick/Yukon News A grizzly bear struts along the South Klondike on Sept. 23.
Mountain biker rescued in Fernie

Mountain biker rescued in Fernie

Fernie Search and Rescue responds to injured mountain biker on Lazy Lizard trail

Mountain biker rescued in Fernie
Teck Coal operates two mines near Elkford. File photo

Elk Valley polluters fined $24,000

Province fines Teck Coal and Mark Spittael for environmental offences in Elkford

Teck Coal operates two mines near Elkford. File photo
Package-free pop-up store launches in Fernie

Package-free pop-up store launches in Fernie

Stocked Co. joins Fernie waste-free movement; offers community compositing, package-free options

Package-free pop-up store launches in Fernie
Elk Valley mine rescue teams shine at provincials

Elk Valley mine rescue teams shine at provincials

Line Creek named B.C.’s best overall surface team, qualifies for national western region competition

Elk Valley mine rescue teams shine at provincials
GALLERY: Snow Valley Slam returns to Fernie

GALLERY: Snow Valley Slam returns to Fernie

Avalanche City Roller Girls annihilate opponents in action-packed roller derby tourney

GALLERY: Snow Valley Slam returns to Fernie
Sparwood dad looks to U.S. after cancer treatments prove unsuccessful in B.C.

Sparwood dad looks to U.S. after cancer treatments prove unsuccessful in B.C.

CAR T-cell therapy last hope for Barry Marchi; June 21 fundraiser to help cover costs

Sparwood dad looks to U.S. after cancer treatments prove unsuccessful in B.C.
Carter group takes the wheel of Fernie dealership

Carter group takes the wheel of Fernie dealership

New owners shift focus to fleet business after upgrading technology, doubling staff

Carter group takes the wheel of Fernie dealership
Elkford Mayor Dean McKerracher (centre) with councillors Duncan McDonald and Mandy McGregor at the 2019 FCM Conference in Quebec City. Submitted

Elkford wins national award for work with Latin American communities

Colombian and Peruvian municipalities benefit from District of Elkford’s expertise

Elkford Mayor Dean McKerracher (centre) with councillors Duncan McDonald and Mandy McGregor at the 2019 FCM Conference in Quebec City. Submitted
Elkford’s Chief Administrative Officer Curtis Helgesen has resigned after 13 years with the District. File photo

District of Elkford CAO resigns

Curtis Helgesen will start at the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako in Burns Lake on July 1

Elkford’s Chief Administrative Officer Curtis Helgesen has resigned after 13 years with the District. File photo
Fernie Mountain Bike Club hosts annual Spring Bike Blitz

Fernie Mountain Bike Club hosts annual Spring Bike Blitz

Revamped event celebrates mountain biking with activities, competitions and information stalls

Fernie Mountain Bike Club hosts annual Spring Bike Blitz
The site of the proposed temporary worker accommodation in Sparwood. Source: District of Sparwood

Public hearing scheduled for Sparwood worker camp

District of Sparwood considers temporary use permit for 114-bed camp at 8000 Highway 43

The site of the proposed temporary worker accommodation in Sparwood. Source: District of Sparwood
Author’s special connection to Fernie

Author’s special connection to Fernie

Marina Endicott hosts reading, Q&A at Fernie Heritage Library

Author’s special connection to Fernie
GALLERY: Elk Valley Bulls to host Kootenay Cup decider June 8

GALLERY: Elk Valley Bulls to host Kootenay Cup decider June 8

June 8 match to decide which team heads to the Saratoga Cup in Penticton in September

GALLERY: Elk Valley Bulls to host Kootenay Cup decider June 8