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UPDATE: Notices, warnings issued after bear destroyed in Fernie

UPDATE: Notices, warnings issued after bear destroyed in Fernie

Two-year-old female bear euthanized after becoming human food conditioned, habituated

UPDATE: Notices, warnings issued after bear destroyed in Fernie
GALLERY: Fernie BBQ Chef Challenge off to a sizzling start

GALLERY: Fernie BBQ Chef Challenge off to a sizzling start

Elkford man wins amateur category and People’s Choice Award; The Chopstick Truck named best pro

GALLERY: Fernie BBQ Chef Challenge off to a sizzling start
A CanWel clear cut north of Fernie last winter. Credit: Eddie Petryshen

How should the Elk Valley’s private forests be managed?

About 818,000ha of private land in B.C. is managed under the Private Managed Forest Land Program

A CanWel clear cut north of Fernie last winter. Credit: Eddie Petryshen
After investigating the Park Lane area, conservation officers have found that what was previously thought to be a grizzly bear is rather a brown-coloured black bear. (File photo)

UPDATE: Black bear confused with grizzly, still in Park Lane area

Residents have been urged not to approach the bear and cub, which were in the Park Lane area Monday

After investigating the Park Lane area, conservation officers have found that what was previously thought to be a grizzly bear is rather a brown-coloured black bear. (File photo)
About 50 people attended the Baldy Ridge Extension Annual Progress Update Meeting on May 14. Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press

Sparwood coal mine to expand in October

Baldy Ridge Extension to extend life of EVO until 2045, increase the disturbance area by 862ha

About 50 people attended the Baldy Ridge Extension Annual Progress Update Meeting on May 14. Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press
Strong volleyball culture contributes to Fernie club’s success

Strong volleyball culture contributes to Fernie club’s success

Three youth teams make nationals; club to introduce outdoor volleyball this summer

Strong volleyball culture contributes to Fernie club’s success
The jobs board at the Fernie WorkBC centre in October 2018 when there were over 260 job vacancies in the Elk Valley. The labour market is in slightly better shape, however, local employers are still looking to fill over 150 positions. File photo

New program to get Elk Valley youth into workforce

Elk Valley once again facing labour shortage with over 150 job vacancies

The jobs board at the Fernie WorkBC centre in October 2018 when there were over 260 job vacancies in the Elk Valley. The labour market is in slightly better shape, however, local employers are still looking to fill over 150 positions. File photo
David Wilks is currently serving his second term as Mayor of Sparwood. File photo

Sparwood Mayor resigns from Teck

David Wilks resigns from Teck Coal over a perceived conflict of interest

David Wilks is currently serving his second term as Mayor of Sparwood. File photo
CanWel takes Fernie students tree planting

CanWel takes Fernie students tree planting

Fernie Secondary class learns about reforestation; CanWel responds to AKBLG resolutions

CanWel takes Fernie students tree planting
A logging truck carries a load from a B.C. coastal forest. (Private Forest Landowners Association)

B.C. ministry clears up confusion on private land logging regulations

Private land and private managed forest land – what’s the difference?

A logging truck carries a load from a B.C. coastal forest. (Private Forest Landowners Association)
There are concerns about logging impacting trails and wildlife habitat in Fernie. Photo taken on Coal Creek Road. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Elk Valley loggers compliant: Managed Forest Council

Council finds no evidence of non-compliance after two complaints about logging in the Elk Valley

There are concerns about logging impacting trails and wildlife habitat in Fernie. Photo taken on Coal Creek Road. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Teck is due to set off a blast at Elkview Operations this afternoon despite unfavourable conditions. File photo

Sparwood residents warned of mine blast

The blast at Elkview Operations is expected to be visible from the Sparwood community

Teck is due to set off a blast at Elkview Operations this afternoon despite unfavourable conditions. File photo
Despite the parade being cancelled, there will still be plenty to enjoy at this year’s Coal Miner Days. File photo

Community spirit saves Sparwood’s Coal Miner Days

Volunteers still needed to help run event, which will be held from June 3-9 at various locations

Despite the parade being cancelled, there will still be plenty to enjoy at this year’s Coal Miner Days. File photo
Fernie Rotary member Kevin McIsaac is firing up the barbecue for a cooking challenge on May 26.  Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press

Fernie barbecue chef challenge this weekend

May 26 cook off to showcase local talent and produce, while raising funds for Fernie Rotoary

Fernie Rotary member Kevin McIsaac is firing up the barbecue for a cooking challenge on May 26.  Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press
GALLERY: “Spectacular” start to Fernie golfing season

GALLERY: “Spectacular” start to Fernie golfing season

Fernie Golf Club gearing up for Community Day on June 9

GALLERY: “Spectacular” start to Fernie golfing season
GALLERY: Fernie hosts mine rescue competition

GALLERY: Fernie hosts mine rescue competition

Fording River, Line Creek mine rescue teams off to provincials after placing first and second

GALLERY: Fernie hosts mine rescue competition
City of Fernie to hold referendum for multi-purpose centre loan

City of Fernie to hold referendum for multi-purpose centre loan

Council opts for assent voting after petition calling for a referendum garners over 500 signatures

City of Fernie to hold referendum for multi-purpose centre loan
There is an aggressive habituated coyote in the Sparwood area. Source: California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

UPDATE: Aggressive coyote moves to Sparwood

Residents urged not to feed or approach the animal

There is an aggressive habituated coyote in the Sparwood area. Source: California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Cannabis yoga a budding trend in Fernie

Cannabis yoga a budding trend in Fernie

Yoga studio, cannabis educator team up to offer Fernie’s first cannabis yoga classes from May 17

Cannabis yoga a budding trend in Fernie
Galloway Lumber near Jaffray is under new ownership. File photo

Galloway Lumber mill workers laid off as business changes ownership

Union working with new owner to get employees back on the job

Galloway Lumber near Jaffray is under new ownership. File photo