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About 40 people took part in the Slope Soaker at Fernie Alpine Resort last year. Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press

Fernie Alpine Resort pulls plug on Slope Soaker

Popular end of season event cancelled due to conditions

About 40 people took part in the Slope Soaker at Fernie Alpine Resort last year. Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press
UPDATE: Fernie Committee of the Whole approves $7m public works budget

UPDATE: Fernie Committee of the Whole approves $7m public works budget

Committee of the Whole to consider project design, bigger budget during special meeting Tuesday

UPDATE: Fernie Committee of the Whole approves $7m public works budget
The Arts Station in Fernie. File photo

Fernie arts council launches public art survey

Fernie residents can how have their say on a new mural planned for downtown

The Arts Station in Fernie. File photo
A swollen Elk River in the spring of 2018. File photo

Elk River not at risk of flooding unless unseasonal weather returns

BC River Forecast Centre to issue next Snow Survey and Water Supply Bulletin on April 8

A swollen Elk River in the spring of 2018. File photo
Fernie banked slalom a family affair

Fernie banked slalom a family affair

Dirty Dancer Banked Slalom at Fernie Alpine Resort attracts 150 entries, including many families

Fernie banked slalom a family affair
City Hall in Fernie. File photo

Fernie council approves permits for affordable housing projects

Plus five-year financial plan adopted; new machinery approved; and support for organics recovery

City Hall in Fernie. File photo
Big Bang Bagels owner Carolyn Doyle with the new reusable mugs, which are available to rent and buy this month.  Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press

Big Bang Bagels opts out of disposable cups

A Fernie cafe is making the bold move away from disposable cups…

Big Bang Bagels owner Carolyn Doyle with the new reusable mugs, which are available to rent and buy this month.  Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press
Teck has released the results of water quality research and monitoring in the Elk Valley. File photo.

Teck mitigation plan changes cause concern in Elk Valley

Wildsight calls for action as water quality targets not met, treatment plants delayed

Teck has released the results of water quality research and monitoring in the Elk Valley. File photo.
Fernie woman to represent Kootenay-Columbia riding in Parliament

Fernie woman to represent Kootenay-Columbia riding in Parliament

McKinley Richards is one of 338 women chosen for the Daughters of the Vote program in Ottawa

Fernie woman to represent Kootenay-Columbia riding in Parliament
The Active Wildfires map showed a small fire burning new Jaffray on Sunday. Source: BC Wildfire Service

UPDATE: South Country fire extinguished

BC Wildfire Service reports 1ha fire between near Jaffray; Province urges caution in dry conditions

The Active Wildfires map showed a small fire burning new Jaffray on Sunday. Source: BC Wildfire Service
The District of Sparwood has launched an online survey as part of a major zoning bylaw review.  File photo

Have your say in Sparwood’s zoning bylaw review

District of Sparwood launches online survey; plus other council news

The District of Sparwood has launched an online survey as part of a major zoning bylaw review.  File photo
GALLERY: Fernie hosts springtime rail jam

GALLERY: Fernie hosts springtime rail jam

Skiers and snowboarders throw down tricks at the Raging Elk Kinky Rail Jam at Fernie Alpine Resort

GALLERY: Fernie hosts springtime rail jam
Fernie artist explores en plein air painting

Fernie artist explores en plein air painting

Many artists have explored the concept of en plein air painting but…

Fernie artist explores en plein air painting
Sale of Elko dairy bar bittersweet for owner

Sale of Elko dairy bar bittersweet for owner

Gordon Holmes reflects on 25 years at 3 & 93 Dairy Bar as he prepares to sell the iconic Elko business

Sale of Elko dairy bar bittersweet for owner
Temperatures soared to nearly 20C in Sparwood last week. File photo

Warm week a record breaker for Elk Valley

Unusually warm weather sets new records in Sparwood; more seasonal temperatures expected this week

Temperatures soared to nearly 20C in Sparwood last week. File photo
The B.C. government has thrown search and rescue groups a lifeline, announcing $18.6m in funding over three years. File photo

Elk Valley search and rescue managers welcome new funding

Province announces $18.6m; funding to be divided according to groups’ response capabilities and needs

The B.C. government has thrown search and rescue groups a lifeline, announcing $18.6m in funding over three years. File photo
Timber Chair will not open this summer due to major maintenance work. Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press

Timber Chair to undergo makeover

A popular chairlift at Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR) will run more smoothly…

Timber Chair will not open this summer due to major maintenance work. Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press
City Hall in Fernie. File photo

Fernie public works yard set for complete overhaul

City of Fernie considers $5m overhaul of aging public works buildings; awards design contract

City Hall in Fernie. File photo
Elk Valley swimmers set records at provincials

Elk Valley swimmers set records at provincials

Five senior athletes from the Elk Valley Dolphins Swim Club qualified for the Kamloops competition

Elk Valley swimmers set records at provincials
Airborne dust has been an ongoing concern in Sparwood.                                  File photo

Teck to compensate Sparwood residents for dust

House cleaning among mitigation measures pitched by focus group; plus former Mayor joins SCEEAC

Airborne dust has been an ongoing concern in Sparwood.                                  File photo