Kimberley Vlasic

The Fernie Curling Club has confirmed there will be no curling this regular season. File photo

Delays dash hopes of Fernie curling season

Leaky floor fix takes longer than expected; City offers to extend ice plant operation for bonspiel

The Fernie Curling Club has confirmed there will be no curling this regular season. File photo
Jaffray local Katie Anderson wins Boarderstyle event

Jaffray local Katie Anderson wins Boarderstyle event

A Jaffray woman dominated the slopes Saturday to claim first place in…

Jaffray local Katie Anderson wins Boarderstyle event
CanWel Chief Forester Steve Williams and Vice President Jake Blackmore presented to Committee of the Whole at City Hall in Fernie on Monday. Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press

Education key to coexistence: CanWel

CanWel executives say education is key to the Fernie community and forestry…

CanWel Chief Forester Steve Williams and Vice President Jake Blackmore presented to Committee of the Whole at City Hall in Fernie on Monday. Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press
Avalanche warning issued for Lizard Range, Flathead near Fernie

Avalanche warning issued for Lizard Range, Flathead near Fernie

Warmer weather to increase avalanche risk: Avalanche Canada

Avalanche warning issued for Lizard Range, Flathead near Fernie
Elkford woman wins national curling award

Elkford woman wins national curling award

Terry Vandale hailed as a champion of curling; credited with making the sport more accessible

Elkford woman wins national curling award
Isabella Dicken Elementary School has been dealing with capacity issues for some time. In 2017, teachers were forced to hold classes in the gym while waiting for more portables to arrive. File photo

Replacement school for Fernie imminent: SD5

School district board chair confident capital funding to follow maintenance project announcement

Isabella Dicken Elementary School has been dealing with capacity issues for some time. In 2017, teachers were forced to hold classes in the gym while waiting for more portables to arrive. File photo
Legend of the Birkebeiners lives on in Fernie

Legend of the Birkebeiners lives on in Fernie

Fernie Nordic Society hosts second annual Fernie Birkie; looks to grow event

Legend of the Birkebeiners lives on in Fernie
Fernie Memorial Arena closed off following the deadly ammonia leak. File photo

WorkSafeBC close to completing ammonia inspections after Fernie arena tragedy

Statutory agency inspects ammonia-based fish processing facilities, follows up outstanding orders

Fernie Memorial Arena closed off following the deadly ammonia leak. File photo
Fernie athlete takes gold in Canada Cup mogul series

Fernie athlete takes gold in Canada Cup mogul series

A local skier has won gold before a home crowd during a national moguls competition in Fernie.

Fernie athlete takes gold in Canada Cup mogul series
There is a shortage of rental housing in Sparwood. File photo

Sparwood vacancy rate hits 18-year low

Ponderosa Manor fire, shift workers contributing to rental squeeze: Mayor

There is a shortage of rental housing in Sparwood. File photo
The Province is yet to announce a long-term funding model for B.C.’s 80 Search and Rescue groups. File photo

Kootenay government leaders join search and rescue funding calls

Resolutions to put pressure on Province for stable funding; EMBC in negotiations with BCSARA

The Province is yet to announce a long-term funding model for B.C.’s 80 Search and Rescue groups. File photo
The Province is yet to announce a long-term funding model for B.C.’s 80 Search and Rescue groups. File photo

RDEK, City of Fernie join search and rescue funding calls

Resolutions to put pressure on Province for stable funding; EMBC in negotiations with BCSARA

The Province is yet to announce a long-term funding model for B.C.’s 80 Search and Rescue groups. File photo
Motorists are encouraged to drive to conditions with snowfall expected over the next 24 hours. File photo

Up to 20cm of snow forecast for Elk Valley

Storm to affect East and West Kootenay; motorists encouraged to drive to conditions

Motorists are encouraged to drive to conditions with snowfall expected over the next 24 hours. File photo
Black Pistol Fire will perform at Wapiti Music Festival in August. Submitted

Lineup announced for Fernie music festival

Black Pistol Fire to headline this year’s Wapiti Music Festival; early bird tickets now on sale

Black Pistol Fire will perform at Wapiti Music Festival in August. Submitted
Motorist caught driving high in Elk Valley

Motorist caught driving high in Elk Valley

RCMP issues 44 tickets to drivers; motorist fined $230 under the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act

Motorist caught driving high in Elk Valley
Fernie Memorial Arena closed off during the winter. File photo                                Fernie Memorial Arena closed during winter following the deadly ammonia leak. File photo

Employer fines still possible after Fernie arena tragedy

WorkSafeBC considers enforcement action against City of Fernie, CIMCO Refrigeration

Fernie Memorial Arena closed off during the winter. File photo                                Fernie Memorial Arena closed during winter following the deadly ammonia leak. File photo
Behind the scenes at Ferne’s Extreme Griz competition

Behind the scenes at Ferne’s Extreme Griz competition

Not so Extreme Griz: The Free Press reporter discovers competition is not for the faint-hearted

Behind the scenes at Ferne’s Extreme Griz competition
Next Level Sparwood owner Katie Jackson, group fitness instructor and personal trainer Heloise Walters, pre- and post-natal instructor Elissa Culver, and yoga nidra Lisa Jackson at the opening of Next Level Fitness in Sparwood on Sunday.   Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press

Fitness studio a dream come true for Sparwood personal trainer

Next Level Sparwood offers group fitness classes, specialty workshops and private personal training

Next Level Sparwood owner Katie Jackson, group fitness instructor and personal trainer Heloise Walters, pre- and post-natal instructor Elissa Culver, and yoga nidra Lisa Jackson at the opening of Next Level Fitness in Sparwood on Sunday.   Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press
GALLERY: Fernie hosts 42nd annual Griz Days

GALLERY: Fernie hosts 42nd annual Griz Days

Elk Valley residents don Canadian tuxedos for annual winter festival

GALLERY: Fernie hosts 42nd annual Griz Days
BREAKING: Teck fined $37,500 for exceeding air emissions at Sparwood coal mine

BREAKING: Teck fined $37,500 for exceeding air emissions at Sparwood coal mine

Half of stack tests at Elkview Operations from 2014 to 2019 exceeded the permit limit

BREAKING: Teck fined $37,500 for exceeding air emissions at Sparwood coal mine