Nicole Obre

COTR to offer radon measurement and mitigation training

The Canadian Cancer Society and the College of the Rockies are partnering up to host a radon measurement and mitigation training course.

Editorial: New faces at The Free Press

The editorial team at The Free Press has been under a bit of a transition period over the last year.

Sparwood to participate in radon Education and Awareness Strategy

A recent Health Canada survey placed Sparwood in the top five for household radon readings in the country

Editorial: Abandoned animals

Making the decision to bring a pet into your home is a big one.

Buds and Blooms is giving out flowers as part of Make Someone Smile Week.

Make someone smile with flowers

Sparwood flower store Buds and Blooms is doing its best to make people smile this week.

Buds and Blooms is giving out flowers as part of Make Someone Smile Week.
From left: Fernie Golf and Country Club golf professional Michael Van Horne

Golfing for a cause

During the month of June, golf professionals all over B.C. golfed from sunrise to sunset to support those living with ALS.

From left: Fernie Golf and Country Club golf professional Michael Van Horne

Editorial: wildfire awareness

The summer season is also forest fire season, so don't forget to take precautions as you're enjoying the great outdoors.

A mother cat and two kittens were abandoned outside a Second Ave. business last week.

Cats abandoned on Second Ave.

A mother cat and two kittens were found outside of a Second Ave. business last week.

A mother cat and two kittens were abandoned outside a Second Ave. business last week.

Sheep death at Greenhills under investigation

Teck is investigating the death of five bighorn sheep discovered at its Greenhills Operations in Elkford yesterday.

Tim Hortons workers’ complaints to be heard by B.C. Human Rights Tribunal

Temporary foreign workers will bring their allegations against the Fernie Tim Hortons to the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal.

Ron Ulrich is the new director/curator for the Fernie Museum.

Fernie Museum names new director

Ron Ulrich has been hired to take on the role of director/curator at the Fernie Museum.

Ron Ulrich is the new director/curator for the Fernie Museum.
The Peace Run made a stop in Sparwood Monday afternoon.

Peace Run stops in the Elk Valley

The world's longest and largest torch running relay made a couple stops in the Elk Valley this week.

The Peace Run made a stop in Sparwood Monday afternoon.

Summer school cancelled in SD5 as negotiations stall

With summer classes in School District 5 (SD5) cancelled, the ongoing teachers' strike seems to have no end in sight.

Open fire ban in effect for Southeast Fire Centre

Effective since July 2, the entire Southeast Fire Centre is on an open fire ban.

Fernie Brewing Company has won several awards over the last few months.

Fernie Brewing Company wins big

It's been a busy, and successful, last few months for Fernie Brewing Company.

Fernie Brewing Company has won several awards over the last few months.

Editorial: a car free Second Avenue for the summer

We've all heard the saying before – people come to Fernie for the winter and stay for the summer...

Elk Valley RCMP issued nine Immediate Roadside Prohibitions (IRPs) to impaired drivers following a bush party at Coal Creek on Sunday

RCMP concerned for public safety after catching multiple impaired drivers

Nine impaired drivers were taken off the road on Sunday, June 22, following a bush rave party held up at Coal Creek.

Elk Valley RCMP issued nine Immediate Roadside Prohibitions (IRPs) to impaired drivers following a bush party at Coal Creek on Sunday
Elkford celebrated Canada Day with a community barbeque.

A happy Canada Day in Elkford

Elkford celebrated Canada Day yesterday with a community barbeque.

Elkford celebrated Canada Day with a community barbeque.
Elkford's roller derby team strutted their stuff at the annual Wildcat Days parade on Saturday.

A wild weekend in Elkford

This weekend's Wildcat Days was jam-packed with a parade, fireworks, a craft and trade fair, volleyball tournament and live entertainment.

Elkford's roller derby team strutted their stuff at the annual Wildcat Days parade on Saturday.
The 2014 graduating class of Fernie Secondary School.

2014 graduates of Fernie Secondary School celebrate

The Fernie Secondary School's class of 2014 marked the first group of students who entered the high school in Grade 7 to graduate.

The 2014 graduating class of Fernie Secondary School.