Paige Mueller

City of Fernie responds to high water levels

The city is monitoring water levels daily in order to keep residents safe

Castle Project seeking public input

The comment period surrounding the expansion closes on June 23

City seeks public input on new cannabis retail license

The application must first gather approval from city council before being approved by the province

Fernie Alpine Resort to reopen this summer

The resort will open for summer operations on Saturday, June 27, 2020

Elk Valley businesses announce permanent closures

Three local businesses will not be reopning their brick and mortar stores

Mental health and COVID-19: going forward

Dr. Tyla Charbonneau offers some mental health advice for moving into our new normal

The Fernie Academy hosts virtual art show

The school’s annual Mother’s Day Art Show went online through The Arts Station

District of Elkford rolls out four phase reopening plan

Phase two will begin in mid May with the reopening of some public outdoor spaces

Funding available for Elk Valley charities coping with COVID-19

Almost $110,000 is set aside to be distributed by the Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies

Mental health and COVID-19: regression

Dr. Tyla Charbonneau shares mental health tips in her weekly column

AFRoS offers online programming for French community

The francophone association is adapting to the COVID-19 crisis by moving online

Angel Flight takes to the skies once more

Angel Flight East Kootenay is once again offering free flights to Kelowna for medical appointments

City of Fernie approves financial plan

The 2020 budget will see a reduction in capital spending although some projects will still go ahead

District of Sparwood adopts five year financial plan

The financial plan, which spans from 2020-2024 was adopted at a May 5 meeting of council

Gas line upgrade to begin near Sparwood and Elkford

FortisBC will be starting a gas line upgrade project expected to last five years

Grizzly bear and two cubs seen on Fernie trails and in neighbourhoods

Living in wildlife habitat comes with the responsibility to be bear aware

CBT launches food producer support programs

Two new programs will support food producers in the Columbia Basin

EDITORIAL: Remembering Red Dress Day

The Free Press editor Paige Mueller shares her take on Red Dress Day 2020

Generosity abounds in Elk Valley despite pandemic

Many local businesses and organizations are continuing to make donations during COVID-19

Mental health and COVID-19: compassion for ourselves and others

Dr. Tyla Charbonneau explores compassion in her weekly mental health column