Paige Mueller

Whitehorse native Elias joins Michigan-Dearborn Wolverines

Johnny Elias played for the Fernie Ghostriders this past season

Angel Flight, Air Search and Rescue celebrate string of firsts

The new Cessna 182 has made its first official flight for both organizations

BUSINESS BEAT: Locals adapt and flourish despite pandemic

New menus, expanded retailers and new operating procedures for local businesses

EDITORIAL: Editor bids farewell

Editor Paige Mueller will be leaving The Free Press team at the end of July

Sparwood approves bylaw ammendments for patios and retail space

District council met on July 21 to hear from delegations and discuss new business

Summer paving project gets underway in Elkford

The work began on July 20 and will likely continue throughout the summer

Annual Municipal Report outlines key activities for Elkford

The report was approved at the July 13, 2020 regular meeting of council in Elkford

Elk Valley businesses move forward in innovative ways

This week’s Business Beat includes Island Lake Lodge, Buds & Blooms, and more

FAR starts new Wednesday night race series for youth

Community appreciation week is also coming up so locals should mark their calendars

New court date set for Montane Developments Ltd.

The original court appearance was set for July 23, 2020 but has since been pushed back to September

District of Elkford takes steps toward new normal

The Elkford Aquatic Centre was reopened and summer road construction is moving ahead

Fernie nonprofits face bout of vandalism and thefts

Three local nonprofits have been the victims of vandalism in just the past couple of months

Infrastructure grants available for nonprofits, municipalities

The funding comes from a partnership with the B.C. and Canadian governments

New infographic summarizes wildlife collisions in the Elk Valley

The infographic takes into account over a decade of research done in the East Kootenay

Participant funding available for Michel Coal Project assessment

The proposed coal mine would be located about 15 kilometres southeast of Sparwood, B.C.

School District 5 identifies funding needs in yearly budget report

The SD5 board presented three main projects that need increased funding in the coming years

Summer Stories Around Town program encourages outdoor reading in Elk Valley

With storywalks and clothesline stories in Fernie and Sparwood, everyone can get reading

Food conditioned black bear destroyed in Elk Valley

The bear was destroyed by the Conservation Officer Service on June 28

Student athletes recognized for outstanding seasons

Fernie Secondary School students got their awards in a drive by ceremony last week

Fernie city council approves reopening of outdoor recreation spaces

Staff from the City of Fernie recommended that a non-medical cannabis retail…