Paige Mueller

The old Lizard Creek Bridge is seen pictured here. This bridge is currently being replaced by a safer version for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. File Photo

Lizard Creek Bridge construction to resume

The bridge was supposed to be complete last year but the project was extended until this spring

The old Lizard Creek Bridge is seen pictured here. This bridge is currently being replaced by a safer version for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. File Photo
Cooper Bauer shows off the device he uses to hold on to a hockey stick. Photo Submitted

The War Amps mark Limb Loss Awareness Month in Canada

Eight-year-old Cooper Bauer from Elkford proves an amputation doesn’t have to slow you down

Cooper Bauer shows off the device he uses to hold on to a hockey stick. Photo Submitted
This photo shows a wetland area near Cokato Road and Montane Parkway. Photo Submitted

City of Fernie starts legal prosecution against Montane Developments Ltd.

The city has stated that the development company failed to obtain required work permits

This photo shows a wetland area near Cokato Road and Montane Parkway. Photo Submitted
Kiliam, Monica and Enzo Graham play in a dwindling snowbank for their family portrait as part of the Elk Valley Quarantine Journals. Photo By Gabriela Escobar Ari

Elk Valley Quarantine Journals captures life in quaratine

Gabriela Escobar Ari documents life in the time of COVID-19 with stunning photography project

Kiliam, Monica and Enzo Graham play in a dwindling snowbank for their family portrait as part of the Elk Valley Quarantine Journals. Photo By Gabriela Escobar Ari
A provincial burn ban is currently in effect, with all category two and three fires prohibited and further restrictions within some municipalities in place. File Photo

Hosmer homeowner ticketed after starting grass fire

A home owner in the Hosmer area was burning yard waste despite a provincial burn ban

A provincial burn ban is currently in effect, with all category two and three fires prohibited and further restrictions within some municipalities in place. File Photo
Members of the Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop (EVSAW) Society pose in front of posters advertising the ISSW 2020 in Fernie. Photo Submitted

International Snow Science Workshop postponed to 2021

The international conference was set to come to Fernie in October 2020

Members of the Elk Valley Snow Avalanche Workshop (EVSAW) Society pose in front of posters advertising the ISSW 2020 in Fernie. Photo Submitted
Island Lake Lodge welcomed their new CEO, Dave Morrison, to the team on April 13, 2020. File Photo

Island Lake Lodge welcomes new CEO

Dave Morrison joined the Island Lake team on April 13, 2020

Island Lake Lodge welcomed their new CEO, Dave Morrison, to the team on April 13, 2020. File Photo
Teck’s Natal West pit in British Columbia’s Elk Valley. File Photo

Teck announces Line Creek collective agreement

The new collective agreement replaces another that expired on May 31, 2019

Teck’s Natal West pit in British Columbia’s Elk Valley. File Photo
Interior Health is working closely with Teck to monitor their mines and work camps in the Elk Valley. File Photo

Teck working with Interior Health to ensure safety

Interior Health is monitoring Teck mines and work camps in the Elk Valley

Interior Health is working closely with Teck to monitor their mines and work camps in the Elk Valley. File Photo
Sparwood has increased the level of their emergency operations centre from one to two. File Photo

Sparwood emergency operations centre activates to level two

The centre was originally activated at level one on March 19, 2020 but has since been increased

Sparwood has increased the level of their emergency operations centre from one to two. File Photo
The added stress of a global pandemic may increase people’s use of alcohol or other addictive substances. File Photo

Addiction services continue to provide support during pandemic

The East Kootenay Addiction Services Society is changing the way they offer support

The added stress of a global pandemic may increase people’s use of alcohol or other addictive substances. File Photo
Remember to shop local and support small business. File Photo

EDITORIAL: How to support your local businesses

Now more than ever, it’s important to shop local whenever you can

Remember to shop local and support small business. File Photo
Resources on mental health services lay on a table. Paige Mueller/ The Free Press

Mental health and COVID-19: a focus on parenting

The mental health implications of COVID-19 may span all generations, including youth…

Resources on mental health services lay on a table. Paige Mueller/ The Free Press
Visitors are discouraged from visiting Fernie for now. Photo Submitted

RDEK calls for provincial border closure

A letter calling for stronger measures was sent to the provincial health officer last week

Visitors are discouraged from visiting Fernie for now. Photo Submitted
A grass fire near Elko came right to the edge of the highway on April 11. Photo Submitted

Firefighters contain grass fire near Elko

The fire was started accidentally in the afternoon of April 11, 2020

A grass fire near Elko came right to the edge of the highway on April 11. Photo Submitted
This District of Sparwood has welcomed a new staff member to their team.

District of Sparwood welcomes new staff member

Lyle Hannan will be joining the district as director of corporate services

This District of Sparwood has welcomed a new staff member to their team.
Maddex Pryhitko celebrated his sixth birthday on April 3 in Sparwood with both his family and a convoy of friends and strangers shouting happy birthday from their vehicles. Paige Mueller/The Free Press

Elk Valley communities continue to inspire hope

Community members, business owners and more continue to support each other in creative ways

Maddex Pryhitko celebrated his sixth birthday on April 3 in Sparwood with both his family and a convoy of friends and strangers shouting happy birthday from their vehicles. Paige Mueller/The Free Press
Fernie Alpine Resort has been closed since March 15, 2020. File Photo

Fernie Alpine Resort asks public to steer clear of resort

The ski resort released a letter from their general manager early last week

Fernie Alpine Resort has been closed since March 15, 2020. File Photo
The City of Fernie is continuing their operations, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Paige Mueller/The Free Press

Funding denied for new community centre in Fernie

The City of Fernie was unsuccessful in applications for funding for the proposed community centre

The City of Fernie is continuing their operations, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Paige Mueller/The Free Press
The World Health Organization has confirmed newspapers are safe to touch and read. File Photo

Help keep our carriers safe

By following a few simple rules, we can ensure our newspaper carriers stay safe and healthy

The World Health Organization has confirmed newspapers are safe to touch and read. File Photo