Paige Mueller

Shanniah Richmond, Rheagan Shaw, Hannah Gage, Tea Jamin and Sarah Pullen show off their protest signs at city hall on Friday. Paige Mueller/The Free Press

Climate activists take to the streets

The protests were part of the worldwide Fridays for Future movement

Shanniah Richmond, Rheagan Shaw, Hannah Gage, Tea Jamin and Sarah Pullen show off their protest signs at city hall on Friday. Paige Mueller/The Free Press
It’s Griz-ception. The famous mountain man stopped by to help with carving his self portrait. Photos: Paige Mueller/The Free Press

Downtown events a huge hit for Griz Days festival

All of the Griz Days events on Saturday were based in the downtown core

It’s Griz-ception. The famous mountain man stopped by to help with carving his self portrait. Photos: Paige Mueller/The Free Press
Gena Paton, Vishal Reddy, Terron Bewski, Eric Lynk, Markus Liebe, Calvin Domin, Master Sant Saran, Jesse MacDonald, Jeff Lee, Stella Ingram, Orien Domin and Adam Liebe (not pictured) will be travelling to Slovenia for the World Cup competition in October. Paige Mueller/The Free Press

Martial artists headed to Slovenia for World Cup

Kootenay Taekwondo will be sending 10 athletes to the international competition

Gena Paton, Vishal Reddy, Terron Bewski, Eric Lynk, Markus Liebe, Calvin Domin, Master Sant Saran, Jesse MacDonald, Jeff Lee, Stella Ingram, Orien Domin and Adam Liebe (not pictured) will be travelling to Slovenia for the World Cup competition in October. Paige Mueller/The Free Press
RDEK approves five year financial plan

RDEK approves five year financial plan

The board of directors approved the budget at their last meeting

RDEK approves five year financial plan
Racers can be seen hustling hard to get their bed across the finish line at Saturday’s Main Street Bed Races. Paige Mueller/The Free Press

Resurrected Griz Days events thrill crowd

The Main Street Bed Races were a huge hit, as well as the smoosh skiing down Second Avenue

Racers can be seen hustling hard to get their bed across the finish line at Saturday’s Main Street Bed Races. Paige Mueller/The Free Press
The 2020 Ski Wall of Fame inductees gathered together for a group shot at the gala on Friday night.

Skiing Wall of Fame welcomes new inductees

Seven awards were presented at the induction ceremony on Friday night

The 2020 Ski Wall of Fame inductees gathered together for a group shot at the gala on Friday night.
District of Sparwood council met on March 3 to discuss various new business. File Photo

Sparwood adopts new bylaws at council meeting

Two bylaws were adopted at the March 3 meeting of council for the District of Sparwood

District of Sparwood council met on March 3 to discuss various new business. File Photo
Pain expert Neil Pearson presents during the public seminar at the Chronic Pain Conference. Paige Mueller/The Free Press

Chronic Pain Conference educates residents on pain management

The conference had three seminars, one of which was open to the public

Pain expert Neil Pearson presents during the public seminar at the Chronic Pain Conference. Paige Mueller/The Free Press
Alexandra Harrington, Haylea MacPherson, Mackenzie Mayea and coach Melanie Barker proudly represent Sparwood and Elkford. Photo Submitted

Elkford and Sparwood skaters dance their way to success

Three skaters will be advancing to the figure skating finals in Kelowna

Alexandra Harrington, Haylea MacPherson, Mackenzie Mayea and coach Melanie Barker proudly represent Sparwood and Elkford. Photo Submitted
Patti’s Party Tent Rentals can cover all of your party supply needs for events in the East Kootenay. Photo Submitted

Fernie businesses shortlisted for BC Wedding Awards

Nine local businesses were recognized for excellence in their respective fields

Patti’s Party Tent Rentals can cover all of your party supply needs for events in the East Kootenay. Photo Submitted
Nicole Jones and Kate Dryborough proudly present their pinhole theatre experiment. Paige Mueller/The Free Press

FSS hosts first ever Junior Science Fair

Grade seven, eight and nine students presented their experiments to local judges

Nicole Jones and Kate Dryborough proudly present their pinhole theatre experiment. Paige Mueller/The Free Press
Several Kootenay cadets competed in an effective speaking competition on February 29 in Cranbrook. Photo Submitted

Kootenay cadets compete in effective speaking competition

The cadets delivered both a prepared speech and an impromptu speech for the event

Several Kootenay cadets competed in an effective speaking competition on February 29 in Cranbrook. Photo Submitted
The Trust invites you to join the conversation and share your thoughts on how your community and the Basin can be a great place to live, work and play in the future. Photo Submitted

Live, work and play in the Columbia Basin

The Columbia Basin Trust is seeking public input on their management plan

The Trust invites you to join the conversation and share your thoughts on how your community and the Basin can be a great place to live, work and play in the future. Photo Submitted
Pat and Baiba Morrow are seen here at Jumbo Pass. Photo Submitted

Mini writer’s conference to focus on photography and writing

The conference will run from March 13-15 at Lizard Creek Lodge in Fernie

Pat and Baiba Morrow are seen here at Jumbo Pass. Photo Submitted
Allanah Benthien is pictured here wearing her graduation dress, the inspiration for this new project. Photo Submitted

Sparwood woman creates a real world fairytale

Girls who cannot afford to buy graduation dresses now have a new, affordable option

Allanah Benthien is pictured here wearing her graduation dress, the inspiration for this new project. Photo Submitted
Dr. Sean Ebert, continual quality improvement lead, Dr. Jude Kornelsen, evaluation lead and Anshu Parajulee, evaluation research coordinator on a field visit to Creston earlier this year. Photo Submitted

Surgical care study seeks Fernie residents for focus group

The study is being conducted by a group based out of the University of British Columbia

Dr. Sean Ebert, continual quality improvement lead, Dr. Jude Kornelsen, evaluation lead and Anshu Parajulee, evaluation research coordinator on a field visit to Creston earlier this year. Photo Submitted
Leah Soetaert, Luka Cigler, Holly Soetaert, Tatum Kipnik and Olivia Howse proudly hoist the Canadian flag at the Montana State Swim Championships in Missoula. Photo Submitted

Swim club celebrates season of personal growth

The Elk Valley Dolphins will be hosting a large swim meet in Fernie in April

Leah Soetaert, Luka Cigler, Holly Soetaert, Tatum Kipnik and Olivia Howse proudly hoist the Canadian flag at the Montana State Swim Championships in Missoula. Photo Submitted
Anne-Charlotte Sawatzky is the project manager for the Chronic Pain Project and Dr. Todd Loewen is a project lead. Paige Mueller/The Free Press

Chronic pain conference strives to support patients

There will be one public seminar taking place on February 27 at 3 p.m.

Anne-Charlotte Sawatzky is the project manager for the Chronic Pain Project and Dr. Todd Loewen is a project lead. Paige Mueller/The Free Press
Ty Marasco competed as an archer in the BC Winter Games. Photo Submitted

Elk Valley athletes compete in BC Winter Games

Local athletes competed in nordic and downhill skiing, arhcery, figure skating, curling and karate

Ty Marasco competed as an archer in the BC Winter Games. Photo Submitted
Coaches Markus Glickman and Gary Joynes are pictured with their winning team. Players from left to right are Matthew Langer, Noah Glickman, Campbell Blunt, Andrew Whittington, Arlo Jamin, Beck Tuggle, Junah Djonlich, Rayne Jones, Agestin Gorki, Joshua Joynes and Crew Berry. Photo Submitted

Fernie athletes win Calgary soccer tournament

The Fernie U12 boys team won their first ever indoor soccer tournament

Coaches Markus Glickman and Gary Joynes are pictured with their winning team. Players from left to right are Matthew Langer, Noah Glickman, Campbell Blunt, Andrew Whittington, Arlo Jamin, Beck Tuggle, Junah Djonlich, Rayne Jones, Agestin Gorki, Joshua Joynes and Crew Berry. Photo Submitted