Phil McLachlan

Edmonton artist showcases work

Edmonton artist showcases work

On October 31, Edmonton artist Jennifer van Popta presented a gallery of…

Edmonton artist showcases work
Jaslene Atwal at Sparwood Secondary School.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Sparwood vice principal honoured for her work

Jaslene Atwal, named Sparwood’s Citizen of the Year, talks school safety, new programs, vaping

Jaslene Atwal at Sparwood Secondary School.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
A moose has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in northwest Montana. (File photo)

Moose tests positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in northwest Montana

This is the first time the disease has been detected in the species in Montana

A moose has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in northwest Montana. (File photo)
City of Fernie hires new Chief Administrative Officer

City of Fernie hires new Chief Administrative Officer

Michael Boronowski is set to start in January, 2020.

City of Fernie hires new Chief Administrative Officer
Fernie volleyball athletes qualify for provincials

Fernie volleyball athletes qualify for provincials

Provincials take place in Castlegar, hosted by Mt. Sentinel, Nov. 21 to 23

Fernie volleyball athletes qualify for provincials
Treatment concludes in Barry’s battle against cancer

Treatment concludes in Barry’s battle against cancer

Now that the dust has temporarily settled, Marchi said it feels good to still be fighting.

Treatment concludes in Barry’s battle against cancer
On Wednesday, November 6, representatives from TransCanada were in Fernie to present the truck to the Fire Department.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Truck donation paves way for valley-wide emergency services

On November 6, the City of Fernie and Fernie Fire Fire Department…

On Wednesday, November 6, representatives from TransCanada were in Fernie to present the truck to the Fire Department.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Unearthed pipes lie on Vancouver’s East 12th Avenue, which is undergoing construction to replace a water main on July 14, 2019. According to the City of Vancouver, the existing water main is predicted to be over 100 years old, having been installed between 1906 and 1909. In Canada, where provinces, not the federal government, set water safety rules, the main source of lead in drinking water is antiquated pipes.  Mackenzie Lad/Institute for Investigative Journalism/Concordia University via AP

Lead not a concern in Elk Valley drinking water; municipalities

The City of Fernie, District of Sparwood and District of Elkford have confirmed that their towns contain little to no lead piping or fittings.

Unearthed pipes lie on Vancouver’s East 12th Avenue, which is undergoing construction to replace a water main on July 14, 2019. According to the City of Vancouver, the existing water main is predicted to be over 100 years old, having been installed between 1906 and 1909. In Canada, where provinces, not the federal government, set water safety rules, the main source of lead in drinking water is antiquated pipes.  Mackenzie Lad/Institute for Investigative Journalism/Concordia University via AP
Hundreds gathered at the Fernie Cenotaph this morning in honour of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

GALLERY: Remembrance Day around the Elk Valley

Despite the cold, locals gathered by the hundreds to pay their respects

Hundreds gathered at the Fernie Cenotaph this morning in honour of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Hosmer hosts first craft fair in approximately five years

Hosmer hosts first craft fair in approximately five years

On Saturday, November 2, the Hosmer Community Hall hosted a craft fair…

Hosmer hosts first craft fair in approximately five years
Gallery: Youth meet seniors in Halloween Alley celebration

Gallery: Youth meet seniors in Halloween Alley celebration

On Thursday, October 31, toddlers from around Fernie gathered at Rocky Mountain…

Gallery: Youth meet seniors in Halloween Alley celebration
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Animal remains near Hosmer trail sparks concern

Trail user described the remains as being left near the Trans Canada Trail, just outside Hosmer

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Highway delays today between Fernie and Hosmer

Motorists can expect minor delays and single lane alternating traffic, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Pizza shop adds ‘funk’ to Fernie’s culinary scene

Pizza shop adds ‘funk’ to Fernie’s culinary scene

Three young entrepreneurs have proudly opened their doors to their new shop…

Pizza shop adds ‘funk’ to Fernie’s culinary scene
The new Lizard Creek Bridge is estimated to be completed in Spring of 2020. Pictured above is the bridge currently being replaced. File photo

Lizard Creek Bridge to be completed next spring

The new Lizard Creek Bridge will not be completed until spring 2020.…

The new Lizard Creek Bridge is estimated to be completed in Spring of 2020. Pictured above is the bridge currently being replaced. File photo
New Hwy 3 passing lane proposed in Jaffray

New Hwy 3 passing lane proposed in Jaffray

Public invited to an open house on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the Jaffray Community Centre

New Hwy 3 passing lane proposed in Jaffray
Dedicated Sparwood volunteers honoured

Dedicated Sparwood volunteers honoured

When Irene and David Endicott’s names were called, a full house of…

Dedicated Sparwood volunteers honoured
Amy Cardozo, co-owner of Crumbs Cakery, now in Sparwood.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Crumbs Cakery moves to Sparwood

Amy Cardozo says it feels great to amalgamate the place they live with the business they love.

Amy Cardozo, co-owner of Crumbs Cakery, now in Sparwood.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
The James White Park trail in Fernie will be closed for at least the next two days, according to the City of Fernie. City of Fernie/Facebook

UPDATE: James White Park trail reopened

Bear one of eight black bears currently roaming Fernie’s residential areas

The James White Park trail in Fernie will be closed for at least the next two days, according to the City of Fernie. City of Fernie/Facebook