Phil McLachlan

A man was caught throwing away election signs near the highway in Fernie. File photo
A man was caught throwing away election signs near the highway in Fernie. File photo
Candidates present to the public at the Sparwood all-candidates forum. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Climate change, worker shortages, more addressed at Sparwood election forum

The Sparwood all-candidates forum was thought provoking and challenged candidates to dig…

Candidates present to the public at the Sparwood all-candidates forum. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
A full house was in attendance at the all-candidates election debate in Fernie, Thursday.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Candidates take questions in Fernie

The all candidates forum in Fernie attracted a full house at the…

A full house was in attendance at the all-candidates election debate in Fernie, Thursday.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Fernie elementary school wheels out inclusive athletics program

Fernie elementary school wheels out inclusive athletics program

A new athletics program at EIDES aims to promote inclusion.

Fernie elementary school wheels out inclusive athletics program
Already this year, about 14,000 black bear sightings have been reported around the province. File photo

Bear reports highest in six years, says WildSafeBC

Bear sightings around B.C. are the highest in years, according to WildSafeBC.…

Already this year, about 14,000 black bear sightings have been reported around the province. File photo
Jason Burt and Veronique Roy sit in a Tiny Home unit. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Canada’s first tiny-home hotel opens in Fernie

Each is 220 sq ft and features a social space, kitchen, bathroom, and a queen bed in a loft above

Jason Burt and Veronique Roy sit in a Tiny Home unit. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Fernie artist celebrates completion of downtown mural

Fernie artist celebrates completion of downtown mural

Join in celebrating the official opening of the mural on Tuesday, October 15 at 5 p.m.

Fernie artist celebrates completion of downtown mural
Jason Burt and Veronique Roy sit in a Tiny Home unit. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Fernie business opens Tiny Home Hotel

This six-unit complex is, they believe, the first of its kind in Canada. Grand opening on October 8.

Jason Burt and Veronique Roy sit in a Tiny Home unit. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
The City of Fernie at UBCM 2019 in Vancouver. Submitted

Elk Valley mayors reflect on UBCM conference

[With files from Tom Fletcher] Mayors and councillors from around the Elk…

The City of Fernie at UBCM 2019 in Vancouver. Submitted
‘Burgers and Birds’ show opens at Arts Station

‘Burgers and Birds’ show opens at Arts Station

Beth Gallup and Roni Jurgensen opened the doors Thursday night to their…

‘Burgers and Birds’ show opens at Arts Station
The price of coal has dropped from $210/tonne to around $130/tonne in the last few weeks. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press/File

‘Unprecedented’ downturn in coal results in uncertainties for Teck

Company says downturn could result in hiring freeze, projects halted, equipment parked, jobs lost

The price of coal has dropped from $210/tonne to around $130/tonne in the last few weeks. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press/File
Alex Buckman will be in Fernie on October 24. Submitted

Holocaust survivor to share stories with Fernie

An Evening With Alex is a free event, but seating is limited. RSVP at email below.

Alex Buckman will be in Fernie on October 24. Submitted
Abra Brynne of the Green Party, Wayne Stetski of the NDP, Conservative candidate Rob Morrison, Rick Stewart of the People’s Party of Canada and Trev Miller of the Animal Protection Party attended the forum in Elkford. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Election candidates take questions in Elkford

On the night of September 27, federal election candidates from the Kootenay-Columbia…

Abra Brynne of the Green Party, Wayne Stetski of the NDP, Conservative candidate Rob Morrison, Rick Stewart of the People’s Party of Canada and Trev Miller of the Animal Protection Party attended the forum in Elkford. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Richie Bhamra has proposed that his undeveloped lot in Fernie on Highway 3 could be suitable place for a new fire hall. Photo/Google Earth

Land owner proposes highway lot for fire hall development

Richie Bhamra has long since moved away from his childhood town of…

Richie Bhamra has proposed that his undeveloped lot in Fernie on Highway 3 could be suitable place for a new fire hall. Photo/Google Earth
Shred Kelly is celebrating a decade on stage together. Above they are pictured performing at Stoke Fest in Fernie, April.    Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Shred Kelly celebrating one decade on stage

Iconic Fernie band back in home town December for two back-to-back shows

Shred Kelly is celebrating a decade on stage together. Above they are pictured performing at Stoke Fest in Fernie, April.    Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
RCMP reported on Friday that a pedestrian was struck on the marked crosswalk of Highway 3 and 7th Street. The pedestrian sustained serious head injuries. File photo

UPDATE: Man recovering after being struck in crosswalk

Pedestrian, in his mid-20s, was transported out of Fernie for emergency care

RCMP reported on Friday that a pedestrian was struck on the marked crosswalk of Highway 3 and 7th Street. The pedestrian sustained serious head injuries. File photo
Snow expected this weekend in Elk Valley

Snow expected this weekend in Elk Valley

5-10 cm expected by Saturday night

Snow expected this weekend in Elk Valley
In this photo which appeared in The Free Press in January 2019, a bear can be seen at Olsen Pit. Due to its proximity to humans, Lamb had suggested that open pit be shut down.  Photo courtesy of Clayton Lamb

MOTI constructs enclosed carcass pits in effort to solve attractant issue

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) has developed enclosed carcass collection…

In this photo which appeared in The Free Press in January 2019, a bear can be seen at Olsen Pit. Due to its proximity to humans, Lamb had suggested that open pit be shut down.  Photo courtesy of Clayton Lamb
Fernie cyclist crowned North American Enduro Champion

Fernie cyclist crowned North American Enduro Champion

Jennifer McHugh selected to compete in Italy for Team Canada at Trophy of Nations

Fernie cyclist crowned North American Enduro Champion
During last year’s festival, the Fernie Heritage Library hosted Drag Queen Storytime as a part of the Pride Festival. Free Press file

Pride Festival just around the corner

The Fernie and Elk Valley Pride Festival is just around the corner,…

During last year’s festival, the Fernie Heritage Library hosted Drag Queen Storytime as a part of the Pride Festival. Free Press file