Phil McLachlan

Giving the gift of Freedom; adaptive bikes open world of opportunity for Fernie youth

Giving the gift of Freedom; adaptive bikes open world of opportunity for Fernie youth

Suzanne and Chad Blais watched as their son Liam rode his bike…

Giving the gift of Freedom; adaptive bikes open world of opportunity for Fernie youth
On Monday, September 16, RCMP reported that the driver of the RV in the recent Hosmer collision was in stable condition. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press/File

Driver of RV in Hosmer collision reported in stable condition

Collision occurred in Hosmer on September 5 and involved a semi truck, an RV and a school bus

On Monday, September 16, RCMP reported that the driver of the RV in the recent Hosmer collision was in stable condition. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press/File
The Elk Valley Bulls fought hard, taking second in the coveted Saratoga Cup, last weekend. Submitted

Bulls take second in Saratoga Cup

The Elk Valley Bulls rugby team returned from a provincial tournament with…

The Elk Valley Bulls fought hard, taking second in the coveted Saratoga Cup, last weekend. Submitted
With the exception of a few, biking trails in Fernie’s Ridgemont area have officially reopened. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press/File

Trails in Fernie’s Ridgemont area reopen

Fernie Trails Alliance urging trail users to abide by and obey closures still in place

With the exception of a few, biking trails in Fernie’s Ridgemont area have officially reopened. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press/File
Family history project to present lessons from the past

Family history project to present lessons from the past

Those attending the Chautauqua Fall Fair this year will have a chance…

Family history project to present lessons from the past
New data on elk to help species, numerous organizations

New data on elk to help species, numerous organizations

Wildlife groups in the Elk Valley hope that new data from a…

New data on elk to help species, numerous organizations
Submitted                                On September 4, Angel Flight East Kootenay accepted a donation of $2834.51 from the Elkford Firefighters Association. (From top, left to right) Firefighter Barry Modin (mechanic), Brent Bidston, President of Angel Flight EK, Lt Jason Kaiser (Driver). (Second row) Firefighter Jason Mills (Pit Crew) LT Neil Hawthorne (Pit Crew) and on the right Marianne Stone from Stone Prints who provided all the logos for the car. Submitted

Elkford Firefighters Association supports Angel Flight

On September 4, Angel Flight East Kootenay (EK) accepted a donation of…

Submitted                                On September 4, Angel Flight East Kootenay accepted a donation of $2834.51 from the Elkford Firefighters Association. (From top, left to right) Firefighter Barry Modin (mechanic), Brent Bidston, President of Angel Flight EK, Lt Jason Kaiser (Driver). (Second row) Firefighter Jason Mills (Pit Crew) LT Neil Hawthorne (Pit Crew) and on the right Marianne Stone from Stone Prints who provided all the logos for the car. Submitted
Presley Lewis pictured with Peacock Hospitality owners Jeremiah and Marina Pauw. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Business owners surprise Fernie employee with scholarship

Presley Lewis will be using the $5000 to pursue a degree in Kinesiology

Presley Lewis pictured with Peacock Hospitality owners Jeremiah and Marina Pauw. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Fernie’s Dawson Hutchinson scored a crowd-stirring shorthanded breakaway goal for the Ghostriders Friday night. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

PHOTOS: Ghostriders win first exhibition match at home

Fernie local Dawson Hutchinson scored a shorthanded breakaway goal for the Ghostriders

Fernie’s Dawson Hutchinson scored a crowd-stirring shorthanded breakaway goal for the Ghostriders Friday night. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
PHOTOS: Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam back in full force

PHOTOS: Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam back in full force

Shock, surprise and excitement was written on the faces of spectators during…

PHOTOS: Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam back in full force
Awareness of danger raised following Highway 3 accident in Hosmer

Awareness of danger raised following Highway 3 accident in Hosmer

Sparwood Mayor Wilks said an increase in visibility could have potentially prevented the accident

Awareness of danger raised following Highway 3 accident in Hosmer
Hotel life a reality for family affected by housing shortage

Hotel life a reality for family affected by housing shortage

Jeanine Smith sits on the edge of her hotel bed while her…

Hotel life a reality for family affected by housing shortage
Grizzly bears, like the one shown in this file photo, have been seen in Sparwood and Elkford in the past week. (File photo/Jim Cooperman/Salmon Arm Observer)

Bears sighted in Fernie, Sparwood, Elkford

Submitted Kathy Murray, WildSafeBC Bear sightings were reported in Fernie by the…

Grizzly bears, like the one shown in this file photo, have been seen in Sparwood and Elkford in the past week. (File photo/Jim Cooperman/Salmon Arm Observer)
Triangle Women’s Institute celebrates latest achievement

Triangle Women’s Institute celebrates latest achievement

The new solar array will help the community hall in Grasmere reduce its impact on the environment

Triangle Women’s Institute celebrates latest achievement
The City of Fernie has voted to hire a full-time Safety Management System (SMS) Resource employee, which will satisfy the eighth and final order issued by WorkSafeBC to the City.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press/File

City of Fernie works to satisfy final WorkSafeBC order

According to Elk Valley RCMP, the investigation into the events at Fernie Memorial Arena is ongoing

The City of Fernie has voted to hire a full-time Safety Management System (SMS) Resource employee, which will satisfy the eighth and final order issued by WorkSafeBC to the City.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press/File
Elk Valley RCMP responded to 506 calls for service between July 25, 2019 and August 26, 2019. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press/File

Fraud, stabbing, graffiti among 506 calls to Elk Valley RCMP in August

[Submitted, Cst. Debra Katerenchuk, Elk Valley RCMP] The Elk Valley RCMP responded…

Elk Valley RCMP responded to 506 calls for service between July 25, 2019 and August 26, 2019. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press/File
Crews responded to a small structure fire near Sparwood the morning of August 27. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press/File

Fire crews extinguish structure fire on Lower Elk Valley Road

A fire in a workshop on Lower Elk Valley Road near Sparwood…

Crews responded to a small structure fire near Sparwood the morning of August 27. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press/File
Submitted/District of Sparwood

Construction begins on Sparwood’s first off-leash dog park

Today the District of Sparwood announced that the construction of Sparwood’s first…

Submitted/District of Sparwood
The grave of Doris Stork, the daughter of Fernie’s first mayor, Alfred Stork.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Discussion revisited regarding unprotected burial site in Fernie

For over 100 years, approximately 83 bodies have rested in a burial…

The grave of Doris Stork, the daughter of Fernie’s first mayor, Alfred Stork.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
City of Fernie.  Free Press/File

City of Fernie advances truth and reconciliation initiatives

The City of Fernie has taken steps towards advancing reconciliation through the…

City of Fernie.  Free Press/File