Jonathan Arenson

Elkford restaurant catches fire

Crews responded to the Sunrise restaurant around 6 a.m. and put out the fire which was contained to the kitchen.

A BC Hydro smart meter caught fire on Wednesday several hours after it was installed at the Sparwood post office.

Sparwood fire fighters respond to the Sparwood post office

Smoke was seen rising from the area where a new smart meter had been installed.

A BC Hydro smart meter caught fire on Wednesday several hours after it was installed at the Sparwood post office.
Fernie’s Avalanche City Roller Girls will be competing at the Memorial Arena on August 4.

Rock and Roll-er derby

Fernie's Avalanche City Roller Girls compete at the Memorial Arena on August 4.

Fernie’s Avalanche City Roller Girls will be competing at the Memorial Arena on August 4.

A weekend aerial adventure at Fernie Alpine Resort

Check out the slideshow of The Free Press staff, family and friends at the Fernie Aerial Playground and Rippin' Zipline

Serge Chiasson riding in the Canadian Flathead during the 4418-kilometre Tour Divide bike race in June.

Fernie man placed fifth at the 4418-kilometre Tour Divide Bike Race

Serge Chiasson called Tour Divide, "the most expensive free race in the world."

Serge Chiasson riding in the Canadian Flathead during the 4418-kilometre Tour Divide bike race in June.
Fernie's 15 year old sanding truck will be replaced in time for winter

Fernie to get a new sanding truck by winter

The $120,000 sander will replace the current 15 year old truck

Fernie's 15 year old sanding truck will be replaced in time for winter
A handicap parking spot on Second Avenue in Fernie gets a fresh coat of paint.

Handicap parking spots in Fernie will soon be more visible

Twenty parking spots will be repainted throughout the next week

A handicap parking spot on Second Avenue in Fernie gets a fresh coat of paint.

BC Hydro’s new smart meters may help RMCP with busting marijuana grow ops

Elk Valley RCMP has busted three marijuana grow ops since April, 2012.

We Are The City will be performing at the Wapiti Music Festival on Saturday

Spirits fly high at Wapiti Music Festival

The festival features some of the best local breweries and wineries.

We Are The City will be performing at the Wapiti Music Festival on Saturday
Grass Roots Bistro's Nutty Mushroom Burger served with grass and root chips.

The Grass Roots Bistro opens in Fernie

The vegetarian restaurant offers up nutritional, balanced, delicious fare.

Grass Roots Bistro's Nutty Mushroom Burger served with grass and root chips.

Bring Your Own Wine arrives in BC

Licensed restaurants can now allow customers to bring in their own wine while dining.

New LED lights will replace the current metal halide lights on Second Avenue in Fernie.

Bright lights, little city

New energy efficient LED lights are coming to downtown Fernie.

New LED lights will replace the current metal halide lights on Second Avenue in Fernie.
BC Minister of Transportation

Canadian Pacific honours Teck Chairman, Dr. Norman Keevil

BC Transportation Minister, Blair Lekstrom, and East Kootenay MLA, Bill Bennett, ride the train to the commemoration ceremony.

BC Minister of Transportation
Riders getting ready to roll at the Highline 100 Ride

Taking Highline to the border and back

The ninth annual Highline 100 Ride raises money for the Elk Valley Hospital Foundation and the Fernie Alpine Ski Team

Riders getting ready to roll at the Highline 100 Ride

BC Hydro starts smart meter installation

BC Hydro have told Fernie City council that residents will not be given the option to opt out of having a smart meter installed.

Michael Rault will be playing the Wapiti Music Festival

Michael Rault will rock Wapiti

Rault will be in Fernie for the festival just on the heels of his second studio album release, Whirlpool.

Michael Rault will be playing the Wapiti Music Festival

Fernie may soon get more affordable housing options

The Elk Valley Family Society's proposal has been accepted by the Columbia Basin Trust and BC Housing

Sam Scott in fine form

Kootenay beach volleyball coach takes advantage of second chance

Sam Scott had a lung removed while coaching in Brazil. Now he's back and ready to take on all comers at the BC Summer Games

Sam Scott in fine form
Yama2Go's mobile solar powered sushi truck sets up shop in Sparwood

Sparwood welcomes mobile food truck

Yama2Go's solar-powered sushi truck is the first mobile food vendor allowed to operate in Sparwood.

Yama2Go's mobile solar powered sushi truck sets up shop in Sparwood
Mitch DeRosier

Born Ruffians gear up for Wapiti

Canadian indie-rockers, Born Ruffians, are gearing up to play Fernie in August when they headline the Wapiti Music Festival.

Mitch DeRosier