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Composite of all candidates for Fernie City Council at the 2022 municipal elections: Ange Qualizza, Nic Milligan, Jesse Mould, Kyle Hamilton, Troy Nixon, Ted Shoesmith, Patrick Burke, Zuzana Simpson, Blaine Fabi, April Montague, Spencer Gough, Jonathan MacGregor, Tracey Audia Kelly, Kevin McIsaac, Harshan Ramadass, Bob Langfield. (Images of Qualizza, Fabi and Montague contributed, remainder are BPM file)

Fernie election reader questions: On expanding the city’s borders

The Free Press asked all 16 candidates for Fernie city council a reader question about where they stood on annexing neighbouring built-up areas

Composite of all candidates for Fernie City Council at the 2022 municipal elections: Ange Qualizza, Nic Milligan, Jesse Mould, Kyle Hamilton, Troy Nixon, Ted Shoesmith, Patrick Burke, Zuzana Simpson, Blaine Fabi, April Montague, Spencer Gough, Jonathan MacGregor, Tracey Audia Kelly, Kevin McIsaac, Harshan Ramadass, Bob Langfield. (Images of Qualizza, Fabi and Montague contributed, remainder are BPM file)
Diagnosed with spastic cerebral palsy when he was very young, Corkum has learned to ski, plays rugby and wants to support inclusion sports programs for everyone. (Submitted)

‘Inclusion Warrior’ to summit Mount Fernie to fundraise for local charity

Diagnosed with spastic cerebral palsy when he was young, Matthew Corkum supports inclusive sports programs

Diagnosed with spastic cerebral palsy when he was very young, Corkum has learned to ski, plays rugby and wants to support inclusion sports programs for everyone. (Submitted)
First Avenue in Fernie will be converted to one-way following works to be carried out in October. (Image courtesy of City of Fernie)

Downtown Fernie parking project gets underway

Three locations near downtown Fernie will be worked on in coming weeks

First Avenue in Fernie will be converted to one-way following works to be carried out in October. (Image courtesy of City of Fernie)
The Festival kicked off with a bike parade from City Hall in Fernie on September 22. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Elk Valley Pride Festival kicks off in Fernie

A small crowd gathered for a flag raising and remarks at City Hall on Thursday afternoon

The Festival kicked off with a bike parade from City Hall in Fernie on September 22. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Composite of all candidates for Fernie City Council at the 2022 municipal elections: Ange Qualizza, Nic Milligan, Jesse Mould, Kyle Hamilton, Troy Nixon, Ted Shoesmith, Patrick Burke, Zuzana Simpson, Blaine Fabi, April Montague, Spencer Gough, Jonathan MacGregor, Tracey Audia Kelly, Kevin McIsaac, Harshan Ramadass, Bob Langfield. (contributed, and file photos)

Fernie election reader questions: Candidates stances on greenhouse gas emissions

The Free Press asked all 16 candidates for Fernie city council a reader question about greenhouse gas emissions

Composite of all candidates for Fernie City Council at the 2022 municipal elections: Ange Qualizza, Nic Milligan, Jesse Mould, Kyle Hamilton, Troy Nixon, Ted Shoesmith, Patrick Burke, Zuzana Simpson, Blaine Fabi, April Montague, Spencer Gough, Jonathan MacGregor, Tracey Audia Kelly, Kevin McIsaac, Harshan Ramadass, Bob Langfield. (contributed, and file photos)
Fernie Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards in 2018. (BPM file photo)

Hundreds of businesses get nominated for Fernie’s Business Excellence Awards

The top three nominees for the 2022 awards will be revealed on October 7

Fernie Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards in 2018. (BPM file photo)
Elkview operations above Sparwood will be impacted by a plant failure. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Teck reports plant outage at Elkview coal mine

The mine above Sparwood will be impacted by up to a two-month repair time

Elkview operations above Sparwood will be impacted by a plant failure. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Fernie Pride volunteers helping bring a little more rainbow fabulousness to downtown Fernie, just in time for the Elk Valley Pride Festival. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Fernie gets more rainbows for pride

Fernie has a re-vitalized rainbow crosswalk just in time for the Elk Valley Pride Festival

Fernie Pride volunteers helping bring a little more rainbow fabulousness to downtown Fernie, just in time for the Elk Valley Pride Festival. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
The Fernie Chamber of Commerce. (BPM File Photo)

Fernie chamber lays down ‘Municipal Election Platform’ of expectations

The chamber has some high expectations for candidates going into the October 15 election

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce. (BPM File Photo)
Nic Milligan speaking at his election campaign kickoff at the Legion in Fernie. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Fernie starts electioneering in earnest

The race to October 15 has begun, with lots happening in the lead-up to decide the community’s leadership for the next four years

Nic Milligan speaking at his election campaign kickoff at the Legion in Fernie. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Zuzana Simpson is running for Fernie city council. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Zuzana Simpson running for Fernie council

Simpson has lived in Fernie for 42 years, and recently retired from operating Ski Base downtown

Zuzana Simpson is running for Fernie city council. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Hungry Baytaluke is running for Sparwood mayor. (Contributed)

Hungry Baytaluke running for Sparwood mayor

Baytaluke has previously served 12 years on the district council

Hungry Baytaluke is running for Sparwood mayor. (Contributed)
FBC production supervisor Anita Roloff showing off a new limited-edition ‘Crafted with Love’ t-shirt. (Contributed by FBC)

Fernie Brewing and Fernie Pride collaborate to release limited edition brew and merch for pride festival

Try out the brew at the FBC on September 22, or buy a fancy new shirt

FBC production supervisor Anita Roloff showing off a new limited-edition ‘Crafted with Love’ t-shirt. (Contributed by FBC)
Fernie City Hall, Sparwood municipal flags, Elkford Municipal Hall, RDEK offices. (Composite image of BPM photos)

Elk Valley chambers set all-candidate forums for election

Voters in Fernie, Sparwood and Elkford can hear candidates speak t events in each community

Fernie City Hall, Sparwood municipal flags, Elkford Municipal Hall, RDEK offices. (Composite image of BPM photos)
Ange Qualizza speaking at UBCM. (Contributed)

Fernie mayor acclaimed as VP at UBCM

Ange Qualizza was unopposed in her bid to move up the executive at the provincial body for local governments

Ange Qualizza speaking at UBCM. (Contributed)
Kourtney Holberton and Kally Campbell skate along Sparwood's new skating trail. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Sparwood’s skating loop gets provincial kudos

The district received an honorable mention in community excellence awards

Kourtney Holberton and Kally Campbell skate along Sparwood's new skating trail. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
April Montague is running for a Fernie City Council seat. (Image contributed)

April Montague declares run for Fernie city council

Montague said she wanted to be a voice for the under-privileged in town that were left out of conversations

April Montague is running for a Fernie City Council seat. (Image contributed)
Steven Kallies is running for a seat on Sparwood council in 2022. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Steven Kallies running for a Sparwood council seat

Kallies moved to the community in 2020, and wanted to give back to the community that had welcomed him and his family

Steven Kallies is running for a seat on Sparwood council in 2022. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Fernie council candidate Patrick Burke. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press )

Patrick Burke running for a Fernie council seat

Burke previously served on council between 2005 and 2008

Fernie council candidate Patrick Burke. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press )
Blaine Fabi with his son, Jensen. Blaine is running for a seat on City of Fernie council in the October 2022 elections. (Image contributed by Blaine Fabi)

Blaine Fabi running for a Fernie council seat

Fabi grew up in Fernie, and returned to the community in 2020

Blaine Fabi with his son, Jensen. Blaine is running for a seat on City of Fernie council in the October 2022 elections. (Image contributed by Blaine Fabi)