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(From left to right) Twin Meadows Animal Rescue co-directors Puneet Grewal and Nycki Wannamaker with Stick & Stone manager Meaghan Collins, and Stick & Stone owner SJ Nelson. Pictured here with Blue, Hombre, Daphne,Skye and Freedom. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

‘Rescue starts from the moment they come through the doors’: TMARS co-founder

Puneet Grewal of Elkford co-founded TMARS in 2020, and with the help of a small army of volunteers and fosters has helped dozens of animals find homes

(From left to right) Twin Meadows Animal Rescue co-directors Puneet Grewal and Nycki Wannamaker with Stick & Stone manager Meaghan Collins, and Stick & Stone owner SJ Nelson. Pictured here with Blue, Hombre, Daphne,Skye and Freedom. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
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B.C. ranks as fourth most attractive Canadian jurisdiction for resources companies

B.C. was ahead of neighbouring Alberta, which was ranked as the seventh-best Canadian jurisdiction

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Flowers given to seniors that were 'adopted' through the Buds and Blooms program. (Image contributed by Lilac Terrace, Sparwood)

Brighten a senior’s day with flowers

Receiving flowers can improve well-being by lifting spirits, so the folks at…

Flowers given to seniors that were 'adopted' through the Buds and Blooms program. (Image contributed by Lilac Terrace, Sparwood)
City of Fernie city hall. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Fernie creates rental zone in Castle Mountain neighbourhood

Community feedback had been robust

City of Fernie city hall. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
MP for Kootenay-Columbia Rob Morrison looks back on 2020. (Submitted)

Morrison talks gun control, vaccines, mines

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison presented to the Sparwood Council last week

MP for Kootenay-Columbia Rob Morrison looks back on 2020. (Submitted)
Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.

Fernie COVID-19 community cluster contained

97 cases were linked to the cluster declared last month

Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.
The Fernie Chamber of Commerce hosted this year's virtual 2020 Business Awards. (File Photo)

Chamber’s ‘pulse check’ in Fernie’s businesses shows optimism still high

Businesses were surveyed each month through 2020

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce hosted this year's virtual 2020 Business Awards. (File Photo)
The Elk River Pedestrian Bridge in Sparwood could be at risk without mitigation works. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Sparwood seeks proposals on erosion mitigation for crucial bridge

The Elk River Pedestrian Bridge is crucial infrastructure for pedestrians and riders around town

The Elk River Pedestrian Bridge in Sparwood could be at risk without mitigation works. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
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2021 Fernie-hosted International Snow Science Workshop cancelled

The event was to be held in Fernie last year, but was delayed due to the pandemic

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The Fernie Legion donated $500 each to Elk Valley Search and Rescue, Angel Flight East Kootenay, the Elk Valley Dolphins Swim Club, the Fernie Cadet Corp and Days for Girls. Pictured left to right: ?, ?, Jeannie Watson and Brent Bidston. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Fernie Legion digs deep for local causes

The Legion donated $500 each to five local groups

The Fernie Legion donated $500 each to Elk Valley Search and Rescue, Angel Flight East Kootenay, the Elk Valley Dolphins Swim Club, the Fernie Cadet Corp and Days for Girls. Pictured left to right: ?, ?, Jeannie Watson and Brent Bidston. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
The turnoff to Teck's Line Creek Operations in the Elk Valley. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Teck coal profits down in 2020, pins hopes to Chinese recovery

The company released it’s Q4 and 2020 un-audited numbers on Feb. 17

The turnoff to Teck's Line Creek Operations in the Elk Valley. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
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Sparwood kindergarten students decorate town hall

Students from FJM made ice ornaments with wooden hearts in them to commemorate Have A Heart day

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Volunteers from the Elk Valley Thrift Shop Society. (Contributed by Katrin Taylor)

Elk Valley Thrift Shop celebrates half a million in donations

The EVTSS has donated $502,000 to local causes in the Elk Valley since it opened

Volunteers from the Elk Valley Thrift Shop Society. (Contributed by Katrin Taylor)
District of Sparwood gateway banner. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Sparwood votes in favour of non-medical cannabis business opening in district

Public feedback was split down the middle, while councillors voted 5-2 in support

District of Sparwood gateway banner. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.

COVID-19 numbers stay the same for Fernie

No new cases identified since the last update from IH

Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Man dies in fire at Fernie Mobile Home Park

A fire broke out on Monday at the Fernie Mobile Home Park, claiming the life of one resident

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
The Elk River. (Phil Maclachlan photo)

Teck begins commissioning Elkview water treatment expansion

The expansion doubles the capacity of the facility, which filters selenium and nitrate

The Elk River. (Phil Maclachlan photo)
Pride and Transgender flags wave on the lawn of Fernie's City Hall. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Fernie Pride to look at inclusivity across Elk Valley

The local LGBTQ2 society received a grant from the federal government to undertake a community study

Pride and Transgender flags wave on the lawn of Fernie's City Hall. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
District of Sparwood gateway banner. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Sparwood property values jump 11 per cent for 2021: BC Assessment

The district remains “relatively affordable” compared to neighbouring Fernie

District of Sparwood gateway banner. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
A CP Rail engine car in Fernie, B.C. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

CP Rail report derailment in Crowsnest Pass

A freight train carrying potash derailed on Friday evening

A CP Rail engine car in Fernie, B.C. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)