Scott Tibballs

Outdoor options to fuel winter tourism

Suppliers in the Elk Valley foresee increased interest over winter

Conservation Officers seek public assistance

A mule deer buck was poached within Elkford town limits

Sparwood council defers endorsing Teck dust management plan

District staff noted the company had not adequately responded to concerns raised

Pick all your apples and save the bears

As summer ends, bears become more active looking for food

Rainbow Foundation of Hope comes to Fernie Pride

The foundation was co-founded by a local that wanted to help vulnerable refugees

FCC, SCC plot out how to best support businesses in Elk Valley during COVID-recovery

Business in the valley has taken a hit with travel restrictions and closed borders

That’s a wrap: Summer tourism outperforms pessimistic forecast

Tourism Fernie reported some operators managed to outperform August numbers from 2019

UPDATE: Fire above Sparwood no threat to community

Mayor David Wilks reported it may be due to an exposed coal seam

EKC makes $5,000 donation to Elk Valley ultrasound campaign

The EKC challenged other businesses to help the campaign hit its $300,000 target

City of Fernie to extend pilot snow removal program

Councillors voted unanimously on Sep. 17 to extend the program due to a lack of data points and disruption due to the pandemic

14 car batteries cleared from Elk River near Elkford

The ERA is encouraging eager volunteers to reach out to help keep the river clean

Terry Fox Run only three days away

It’s not too late to donate

Trites-Leroux Mansion set to be restored

The historic Fernie property will have six additional units added if its owners follow through with its development

Fire breaks out above Sparwood

Mayor David Wilks reported it may be due to an exposed coal seam

Kootenay man fined $7,000 for BC Wildlife Act violations

The man plead guilty to charges at Terrace Provincial Court

Fernie man fined $7,000 for wildlife act violations

The man plead guilty to charges at Terrace Provincial Court

Smoky skies linger over Elk Valley

Air quality in interior B.C. is currently low as smoke is pushed inland from the coast

Sparwood has risen to the challenges of 2020: Wilks

In a chat with The Free Press, Wilks talked about priorities for the remainder of his term, the challenges of 2020 and what’s to come

Real estate market runs hot through August

East Kootenay Realty reported 154 transactions last month

Editorial: Get ahead of fire risks

Fire is an annual threat to this part of the world, so why not be more proactive about it?