Scott Tibballs

The City of Fernie’s pilot snow plow program is ongoing through the 2020-21 winter season. (Soranne Floarea / The Free Press)

City soldiers on with snow plow pilot

So far challenges have been in significant rain-on-snow events, and snowfall over weekends

The City of Fernie’s pilot snow plow program is ongoing through the 2020-21 winter season. (Soranne Floarea / The Free Press)
Teck and the Ktunaxa Nation have signed a joint land management agreement for 7,150 hectares of habitat in the Elk Valley area. (Photo contributed by Teck)

Teck, Ktunaxa sign conservation agreement on 7,150 hectares of land

The land is home to significant habitat for numerous species in Southeast BC

Teck and the Ktunaxa Nation have signed a joint land management agreement for 7,150 hectares of habitat in the Elk Valley area. (Photo contributed by Teck)
City of Fernie welcome sign. (File photo)

Light at the end of the tunnel: Tourism industry looks beyond January

The industry is optimistic for the future, but pessimistic for January

City of Fernie welcome sign. (File photo)
Fernie local Mary Weselake has made 1,600 masks to raise money for Angel Flight East Kootenay in 2020. (Photo contributed)

Fernie sewer makes 1,600 masks in 2020

Mary Weselake has been making masks to help raise money for Angel Flight East Kootenay

Fernie local Mary Weselake has made 1,600 masks to raise money for Angel Flight East Kootenay in 2020. (Photo contributed)
A Canada Post community post box broken into at Dicken Rd, near Fernie. (Photo contributed by Todd Weselake)

Post box bandits run amok in Elk Valley

At least six community post boxes have been broken into in the last two months

A Canada Post community post box broken into at Dicken Rd, near Fernie. (Photo contributed by Todd Weselake)
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Moderna vaccine to arrive in Elk Valley this week

The Elk Valley Physicians said priority would be given to those in long-term care

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Skiers on the Boomerang Chair at Fernie Alpine Resort. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

RCR confident in COVID-protocols

FAR remains open to all, but RCR executives encourage compliance with travel advisories

Skiers on the Boomerang Chair at Fernie Alpine Resort. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Skiers on the Boomerang Chair at Fernie Alpine Resort. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

RCR confident in COVID-protocols

FAR remains open to all, but RCR executives encourage compliance with travel advisories

Skiers on the Boomerang Chair at Fernie Alpine Resort. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
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Curve bends in BC, locally

There were only six cases of COVID-19 reported in the Fernie health area in the last reporting period

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There are no fat-bike dedicated trails around Fernie. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

City ponders grooming

A pilot program would see an increase in the length of trails groomed around Fernie

There are no fat-bike dedicated trails around Fernie. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
The district of Sparwood is seeking feedback on its Recreation Master Plan. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Sparwood mulls over allocating provinces COVID-cash

The district reported $600,000 in lost revenue that the federal and provincial funding would go to cover

The district of Sparwood is seeking feedback on its Recreation Master Plan. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Brent Bidston of Angel Flight. (Photo contributed)

Angel Flight’s Brent Bidston wins Area A Volunteer of the Year

The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) has celebrated five volunteers from…

Brent Bidston of Angel Flight. (Photo contributed)
The Trites-Leroux mansion in Fernie has been undergoing works for the last few years to bring it up to code. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Trites-Leroux hits the market

The mansion is for sale for $1.5 million

The Trites-Leroux mansion in Fernie has been undergoing works for the last few years to bring it up to code. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
File photo for editorials by Scott Tibballs (Scott Tibballs/The Free Press)

Editor’s column: Merry Christmas to everyone but 2020

We’re still a week off, but I’m ready to bid adieu to…

File photo for editorials by Scott Tibballs (Scott Tibballs/The Free Press)
Santa getting some love from some friendly dogs in Elkford. (Photo contributed)

Santa pays Elkford a visit

Claus was seen spreading cheer last week

Santa getting some love from some friendly dogs in Elkford. (Photo contributed)
The Griz himself. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Griz funds in the air

The city has decided to wait for more clarity on the public health orders before allocating additional funding

The Griz himself. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Fat bike enthusiasts (or Santa's helpers) joined in the parade. (Photo credit: District of Sparwood)

Santa tours Sparwood

The jolly man enjoyed a comprehensive tour of the town

Fat bike enthusiasts (or Santa's helpers) joined in the parade. (Photo credit: District of Sparwood)
Currently only Phase 1A of the Fernie Valley Pathway is being worked on, and only reaches McLeod Ave in West Fernie. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Fernie applies for more funding to push ahead with Fernie Valley Pathway

The pathway would eventually link downtown Fernie with the Fernie Alpine Resort

Currently only Phase 1A of the Fernie Valley Pathway is being worked on, and only reaches McLeod Ave in West Fernie. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Though IDES has its doors closed, staff continue to assist students and their families from home. Soranne Floarea/The Free Press

Province splashes cash on increased school capacity for Fernie

The BC government announced it was spending $11.4 million on new classrooms at √ČIDES and a new school site

Though IDES has its doors closed, staff continue to assist students and their families from home. Soranne Floarea/The Free Press
Though IDES has its doors closed, staff continue to assist students and their families from home. Soranne Floarea/The Free Press

Province splashes cash on increased school capacity for Fernie

The BC government announced it was spending $11.4 million on new classrooms at √ČIDES and a new school site

Though IDES has its doors closed, staff continue to assist students and their families from home. Soranne Floarea/The Free Press