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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 ÉIDES 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 ÉIDES 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
The proposed organics and composting program is so less of this ends up in landfill. (Madi Bragg / The Free Press)

Fernie (hopefully) dives into composting

The city has voted to apply for funding for city-wide organics collection

The proposed organics and composting program is so less of this ends up in landfill. (Madi Bragg / The Free Press)
City of Fernie city hall. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

City of Fernie allocates $11,000 in discretionary grants

The City of Fernie has voted to dish out $11,000 in discretionary…

City of Fernie city hall. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Members of the Sparwood Curling Club ladies league donated $300 to the Sparwood Food Bank. Pictured, L-R: Brenda Bedard and Barb Endicott of the Sparwood Curling Club, and Tami Chechotko of the Sparwood Food Bank. (Picture contributed)

Sparwood Curling Club digs deep for Food Bank

The ladies league of the Sparwood Curling club has donated $300 to…

Members of the Sparwood Curling Club ladies league donated $300 to the Sparwood Food Bank. Pictured, L-R: Brenda Bedard and Barb Endicott of the Sparwood Curling Club, and Tami Chechotko of the Sparwood Food Bank. (Picture contributed)
City of Fernie city hall. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Housekeeping for 2021: Fernie appoints a whole lot of liaisons

The City of Fernie has been doing some housekeeping and planning for…

City of Fernie city hall. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Teck signage in Elkford, BC. (Soranne Floarea / The Free Press)

Wilks: Teck has our back when it comes to COVID-19

Sparwood Mayor Wilks said he had full confidence in Teck’s response to a cluster at its Elk Valley operations

Teck signage in Elkford, BC. (Soranne Floarea / The Free Press)
The death of a Teck Coal employee at Elkview Operations on Sunday is under investigation. File photo

Teck braces for strike action at export terminal

The company didn’t say whether a strike would impact mining operations

The death of a Teck Coal employee at Elkview Operations on Sunday is under investigation. File photo
Jillian Rutherford and Andrew Hayden - owners of the Fernie Distillers. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Shopping local more important than ever

Spending dollars in the Elk Valley keeps businesses open and workers employed

Jillian Rutherford and Andrew Hayden - owners of the Fernie Distillers. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
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Teck digs deep for local health

The company announced a $250,000 donation

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file photo of fernie alpine resort sign (Scott Tibballs/The Free Press)

Fernie ski shuttle gets going

With reduced capacity due to COVID-spacing, some minor changes have been made

file photo of fernie alpine resort sign (Scott Tibballs/The Free Press)
Angel Flight East Kootenay pilot and co-founder Brent Bidston with some patients being flown between East Kootenay communities and Kelowna. (Photo contributed by Brent Bidston)

Angel Flight keeps busy through 2020

The dark clouds of the pandemic didn’t stop the East Kootenay charity

Angel Flight East Kootenay pilot and co-founder Brent Bidston with some patients being flown between East Kootenay communities and Kelowna. (Photo contributed by Brent Bidston)