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

Expect lines to be longer at FAR: Resort general manager

General manager of FAR Andy Cohen said all resorts that were already open were seeing “amazing visitation”

file photo of fernie alpine resort sign (Scott Tibballs/The Free Press)
Logging in the Ridgemont area above Fernie. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Ridgemont trails to temporarily close due to debris removal

Parastone Developments said it needed to temporarily close some trails while it carried out burning of debris piles

Logging in the Ridgemont area above Fernie. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
The Southeast District's Major Crimes Unit of the RCMP has taken the investigative lead into the death of an Enderby man. (Black Press - file photo)

Crime stats in the Elk Valley: Noise complaints up in Fernie

Sgt. Trevor Tribes of the Elk Valley RCMP updated the City of Fernie and District of Sparwood on happenings in the municipalities

The Southeast District's Major Crimes Unit of the RCMP has taken the investigative lead into the death of an Enderby man. (Black Press - file photo)
The Griz is watching. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

City declines taxpayer funding, commits RMI funding to Griz Days

The City of Fernie traditionally contributes $10,000 to the popular festival

The Griz is watching. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Jason Meldrum said it was important for younger kids to have more to do in town. Pictured here with his son, Carter. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Elkford Biking Club pushes for local park

The club was set up after local dad Jason Meldrum put out a call for help on getting a bike park for Elkford kids

Jason Meldrum said it was important for younger kids to have more to do in town. Pictured here with his son, Carter. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
The RCMP have released an online crime reporting tool. Photo: Phil McLachlan

RCMP update: Fatal accidents, animal cruelty and graffiti in the Elk Valley

Elk Valley RCMP have responded to two fatal traffic accidents in the last month

The RCMP have released an online crime reporting tool. Photo: Phil McLachlan
Teck today announced the development of a new centralized office building in Sparwood, B.C. File photo

District of Sparwood seeks public feedback on Recreation Master Plan

The community will have multiple opportunities for engagement

Teck today announced the development of a new centralized office building in Sparwood, B.C. File photo
City of Fernie city hall. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Province dishes out extra funding for municipalities

The funding is to help facility re-opening and operational costs

City of Fernie city hall. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
The management plan renewal has been postponed as the Columbia Basin Trust moves to support communities during the pandemic. (Columbia Basin Trust photo)

Columbia Basin Trust releases strategic priorities

The CBT had delayed the release of the plan due to the election

The management plan renewal has been postponed as the Columbia Basin Trust moves to support communities during the pandemic. (Columbia Basin Trust photo)
BC forest. (File photo)

Miners should pay for all environmental damages: Poll

The poll also found BC residents believe more protected areas should be created

BC forest. (File photo)
File photo.

Teck Coal reports loss in Q3

The company blamed lower coal prices and reduced demand

File photo.
NDP candidate Wayne Stetski for Kootenay East in the 2020 BC provincial election. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Wayne Stetski: Provincial results could point to federal election

The NDP candidate for Kootenay East said incumbent governments were seeing success in elections across Canada amid the pandemic

NDP candidate Wayne Stetski for Kootenay East in the 2020 BC provincial election. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Teck today announced the development of a new centralized office building in Sparwood, B.C. File photo

District of Sparwood re-zones land for affordable housing

A small parcel of parkland on Pine Ave was re-zoned

Teck today announced the development of a new centralized office building in Sparwood, B.C. File photo
Teck today announced the development of a new centralized office building in Sparwood, B.C. File photo

District ponders indoor space options

Sparwood has three options available for additional indoor space

Teck today announced the development of a new centralized office building in Sparwood, B.C. File photo

Sparwood Aquatic Centre to maintain schedule despite staff shortages

District councillors voiced approval for the centre to incur overtime

The BC Liberals Tom Shypitka has swept Kootenay East according to preliminary results in the 2020 BC election. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Shypitka holds lead in Kootenay East on final count

The BC Liberal candidate has been returned to represent the riding

The BC Liberals Tom Shypitka has swept Kootenay East according to preliminary results in the 2020 BC election. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
A three-court volleyball complex in Raymond, Alberta similar to the one desired by the Fernie Volleyball Club. (Image contributed by Fernie Volleyball Club)

Fernie backs volleyball courts campaign

The Fernie Volleyball Club had asked for city support in seeking grants

A three-court volleyball complex in Raymond, Alberta similar to the one desired by the Fernie Volleyball Club. (Image contributed by Fernie Volleyball Club)
The Sparwood Gold Club. (Photo courtesy of Sparwood Golf Club)

Sparwood Golf Club reports good year of work and play

The club president updated the Sparwood council on their past year at the most recent council meeting

The Sparwood Gold Club. (Photo courtesy of Sparwood Golf Club)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix provide update on COVID-19 in Vancouver B.C., Sept. 17, 2020. (B.C. government)

Encouragement vs. enforcement: Businesses, municipalities weigh mask expectations

Fernie Mayor Ange Qualizza said it was important to focus on voluntary compliance over bylaw enforcement

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix provide update on COVID-19 in Vancouver B.C., Sept. 17, 2020. (B.C. government)
The Elk River Pedestrian Bridge in Sparwood could be at risk without mitigation works. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Sparwood applies for erosion mitigation funding

The Elk River Pedestrian Bridge is at risk due to erosion

The Elk River Pedestrian Bridge in Sparwood could be at risk without mitigation works. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)