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Albus and Ella are among the 7.9 million cats said to live in Canadian households. Overall, Canadian households spent more $8 billion on various pet-related items. (Nicole Crescenzi/Black Press).

Elkford mulls cat licensing proposal

District of Elkford councillors have voted to give first reading to a…

Albus and Ella are among the 7.9 million cats said to live in Canadian households. Overall, Canadian households spent more $8 billion on various pet-related items. (Nicole Crescenzi/Black Press).
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Top mining body in BC adds changes to carbon tax to wishlist

The Mining Association of BC says BC miners are disadvantaged

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Teck reports loss of fish due to construction operations

The company reported 26 dead Westslope cutthroat trout due to low water levels

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Free fireworks are always a big hit at Griz Days.

Chamber makes its case for Griz Days 2021

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is committed to making Griz Days happen, but is looking for city support

Free fireworks are always a big hit at Griz Days.
BC ELECTION

Kootenay East voters out in droves already

A third of Kootenay East voters have either already voted or requested mail-in ballots

BC ELECTION
Where a five-point bull elk shot in a bow-only area near Sparwood. (Photo contributed by Conservation Officer Service.)

Conservation Officers seek info on bull elk shot in bow-only area

The five-point bull elk was shot near Sparwood on Oct. 18

Where a five-point bull elk shot in a bow-only area near Sparwood. (Photo contributed by Conservation Officer Service.)
STA members and non-members alike are encouraged to send in photos of their trail adventures. (Photo contributed by Scott Tibballs)

Sparwood Trails Alliance fundraises for Lunch Loop

Trail adventurers are invited to submit photos of their adventures for an STA calendar

STA members and non-members alike are encouraged to send in photos of their trail adventures. (Photo contributed by Scott Tibballs)
BC ELECTION

Voters hit the polls early

17 per cent of Kootenay East voters have already voted, with four days to go until the election

BC ELECTION
NWP Coal is the company pushing the Crown Mountain project. (Photo courtesy of NWP Coal)

Crown Mountain project inches forward

Another coal mine for the Elk Valley is in the works

NWP Coal is the company pushing the Crown Mountain project. (Photo courtesy of NWP Coal)
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Main Roads warns of snow over weekend

It’s expected to snow in most areas covered by the East Kootenay Service Area

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Tom Shypitka, Wayne Stetski, Kerri Wall and moderator Thomas Skelton at the Oct. 15 Elk Valley all-candidates forum. (Source: zoom)

At a glance: Kootenay East candidates go head-to-head in Elk Valley forum

Shypitka, Stetski and Wall called in to the zoom forum to talk all things Elk Valley

Tom Shypitka, Wayne Stetski, Kerri Wall and moderator Thomas Skelton at the Oct. 15 Elk Valley all-candidates forum. (Source: zoom)
Teck today announced the development of a new centralized office building in Sparwood, B.C. File photo

Sparwood to revisit vote on contraception support

District mayor says vote is a moot point as UBCM supports campaign

Teck today announced the development of a new centralized office building in Sparwood, B.C. File photo
The location of the land that would be re-zoned for a future school in Fernie. (Source: Google maps)

City of Fernie gives thumbs-up to re-zone land for future school

The land is within the Castle Mountain neighbourhood

The location of the land that would be re-zoned for a future school in Fernie. (Source: Google maps)
“Garbage”: East Kootenay psych resources not good enough according to Fernie local

“Garbage”: East Kootenay psych resources not good enough according to Fernie local

Travis Clapp says better mental health services need to be made available to Elk Valley locals

“Garbage”: East Kootenay psych resources not good enough according to Fernie local
FMBC sees out 2020 with High Roller

FMBC sees out 2020 with High Roller

The ever-popular event proved a hit in 2020 with great weather and solid turnout

FMBC sees out 2020 with High Roller
City of Fernie welcome sign. (File photo)

Tourism Master Plan: Snapshots and insights

The TMP helps guide ideas and directions for tourism in Fernie

City of Fernie welcome sign. (File photo)
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Editorial: Politics, tourism and charity in the Elk Valley

The week that was had a little bit of everything

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Spardell Mobile Home owner fined, given extension as 5-year water pipe debacle continues

Spardell Mobile Home owner fined, given extension as 5-year water pipe debacle continues

Interior Health has given Rick Pater an extra month to fix the pipes at Spardell Mobile Home park

Spardell Mobile Home owner fined, given extension as 5-year water pipe debacle continues
Clear water: Teck water treatment facility nears completion

Clear water: Teck water treatment facility nears completion

Teck will be flicking the switch on the Fording River South facility within months

Clear water: Teck water treatment facility nears completion
BC Liberals candidate Tom Shypitka (left) and NDP candidate Wayne Stetski (right) are running for Kootenay East in the 2020 BC election. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

NDP, BC Liberal Candidates tour through Elk Valley

Shypitka and Stetski were in Fernie, Sparwood and Elkford to get their election pitches across to voters today

BC Liberals candidate Tom Shypitka (left) and NDP candidate Wayne Stetski (right) are running for Kootenay East in the 2020 BC election. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)