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Restoration on the Hosmer Mine Site began summer 2020. (Photo Contributed)

Historic Hosmer Mine Site set to undergo revitalization

Plans are underway for making the culture-rich area more accessible for the public

Restoration on the Hosmer Mine Site began summer 2020. (Photo Contributed)
MRB staff and Golden fire jumpers take on a similar treatment at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. (Photo Contributed)

District of Elkford kicks off Wapiti Wildfire Risk Reduction Project

Falling, pruning, pile burning, and the removal of surface fuels will reduce the area’s wildfire risk

MRB staff and Golden fire jumpers take on a similar treatment at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. (Photo Contributed)
A photo of the incident on Jan. 27. (Photo Contributed)

‘Drive to winter conditions’: Fernie Fire Department responds to vehicle rollover

The incident occurred on Highway 3 near Hosmer at around 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 27

A photo of the incident on Jan. 27. (Photo Contributed)
Caleb Wykes, Jade Daniel and Alicia Dennis celebrate Australia Day at the Fernie Hotel and Pub. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Fernie Hotel celebrates the land down under

Sausages sizzled and Vegemite was spread as The Fernie Hotel celebrated Australia Day on Jan. 26.

Caleb Wykes, Jade Daniel and Alicia Dennis celebrate Australia Day at the Fernie Hotel and Pub. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Mike Delich kneels at the start of the Olympic Downhill in 2006. (Photo Contributed)

Fernie local Mike Delich receives CSA’s Dee Read Memorial Award

The award recognizes Delich’s contributions to snowsports as a FIS Technical Delegate

Mike Delich kneels at the start of the Olympic Downhill in 2006. (Photo Contributed)
Branden Macnaughton, Lane Ogden, Kourtney Holberton, and Kally Campbell skate along Sparwood’s new skating trail. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Lace up those skates: District of Sparwood opens public skating trail

The 400 metre long loop is located next to the Recreation and Leisure Centre

Branden Macnaughton, Lane Ogden, Kourtney Holberton, and Kally Campbell skate along Sparwood’s new skating trail. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
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CBT kicks off new year with grant opportunities for Basin residents

A variety of grants are available for eligible community projects, non-profits, and businesses

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FAR kicks off wicked winter events

A number of virtual contests and events are headed Fernie’s way this winter season

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Shop owners Joanna and Aysha Haines celebrate their shop’s grand opening on Jan. 22. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Refillery and lifestyle shop opens in Fernie

Drift and Sonder offers locals a wide range of sustainable, low-waste lifestyle products

Shop owners Joanna and Aysha Haines celebrate their shop’s grand opening on Jan. 22. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Joanna and Aysha Haines opened their business, Drift and Sonder, on Jan. 22. (Soranne Floarea)

New businesses popping up in Fernie despite pandemic headwinds

More businesses in Fernie have opened than closed their doors since the pandemic began

Joanna and Aysha Haines opened their business, Drift and Sonder, on Jan. 22. (Soranne Floarea)
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Sparwood accepting submissions for 2021 Street Art Banner Program

Artwork depicting a love for Sparwood’s community and heritage will be accepted until Feb. 19

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Natalie Joynes, Theo Hepher, Kai Dedey, and Sophia Becker sit on a blanket enjoying FYAN’s summer youth programming. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Job Readiness Workshops available for local youth

Registration is now open for the series of free virtual workshops

Natalie Joynes, Theo Hepher, Kai Dedey, and Sophia Becker sit on a blanket enjoying FYAN’s summer youth programming. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
A number of Elkford’s youth enjoy the SYS.tem Space. (Photo contributed)

SYS.tem Elkford opens up new youth hang out spot

The SYS.tem Space offers youth access to a wide selection of free indoor and outdoor activities

A number of Elkford’s youth enjoy the SYS.tem Space. (Photo contributed)
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Interior Health says COVID positivity rates in Fernie area actually 10-12%

IH say the rates are not as high as previously claimed by the region’s top doctor

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Fernie Delivery is the valley’s first delivery company. (Photo Contributed)

Fernie’s first delivery service kicks off

Fernie Delivery gives residents the chance to get any local goods delivered to their doorstep

Fernie Delivery is the valley’s first delivery company. (Photo Contributed)
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Lights, camera, action: IFF Film Club launches monthly discussions

The club meets virtually every second Tuesday of the month to chat about indie films

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Fernie Heritage Library plans Family Literacy Day events

The Fernie Heritage Library is hosting a number of programs to get kids excited about reading

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Dustin Denham, Colin Standish, Jennifer Sliva, Jennifer King, and Cindy Sleeman rode to the Montane Hut to celebrate Fernie Fatbike Day. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

First ever Fernie Fatbike Day gets local tires spinning

The FMBC’s inaugural event spread the Fernie fatbike stoke all over local trails on Jan. 16

Dustin Denham, Colin Standish, Jennifer Sliva, Jennifer King, and Cindy Sleeman rode to the Montane Hut to celebrate Fernie Fatbike Day. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
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Calling all Elkford non-profits: Bursary Program registration is now open

The bursary gives $1,000 to a local non-profit to assist with community-related projects or programs

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Elkford Business Walks to begin in February

Topics of discussion include changes, successes, and the impact of COVID-19 on businesses

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