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Denise Hutchinson shreds on her fat bike. (Photo Contributed)

Fat biking: winter’s fastest growing sport

Locals all over the valley have been taking to the trails after last week’s heavy snowfall

Denise Hutchinson shreds on her fat bike. (Photo Contributed)
Kelsey Merton and Sam Finnigan enjoy the comedic acts. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Infinitea sets stage for amateur women comedians

The joyful event encouraged local ladies to take the stage while celebrating Infinitea’s closure

Kelsey Merton and Sam Finnigan enjoy the comedic acts. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
FVC athletes enjoy themselves at a tournament last season. (Photo Contributed)

Preparations underway for Fernie Volleyball Club’s upcoming season

Tryouts are scheduled for mid-December with practices set to begin early January

FVC athletes enjoy themselves at a tournament last season. (Photo Contributed)
Road sanding on Fernie's 2nd Avenue. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Snow removal pilot project put to the test

The City of Fernie seeks public feedback on the new, more sustainable program

Road sanding on Fernie's 2nd Avenue. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Local Store employees get excited about the opening of their new location. (Photo Contributed)

Local Store prepares to open doors

The shop aims to open it’s doors at the old Freshies location before Christmas

Local Store employees get excited about the opening of their new location. (Photo Contributed)
A clip from The Guardian Elephant Warriors of Reteti. (Photo Contributed)

Wildsight Invermere’s Wild and Scenic Film Festival goes virtual

Nine films will be screened at the annual festival on Nov. 21

A clip from The Guardian Elephant Warriors of Reteti. (Photo Contributed)
Athletes take off at a cross country race this fall. (Photo Cotributed)

Passtrack reflects on successful cross country season

A number of Passtrak athletes beat their personal bests at the provincial championships on November 7

Athletes take off at a cross country race this fall. (Photo Cotributed)
FAR prepares to welcome guests back on Dec. 5. (File Photo)

FAR prepares for opening day on December 5

Tentatively set to open in 16 days, the resort currently has over a metre and a half of base snow

FAR prepares to welcome guests back on Dec. 5. (File Photo)
The fair typically runs throughout late September. (File Photo)

Ferine Museum launches Chautauqua Program Series

The series brings Fernieites a variety of exciting events from December to March

The fair typically runs throughout late September. (File Photo)
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Fernie’s First Responders collect Food Bank donations on Nov. 19

Residents may leave donations on porches in boxes or bags to be picked up prior to 5 p.m.

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Sparwood’s spreads holiday spirit

Businesses in the district are decorating their windows to get residents excited for the holidays

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A fight breaks out on the ice at the Riders’ home opener on Nov. 14. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Riders stomp Dynamiters at home opener

The Ghostriders took home a well-earned 4-3 win on Nov. 14

A fight breaks out on the ice at the Riders’ home opener on Nov. 14. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Caroline Villeneuve gets some air while wake surfing. (Photo Contributed by Jeff Mathis)

Local rider receives Competitive Wake Surf Association’s Legend Award

Caroline Villeneuve was honoured with the award following years of dedication to the sport

Caroline Villeneuve gets some air while wake surfing. (Photo Contributed by Jeff Mathis)
One of the letters was found on the front door of Fernie’s City Hall. (Photo Contributed)

Anonymous resident sprinkles kindness on Fernie businesses

Celebrating World Kindness Day, a series of uplifting letters were taped to doors on Nov. 13

One of the letters was found on the front door of Fernie’s City Hall. (Photo Contributed)
EIDES recently installed new adaptive playground equipment. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

EIDES running smoothly despite new pandemic protocols

Virtual learning and assemblies prove to be successful in schools this autumn

EIDES recently installed new adaptive playground equipment. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
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Winter storm warning in effect for Elk Valley

30 centimetres of snow are expected to land in Fernie before the weekend

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Owner Stephanie Fleming tried to create a space for people to express themselves. (Soranne Floarea/The Free Press)

Infinitea T-Bar: The end of an era

Celebrating eight years of business, Infinitea is going out with a bang this November

Owner Stephanie Fleming tried to create a space for people to express themselves. (Soranne Floarea/The Free Press)
A number of dignitaries were present at the service to lay their wreaths. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Fernie pays respect to fallen soldiers at this year’s Remembrance Day Service

The live-streamed and socially distant service took place at St. Margaret’s Cemetery on Nov. 11

A number of dignitaries were present at the service to lay their wreaths. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
The Sparwood Legion kicked off their annual Poppy Campaign on Oct. 30 as President Wray Mills pinned the first poppy onto Councillor Saad. (Photo Contributed)

Sparwood Legion holds on to Remembrance Day traditions

This year’s service will be keeping beloved formalities intact despite a number of modifications

The Sparwood Legion kicked off their annual Poppy Campaign on Oct. 30 as President Wray Mills pinned the first poppy onto Councillor Saad. (Photo Contributed)
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Elk Valley residents can now book COVID-19 testing online

Tests may now be booked on Interior Health’s website or by calling 1-877-740-7747

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