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Colleen Braconnier and her care aid, Karla McKie, outside of Rocky Mountain Village. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

‘We have such a good group here’: Local senior keeps head held high throughout pandemic

COVID-19 hasn’t stopped RMV resident, Colleen Braconnier, from remaining positive

Colleen Braconnier and her care aid, Karla McKie, outside of Rocky Mountain Village. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Angel Flight East Kootenay was one of the three recipients of funding from the inaugural Giving Event. (Photo Contributed)

100 local women collect $10,500 for community organizations

The 100 WWC Fernie donated $3,500 to three grassroots organizations via their first Giving Event

Angel Flight East Kootenay was one of the three recipients of funding from the inaugural Giving Event. (Photo Contributed)
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KES brings employment education to those over 55

The Encore program is targeted to adults past traditional retirement years looking for employment

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Fernie Chamber to host virtual chat with business and physicians Jan. 18

The online conversation seeks to address issues including contact tracing in the community

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A photo from an early construction stage taken in the fall of 2020. (Photo Contributed)

Elkford’s Meeting Place comes to life

Construction on the outdoor space is set to wrap up this coming summer

A photo from an early construction stage taken in the fall of 2020. (Photo Contributed)
The RDEK is accepting applications for the CBT’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs. File Photo)

CBT’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs accept proposals

Sparwood reminds residents to apply for the grants prior to Jan. 18 at 2 p.m.

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Edge of the World employee, Tim Wilde, poses with one of this year’s entries. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Edge of the World launches into third-annual Colouring Contest

The popular competition is open to kids 12 and under, with submissions due by Jan. 31

Edge of the World employee, Tim Wilde, poses with one of this year’s entries. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Cindy Sleeman dresses up for a December ride. (Photo Contributed)

FMBC kicks off inaugural Fernie Fatbike Day

Residents are encouraged to hit the trails on Jan. 16 to celebrate the popular winter sport

Cindy Sleeman dresses up for a December ride. (Photo Contributed)
The Fabrics of History exhibit by the Fernie Spinners and Weavers Guild has been extended to Jan. 24. (Photo Contributed)

Reel Canadian Film Festival hits home theatres

The Fernie Chautauqua Program Series continues with exciting 2021 programming

The Fabrics of History exhibit by the Fernie Spinners and Weavers Guild has been extended to Jan. 24. (Photo Contributed)
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Three Fernie Hotel and Pub employees in isolation

Three of the pub’s kitchen staff are self-isolating due to potential exposure to COVID-19

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First round of COVID-19 vaccinations complete in Fernie

200 doses of the vaccine were administered to the residents and care aids at RMV

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Honourable mention, Dreaming of Legoland, racked up major cuteness points. (Photo Contributed)

FAR’s Ultimate Snowman Competition winners released

Twelve icy cold, creative submissions awaited votes on FAR’s Facebook page

Honourable mention, Dreaming of Legoland, racked up major cuteness points. (Photo Contributed)
Volunteers with the Elk River Alliance take part in a weed pull to clear invasive species from the Elk Valley. (Photo Contributed)

Elk River Alliance looks back on changes and challenges of 2020

The non-profit rallied together, maintaining successful initiatives despite pandemic difficulties

Volunteers with the Elk River Alliance take part in a weed pull to clear invasive species from the Elk Valley. (Photo Contributed)
Bertrand Deschamps shows off a variety of Le Bon Pain’s bread selections. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

New French bakery hits streets of Fernie

Le Bon Pain specializes in French croissants, specialty breads, and pain au chocolat

Bertrand Deschamps shows off a variety of Le Bon Pain’s bread selections. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
A drawing by Alexandra Marie Kozak’s dad’s dog, Rica, for the theme ‘Dog’. (Photo Contributed)

#FernieArtStreak produces daily masterpieces

The event encourages residents to get creative each day throughout January

A drawing by Alexandra Marie Kozak’s dad’s dog, Rica, for the theme ‘Dog’. (Photo Contributed)
A photo of Libby Dam. (Photo Contributed by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation)

Government of B.C. explores construction of weir across Koocanusa Reservoir

A virtual town hall meeting will be held on Jan. 12 to gather public input and discuss the study

A photo of Libby Dam. (Photo Contributed by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation)
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CBAL hosts online Internet Safety Series for parents

The free presentations address topics including social media safety and digital literacy

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Fernie SAR: A year in retrospect

A look through 2020’s call-outs, COVID, and safety tips

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Column: Soranne Floarea on lessons about the mind-body connection

The Free Press Reporter discusses the effects of stress on the body and immune system

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Savannah Cash will be using the bursary to help her pursue a career in the avalanche industry. (Photo Contributed)

Local skier receives $500 from the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club

Savannah Cash was awarded the club’s annual Avalanche Bursary to pursue a career in ski patrolling

Savannah Cash will be using the bursary to help her pursue a career in the avalanche industry. (Photo Contributed)