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An Avalanche Canada South Rockies field team member gathers snowpack data used to create the region’s daily avalanche forecasts. (Photo Contributed by Jennifer Coulter)

Avalanche Canada thanks Teck for ten years of support

Teck’s sponsorship enabled the creation of the south Rockies field team

An Avalanche Canada South Rockies field team member gathers snowpack data used to create the region’s daily avalanche forecasts. (Photo Contributed by Jennifer Coulter)
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Elkford seeks public input on DMP concept options

The current round of community engagement will run until Jan. 15

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Youth care worker, Teyadora Woeszczak, and Kerry Peters, an Aboriginal educational support worker, stand beside this year’s Holiday Hampers. (Photo Contributed)

EIDES expresses gratitude for Fernie’s holiday donations

Local donations made this year’s Breakfast Buddies and Holiday Hamper programs possible

Youth care worker, Teyadora Woeszczak, and Kerry Peters, an Aboriginal educational support worker, stand beside this year’s Holiday Hampers. (Photo Contributed)
Athlete, Evalynn Fowler, shows off her gymnastics skills. (Photo Contributed)

Elk Valley Gymnastics Club flips into 2021 with hopes of looser restrictions

Athletes are building their strength and self-reliance as they await further provincial direction

Athlete, Evalynn Fowler, shows off her gymnastics skills. (Photo Contributed)
The Riders played a few matches before updated regulations paused game play for the time being. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

‘Our 19s and 20s are allowed to skate with us again’: Ghostriders reunite at next on-ice training

ViaSport recently announced alterations to their prohibition of over-19s practicing with their teams

The Riders played a few matches before updated regulations paused game play for the time being. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
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Elkford mandates feline licensing

Cat owners must now pay annual licensing fees to hold them accountable for their furry friends

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Catherine Chartrand and Derek Lim await customers at their shop’s serving window. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

New business brings tasty pastries to Fernie

House of Gato is open for business, specializing in fresh pastries, cakes and baked goods

Catherine Chartrand and Derek Lim await customers at their shop’s serving window. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Danika Krasnay took a spill while Nordic skiing during last year’s #FernieStreak. (Photo Contributed)

Happy Streakin’ New Year: Third annual #FernieStreak kicks off

The event has raised nearly $4,000 for the East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s Not Alone campaign

Danika Krasnay took a spill while Nordic skiing during last year’s #FernieStreak. (Photo Contributed)
While the location is still under construction, Haines hopes to have the shop up and running mid-Januray. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

New refillery comes to Fernie in the new year

The lifestyle shop, Drift and Sonder, will offer thoughtful goods for the conscious and the curious

While the location is still under construction, Haines hopes to have the shop up and running mid-Januray. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
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‘Winter is a lot less forgiving than the summer’: SAR gives tips for winter safety

Fernie SAR notices increase in backcountry excitement for the upcoming winter

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Extended regulations mean the Fernie Ghostriders will not be playing any games until the new year. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

‘We feel as it’s an oversight’: Provincial extension on regulations affects Fernie Ghostriders

The team remains positive despite some players practicing on-ice and others training at home

Extended regulations mean the Fernie Ghostriders will not be playing any games until the new year. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Big Bang Bagel representatives present the Elk River Alliance with a cheque. (Photo Contributed)

Big Bang Bagels donates thousands to ERA

The eco-conscious bagel shop fundraised for the ERA through disposable cup sales

Big Bang Bagel representatives present the Elk River Alliance with a cheque. (Photo Contributed)
Jose Galdamez, EKC director presents a donation to Mike Robinson and Rob McKenzie from Kootenay KEYSA. (Photo Contributed)

East Kootenay Community Credit Union celebrates 70 years of service

The milestone was celebrated with $45,000 in additional community donations

Jose Galdamez, EKC director presents a donation to Mike Robinson and Rob McKenzie from Kootenay KEYSA. (Photo Contributed)
Spectacular decorations are up all over the valley, with an impressive inflatable display up in Fernie’s Ridgemont neighbourhood, boasting over 18 Christmas characters. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Elk Valley homes light up the holidays

Adding to the festivities, the Sparwood chamber is hosting a Holiday House Decorating Contest

Spectacular decorations are up all over the valley, with an impressive inflatable display up in Fernie’s Ridgemont neighbourhood, boasting over 18 Christmas characters. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
A dated photo of Fernie firefighters brushing up on their ice rescue training. (Soranne Floarea/The Free Press)

Skate safe: Fernie FAR offers ice safety tips

Residents urged to be cautious on ice as temperatures fluctuate

A dated photo of Fernie firefighters brushing up on their ice rescue training. (Soranne Floarea/The Free Press)
Rosa Rocca, Joanna Pitt, and Saran Press present Daniel Dufresne from RMV with Christmas goodies. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Rocky Mountain Village Auxiliary Society spreads Christmas cheer to residents

RMVAS partnered with Fernie Canadian Tire to gift blankets, cards, and decorations to RMV citizens

Rosa Rocca, Joanna Pitt, and Saran Press present Daniel Dufresne from RMV with Christmas goodies. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Robyn Peel and Dawn Deydey celebrate the Local Store’s grand opening. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Local Store celebrates grand opening

The shop is the Elk Valley’s first location to purchase locally grown produce year-round

Robyn Peel and Dawn Deydey celebrate the Local Store’s grand opening. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Fernie’s Red Tree Lodge is being recognized for their commendable hospitality. (Photo Contributed)

Fernie’s Red Tree Lodge presented TripAdvisor’s Best of the Best 2020 award

The distinction places them in the top one per cent of hotels worldwide

Fernie’s Red Tree Lodge is being recognized for their commendable hospitality. (Photo Contributed)
Santa visited The Free Press office a few years back.

Santa plans holiday convoy around Sparwood

The jolly old man will cruise the streets of Sparwood on Dec. 16 and 17

Santa visited The Free Press office a few years back.
Danika Krasnay took a spill while nordic skiing during the last #FernieStreak. (Photo Contributed)

Third Annual #FernieStreak registration now open

The fun event encourages people to move their bodies for 30 minutes each day in January

Danika Krasnay took a spill while nordic skiing during the last #FernieStreak. (Photo Contributed)