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Green spaces have offered many a sense of peace throughout the pandemic. (Photo Contributed)

Nature Conservancy of Canada matches all donations on Dec. 1

The initiative honours Giving Tuesday, an initiative created to combat Black Friday’s consumerism

Green spaces have offered many a sense of peace throughout the pandemic. (Photo Contributed)
Signs are posted at the entrance of newly deactivated roads. (Photo Contributed)

Teck hosts virtual Annual Outdoor Recreationalist Meeting

The Dec. 2 meeting will touch on biodiversity, reclamation, and road rehabilitation

Signs are posted at the entrance of newly deactivated roads. (Photo Contributed)
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Missing hunter found dead in South Country

A hunter was reported as overdue on Nov. 29, and was found deceased on Nov. 30 following an RCMP and SAR operation

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file photo of fernie alpine resort sign (Scott Tibballs/The Free Press)

FAR delays opening day by five days

The resort’s tentative opening has been pushed to Dec. 10

file photo of fernie alpine resort sign (Scott Tibballs/The Free Press)
A photo of PrudHomme’s vehicle. (Photo Contributed)

Fernie SAR on lookout for missing man

Gabriel PrudHomme was last seen Friday, when those close to him believe he went hunting

A photo of PrudHomme’s vehicle. (Photo Contributed)
Volunteers helped split and transport wood at a work party in October. (Photo Contributed)

Fernie’s Nordic skiing trails now open

Over 850 residents will be hitting the trails throughout the coming months

Volunteers helped split and transport wood at a work party in October. (Photo Contributed)
Fernie-born Lorie Gurnett received the award at the online Author Elite Awards held on Oct. 23. (Photo Contributed)

Local author receives prestigious Global Author Elite Award

Lorie Gurnett was acknowledged for her inspiring fantasy novel, Treasure Kingdom

Fernie-born Lorie Gurnett received the award at the online Author Elite Awards held on Oct. 23. (Photo Contributed)
Donation recipients thank the EVTSS for their generosity. (Photo Contributed)

Elk Valley Thrift Shop Society sends donations to Philippines

The shop is generously sending a variety of items to locations affected by severe flooding

Donation recipients thank the EVTSS for their generosity. (Photo Contributed)
The deadline to request a Christmas Hamper in Elkford this year is Dec. 10. (File Photo)

Christmas Hampers underway for Elkford residents in need

The hampers will include food products as well as various items to spread joy this holiday season

The deadline to request a Christmas Hamper in Elkford this year is Dec. 10. (File Photo)
The current state of the Royal Hotel. (Photo Contributed by Richard Leeks)

‘No one is willing to step up to take any responsibility’: Royal owners plow on with renovictions

Heat, kitchen appliances, doors, running water and WiFi have been allegedly removed

The current state of the Royal Hotel. (Photo Contributed by Richard Leeks)
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Sparwood implements new COVID test

Residents over the age of four qualify for the altered screening method

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The Holy Family Catholic Church. (Photo Contributed)

Italian bake sale fundraises for the Holy Family Church

The Fernie Catholic Women’s League is running the tasty sale from Dec. 2 until Dec. 19

The Holy Family Catholic Church. (Photo Contributed)
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Elkford releases DMP community engagement results

The results summarize feedback from six public engagement workshops held in October

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Riders challenge Rockies in last game prior to mandated break

KIJHL games are set to resume on Dec. 4 following a two week long pause

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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)