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Two year old Zuri Dobrzanski and her little sister, Tahlia Dobrzanski, dressed up to trick-or-treat in Sparwood this Halloween. (Photo Contributed by Ashley Taylor)

Elk Valley celebrates Halloween with a twist

Keeping social distance didn’t stop this year’s trick-or-treaters from begging for candy

Two year old Zuri Dobrzanski and her little sister, Tahlia Dobrzanski, dressed up to trick-or-treat in Sparwood this Halloween. (Photo Contributed by Ashley Taylor)
The Riders fought hard despite there being no fans in the stands this weekend. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Riders fight hard in home game against Creston

The Rider’s third exhibition game ended in a 4-all tie this past weekend

The Riders fought hard despite there being no fans in the stands this weekend. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Firefighters Brad Filgate, Cory Robinson, and Brett Uphill present Brenna Baker with a $1,000 cheque. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Fernie Fire Department donates one thousand dollars to EKFH

The Not Alone Campaign is fundraising to support the opening of Foundry East Kootenay

Firefighters Brad Filgate, Cory Robinson, and Brett Uphill present Brenna Baker with a $1,000 cheque. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Last year’s Remembrance Day Service drew hundreds of people together. (File Photo)

Fernie’s Remembrance Day Service to be streamed online

An invite-only ceremony will be held at St. Margaret’s Cemetery following a motorcade

Last year’s Remembrance Day Service drew hundreds of people together. (File Photo)
Elkford held their virtual Business Awards ceremony over Zoom on Oct. 29. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Elkford businesses recognized at 2020 Business Awards

The socially-distant yet celebratory event was streamed online this year

Elkford held their virtual Business Awards ceremony over Zoom on Oct. 29. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Calvin Domin ran to raise awareness and funds for teen mental health resources. (Photo Contributed)

Sparwood local runs to Cranbrook, fundraising for youth mental health services

Sparwoodian Calvin Domin has raised over $25,000 for the EKFH’s Not Alone Campaign

Calvin Domin ran to raise awareness and funds for teen mental health resources. (Photo Contributed)
Owen King, Kevin King, and Minnie King pose for a photo while out on a snowy walk. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Elkford youngster walks pups for charity

Owen King has been raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network by walking dogs

Owen King, Kevin King, and Minnie King pose for a photo while out on a snowy walk. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
According to Wren Dirks, there is never a closing date to donating to the Salvation Army. (File Photo)

First Responders Food Drive kicks off Nov. 19

Donations collected will go towards the Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Hampers

According to Wren Dirks, there is never a closing date to donating to the Salvation Army. (File Photo)
Avalanche season is fast-approaching. (File Photo)

Backcountry recreationalists push for recall of PEIPS beacon

The transceiver has been accused of malfunctioning in avalanche incidents

Avalanche season is fast-approaching. (File Photo)
Vogue Theatre remains closed for the foreseeable future. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Curtain call (for now): Fernie’s Vogue Theatre

BC’s oldest theatre to close temporarily due to a pile-on of pandemic-related difficulties

Vogue Theatre remains closed for the foreseeable future. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
The FTA’s work parties were a big hit this summer. (Photo Contributed)

FTA: Season in review

The Fernie Trails Alliance reminisces on a busy summer spent hiking, biking and running

The FTA’s work parties were a big hit this summer. (Photo Contributed)
The Fernie Chamber of Commerce hosted this year’s 2020 Business Awards virtually. (File Photo)

Fernie celebrates entrepreneurship with 2020 Business Awards

Local businesses were applauded for their resiliency and spirit at this year’s event

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce hosted this year’s 2020 Business Awards virtually. (File Photo)
Beverly Skaalrud handed Mayor Ange Qualizza Fernie’s first poppy this Friday. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Mayor Qualizza handed first poppy, launching this year’s Poppy Campaign

The campaign runs from Oct. 30 until Remembrance Day on Nov. 11

Beverly Skaalrud handed Mayor Ange Qualizza Fernie’s first poppy this Friday. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Owner, Florence Desrochers, stands by her new menu. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Mugshots Cafe: now open six days a week

Slowly but surely, the local cafe is gaining popularity within the community

Owner, Florence Desrochers, stands by her new menu. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Gracie Lou Brulotte is fundraising for a new and improved set of wheels. (Photo Contributed)

Fernie rallies to fundraise for Gracie Lou’s new wheelchair

The community has come together to donate over $5,000 to the campaign since Oct. 5

Gracie Lou Brulotte is fundraising for a new and improved set of wheels. (Photo Contributed)
Games will be different for the Ghostriders this season, without hundreds of fans cheering them on in the bleachers. (File Photo)

Fernie Ghostriders kick off first exhibition game of 2020/2021 season

The Riders played their first game together as a new team on Oct. 18

Games will be different for the Ghostriders this season, without hundreds of fans cheering them on in the bleachers. (File Photo)
Signs are posted at the entrance of newly deactivated roads. (Photo Contributed)

Road Rehabilitation & Access Management Workshop cancelled

The event was scrapped as a result of new social distancing expectations

Signs are posted at the entrance of newly deactivated roads. (Photo Contributed)
Valerie Miller and William Ellis carved their pumpkins dressed up as firefighters this Saturday. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

AFRoS Fernie connects over carving pumpkins

The community organization celebrated Halloween at Mugshots this past weekend

Valerie Miller and William Ellis carved their pumpkins dressed up as firefighters this Saturday. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Calvin Domin is running to raise awareness and funds for teen mental health resources. (Photo Contributed)

Locals run to fundraise for youth mental health

Proceeds go the the EKFH’s Not Alone campaign raising money to support the opening of the Foundary

Calvin Domin is running to raise awareness and funds for teen mental health resources. (Photo Contributed)
Jude and Stella Galway are going to dress up as an interstellar astronaut and princess Snow White this Halloween.

Local trick-or-treaters get excited for Halloween 2020

Dragons, skeletons and snakes will be taking to the streets this upcoming Halloween

Jude and Stella Galway are going to dress up as an interstellar astronaut and princess Snow White this Halloween.