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Greg “G-Money” Barrow stands alongside vintage snowboards in his shop, Edge of the World. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

G-Money: the man, the myth, the legend

Decked out in pink Vans and checkered socks, Greg “G-Money” Barrow exudes…

Greg “G-Money” Barrow stands alongside vintage snowboards in his shop, Edge of the World. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
The Local Store is currently open for online harvest orders. (Photo Contributed)

Local Store launches online harvest orders

The orders must be placed prior to Oct. 27 for pick-up or delivery on Oct 30

The Local Store is currently open for online harvest orders. (Photo Contributed)
Firefighter William Mortimer welcomed vehicles to the event on Oct. 13. (Photos by Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Sparwood firefighters host first-ever fire safety drive-thru event

The event educated the public about at-home fire prevention via a series of demonstrations

Firefighter William Mortimer welcomed vehicles to the event on Oct. 13. (Photos by Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Owner of The Bridge Bistro, Claude Perreault, stands on an empty autumn patio. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

End of patio season threatens local businesses

Decreased indoor capacity allowance adds to difficulties faced by Fernie’s restaurants and bars

Owner of The Bridge Bistro, Claude Perreault, stands on an empty autumn patio. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
A deactivated road located near the District of Elkford. (Photo Contributed)

Backcountry road deactivation results in public disappointment

Two highly trafficked forest service roads were closed prior to public consultation

A deactivated road located near the District of Elkford. (Photo Contributed)
Fernie’s Snow Valley Lodging allows the mountain love stories to continue. (Photo Contributed)

Ski-bum love: Shred Kelly’s Mountain Town Love Story Contest kicks off

The competition invites both tales of heartwarming romance or debauched misadventure

Fernie’s Snow Valley Lodging allows the mountain love stories to continue. (Photo Contributed)
The most recent council meeting was streamed via Zoom on Oct. 20. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

District of Sparwood revisits support for no-cost contraception

Representatives from Sparwood Contraception Access Advocates brough the matter back to council

The most recent council meeting was streamed via Zoom on Oct. 20. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Shelley Moulton, Diana Jones, Celia Roccamatisi, Joanna Pitt and Saran Press pose alongside the donated iPads. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Rocky Mountain Village Auxiliary Society donates iPads to residents

The donation was made possible through the Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies

Shelley Moulton, Diana Jones, Celia Roccamatisi, Joanna Pitt and Saran Press pose alongside the donated iPads. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Faye Sigurdson joyfully smiles while seated at her at-home hair salon. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Local hair salon celebrates forty-first birthday

From perms to pixie cuts, Faye Sigurdson’s at-home salon, Hair Eloquence, stands the test of time

Faye Sigurdson joyfully smiles while seated at her at-home hair salon. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
A number of locals have voiced safety concerns over Fernie’s current skatepark. (File Photo)

City of Fernie releases public feedback on new skatepark facility

Over 90 percent of respondents supported improvements to the existing skatepark

A number of locals have voiced safety concerns over Fernie’s current skatepark. (File Photo)
Nobody could put out the blaze Scott Robinson, Mike Bragg, and Trevor Fairweather started at this year’s firefighter calendar photoshoot. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Shirtless and selfless: Fernie’s firefighters pack the heat in this year’s calendar shoot

On sale for pre order, the calendars raise money for a number of local and national non profits

Nobody could put out the blaze Scott Robinson, Mike Bragg, and Trevor Fairweather started at this year’s firefighter calendar photoshoot. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Teck today announced the development of a new centralized office building in Sparwood, B.C. File photo

Sparwood to revisit vote on contraception support

District mayor says vote is a moot point as UBCM supports campaign

Teck today announced the development of a new centralized office building in Sparwood, B.C. File photo
Young riders enjoy the Crowsnest Pass’ new Kids Corner trail. (Ryan Legroulx, Stranded Man Photography)

Teck donates $40,000 to mountain biking project

The project brings a new mountain biking trail to the Crowsnest Pass

Young riders enjoy the Crowsnest Pass’ new Kids Corner trail. (Ryan Legroulx, Stranded Man Photography)
A number of Vancouver’s police officers came out to the closing ceremonies. (Photo Contributed)

Hope in the Darkness Walk for Youth Mental Health draws to a close

Kevin Redsky walked from Manitoba to British Columbia, raising awareness for youth mental health

A number of Vancouver’s police officers came out to the closing ceremonies. (Photo Contributed)
Snow is expected for parts of the Elk Valley. (File Photo)

Weather advisory: residents are to prepare for snowy roads

Roughly 10mm of varying precipitation is expected to fall in the next 24 hours

Snow is expected for parts of the Elk Valley. (File Photo)
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Elkford seeks community input on Downtown Master Plan

Two public engagement workshops will be held on Oct. 14 and Oct. 15

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Buds and Bloom celebrated Thanksgiving with colourful floral centrepieces. (Photo Contributed)

Fernie gets festive this thanksgiving

The community shows their thanks through gear sales, turkey runs and thanksgiving dinners

Buds and Bloom celebrated Thanksgiving with colourful floral centrepieces. (Photo Contributed)
Young children are urged to be supervised by adults when recreating in public places. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

RCMP reminds locals to report concerns and educate youth about safety

The Elk Valley RCMP discourages posting reports of suspicious behaviour to social media

Young children are urged to be supervised by adults when recreating in public places. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Kathy Murray, WildSafeBC coordinator, hosted a number of wildlife safety information sessions this past summer. Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press

Elk Valley urged to be bear aware

Residents are reminded to keep garbage indoors and to clean up windfall from fruit trees

Kathy Murray, WildSafeBC coordinator, hosted a number of wildlife safety information sessions this past summer. Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press
A number of Elkford youth enjoy a round of spikeball in the park. (Photo Submitted)

Elkford maintains physically distant youth recreation programs

Sys.tem Elkford is dedicated to running outdoor events throughout the upcoming winter months

A number of Elkford youth enjoy a round of spikeball in the park. (Photo Submitted)