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The Royal Hotel was purchased in 2019 in the hopes of being renovated. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Residents of The Royal allege illegitimate eviction

The notice to end tenancy threatens homelessness upon the building’s older residents

The Royal Hotel was purchased in 2019 in the hopes of being renovated. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Volunteers helped split and transport wood at this weekend’s work party. (Photo Submitted)

Fernie Nordic Society gears up for winter

Volunteers came together this past weekend to chop firewood for the upcoming season

Volunteers helped split and transport wood at this weekend’s work party. (Photo Submitted)
Voting for this year’s awards closes on Oct. 16. (Photo Contributed)

Voting opens for Sparwood Business Awards

Award recipients will be announced via Facebook on Oct. 22

Voting for this year’s awards closes on Oct. 16. (Photo Contributed)
Shyanne Pidwerbeski, Holly Robinson, Kensey Guenther, and Lilah Bowen show off their skateboards at this year’s final Skate Like a Girl session. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Skate Like a Girl wraps up inaugural season

A number of local girls excitedly attended this year’s skateboarding sessions

Shyanne Pidwerbeski, Holly Robinson, Kensey Guenther, and Lilah Bowen show off their skateboards at this year’s final Skate Like a Girl session. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
The 2021 International Snow Science Workshop is still set to be hosted in Fernie next year. (Photo Submitted)

Fernie “hosts” Virtual Snow Science Workshop

The event featured speakers, presentations, and discussions about avalanche and snow science

The 2021 International Snow Science Workshop is still set to be hosted in Fernie next year. (Photo Submitted)
The Fernie Chamber of Commerce honoured finalists and winners at the 2018 Fernie Business Excellence Awards. (File Photo)

Finalists announced for Fernie’s Business Excellence Awards

Winners will be announced at the virtual award gala on Oct. 23

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce honoured finalists and winners at the 2018 Fernie Business Excellence Awards. (File Photo)
Allan Amundson, owner of Winmar Kootenay, presents a cheque to Serry Sopkow and Julie Gort from the Elk Valley Hospital. (Photo Submitted)

Ultrasound fundraiser crosses finish line

EKFH ultrasound campaign raises $300,000 in under two months

Allan Amundson, owner of Winmar Kootenay, presents a cheque to Serry Sopkow and Julie Gort from the Elk Valley Hospital. (Photo Submitted)
Allan Amundson, owner of Winmar Kootenay, presents a cheque to Serry Sopkow and Julie Gort from the Elk Valley Hospital. (Photo Submitted)

Ultrasound fundraiser crosses finish line

EKFH ultrasound campaign raises $300,000 in under two months

Allan Amundson, owner of Winmar Kootenay, presents a cheque to Serry Sopkow and Julie Gort from the Elk Valley Hospital. (Photo Submitted)
Jim and Alice Booth were the 2019 recipients of the George S. Majic Spiritus Award. (File Photo)

City of Fernie accepts nominations for George S. Majic Spiritus Award

The award celebrates Fernie’s unsung heroes

Jim and Alice Booth were the 2019 recipients of the George S. Majic Spiritus Award. (File Photo)
The Food Action Strategy seeks to provide greater food security within the Elk Valley. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Fernie Food Action Strategy hosts community engagement night

A public survey continues to gather input on the Elk Valley’s food system until Oct. 31.

The Food Action Strategy seeks to provide greater food security within the Elk Valley. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Allan Amundson, owner of Winmar Kootenay, presents a cheque to Serry Sopkow and Julie Gort from the Elk Valley Hospital. (Photo Submitted)

$300,000 goal in sight for Beneath the Surface campaign

The community has rallied together to raise over $250,000 since Aug. 12

Allan Amundson, owner of Winmar Kootenay, presents a cheque to Serry Sopkow and Julie Gort from the Elk Valley Hospital. (Photo Submitted)
Fernie SAR responded to injured bikers via helicopter longline. (Photo Submitted)

FAR closes popular mountain biking trails

Verboten and Snakebite are currently being inspected by trail crews

Fernie SAR responded to injured bikers via helicopter longline. (Photo Submitted)
Laurie Gurnett poses with a stack of her novels. (Photo Submitted)

Local author nominated for Author Academy Awards

Treasure Kingdom is a young adult fantasy novel written by Lorie Gurnett

Laurie Gurnett poses with a stack of her novels. (Photo Submitted)
Kevin’s Your Independent Grocer presented Angel Flight East Kootenay with an $8,000 cheque on Sept. 16. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Independent presents Angel Flight East Kootenay with $8,000 donation

The donation was raised via fundraising barbecues.

Kevin’s Your Independent Grocer presented Angel Flight East Kootenay with an $8,000 cheque on Sept. 16. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Shelley Wedderburn, Donna Ogden, Jim Bertoia, Joe Jarina, Lois Halko, mayor David Wilks, Kelly Thies, Sharon Strom, Doug Newberry, Michelle Malan and Duane Lawrence pose with one of the newly installed benches. (Photo Submitted)

Sparwood installs five new benches through $10,000 grant

The benches offer seniors more opportunities for rest while walking through town

Shelley Wedderburn, Donna Ogden, Jim Bertoia, Joe Jarina, Lois Halko, mayor David Wilks, Kelly Thies, Sharon Strom, Doug Newberry, Michelle Malan and Duane Lawrence pose with one of the newly installed benches. (Photo Submitted)
Chile, Sarah, Ava and Callie at the Skate Like a Girl program. (Photo contributed)

Sparwood encourages teens to Skate Like a Girl

The club empowers young women through the sport of skateboarding

Chile, Sarah, Ava and Callie at the Skate Like a Girl program. (Photo contributed)
A number of youth wave Pride flags following the flag raising ceremony. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Annual Elk Valley Pride Festival paints the town rainbow

Festivities began with a spirited Pride Bike Parade and flag raising ceremony

A number of youth wave Pride flags following the flag raising ceremony. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Affordable housing comes to Fernie. (File Photo)

New affordable homes coming to Fernie

14 townhouse units and a 35 unit apartment is under construction on Fourth Avenue

Affordable housing comes to Fernie. (File Photo)
Mike Lovecchio, Mayor Ange Qualizza, and Chris Gingras stand alongside RCMP officers at the unveiling of the new railway safety decals. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

City of Fernie installs new railway safety decals

Part of Rail Safety Week, the initiative promotes railway safety at one of Fernie’s busy crossings

Mike Lovecchio, Mayor Ange Qualizza, and Chris Gingras stand alongside RCMP officers at the unveiling of the new railway safety decals. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
The Business Scarecrow Competition encourages Sparwood businesses to show off their creativity and festivity. (Photo Submitted)

Sparwood’s Business Scarecrow Competition kicks off

All Sparwood businesses are encouraged to get involved in the annual festivity

The Business Scarecrow Competition encourages Sparwood businesses to show off their creativity and festivity. (Photo Submitted)