Community

North Coal donates to local community funds

Today North Coal Limited presented $5000 donations to the Elkford, Sparwood and…

B.C. woman finds mysterious coin among Grandma’s collection

Grandmother died when she was very young and her past is not well known to her mother

Fernie Seniors Centre celebrates 60th anniversary

Submitted - Fernie Seniors Centre The Senior Citizens Club of Fernie &…

  • Oct 11, 2019

Fernie artist celebrates completion of downtown mural

Join in celebrating the official opening of the mural on Tuesday, October 15 at 5 p.m.

‘Burgers and Birds’ show opens at Arts Station

Beth Gallup and Roni Jurgensen opened the doors Thursday night to their…

Holocaust survivor to share stories with Fernie

An Evening With Alex is a free event, but seating is limited. RSVP at email below.

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Avalanche workshop coming soon to Fernie

Submitted, EVSAW Fernie will play host to the second annual CIL Explosives…

  • Sep 23, 2019

Pride Festival just around the corner

The Fernie and Elk Valley Pride Festival is just around the corner,…

September is Community Foundations Month in B.C.

Initiative aims to educate people about what community foundations do

Fernie Fire Department celebrates FireSmart education

“The greatest safety is a neighbourhood that is FireSmart,” said Alan Westhaver.

  • Sep 20, 2019

Giving the gift of Freedom; adaptive bikes open world of opportunity for Fernie youth

Suzanne and Chad Blais watched as their son Liam rode his bike…

Arts Station dumpsters beautify Fernie

The Arts Station dumpster art program and contest was a success in…

  • Sep 17, 2019

Family history project to present lessons from the past

Those attending the Chautauqua Fall Fair this year will have a chance…

B.C. conservation officers: Don’t leave food out ahead of bears’ foraging season

Officers will be conducting ‘attractant audits’ and ticketing violators of the B.C. Wildlife Act

Elkford Firefighters Association supports Angel Flight

On September 4, Angel Flight East Kootenay (EK) accepted a donation of…

No bull for new angler

By James Snell reporter@thefreepress.ca The Elk River Valley is on the threshold…

  • Sep 10, 2019

Business owners surprise Fernie employee with scholarship

Presley Lewis will be using the $5000 to pursue a degree in Kinesiology

Demolition derby makes impact for charity

By James Snell reporter@thefreepress.ca The 45th annual Fernie Demolition Derby was a…

  • Sep 7, 2019

Hotel life a reality for family affected by housing shortage

Jeanine Smith sits on the edge of her hotel bed while her…

Triangle Women’s Institute celebrates latest achievement

The new solar array will help the community hall in Grasmere reduce its impact on the environment