Life

Death doula hopes to start a conversation

Shannon Takacs is hoping her life experience will enable her to help people who are facing the end of their lives by being a death doula.

Child care spaces funded for 30 BC communities

1,800 new spaces in 30 communities to start construction this fall, minister Stephanie Cadieux says

Ex-Fernie resident wins top journalism award

Patti Sonntag has ventured far from her Fernie roots, but has not forgotten them.

video
REPLAY: This week in B.C. in video
Bartenders respond to push for better non-alcoholic drinks
Celine Dion's reinvention as a fashion influencer
REPLAY: This week in B.C. in video

Free fishing lessons for kids [with video]

Learn to Fish program offers instruction and loaner equipment to help children aged 5 to 15 catch a trout

  • Jun 1st, 2016

Sparwood resident moonlights as Batman

Residents of Sparwood may have seen a familiar superhero at community events recently.

Kootenay Sign Source finds a new home in Fernie

Kootenay Sign Source moved to Fernie from Sparwood after being purchased by Jim and Loretta Johnson.

Cross-Canada ride to encourage organ donation

Gift From Within aims to register 1,000 more registered donors and raise money for the Canadian Transplant Association

Talking stick tradition comes to B.C. legislature [with video]

Totem symbolizes Coast Salish tradition of respectful listening, with little effect on ill-tempered debate in Victoria

Canadian crosses country in canoe in honour of veterans

Mike Ranta and Spitzii the dog, are on a cross Canada Journey to show support and appreciation for this country's veterans.

Connecting children with the great outdoors

Outdoor Connections Foundation is a new non-profit organization that delivers educational programs for children in the Elk Valley.

B.C. hunting licences go online

Online option now available for licences, paper version of limited entry hunting applications phased out for 2017

  • Apr 28th, 2016

‘Bear jams’ on B.C. highways bad for people, animals [with video]

Conservation officers have 300 bear conflict calls so far this month, with roadside bear viewing, feeding among problems

Seniors may miss out at tax time

Guaranteed Income Supplement, rental assistance and discount bus pass depend on Canada Revenue Agency filing

Single parent employment growing

Up to 100 income assistance clients a week signing up for job training, child care and transportation, minister Michelle Stilwell says

FIRE founder Grace Brulotte receives national award

Fernie Inspire the Race to Empower adaptive ski program enables individuals with differing abilities to enjoy snow sports.

Directory compares B.C. seniors’ homes

Health and recreation services compiled for 292 publicly funded facilities, as well as 'serious adverse events'

  • Mar 30th, 2016

Chainsaw artist specializes in animal carvings

A new form of art gallery has set up across the highway from the Silver Rock Condos this year.

RCR’s Matt Mosteller – A job in perspective

The Free Press caught up with Mosteller at the Lizard Creek Lodge, where we asked him what inspired his Fernie stoke.

Local artist featured at Arts Station

Summer Breeze will have her exhibit displayed at the Arts Station from Feb. 25 to Mar. 28.

Disability benefits increasing

Social Development Minister Michelle Stilwell says subsidized bus pass system continues, 40,000 rural people to get same value