Wildlife Corner – July 9

Multiple bear sightings have been reported in Fernie.

  • Jul 11th, 2015

Kim Serwatkewich – An entrepreneurial spirit

Kim was born in Coronach, Sask. to Earl and Iris McPeek.

  • Jul 9th, 2015

Keeping Current – Flooding solution ideas

Floods are the most costly natural disaster in Canada in terms of property damage, and the Elk Valley is not exempt from that.

  • Jul 8th, 2015
REPLAY: This week in B.C. in video
Canucks Playroom offers fun space for sick kids at BC Children's Hospital
REPLAY: This week in B.C. in video
Bartenders respond to push for better non-alcoholic drinks

Diane Warshawsky – a woman of strength and character

Diane Warshawsky, née Zmurchyk was born in the “old” Fernie Hospital, where the Park Place Lodge now stands.

  • Jul 2nd, 2015

Tofino, Stanley Park voted B.C.’s ‘best places’ to visit

A new poll of British Columbians has the Park and surfer's paradise one-two atop the province's travel destinations.

Marian Gravelle – an exceptional lady

A familiar face throughout the Valley, Marian Gravelle (née Albo) has deep roots in the community.

  • Jun 25th, 2015

Keeping Current – A well-grounded community

While there is an increasing awareness of where our food comes from, for many of us the origin of our tap water remains puzzling.

  • Jun 19th, 2015

Art Gigliotti – A grassroots citizen

Art remembers his childhood with fondness, saying it was a happy childhood.

  • Jun 11th, 2015

Claire Wilson – A timeless beauty

On this past Saturday morning I looked forward, with excitement and dare I say some trepidation, to meeting Claire Wilson.

  • Jun 4th, 2015

The Parent Trip – Why Don’t You Just

Last week I found myself in a situation I haven’t been in for a while. Six was sick. Like, not moving off the couch sick.

  • May 15th, 2015

Super, virtual B.C. seen world-wide

Virtual reality lets people experience a boat trip and a hike into the high country of the remote central coast at Nimmo Bay

We are Water by Wally Lamb

A Free Press book review of the implosion of an American family.

  • May 7th, 2015

The Parent Trip – Class Trip

Six’s very gracious teacher asked if I would like to come in and speak about writing for the newspaper.

  • May 3rd, 2015

Peru 2015: Trip of a Lifetime

Grade 10 winner of The Free Press and CBAL writing contest shares his travels to Peru

  • May 1st, 2015

The Parent Trip – Goodness

Kids are good. They’re born that way. I recently had the pleasure of witnessing shining examples of this fact.

  • Apr 27th, 2015

Dr. Smith: Understanding self-harm

Why is my child doing this? What is going on with youth.

The Parent Trip – Give each other a break

I’m writing this week’s column specifically for the people who don’t have kids.

  • Apr 18th, 2015

The Parent Trip – Easter Bunny

‘Twas the night before Easter and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, just the minds of Four and Six.

  • Apr 10th, 2015

The Parent Trip – Happy to be alive

On Sunday morning I awoke to the news that a plane in Eastern Canada had crash-landed.

  • Apr 1st, 2015

The Parent Trip – Spring Break

Spring break is on. Two weeks of freedom. At least for your kids. You might feel a little less free.

  • Mar 26th, 2015