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The Elkford girls curling team hustles hard at the Fernie Curling Club this weekend. Paige Mueller/The Free Press

Elkford curlers dominate East Kootenay Playdowns

The East Kootenay High School Curling Playdowns took place in Fernie last weekend

The Elkford girls curling team hustles hard at the Fernie Curling Club this weekend. Paige Mueller/The Free Press
Left: Aiden Gleisner smiles after a collision with the Creston goalie.

Ghostriders extend win streak to eight games

The action and energy grew exponentially at Friday night’s Ghostriders game. The…

Left: Aiden Gleisner smiles after a collision with the Creston goalie.
Players with the Kootenay Patricks look on during their first scrimmage Tuesday at the Nelson and District Community Complex. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: Kootenay Patricks assemble for first practice ahead of charity game

The group of locals will play Montreal Canadiens alumni next week

Players with the Kootenay Patricks look on during their first scrimmage Tuesday at the Nelson and District Community Complex. Photo: Tyler Harper
Ghostriders’ goalie Ethan Fitzgerald in a game against Kimberley. Paige Mueller/The Free Press

Ethan Fitzgerald recognized for netminding prowess

Fernie Ghostriders goalie Ethan Fitzgerald has earned the first star for the…

  • Jan 8, 2020
Ghostriders’ goalie Ethan Fitzgerald in a game against Kimberley. Paige Mueller/The Free Press
The Fernie Ghostriders and Kimberley Dynamiters played at the Fernie Memorial Arena on Friday. Paige Mueller/The Free Press

Ghostriders, Dynamiters face off in sold out game

The Fernie Ghostriders played against arch rivals the Kimberley Dynamiters on Friday…

The Fernie Ghostriders and Kimberley Dynamiters played at the Fernie Memorial Arena on Friday. Paige Mueller/The Free Press
The Canadian Cross Country Championships come to Abbotsford’s Clearbrook Park on Saturday. (Athletics Canada photo)

Canadian Cross Country Championships in Abbotsford on Saturday

Hundreds of the best runners in the country competing at Clearbrook Park

The Canadian Cross Country Championships come to Abbotsford’s Clearbrook Park on Saturday. (Athletics Canada photo)
Fernie volleyball athletes qualify for provincials

Fernie volleyball athletes qualify for provincials

Provincials take place in Castlegar, hosted by Mt. Sentinel, Nov. 21 to 23

Fernie volleyball athletes qualify for provincials
Fernie defenceman among KIJHL stars of the week

Fernie defenceman among KIJHL stars of the week

Sawan Gill helped his team earn wins over the Thunder Cats and Nitehawks

Fernie defenceman among KIJHL stars of the week
File photo
File photo
Dedicated Sparwood volunteers honoured

Dedicated Sparwood volunteers honoured

When Irene and David Endicott’s names were called, a full house of…

Dedicated Sparwood volunteers honoured
The Rumble in the Rockies charity boxing event is set to take place in January. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press/File

Introducing the Coal Valley Boxing Club

Boxing organization changes name to better represent both Fernie and Sparwood clubs

The Rumble in the Rockies charity boxing event is set to take place in January. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press/File
Toss that quaffle! A wizard takes part in a match of Quidditch at Taghum Hall. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: Quidditch in the Kootenays

Young wizards and witches played a muggle-version of the sport

Toss that quaffle! A wizard takes part in a match of Quidditch at Taghum Hall. Photo: Tyler Harper
Flag-bearer in Fernie.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

GALLERY: Ghostriders smother Steam in huge 7-0 win

The Riders take on the Creston Valley Thunder Cats, Saturday Oct. 26 in Fernie

Flag-bearer in Fernie.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
The Fernie Ghostriders lost a hard-fought battle to the Kelowna Chiefs on Friday night, 2-3. Photos by Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Fernie loses tough battle against Kelowna

Ghostriders sit second in Eddie Mountain Division, three points behind Kimberley

The Fernie Ghostriders lost a hard-fought battle to the Kelowna Chiefs on Friday night, 2-3. Photos by Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Fernie cyclist crowned North American Enduro Champion

Fernie cyclist crowned North American Enduro Champion

Jennifer McHugh selected to compete in Italy for Team Canada at Trophy of Nations

Fernie cyclist crowned North American Enduro Champion
Fernie kids triathlon 2019 a great success

Fernie kids triathlon 2019 a great success

James Snell - reporter@thefreepress.ca The ninth annual Fernie Kids Triathlon was a…

  • Sep 23, 2019
Fernie kids triathlon 2019 a great success
Fernie’s Dawson Hutchinson scored a crowd-stirring shorthanded breakaway goal for the Ghostriders Friday night. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

PHOTOS: Ghostriders win first exhibition match at home

Fernie local Dawson Hutchinson scored a shorthanded breakaway goal for the Ghostriders

Fernie’s Dawson Hutchinson scored a crowd-stirring shorthanded breakaway goal for the Ghostriders Friday night. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
PHOTOS: Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam back in full force

PHOTOS: Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam back in full force

Shock, surprise and excitement was written on the faces of spectators during…

PHOTOS: Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam back in full force
Cloverdale’s Holly Speers opened up the scoring for Team Canada. (WBSC video screengrab)

Team Canada step closer to Olympics after beating Puerto Rico

‘Super Round’ games to be played tomorrow at South Surrey’s Softball City

Cloverdale’s Holly Speers opened up the scoring for Team Canada. (WBSC video screengrab)
Australian Majell Backhausen wins Elk Valley Ultra

Australian Majell Backhausen wins Elk Valley Ultra

Third-annual popular 50km run a sellout success

  • Aug 6, 2019
Australian Majell Backhausen wins Elk Valley Ultra