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New radio station on Fernie/Sparwood airwaves

A new adult-contemporary radio station will be going live on the air later this month.
French immersion enrolment in Southeast Kootenay on the rise

French immersion enrolment in Southeast Kootenay on the rise

More B.C. students than ever are taking French immersion at school; in this district, that number has nearly doubled over the past decade.
Last tuition-free for adult upgrading program

Last tuition-free for adult upgrading program

Starting in January 2016, students looking to upgrade courses will now have to apply for grants, as the tuition-free model is being replaced

Local group warns about the dangers of invasive mussels

East Kootenay Invasive Plant Council warns public about dangers of invasive aquatic life getting into local waterways.
B.C. offers hotline, $1M fund to help Syrian refugees

B.C. offers hotline, $1M fund to help Syrian refugees

Premier Christy Clark calls on B.C. residents to sponsor a refugee, pledges to work with volunteers
B.C. marks Queen's record reign

B.C. marks Queen's record reign

In addition to local events, Lt. Governor Judith Guichon is hosting a garden party in Victoria
New fire hall to be constructed in Elko

New fire hall to be constructed in Elko

Construction has started on a new fire hall in Elko. The two bay fire hall is set to be complete by mid-October.

Fernie residences experiencing power outages

Fernie residences are experiencing power outages, according to BC Hyrdo’s website.
Election 2015: Candidates discuss TRC recommendations

Election 2015: Candidates discuss TRC recommendations

The Free Press sat down with candidates for Kootenay-Columbia and discussed recommendations made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Fentanyl hits East Kootenay streets

Fentanyl hits East Kootenay streets

Health officials warn public illicit Fentanyl has hit the streets in the East Kootenays.