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Angel Flight East Kootenay was one of the three recipients of funding from the inaugural Giving Event. (Photo Contributed)

100 local women collect $10,500 for community organizations

The 100 WWC Fernie donated $3,500 to three grassroots organizations via their first Giving Event

 

Sparwood mayor David Wilks was in attendance at the street party to discuss potential changes to Centennial Square.

Closing the border not viable: Wilks

Sparwood Mayor David Wilks said shutting B.C. just wasn’t possible

 

Fernie local Mary Weselake has made 1,600 masks to raise money for Angel Flight East Kootenay in 2020. (Photo contributed)

Fernie sewer makes 1,600 masks in 2020

Mary Weselake has been making masks to help raise money for Angel Flight East Kootenay

 

Brent Bidston of Angel Flight. (Photo contributed)

Angel Flight’s Brent Bidston wins Area A Volunteer of the Year

The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) has celebrated five volunteers from…

Brent Bidston of Angel Flight. (Photo contributed)
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Teck digs deep for local health

The company announced a $250,000 donation

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Angel Flight East Kootenay pilot and co-founder Brent Bidston with some patients being flown between East Kootenay communities and Kelowna. (Photo contributed by Brent Bidston)

Angel Flight keeps busy through 2020

The dark clouds of the pandemic didn’t stop the East Kootenay charity

Angel Flight East Kootenay pilot and co-founder Brent Bidston with some patients being flown between East Kootenay communities and Kelowna. (Photo contributed by Brent Bidston)
Players from the Fernie Old Growth Hockey Club donate $750 to Angel Flight. Left to right: Neil McKendrick, Bill Bridge, Brent Bidston (Angel Flight pilot), Mike Low and Terry Cryderman. (Photo contributed)

‘Old-timer’ hockey club raises money for Angel Flight

The Fernie Old Growth Hockey Club donated $750 to the charity

Players from the Fernie Old Growth Hockey Club donate $750 to Angel Flight. Left to right: Neil McKendrick, Bill Bridge, Brent Bidston (Angel Flight pilot), Mike Low and Terry Cryderman. (Photo contributed)
Volunteers at the Sparwood Food Bank take in donations.

Sparwood’s food drive to go ahead as drive-in this year

Ed Ehrler of the SAR said it was more important than ever to fill the food bank to the roof

Volunteers at the Sparwood Food Bank take in donations.
Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)

B.C. man aims to bridge gap between remote communities and rest of Canada

Schools across country to send activity kits to isolated towns for Dwight Ballantyne’s #WeSeeYou Day

Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)
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Fernie’s First Responders collect Food Bank donations on Nov. 19

Residents may leave donations on porches in boxes or bags to be picked up prior to 5 p.m.

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Rachel Olson took the pies like a champ this past Thursday. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Save-On-Food managers get pied for charity

Shoppers raised almost 4K in two weeks via the Dollar Round Up program

Rachel Olson took the pies like a champ this past Thursday. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Firefighters Brad Filgate, Cory Robinson, and Brett Uphill present Brenna Baker with a $1,000 cheque. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Fernie Fire Department donates one thousand dollars to EKFH

The Not Alone Campaign is fundraising to support the opening of Foundry East Kootenay

Firefighters Brad Filgate, Cory Robinson, and Brett Uphill present Brenna Baker with a $1,000 cheque. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Calvin Domin ran to raise awareness and funds for teen mental health resources. (Photo Contributed)

Sparwood local runs to Cranbrook, fundraising for youth mental health services

Sparwoodian Calvin Domin has raised over $25,000 for the EKFH’s Not Alone Campaign

Calvin Domin ran to raise awareness and funds for teen mental health resources. (Photo Contributed)
Owen King, Kevin King, and Minnie King pose for a photo while out on a snowy walk. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Elkford youngster walks pups for charity

Owen King has been raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network by walking dogs

Owen King, Kevin King, and Minnie King pose for a photo while out on a snowy walk. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
A number of Vancouver’s police officers came out to the closing ceremonies. (Photo Contributed)

Hope in the Darkness Walk for Youth Mental Health draws to a close

Kevin Redsky walked from Manitoba to British Columbia, raising awareness for youth mental health

A number of Vancouver’s police officers came out to the closing ceremonies. (Photo Contributed)
Allan Amundson, owner of Winmar Kootenay, presents a cheque to Serry Sopkow and Julie Gort from the Elk Valley Hospital. (Photo Submitted)

Ultrasound fundraiser crosses finish line

EKFH ultrasound campaign raises $300,000 in under two months

Allan Amundson, owner of Winmar Kootenay, presents a cheque to Serry Sopkow and Julie Gort from the Elk Valley Hospital. (Photo Submitted)
Allan Amundson, owner of Winmar Kootenay, presents a cheque to Serry Sopkow and Julie Gort from the Elk Valley Hospital. (Photo Submitted)

Ultrasound fundraiser crosses finish line

EKFH ultrasound campaign raises $300,000 in under two months

Allan Amundson, owner of Winmar Kootenay, presents a cheque to Serry Sopkow and Julie Gort from the Elk Valley Hospital. (Photo Submitted)
Allan Amundson, owner of Winmar Kootenay, presents a cheque to Serry Sopkow and Julie Gort from the Elk Valley Hospital. (Photo Submitted)

$300,000 goal in sight for Beneath the Surface campaign

The community has rallied together to raise over $250,000 since Aug. 12

Allan Amundson, owner of Winmar Kootenay, presents a cheque to Serry Sopkow and Julie Gort from the Elk Valley Hospital. (Photo Submitted)
Committee Chair and Liberal MP Wayne Easter speaks via videoconference during a House of Commons finance committee in the Wellington Building on Thursday, July 30, 2020. The committee is looking into Government Spending, WE Charity and the Canada Student Service Grant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

WE Charity controversy prompts examination of group’s overseas footprint

WE said allocations from its international program ‘are deployed in several ways, often directly from Canada’

Committee Chair and Liberal MP Wayne Easter speaks via videoconference during a House of Commons finance committee in the Wellington Building on Thursday, July 30, 2020. The committee is looking into Government Spending, WE Charity and the Canada Student Service Grant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
EKC makes $5,000 donation to Elk Valley ultrasound campaign

EKC makes $5,000 donation to Elk Valley ultrasound campaign

The EKC challenged other businesses to help the campaign hit its $300,000 target

EKC makes $5,000 donation to Elk Valley ultrasound campaign