Community

The current state of the Royal Hotel. (Photo Contributed by Richard Leeks)

‘No one is willing to step up to take any responsibility’: Royal owners plow on with renovictions

Heat, kitchen appliances, doors, running water and WiFi have been allegedly removed

 

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Elkford releases DMP community engagement results

The results summarize feedback from six public engagement workshops held in October

 

Local lions take turns sorting bottles donated at the Sparwood Transfer Station. (Photo contributed by S.L. Furedi)

Recycling and TV bingos: how local Lions Clubs help others

Contributed by S.L. Furedi Sparwood Lions Club The Sparwood Lions are beginning…

  • Nov 14, 2020

 

One of the letters was found on the front door of Fernie’s City Hall. (Photo Contributed)

Anonymous resident sprinkles kindness on Fernie businesses

Celebrating World Kindness Day, a series of uplifting letters were taped to doors on Nov. 13

One of the letters was found on the front door of Fernie’s City Hall. (Photo Contributed)
Emma Dressler says words of thanks upon receiving the award. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

George S. Majic Spiritus Award received by Fernie Heritage Library

The Fernie Heritage Library was recognized with the award via an online ceremony

Emma Dressler says words of thanks upon receiving the award. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Signs are posted at the entrance of newly deactivated roads. (Photo Contributed)

Road Rehabilitation & Access Management Workshop cancelled

The event was scrapped as a result of new social distancing expectations

Signs are posted at the entrance of newly deactivated roads. (Photo Contributed)
The most recent council meeting was streamed via Zoom on Oct. 20. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

District of Sparwood revisits support for no-cost contraception

Representatives from Sparwood Contraception Access Advocates brough the matter back to council

The most recent council meeting was streamed via Zoom on Oct. 20. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
STA members and non-members alike are encouraged to send in photos of their trail adventures. (Photo contributed by Scott Tibballs)

Sparwood Trails Alliance fundraises for Lunch Loop

Trail adventurers are invited to submit photos of their adventures for an STA calendar

STA members and non-members alike are encouraged to send in photos of their trail adventures. (Photo contributed by Scott Tibballs)
Young children are urged to be supervised by adults when recreating in public places. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

RCMP reminds locals to report concerns and educate youth about safety

The Elk Valley RCMP discourages posting reports of suspicious behaviour to social media

Young children are urged to be supervised by adults when recreating in public places. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Jim and Alice Booth were the 2019 recipients of the George S. Majic Spiritus Award. (File Photo)
Jim and Alice Booth were the 2019 recipients of the George S. Majic Spiritus Award. (File Photo)
Rotary Scramble brings scavengers together

Rotary Scramble brings scavengers together

The eight-week scavenger hunt saw 11 teams take part

Rotary Scramble brings scavengers together
Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old B.C. man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Shelley Wedderburn, Donna Ogden, Jim Bertoia, Joe Jarina, Lois Halko, mayor David Wilks, Kelly Thies, Sharon Strom, Doug Newberry, Michelle Malan and Duane Lawrence pose with one of the newly installed benches. (Photo Submitted)

Sparwood installs five new benches through $10,000 grant

The benches offer seniors more opportunities for rest while walking through town

Shelley Wedderburn, Donna Ogden, Jim Bertoia, Joe Jarina, Lois Halko, mayor David Wilks, Kelly Thies, Sharon Strom, Doug Newberry, Michelle Malan and Duane Lawrence pose with one of the newly installed benches. (Photo Submitted)
Mike Lovecchio, Mayor Ange Qualizza, and Chris Gingras stand alongside RCMP officers at the unveiling of the new railway safety decals. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

City of Fernie installs new railway safety decals

Part of Rail Safety Week, the initiative promotes railway safety at one of Fernie’s busy crossings

Mike Lovecchio, Mayor Ange Qualizza, and Chris Gingras stand alongside RCMP officers at the unveiling of the new railway safety decals. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies

Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies

Litter may be one of the biggest ever

Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies
A vintage blue Ford Mustang rips through the streets at the most recent Wheels in the Valley event. (Photo Submitted)

Elk Valley Cruisers kick off Ralley-Poker run

A collection of vintage vehicles rallyed through the Elk Valley this past weekend

A vintage blue Ford Mustang rips through the streets at the most recent Wheels in the Valley event. (Photo Submitted)
Gurdeep Pandher visited Long Beach on Aug. 10, 2020. (Twitter screenshot)

Famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer brings movements of joy to Long Beach

Internet-famous dancer is exploring Vancouver Island, visiting the B.C. Legislature and more

Gurdeep Pandher visited Long Beach on Aug. 10, 2020. (Twitter screenshot)
Jessica Eberts rips down a downhill track at FAR during Community Appreciation Week. Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press

FAR community appreciation week

Fernie Alpine Resort’s (FAR) 2020 Summer Community Appreciation Program kicked off this…

Jessica Eberts rips down a downhill track at FAR during Community Appreciation Week. Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press
A ‘welcome home’ signboard on a trail near the site of the gathering. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)

Inside the undefined world of a Rainbow Family gathering in B.C.

Celebrations are underway to mark the annual gathering of the controversial Rainbow Family of Living Light

A ‘welcome home’ signboard on a trail near the site of the gathering. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)
96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends

96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends

‘I did as I was told and I enjoyed every minute of it’

96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends