Community

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FSA reports incident with aggressive riders

Four men terrorized an attendant recently

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CBT kicks off new year with grant opportunities for Basin residents

A variety of grants are available for eligible community projects, non-profits, and businesses

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Sparwood accepting submissions for 2021 Street Art Banner Program

Artwork depicting a love for Sparwood’s community and heritage will be accepted until Feb. 19

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A number of Elkford’s youth enjoy the SYS.tem Space. (Photo contributed)

SYS.tem Elkford opens up new youth hang out spot

The SYS.tem Space offers youth access to a wide selection of free indoor and outdoor activities

A number of Elkford’s youth enjoy the SYS.tem Space. (Photo contributed)
A photo from an early construction stage taken in the fall of 2020. (Photo Contributed)

Elkford’s Meeting Place comes to life

Construction on the outdoor space is set to wrap up this coming summer

A photo from an early construction stage taken in the fall of 2020. (Photo Contributed)
The RDEK is accepting applications for the CBT’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs. File Photo)

CBT’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs accept proposals

Sparwood reminds residents to apply for the grants prior to Jan. 18 at 2 p.m.

The RDEK is accepting applications for the CBT’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs. File Photo)
The trails at Sparwood Heights are groomed by volunteers of the Sunset Ridge Ski Society (SRSS). (Photo contributed by the SRSS)

Sparwood cross-country club reports record membership

The SRSS has 180 members signed up for the 2020-21 season

The trails at Sparwood Heights are groomed by volunteers of the Sunset Ridge Ski Society (SRSS). (Photo contributed by the SRSS)
BCYP Minister for the Southern Interior, Aislinn Dressler of Fernie said the Youth Parliament being virtual was a great way to learn about how the BC Parliament was operating today. (Photo contributed by Aislinn Dressler)

Fernie local appointed BCYP Minister for the Southern Interior

Aislinn Dressler was the City of Fernie’s youth councillor last year

BCYP Minister for the Southern Interior, Aislinn Dressler of Fernie said the Youth Parliament being virtual was a great way to learn about how the BC Parliament was operating today. (Photo contributed by Aislinn Dressler)
A photo of Libby Dam. (Photo Contributed by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation)

Government of B.C. explores construction of weir across Koocanusa Reservoir

A virtual town hall meeting will be held on Jan. 12 to gather public input and discuss the study

A photo of Libby Dam. (Photo Contributed by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation)
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CBAL hosts online Internet Safety Series for parents

The free presentations address topics including social media safety and digital literacy

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Teck digs deep for local health

The company announced a $250,000 donation

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If you don’t have space for a full garden, planters can still supply your vegetable needs. (File photo)

Sparwood Community Garden getting closer

District staff sought direction from council at a Committee of the Whole Meeting on Dec. 1

If you don’t have space for a full garden, planters can still supply your vegetable needs. (File photo)
Teenagers from Sparwood Secondary School decorated Lilac Terrace with home-made Christmas decorations. (Photo contributed by James Lund)

Sparwood teenagers bring Christmas cheer to town

Students from Sparwood Secondary School put up hand-made Christmas decorations at Lilac Terrace

Teenagers from Sparwood Secondary School decorated Lilac Terrace with home-made Christmas decorations. (Photo contributed by James Lund)
The district of Sparwood is seeking feedback on its Recreation Master Plan. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Sparwood Curling Club bats away master plan ideas

The re-purposing of the Curling Rink is no longer being considered

The district of Sparwood is seeking feedback on its Recreation Master Plan. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
The Fernie Vogue Theatre will be doing popcorn delivery for the next two Fridays over December. Picture: Roxana Djonlich with some of the tasty treats movie buffs can have delivered to their door. (Photo contributed by Dennis Djonlich).

Pass the popcorn: Vogue Theatre offers delivery movie snacks

Fernie locals can get popcorn delivered right to their door on Fridays this month

The Fernie Vogue Theatre will be doing popcorn delivery for the next two Fridays over December. Picture: Roxana Djonlich with some of the tasty treats movie buffs can have delivered to their door. (Photo contributed by Dennis Djonlich).
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.
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

The current state of the Royal Hotel. (Photo Contributed by Richard Leeks)
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Elkford releases DMP community engagement results

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

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