spring

Pollen accumulated on Grave Lake in the Elk Valley in early summer 2022. (Image courtesy of Ed Ehrler)

Quite a bit to sneeze at this summer

Photo shared with The Free Press shows a lot of pollen on valley lake

 

Erosion on Coal Creek Rd. on June 10, 2022. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

Coal Creek Rd. to be closed Friday evening due to erosion

The road had seen some repair work done in January and February following November flood damage

 

Arrowleaf balsamroot, photographed near the Roots trail above Fernie, B.C. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Bright and alright: Elk Valley wildflowers out in force for spring

The current crop of wildflowers are just the first hikers and bikers will see this season

 

Dandelions growing at the Community EcoGarden in Fernie. Wildsight Elk Valley is promoting No Mow May for the third year in 2022. (Photo by Mary Cosman)

Wildsight challenges people not to mow their lawns this May for the bees

The challenge is meant to give bees more pollenation options through the spring

Dandelions growing at the Community EcoGarden in Fernie. Wildsight Elk Valley is promoting No Mow May for the third year in 2022. (Photo by Mary Cosman)
A view from the area of Elkford’s Lost Lake Loop southern trail, which is planned to be built in spring and summer 2022. (Courtesy of Colin Standish)

New trail projects planned for Elkford and Sparwood

Trail alliances in both towns will be at work building and maintaining over spring and summer

A view from the area of Elkford’s Lost Lake Loop southern trail, which is planned to be built in spring and summer 2022. (Courtesy of Colin Standish)
Riding conditions in the South Country are good to go. Pictured: Elk Rim trail. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

‘The time of year to stay off the trails’: Mountain bikers head out of the Elk Valley for riding

Mountain biking conditions are good outside of the Elk Valley, but locally you’ll have to wait

Riding conditions in the South Country are good to go. Pictured: Elk Rim trail. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Skiers on the Boomerang Chair at Fernie Alpine Resort. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

FAR extends winter season to celebrate 60th anniversary

2022’s winter season closing date will be April 17 instead of April 10

Skiers on the Boomerang Chair at Fernie Alpine Resort. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Halcyon Hot Springs Resort’s cabins and chalets are open during the COVID-19 crisis, although the pools are closed. File photo

Halcyon Hot Springs Resort staff receive threats while working during COVID-19 crisis

The threats come even as the resort has shut down most of its operations during the crisis

Halcyon Hot Springs Resort’s cabins and chalets are open during the COVID-19 crisis, although the pools are closed. File photo
Icicles form along the tree branches as the rough waves crash into shore at Coronation Park in Toronto on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Canadians can expect average temperatures this fall that will give way to a cold winter in central and eastern parts of the country, according to The Weather Network.THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Groundhogs got it wrong: spring isn’t coming soon, Weather Network says

The only part of B.C. to warm up early will be Victoria

Icicles form along the tree branches as the rough waves crash into shore at Coronation Park in Toronto on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Canadians can expect average temperatures this fall that will give way to a cold winter in central and eastern parts of the country, according to The Weather Network.THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin