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The Fernie Outdoor Rink, constructed in November, is soon to be paved. This will allow the rink to be used year-round. Photo courtesy of Ryan Shultz

Fernie Outdoor Rink becomes multi-purpose

Dust off your hockey sticks, Fernie, the outdoor rink is soon to be back in use.

The Fernie Outdoor Rink, constructed in November, is soon to be paved. This will allow the rink to be used year-round. Photo courtesy of Ryan Shultz
Watch: Olympic athletes train in Fernie

Watch: Olympic athletes train in Fernie

Fernie has become a go-to training spot for the Canadian speed skating team.

Watch: Olympic athletes train in Fernie
Keenleyside Dam. File photo

Columbia River Treaty meetings hear farmers’ plea

Ranchers say this is Canada’s last chance to restore their agricultural industry

Keenleyside Dam. File photo
The trap which killed a Sparwood cat on June 6 - an illegally modified Victor 3 leghold trap. Photo courtesy of BC Conservation Officer Service

$1000 reward for conviction in illegal trapping case

Traps cause unnecessary suffering and should be abolished, says animal rights group

The trap which killed a Sparwood cat on June 6 - an illegally modified Victor 3 leghold trap. Photo courtesy of BC Conservation Officer Service
Elk Valley RCMP detachment, Sparwood. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Elk Valley RCMP save local man’s life

An Elk Valley man has RCMP to thank after they saved him from a suspected fentanyl overdose, Sunday.

Elk Valley RCMP detachment, Sparwood. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
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Pilot escapes helicopter crash in Elko uninjured

The helicopter crashed after a load strap became entangled in its tail rotor

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Photo courtesy of BC Conservation Officer Service

Illegal trap results in death of Sparwood cat

A cat was found deceased on a Sparwood property after becoming trapped in an illegally modified trap

Photo courtesy of BC Conservation Officer Service
‘I’ll have a grande latte and a venti bale for the horse’

‘I’ll have a grande latte and a venti bale for the horse’

Starbucks staff got quite the surprise when a horse and rider trotted up to the drive thru window

‘I’ll have a grande latte and a venti bale for the horse’
Sparwood residents posted photos on Facebook of “black rain” falling on their vehicles, May 16. Source: Facebook

No health, environmental risk due to ‘black rain’ made of dust: Teck

Dust triggered from blast at Teck’s Elkview Operations resulted in what some reported as ‘black rain’

Sparwood residents posted photos on Facebook of “black rain” falling on their vehicles, May 16. Source: Facebook
PHOTOS: ‘Black rain’ reported in Sparwood

PHOTOS: ‘Black rain’ reported in Sparwood

Sparwood residents have expressed concern about “black rain” falling in the town yesterday

PHOTOS: ‘Black rain’ reported in Sparwood
Crash near Creston causes delays on Highway 3

Crash near Creston causes delays on Highway 3

As of this morning, DriveBC is reporting the highway open to single lane alternating traffic

Crash near Creston causes delays on Highway 3
CUPE local 2093 representative Mike Poirier raises his fist as a salute to fallen workers. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press                                CUPE local 2093 representative Mike Poirier raises his fist as a salute to fallen workers. (Phil McLachlan/The Free Press)

On Day of Mourning, Fernie remembers victims of ammonia leak tragedy

“We can never forget the men we lost,” said Fernie Mayor Mary Giuliano

CUPE local 2093 representative Mike Poirier raises his fist as a salute to fallen workers. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press                                CUPE local 2093 representative Mike Poirier raises his fist as a salute to fallen workers. (Phil McLachlan/The Free Press)
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Fire near Baynes Lake

On Sunday, April 22, a fire was discovered in the Baynes Lake area.

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Fernie Alpine Resort. File photo

Snowboarder fatality at Fernie Alpine Resort: deceased not wearing helmet

A 53-year-old male snowboarder succumbed to his injuries

Fernie Alpine Resort. File photo
Fernie Alpine Resort. File photo

Snowboarder fatality at Fernie Alpine Resort: deceased not wearing helmet

A 53-year-old male snowboarder succumbed to his injuries

Fernie Alpine Resort. File photo
After coaching hockey goaltenders since 1997, Gerry Pang has finally decided to hang up the skates. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

‘This is the game I love’: B.C. goalie coach retires at 81

After coaching hockey goaltenders since 1997, Gerry Pang has finally decided to hang up the skates.

After coaching hockey goaltenders since 1997, Gerry Pang has finally decided to hang up the skates. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
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UPDATE: Worker dies after floating excavator flips at B.C. mine

Elk Valley RCMP and Ministry of Mines were dispatched to industrial incident

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Daryl Boyle (EHC Red Bull Muenchen) in the main round meeting of the German Ice Hockey League between the EHC Red Bull Munich and the Straubing Tigers on 20.10.2017. Photo courtesy of Heipix.

Sparwood’s Daryl Boyle to represent team Germany in winter games

B.C.-born defenseman chosen for Germany’s Olympic hockey team

Daryl Boyle (EHC Red Bull Muenchen) in the main round meeting of the German Ice Hockey League between the EHC Red Bull Munich and the Straubing Tigers on 20.10.2017. Photo courtesy of Heipix.
The City of Fernie regained access to Fernie Memorial Arena on January 26. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

City of Fernie regains access to arena, investigation ongoing

Operational arena by next winter is the goal, says City

The City of Fernie regained access to Fernie Memorial Arena on January 26. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
The Fernie Memorial Arena remains locked down while the investigation continues. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Fernie, RCMP go to court over city log books in fatal ammonia leak probe

Log books center stage in clashing of investigations between the city and RCMP

The Fernie Memorial Arena remains locked down while the investigation continues. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press