Phil McLachlan

Brewing up a fresh cup at Rooftop Coffee Roasters

Years ago, Keegan Street had a dream; start a coffee company. Years later this became a reality, when Rooftop Coffee Roasters produced its first batch of coffee and started to sell their products around Fernie. Now, the dream has grown beyond what Street originally envisioned. Soon the young entrepreneur will open the doors to his own cafe, which will act as both a roastery and a coffee shop.

Brewing up a fresh cup at Rooftop Coffee Roasters

Years ago, Keegan Street had a dream; start a coffee company. Years later this became a reality, when Rooftop Coffee Roasters produced its first batch of coffee and started to sell their products around Fernie. Now, the dream has grown beyond what Street originally envisioned. Soon the young entrepreneur will open the doors to his own cafe, which will act as both a roastery and a coffee shop.

Ghostriders secure win against Nelson

After a 6-4 win against the Nelson Leafs Thursday night, the Fernie Ghostriders climbed into second in the Kootenay Division, ahead of Creston by one point and behind Kimberley by six.

Kromm to join fellow Ghostriders in North Dakota

Joining Greg Susinski in North Dakota is Fernie Ghostrider forward Jordan Kromm, who has committed to the University of Jamestown for the 2019/20 season.

Positive feedback for Jaffray passing lane

Jaffray residents seem to be in favour of a new proposed Highway 3 passing lane, according to feedback in an open house on November 13.

Temporary solution for Grasmere Post Office, future uncertain

Kootenay-Columbia Member of Parliament Rob Morrison says he's hoping for a positive outcome

Ghostriders defenseman commits to North Dakota university

Ghostriders defenseman commits to North Dakota university

Ghostriders climb Rockies in nail biting home victory

The Ghostriders took a nail biting 6-5 victory at home against the Columbia Valley Rockies, a battle not easily won.

Editorial: Free Press editor bids farewell

Not too long ago the thought crossed my mind that I might stay in the Elk Valley forever. This conglomerate of communities I landed in almost by accident turned out to be the place I call home, more than any other place I have lived in before. For the first time I have purpose, a sense of belonging, and feel welcome.

Edmonton artist showcases work

On October 31, Edmonton artist Jennifer van Popta presented a gallery of her work at The Arts Station.

City of Fernie hires new Chief Administrative Officer

Michael Boronowski is set to start in January, 2020.

Moose tests positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in northwest Montana

This is the first time the disease has been detected in the species in Montana

Fernie volleyball athletes qualify for provincials

Provincials take place in Castlegar, hosted by Mt. Sentinel, Nov. 21 to 23

Lead not a concern in Elk Valley drinking water; municipalities

The City of Fernie, District of Sparwood and District of Elkford have confirmed that their towns contain little to no lead piping or fittings.

Truck donation paves way for valley-wide emergency services

On November 6, the City of Fernie and Fernie Fire Fire Department received the donation of a truck from TransCanada Energy, which will be used to tow the Elk Valley Emergency Social Services trailer.

Hosmer hosts first craft fair in approximately five years

On Saturday, November 2, the Hosmer Community Hall hosted a craft fair for the first time in approximately five years. Many vendors, some with strictly handmade goods or homebased businesses, were looking for craft fairs to showcase their work. Organizer Robin Hutchinson said they wanted to provide a venue for these artists, allow them the opportunity to enter the craft market, as well as earn an income and support their business.

Fernie curlers return to the ice after two-year hiatus

Registration hits all-time high

Animal remains near Hosmer trail sparks concern

Trail user described the remains as being left near the Trans Canada Trail, just outside Hosmer

Highway delays today between Fernie and Hosmer

Motorists can expect minor delays and single lane alternating traffic, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pizza shop adds ‘funk’ to Fernie’s culinary scene

Three young entrepreneurs have proudly opened their doors to their new shop in Fernie; Funky Goat Pizza, an artisan pizza restaurant located at Unit C, 362 2 Avenue.