The Free Press

Castle Project to expand Teck Coal operations

The Castle Project would be an expansion at Teck's Fording River Operations

  • Feb 19, 2020


Community gathers to grieve, learn at suicide information night

The Elk Valley Suicide Task Force hosted the first ever suicide information evening this week

  • Feb 18, 2020


RCMP arrest Kimberley woman after Invermere robbery

RCMP in the Columbia Valley are pleased to share that as a result of collaborative investigative efforts, combined with information received from the general public, a suspect has since been identified and arrested, in connection to Wednesday's armed robbery.

  • Feb 15, 2020


Search and Rescue responds to ill prepared sledder

A sledder was stuck behind the microwave towers on Friday afternoon

  • Feb 15, 2020

Fatality after officer involved shooting in Blairmore

One man was declared deceased after an incident with Blairmore RCMP on February 11

  • Feb 13, 2020

Elk River Alliance seeks volunteers

There are many different ways to get involved with the ERA as a volunteer

  • Feb 12, 2020

Fernie Youth Action Network strives to empower teens

This weekend's workshop was called The Teen Happiness Lab

  • Feb 12, 2020

A summary of avalanche updates for the Elk Valley

Recent snowfall changes avalanche danger in the Lizard Range and Flathead area

  • Feb 11, 2020

Community Cash Awards make their return to the Elk Valley

The program supports the development of healthy and diverse communities

  • Feb 11, 2020

Elkford man wins big in Super Bowl Super Jackpot

Kenneth Johns won $58,314 on February 2

  • Feb 11, 2020

Fernie Snowmobile Association hosts busy weekend for sledders

The Corbin Vintage Poker Rally and the Sloth Poker Rally take place this Family Day Weekend

  • Feb 11, 2020

Griz Days event registration now open

Some events for this year's celebrations require registering in advance

  • Feb 11, 2020

Kootenay Community Bat Projects seeks public help in tracking bats

Kootenay area bats are at risk of contracting white nose syndrome

  • Feb 11, 2020

New snow removal pilot project for City of Fernie

The pilot project strives to improve snow and ice removal services in the city

  • Feb 11, 2020

Proposed face lift for Sparwood’s Centennial Square

The concept design for the square was presented at a street party event on February 6

  • Feb 11, 2020

Second annual Edge of the World colouring contest

The three winners were announced on February 1

  • Feb 11, 2020

Skating the night away with Shred Kelly

The Fernie Skating Club hosted their annual showcase this weekend

  • Feb 11, 2020

The Valley Social closed their doors but left a legacy

The popular cafe has stopped pouring coffee in anticipation of shifting gear in the months to come

  • Feb 11, 2020

Updates from Sparwood’s most recent council meeting

Bylaw changes and policing priorities were among the topics discussed at council's last meeting

  • Feb 11, 2020

Young shredders compete in Jeep’s Junior Freeski Event

Skiers aged 7-18 competed at Fernie Alpine Resort on the weekend

  • Feb 11, 2020