Fernie Free Press

Ghostriders wrap up exhibition, turn towards regular season

The Fernie Ghostriders have wrapped up their exhibition season with a strong record of 4-1-0, as the KIJHL heads towards the regular season this weekend.


Fernie’s Annex Park trail to receive $500K upgrade

Provincial funding the latest in a series of recent infrastructure upgrades

  • Sep 27, 2021


Nelson group planning for low-speed electric vehicles on city streets

Climate-friendly Transport Canada-approved vehicles would have a maximum speed of 40 km/hr


Fernie author publishes first book

Huguette M. Forest-Coultry, known as "Mike" invites you to peruse Journeying the Waters: A Book of Poetry and Prose.

Letter: To health care colleagues – We see you, we hear you, and we stand with you

On behalf of the Elk Valley Physicians, we would like to say 'We see you, we hear you, and we stand with you" to our healthcare colleagues during this fourth, and worst wave of the COVID Pandemic. There are over 200 healthcare workers in Elkford, Sparwood, Fernie, and South Country working tirelessly around the clock to serve our communities with dedication and compassionate hearts. They continue to show up to work every day despite the long hours and the constant demands to work more hours or days since the pandemic began. They continue to do their job with grace and professionalism.

  • Sep 26, 2021

Elk Valley RCMP report

Elkford Snowmobile Club-Vandalism

  • Sep 23, 2021

Province launches Elko overhead replacement project website

The Province has launched new website to provide people with details of the proposed Elko Overhead Replacement Project on Highway 3 west of Fernie.

Enhanced paramedic resources coming to Fernie, says Health Minister

Fernie one of 24 communities getting a 24/7 Apha designation, Elkford to get additional help as well

Aidan Jones wins 14th Dirt Diggler Fall Classic

Annual mountain bike race goes ahead Saturday, Sept. 11, after taking a hiatus last year

  • Sep 14, 2021

Tennis holds court at Fernie Junior Tournament

After a delayed start, some serious court mopping (thank you Jae Harrup) and a little luck with the sun and wind that came to dry the courts, we were lucky to enjoy a great afternoon of tennis at the Fernie Junior Tournament, organized by Fernie Sports Co. The players made all of us so proud. Wonderful attitudes, great spirit on court and some fantastic tennis were all on display. Here are the results;

  • Sep 13, 2021

Air Canada increasing flights at Castlegar airport

Flights from the West Kootenay Regional Airport to Vancouver now available five days a week

  • Sep 8, 2021

Alberta man killed, driver arrested in off-road vehicle crash at Lake Koocanusa

Police say alcohol was believed to be a factor in the crash

  • Sep 6, 2021

Letters to the Editor: Sparwood Fire Hall expansion

Firehall Renovation and Expansion

  • Sep 2, 2021

Fernie Chautauqua 2021: Celebrating Community

The Fernie Chautauqua returns to its weekend format for the 6th annual celebration of culture, heritage and community in Historic Downtown Fernie on the weekend, of September 10-12, 2021.

  • Sep 1, 2021

Elk Valley RCMP report

Investigations into a man riding a train in the Galloway; fire extinguisher thrown at window; unattended fire burn; S.O.S. on the Flat Head River; group of hikers on Mt. Muir; more bank related scams; theft of bikes; and a gas tanker on fire near Elko, B.C.

  • Aug 30, 2021

Interior Health hosts 4 pop-up vaccination clinics in Eastern Kootenays

5 pop-up Covid vaccination shops set for Fernie, Creston and Cranbrook

  • Aug 30, 2021

Wildsight Elk Valley ToolShare program helps residents process local food

The ToolShare program offers Elk Valley residents a chance to process their own food at home

  • Aug 26, 2021

Dolphins host first swim camp

By Kiera Hansen

  • Aug 24, 2021

Sparwood archery range opens at Sparwood Golf Club

The District of Sparwood announced the completion of a new archery range located at the Sparwood Golf Club.

  • Aug 24, 2021

‘We knew it was coming’: Climate Caucus responds to dire climate change report

The Climate Caucus is made up of 400 municipal councillors and regional directors

  • Aug 23, 2021