Joshua Fischlin

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Jaffray man found dead after search

The 34-year-old man from Jaffray was reported missing on July 10

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A man was arrested by Cranbrook RCMP for arson after allegedly lighting a fire under the Fernie Alpine Resort sign on June 1, 2022. (Courtesy of the Elk Valley RCMP)

Man arrested for arson after allegedly lighting fire under FAR sign

The man was arrested by Cranbrook RCMP, who found a jerry can with gas and a lighter in his car

A man was arrested by Cranbrook RCMP for arson after allegedly lighting a fire under the Fernie Alpine Resort sign on June 1, 2022. (Courtesy of the Elk Valley RCMP)
A map was tweeted by Drive BC at 4:47 p.m. Monday, June 6, regarding a collision that brought traffic on Hwy. 3 east of Sparwood to a halt for over four hours. (Courtesy Drive BC)

‘Serious collision’ on Hwy. 3 near Sparwood leaves three dead

The incident is under investigation from the Elk Valley RCMP and the BC Coroners Service

A map was tweeted by Drive BC at 4:47 p.m. Monday, June 6, regarding a collision that brought traffic on Hwy. 3 east of Sparwood to a halt for over four hours. (Courtesy Drive BC)
File photo of an RCMP vehicle. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Impaired driver crashes through front of Sparwood supermarket

No one was seriously injured in the incident on May 24

File photo of an RCMP vehicle. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
The Fernie Community Choir’s Christmas concert at Holy Family Catholic Church from 2017. File photo. (Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press)

‘Happy to be back’: Fernie and Cranbrook community choirs putting on joint concerts this weekend

It will be the first regular concert event since the pandemic

The Fernie Community Choir’s Christmas concert at Holy Family Catholic Church from 2017. File photo. (Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press)
A black bear spotted near Fernie in 2020. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Grizzly bear shot and killed near Fernie, COs seeking information

The female bear was around 6 years old and it would have been her first breeding year

A black bear spotted near Fernie in 2020. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
The land where the Foundry East Kootenay facility will be located in Cranbrook. Photo submitted.

Foundry East Kootenay to break ground in coming months

The engineers are hired and the contractor is in place

The land where the Foundry East Kootenay facility will be located in Cranbrook. Photo submitted.
A semi-trailer had a rollover on April 19, 2022 on Hwy. 3, just north of Sparwood. (Courtesy of Elk Valley RCMP)

Semi-trailer rolls over near Sparwood

No injuries were reported in the Tuesday morning incident on Hwy. 3

A semi-trailer had a rollover on April 19, 2022 on Hwy. 3, just north of Sparwood. (Courtesy of Elk Valley RCMP)
Whiteswan Lake provincial park. (File photo)

Cleanup and remediation set to begin at Whiteswan Lake Park following diesel spill

The spill of less than 10 litres of diesel onto the ice took place on March 9

Whiteswan Lake provincial park. (File photo)
Clayton Faulconer is an arm-wrestling pro who was born and raised in Fernie. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

‘Gift from God’: Fernie-born arm-wrestling pro makes comeback after life-altering injury

Clayton Faulconer suffered a traumatic brain injury after a car accident in Vancouver

Clayton Faulconer is an arm-wrestling pro who was born and raised in Fernie. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
Stock photo of RCMP vehicle. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Elk Valley RCMP charge Alberta man for stealing gas

They reported numerous incidents of gas tanks being drilled to steal gas in recent weeks

Stock photo of RCMP vehicle. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Canada Post mailboxes. (CP photo)

Jaffray mail being re-routed to Fernie, 50km away

The Jaffray post office is currently closed, but Canada Post is working on a local solution

Canada Post mailboxes. (CP photo)
The Regional District of East Kootenay board of directors voted on Jan. 14, 2022 to send the Galloway Lands development proposal bylaw amendments application back to staff to address issues with the proposal. (Image: The RDEK board meeting on Jan.14 2022).

RDEK seek more information on Elk Valley Galloway Lands proposal

Information sought was around traffic, fire safety, water and septic systems and conservation

The Regional District of East Kootenay board of directors voted on Jan. 14, 2022 to send the Galloway Lands development proposal bylaw amendments application back to staff to address issues with the proposal. (Image: The RDEK board meeting on Jan.14 2022).
Nell and The Flaming Lips. Nell Smith of Fernie, 14, released a cover album in collaboration with The Flaming Lips called Where The Viaduct Looms on Nov. 26, 2012. (Photo bt Atria Creative)

Fernie musician to appear alongside The Flaming Lips on The Late Show

Young Nell Smith recently released a cover album in collaboration with The Flaming Lips

Nell and The Flaming Lips. Nell Smith of Fernie, 14, released a cover album in collaboration with The Flaming Lips called Where The Viaduct Looms on Nov. 26, 2012. (Photo bt Atria Creative)
RDEK board office in Cranbrook. File photo.

RDEK to present information on housing needs

The district will be presenting findings from their Housing Needs Study on Dec. 16

RDEK board office in Cranbrook. File photo.
The Timber Chair at the Fernie Alpine Resort on Nov. 30, 2021, just days before the hill is meant to open for the winter season. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

‘Very little to work with’: FAR opening day pushed

The resort is moving opening day from the previously planned Dec. 4 date to a ‘day-by-day’ status

The Timber Chair at the Fernie Alpine Resort on Nov. 30, 2021, just days before the hill is meant to open for the winter season. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
Cousins Zander Coultry, left, and Yozsef Farkas, right, are “bestest friends”. A GoFundMe page was launched in November, 2021, in Farkas’ name to raise money for the BC Burn Fund after the extensive support Coultry and his family received from the fund following a May burn accident. (Image courtesy of L’wren Farkas)

Fernie family raises money for BC Burn Fund

Zander Coultry is healing well from burn injuries, so his family wants to give back

Cousins Zander Coultry, left, and Yozsef Farkas, right, are “bestest friends”. A GoFundMe page was launched in November, 2021, in Farkas’ name to raise money for the BC Burn Fund after the extensive support Coultry and his family received from the fund following a May burn accident. (Image courtesy of L’wren Farkas)
A rainfall warning is in effect for the Elk Valley Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. (Government of Canada website)

Heavy rainfall expected for Elk Valley, heaviest downpour to hit Fernie

Fernie is expected to received 50 to 70 mm of rain between Thursday and midday Friday

A rainfall warning is in effect for the Elk Valley Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. (Government of Canada website)
A flag with a skeleton cowboy in front of a flying confederate flag hangs from a Bay Avenue home on Oct. 27, 2021. Part of the Halloween decoration was reported by other Kelowna media to have included a prop of a figure hanging from a tree on public property in front of the home, sparking a public reaction. (Joshua Fischlin/Black Press Media)

RCMP investigating Kelowna Halloween display depicting hanged man, Confederate flag

The display featured confederate flag imagery and a reported prop of a figure hanging from a tree

A flag with a skeleton cowboy in front of a flying confederate flag hangs from a Bay Avenue home on Oct. 27, 2021. Part of the Halloween decoration was reported by other Kelowna media to have included a prop of a figure hanging from a tree on public property in front of the home, sparking a public reaction. (Joshua Fischlin/Black Press Media)