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UPDATE: Location of wounded grizzly bear remains unknown

Information about location of wounded grizzly? Call RAPP line (1-877-952-7277)

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The Chief Cliff singers lead the procession across the Montana border, Friday morning. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Watch: Tobacco Plains celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

In commemoration of National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, the Tobacco…

The Chief Cliff singers lead the procession across the Montana border, Friday morning. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Hundreds attended the fundraiser for Barry Marchi on Friday, June 21.  Submitted

Fundraiser for Sparwood cancer patient raises over $80k

“Friday was something I won’t ever forget,” said Sparwood’s Barry Marchi.

Hundreds attended the fundraiser for Barry Marchi on Friday, June 21.  Submitted
Kerri Wall has put her name on the table to represent the Green Party of Canada for the Kootenay-Columbia region in the upcoming federal election.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Fernie’s Kerri Wall hopes to represent Green Party in federal election

Nelson’s Abra Brynne and Kaslo’s Judson Hansel have also chosen to run

Kerri Wall has put her name on the table to represent the Green Party of Canada for the Kootenay-Columbia region in the upcoming federal election.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Kerri Wall has put her name on the table to represent the Green Party of Canada for the Kootenay-Columbia region in the upcoming federal election.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Kerri Wall hopes to represent Green Party in federal election

Fernie’s Kerri Wall has thrown her hat in the ring to represent…

Kerri Wall has put her name on the table to represent the Green Party of Canada for the Kootenay-Columbia region in the upcoming federal election.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
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Police investigating fatal collision near Grave Lake

Grave Lake is located approximately halfway between Sparwood and Elkford

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People throwing food at a bear in Fernie alarms conservation groups

“Approaching and feeding bears contributes to habituation,” says conservation group

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Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie

Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie

Divide riders looking strong as they finish first leg of 4160 km race

Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie
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Category 3 fires to be prohibited in Southeast Fire District

The prohibition will take effect at noon on Wednesday, June 12

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Elk Valley veterans, first responders mark 75th anniversary of D-Day

Elk Valley veterans, first responders mark 75th anniversary of D-Day

Veterans dinner attracts record turnout, Bosnia War veteran speaks out about mental health

Elk Valley veterans, first responders mark 75th anniversary of D-Day
The town of Fernie, B.C. is barely visible through the blanket of smoke which rolled in this morning, caused by the Alberta wildfires. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Smoke from Alberta wildfires shrouds East Kootenay towns

Air quality health index rating for the Cranbrook area showing moderate risk to health

The town of Fernie, B.C. is barely visible through the blanket of smoke which rolled in this morning, caused by the Alberta wildfires. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
GALLERY: First responders in Fernie return baby owl to its nest

GALLERY: First responders in Fernie return baby owl to its nest

The baby owl’s inability to fly back to its nest prompted a rescue by first responders

GALLERY: First responders in Fernie return baby owl to its nest
Community Connections will close the East Kootenay Behaviour Intervention Program in June amid mounting costs. Source: Facebook

Fernie women step in to save autism program

Branch Out Learning and Behaviour Therapy to replace EK Behaviour Intervention Program in June

Community Connections will close the East Kootenay Behaviour Intervention Program in June amid mounting costs. Source: Facebook
A wildfire discovered yesterday between Jaffray and Mayook is now classified as under control. File photo

Wildfire between Jaffray and Cranbrook under control

A wildfire discovered yesterday between Jaffray and Mayook is now classified as…

A wildfire discovered yesterday between Jaffray and Mayook is now classified as under control. File photo
A Calgary man is facing 12 charges after fleeing from Cranbrook, Elk Valley RCMP. File photo

Man facing 12 charges after fleeing from Cranbrook, Elk Valley RCMP

A man is facing 12 charges after fleeing from police in Cranbrook…

A Calgary man is facing 12 charges after fleeing from Cranbrook, Elk Valley RCMP. File photo
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Man in custody after fleeing from Elk Valley RCMP

One man is in custody after fleeing from police near Elko. Early…

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Emily Brydon is set to be inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame later this month. Photo courtesy of BC Sports Hall of Fame

Fernie’s Emily Brydon inducted into BC Sports Hall of Fame

Olympic skier credits community of Fernie in Sports Hall of Fame honour

Emily Brydon is set to be inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame later this month. Photo courtesy of BC Sports Hall of Fame
New flight service an ‘angel’ for medical patients

New flight service an ‘angel’ for medical patients

Angel Flight East Kootenay will fly medical patients to Kelowna or Vancouver

New flight service an ‘angel’ for medical patients
Structure fire displaces Sparwood family

Structure fire displaces Sparwood family

Family uninjured. One pet lost. House remains uninhabitable due to severe damage.

Structure fire displaces Sparwood family
East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. Google maps photo

New MRI unit increases access

Interior Health aims for 5100 exams in Cranbrook this year

East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. Google maps photo