Phil McLachlan

B.C. costume designer sews up future in film industry

B.C. costume designer sews up future in film industry

B.C. woman Flo Barrett lands gig on Lifetime TV film; Harry and Meghan: Becoming Royal out May 27

B.C. costume designer sews up future in film industry
The Tobacco Plains Indian Band is one of several communities in the Kootenay region that will be receiving a high-speed internet upgrade. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Jaffray, Tobacco Plains, others to receive high-speed internet upgrade

The government today announced an initiative to connect rural British Columbia

The Tobacco Plains Indian Band is one of several communities in the Kootenay region that will be receiving a high-speed internet upgrade. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
The Tobacco Plains Indian Band is one of several communities in the Kootenay region that will be receiving a high-speed internet upgrade. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Rural Kootenay communities to receive high-speed internet upgrade

The provincial government is increasing internet connectivity to rural British Columbia

The Tobacco Plains Indian Band is one of several communities in the Kootenay region that will be receiving a high-speed internet upgrade. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning, right, responds to questions as head coach Travis Green listens during a news conference ahead of the NHL hockey team’s training camp, in Vancouver, on Thursday September 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former Fernie Ghostrider Josh Teves signed to Vancouver Canucks

Teves, who played in Fernie in 2013-14, earned the title of Top Defenceman

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning, right, responds to questions as head coach Travis Green listens during a news conference ahead of the NHL hockey team’s training camp, in Vancouver, on Thursday September 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
BREAKING: Teck fined $37,500 for exceeding air emissions at Kootenay coal mine

BREAKING: Teck fined $37,500 for exceeding air emissions at Kootenay coal mine

Half of stack tests at Elkview Operations from 2014 to 2019 exceeded the permit limit

BREAKING: Teck fined $37,500 for exceeding air emissions at Kootenay coal mine
RCMP are reporting a fatal head-on collision on Bombi Pass near Salmo. Black Press file photo

Fatal collision closes Highway 3 near Salmo

As of 6:45 p.m. the estimated time of opening was not yet avaliable.

RCMP are reporting a fatal head-on collision on Bombi Pass near Salmo. Black Press file photo
A DriveBC highway camera shows road conditions on Highway 3, about 1km west of Elko at Highway 93 junction, looking east.

Extreme driving conditions between Fernie and Cranbrook

Several cars already in the ditch due to extremely slippery, low-visibility driving conditions

A DriveBC highway camera shows road conditions on Highway 3, about 1km west of Elko at Highway 93 junction, looking east.
Sick eagle in East Kootenay town sparks call for lead bullet restriction

Sick eagle in East Kootenay town sparks call for lead bullet restriction

Wildlife advocates encouraging residents to switch from lead bullets, to a non-lead alternative

Sick eagle in East Kootenay town sparks call for lead bullet restriction
Photo courtesy of Fernie Search and Rescue

Sledder dies near Fernie

Fernie Search and Rescue was tasked by the RCMP to respond to a sledder in medical distress

Photo courtesy of Fernie Search and Rescue
Black Press file photo

Kootenay man dies in crash near Sparwood

Accident occurred last night east of Sparwood, RCMP appealing for witnesses

Black Press file photo
RDEK takes steps towards reducing carcass pit use

RDEK takes steps towards reducing carcass pit use

The first step towards addressing the issue of carcass pits in the…

RDEK takes steps towards reducing carcass pit use
CanWel defends logging practices at Fernie public forum

CanWel defends logging practices at Fernie public forum

Huge turnout to public forum on clear-cutting in Fernie and surrounding areas

CanWel defends logging practices at Fernie public forum
Olympian Rhoda Wurtele visits Fernie; reveals secret to skiing at 97

Olympian Rhoda Wurtele visits Fernie; reveals secret to skiing at 97

Rhoda Wurtele and her identical twin sister Rhona represented Canada at the 1948 Olympics

Olympian Rhoda Wurtele visits Fernie; reveals secret to skiing at 97
The trial involving Colin Hickling has been rescheduled for June 11, 2019. File photo

Hickling trial adjourned to June

The trial involving a Fernie man accused of possessing child pornography has…

The trial involving Colin Hickling has been rescheduled for June 11, 2019. File photo
Teck Coal is reporting a serious incident at Greenhills Operations which resulted in one employee being airlifted to hospital. File photo

Contract employee airlifted from Elk Valley mine with serious injuries

Teck says a serious incident occurred around 12 p.m. today in a contractor maintenance shop

Teck Coal is reporting a serious incident at Greenhills Operations which resulted in one employee being airlifted to hospital. File photo
The East Kootenay Wedding Guide has hit the shelves. Photo courtesy of La di da lane Photography

East Kootenay Wedding Guide hits the shelves

This year’s featured couples: Evan and Taylor Burgess, and Ric and Rachel Behan

The East Kootenay Wedding Guide has hit the shelves. Photo courtesy of La di da lane Photography
$20.9M allocated to Waterton Lakes National Park recovery

$20.9M allocated to Waterton Lakes National Park recovery

The 2017 Kenow Wildfire burned roughly 20,000 hectares in Waterton Lakes National Park

$20.9M allocated to Waterton Lakes National Park recovery
Clayton Lamb is one member of a team of biologists that have been studying the population of grizzly bears in the Elk Valley for the past 11 years. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

VIDEO: Carcass pits making bear problem worse in southeastern B.C.

“Getting those carcasses off the landscape should improve human and bear safety.” - Clayton Lamb

Clayton Lamb is one member of a team of biologists that have been studying the population of grizzly bears in the Elk Valley for the past 11 years. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Alberta youth charged over theft of $17,000 in snow equipment at B.C. ski resort

Alberta youth charged over theft of $17,000 in snow equipment at B.C. ski resort

Alberta RCMP recovered $17,000 in skis/snowboards believed stolen from Fernie Alpine Resort Saturday

Alberta youth charged over theft of $17,000 in snow equipment at B.C. ski resort
Crowsnest Pass RCMP seek help locating missing man

Crowsnest Pass RCMP seek help locating missing man

58-year-old Stuart David Duff was last seen on Jan. 6, 2019.

Crowsnest Pass RCMP seek help locating missing man