Phil McLachlan

From left, Fish and Wildlife section head for the Kootenay-Boundary region Holger Bohm, Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka, Inspector Joe Caravetta with the BC Conservation Service, and RDEK Area B Director Stan Doehle at the Jaffray bear meeting held on January 8. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Spike in Jaffray bear calls cause for concern

In 2018 there were 38 calls about bears spotted in the Jaffray area, compared to one call in 2017.

From left, Fish and Wildlife section head for the Kootenay-Boundary region Holger Bohm, Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka, Inspector Joe Caravetta with the BC Conservation Service, and RDEK Area B Director Stan Doehle at the Jaffray bear meeting held on January 8. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
One person was fatally injured in a crash near Fernie, Sunday morning. File photo

One killed in three-vehicle crash near Fernie

Heavy snowfall, driver experience being considered as possible contributing factors

One person was fatally injured in a crash near Fernie, Sunday morning. File photo
Fernie skier inducted into BC Sports Hall of Fame

Fernie skier inducted into BC Sports Hall of Fame

Emily Brydon inducted alongside Roy Gerela, Kelly McCallum and Daniel and Henrik Sedin.

Fernie skier inducted into BC Sports Hall of Fame
Bighorn sheep on Teck Coal property.  Submitted

Hunters fined $14,000 for illegal harvesting

Guns, carcasses seized after two bighorn sheep killed out of season on mining property

Bighorn sheep on Teck Coal property.  Submitted
The death of a 38-year-old Fernie man at Elkview Operations, Sunday, remains under investigation. File photo

Death of 38-year-old Fernie man at B.C. coal mine under investigation

Vehicle collision occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. Sunday morning

The death of a 38-year-old Fernie man at Elkview Operations, Sunday, remains under investigation. File photo
The death of a 38-year-old Fernie man at Elkview Operations, Sunday, remains under investigation. File photo

UPDATE: Death of 38-year-old Fernie man at B.C. coal mine under investigation

Vehicle collision occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. Sunday morning

The death of a 38-year-old Fernie man at Elkview Operations, Sunday, remains under investigation. File photo
The burned remains of an excavator vandalized at the Wasa Transfer Station. Submitted

Vandals destroy excavator at Wasa Transfer Station

An act of vandalism has the Regional District of East Kootenay looking…

The burned remains of an excavator vandalized at the Wasa Transfer Station. Submitted
Former Fernie councillor co-launches cannabis company

Former Fernie councillor co-launches cannabis company

“Our mission, our goal - it’s about education. It’s about de-stigmatizing” - Dennis Schafer

Former Fernie councillor co-launches cannabis company
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B.C. town dazzled with Northern Lights display

Early Monday morning, Fernie B.C. was graced with green skies

(Tourism Fernie/Instagram)
Black Press file photo

Black Press career fair brings new opportunities to Kootenays

Catch the event Nov. 15 at the Ktunaxa Nations Building in Cranbrook

Black Press file photo
Sparwood Mayor and council cut the ribbon signifying the opening of the Sparwood Middletown Intersection.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

New Sparwood intersection on Hwy 3 officially open

Project includes Hwy 3/43 intersection, Aspen Drive/Hwy 43 intersection, pedestrian tunnel, and more

Sparwood Mayor and council cut the ribbon signifying the opening of the Sparwood Middletown Intersection.  Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Black Press Extreme Career Fair expands into Kootenays

Black Press Extreme Career Fair expands into Kootenays

Career fair will be hosted in Cranbrook at the Ktunaxa Nations Building Nov. 15

Black Press Extreme Career Fair expands into Kootenays
Fernie stabbing victim recalls attack

Fernie stabbing victim recalls attack

Mohamed Minta was visiting Fernie on business when he was randomly attacked. WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES

Fernie stabbing victim recalls attack
Reverend Andrea Brennan opens up about being a queer, female Anglican minister and how she came to be in the position at a pivotal time in the church’s history. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Openly queer, female priest of B.C. church defying norms

Andrea Brennan serves Fernie at pivotal time in church’s history

Reverend Andrea Brennan opens up about being a queer, female Anglican minister and how she came to be in the position at a pivotal time in the church’s history. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Three suspects identified by police following Fernie vehicle thefts

Three suspects identified by police following Fernie vehicle thefts

Three males from Golden, Cranbrook and Calgary, identified by RCMP as suspects

Three suspects identified by police following Fernie vehicle thefts
Everett Klippert: the last Canadian jailed for homosexuality

Everett Klippert: the last Canadian jailed for homosexuality

“Injustice and human rights struggles can teach us a lot about our humanity,” - Kevin Allen, historian

Everett Klippert: the last Canadian jailed for homosexuality
Fernie SAR assists trapped hiker

Fernie SAR assists trapped hiker

Hiker bound for Cameron Lake reported missing after 48 hours - RV found empty with three dogs inside

Fernie SAR assists trapped hiker
The “delivery team” – all of the members involved with the call on August 2nd are pictured with the Vickery family. Deputy Chief Michael Hockley, Anissa Haarstad, Ian Vickery, Jen and Alice Vickery, Shayne Webster, Dean Haarstad and Corlyn Haarstad. Photo submitted by RDEK

Elko Fire Department celebrates a first

Elko firefighters assisted in the delivery of a baby on August 2 - a first for the department

The “delivery team” – all of the members involved with the call on August 2nd are pictured with the Vickery family. Deputy Chief Michael Hockley, Anissa Haarstad, Ian Vickery, Jen and Alice Vickery, Shayne Webster, Dean Haarstad and Corlyn Haarstad. Photo submitted by RDEK
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Vehicle fire spreads to surrounding grass; crews extinguish

Although the vehicle is a total loss, there were no injuries and the fire was fully extinguished.

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Fernie Memorial Arena. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

City of Fernie responds to WorkSafeBC report

CAO Norm McInnis says City vows to make safety a culture they embody

Fernie Memorial Arena. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press