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The Southeast District's Major Crimes Unit of the RCMP has taken the investigative lead into the death of an Enderby man. (Black Press - file photo)

Crime stats in the Elk Valley: Noise complaints up in Fernie

Sgt. Trevor Tribes of the Elk Valley RCMP updated the City of Fernie and District of Sparwood on happenings in the municipalities

The Southeast District's Major Crimes Unit of the RCMP has taken the investigative lead into the death of an Enderby man. (Black Press - file photo)
file photo of fernie alpine resort sign (Scott Tibballs/The Free Press)

Ski hills will look different this season, and Fernie Alpine Resort is no exception

General manager of FAR Andy Cohen said all resorts that were already open were seeing ‘amazing visitation’

file photo of fernie alpine resort sign (Scott Tibballs/The Free Press)
NDP candidate Wayne Stetski for Kootenay East in the 2020 BC provincial election. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Wayne Stetski: Provincial results could point to federal election

The NDP candidate for Kootenay East said incumbent governments were seeing success in elections across Canada amid the pandemic

NDP candidate Wayne Stetski for Kootenay East in the 2020 BC provincial election. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Teck file photo.

Federal Government slaps Teck with additional directives on water quality

Environment Canada has given Teck directions that are “complementary” to existing water quality measures

Teck file photo.
Incumbent MLA Tom Shypitka is contesting Kootenay East for the BC Liberals. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Wilkinson would have been a great premier: Shypitka

Re-elected Kootenay East MLA responds to resignation of party leader

Incumbent MLA Tom Shypitka is contesting Kootenay East for the BC Liberals. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
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Kootenay East voters out in droves already

A third of Kootenay East voters have either already voted or requested mail-in ballots

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Spardell Mobile Home owner fined, given extension as 5-year water pipe debacle continues

Spardell Mobile Home owner fined, given extension as 5-year water pipe debacle continues

Interior Health has given Rick Pater an extra month to fix the pipes at Spardell Mobile Home park

Spardell Mobile Home owner fined, given extension as 5-year water pipe debacle continues
Sparwood dodges request for support for free contraception

Sparwood dodges request for support for free contraception

Councillors didn’t take any action on a request from another municipality to join a campaign for no-cost prescription contraception

Sparwood dodges request for support for free contraception
Kerri Wall is the BC Greens candidate for Kootenay East in the 2020 BC provincial election. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Fernie’s Kerri Wall contests Kootenay East for BC Greens

Wall took a big-picture approach to many of the challenges facing the Elk Valley

Kerri Wall is the BC Greens candidate for Kootenay East in the 2020 BC provincial election. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Images from the B.C. Conservation Officer Service used to charge a Fernie man with Wildlife Act violations. (BC Conservation Officer Service handout)

Kootenay man fined $7,000 for BC Wildlife Act violations

The man plead guilty to charges at Terrace Provincial Court

Images from the B.C. Conservation Officer Service used to charge a Fernie man with Wildlife Act violations. (BC Conservation Officer Service handout)
Shypitka: Speculation about a fall election ‘troubling’ given ongoing pandemic

Shypitka: Speculation about a fall election ‘troubling’ given ongoing pandemic

The Kootenay East MLA was re-appointed opposition critic for energy, mines and petroleum resources

Shypitka: Speculation about a fall election ‘troubling’ given ongoing pandemic
COVID-19 cases reported at Teck site in Elk Valley

COVID-19 cases reported at Teck site in Elk Valley

Seven new COVID-19 cases have been reported

COVID-19 cases reported at Teck site in Elk Valley
Many restaurants have closed in response to COVID-19. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

Young Canadians, hospitality workers bear the brunt of mental strain in 2020: report

A study by Morneau Shepell points to economic uncertainty in the pandemic as the cause for angst

Many restaurants have closed in response to COVID-19. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)