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Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.

Fernie COVID-19 community cluster contained

97 cases were linked to the cluster declared last month

Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.
The turnoff to Teck's Line Creek Operations in the Elk Valley. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Teck coal profits down in 2020, pins hopes to Chinese recovery

The company released it’s Q4 and 2020 un-audited numbers on Feb. 17

The turnoff to Teck's Line Creek Operations in the Elk Valley. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
The Elk River. (Phil Maclachlan photo)

Teck begins commissioning Elkview water treatment expansion

The expansion doubles the capacity of the facility, which filters selenium and nitrate

The Elk River. (Phil Maclachlan photo)
A CP Rail engine car in Fernie, B.C. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

CP Rail report derailment in Crowsnest Pass

A freight train carrying potash derailed on Friday evening

A CP Rail engine car in Fernie, B.C. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
NDP candidate Wayne Stetski. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Stetski steps up for Kootenay-Columbia NDP nomination

Former MP Wayne Stetski is in the running to be the NDP’s pick for a possible 2021 federal election

NDP candidate Wayne Stetski. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.

Active COVID-19 cases down to three in Fernie cluster

No new cases have been identified, with the total staying at 97 linked to the cluster

Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.
Noah Glickman with some of the equipment donated by the U12 boys and U13 girls soccer teams to be shipped to youth in Gashora, Rwanda. (Photo contributed by Markus Glickman)

Young Fernie soccer players dig deep for Rwanda

The U12 boys and U13 girls soccer teams in Fernie have come together to donate soccer equipment

Noah Glickman with some of the equipment donated by the U12 boys and U13 girls soccer teams to be shipped to youth in Gashora, Rwanda. (Photo contributed by Markus Glickman)
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. Alberta's police watchdog says an RCMP officer has been charged with an off-duty sexual assault of a woman in Edmonton. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Crowsnest Pass RCMP investigating suspicious deaths

A man and a woman were found dead in a Coleman residence on Friday morning

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. Alberta's police watchdog says an RCMP officer has been charged with an off-duty sexual assault of a woman in Edmonton. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.

Fernie COVID-19 cluster update: Active cases fall to 13

Of the 97 cases linked to Fernie, only 13 were active as of Feb. 5.

Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.
Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.

Fernie COVID-19 cluster update: Seven new cases, but active cases down to 24

98 cases have now been linked to the Fernie area community cluster

Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.
Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.

Additional 10 cases linked to Fernie COVID-19 cluster

The community cluster is now 91 cases since January 1

Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.
Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.

Fernie area declared community COVID-19 cluster by Interior Health

81 cases have been identified since Jan. 1

Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.
Teck today announced the development of a new centralized office building in Sparwood, B.C. File photo

What’s in a brand? Sparwood logo turns 10

The five-point star and branding has adorned the district’s properties since 2011

Teck today announced the development of a new centralized office building in Sparwood, B.C. File photo
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Interior Health says COVID positivity rates in Fernie area actually 10-12%

IH say the rates are not as high as previously claimed by the region’s top doctor

(File Photo)
The Elk Valley Hospital is adapting to meet the needs of patients in the Elk Valley.

‘Horrible’: Number of positive tests in Elk Valley on the rise

Dr Ron Clark of Elk Valley Hospital said one in five tests was returning positive for COVID-19

The Elk Valley Hospital is adapting to meet the needs of patients in the Elk Valley.
The Elk Valley Hospital is adapting to meet the needs of patients in the Elk Valley.

New ultrasound service up and running at Elk Valley Hospital

Fundraising took less than two months to fund the new service

The Elk Valley Hospital is adapting to meet the needs of patients in the Elk Valley.
Teck and the Ktunaxa Nation have signed a joint land management agreement for 7,150 hectares of habitat in the Elk Valley area. (Photo contributed by Teck)

Teck, Ktunaxa sign conservation agreement on 7,150 hectares of land

The land is home to significant habitat for numerous species in Southeast BC

Teck and the Ktunaxa Nation have signed a joint land management agreement for 7,150 hectares of habitat in the Elk Valley area. (Photo contributed by Teck)
City of Fernie welcome sign. (File photo)

Light at the end of the tunnel: Tourism industry looks beyond January

The industry is optimistic for the future, but pessimistic for January

City of Fernie welcome sign. (File photo)
Fernie local Mary Weselake has made 1,600 masks to raise money for Angel Flight East Kootenay in 2020. (Photo contributed)

Fernie sewer makes 1,600 masks in 2020

Mary Weselake has been making masks to help raise money for Angel Flight East Kootenay

Fernie local Mary Weselake has made 1,600 masks to raise money for Angel Flight East Kootenay in 2020. (Photo contributed)
A Canada Post community post box broken into at Dicken Rd, near Fernie. (Photo contributed by Todd Weselake)

Post box bandits run amok in Elk Valley

At least six community post boxes have been broken into in the last two months

A Canada Post community post box broken into at Dicken Rd, near Fernie. (Photo contributed by Todd Weselake)