Joshua Fischlin

A semi-trailer had a rollover on April 19, 2022 on Hwy. 3, just north of Sparwood. (Courtesy of Elk Valley RCMP)

Semi-trailer rolls over near Sparwood

No injuries were reported in the Tuesday morning incident on Hwy. 3

A semi-trailer had a rollover on April 19, 2022 on Hwy. 3, just north of Sparwood. (Courtesy of Elk Valley RCMP)
Whiteswan Lake provincial park. (File photo)

Cleanup and remediation set to begin at Whiteswan Lake Park following diesel spill

The spill of less than 10 litres of diesel onto the ice took place on March 9

Whiteswan Lake provincial park. (File photo)
Clayton Faulconer is an arm-wrestling pro who was born and raised in Fernie. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

‘Gift from God’: Fernie-born arm-wrestling pro makes comeback after life-altering injury

Clayton Faulconer suffered a traumatic brain injury after a car accident in Vancouver

Clayton Faulconer is an arm-wrestling pro who was born and raised in Fernie. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
Stock photo of RCMP vehicle. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Elk Valley RCMP charge Alberta man for stealing gas

They reported numerous incidents of gas tanks being drilled to steal gas in recent weeks

Stock photo of RCMP vehicle. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Canada Post mailboxes. (CP photo)

Jaffray mail being re-routed to Fernie, 50km away, due to Canada Post closure

The Jaffray post office is currently closed, but Canada Post is working on a local solution

Canada Post mailboxes. (CP photo)
Members of Fernie and Sparwood Search and Rescue (SAR) conduct an operation to rescue a 38-year-old man who sustained serious spinal injuries timber biking in the McEvoy Creek area on Jan. 14, 2022. (Courtesy of Fernie Search and Rescue)

SAR rescues timber biker who sustained ‘serious’ spinal injuries

The 38-year-old man was injured in the McEvoy Creek area

Members of Fernie and Sparwood Search and Rescue (SAR) conduct an operation to rescue a 38-year-old man who sustained serious spinal injuries timber biking in the McEvoy Creek area on Jan. 14, 2022. (Courtesy of Fernie Search and Rescue)
Nell and The Flaming Lips. Nell Smith of Fernie, 14, released a cover album in collaboration with The Flaming Lips called Where The Viaduct Looms on Nov. 26, 2012. (Photo bt Atria Creative)

Fernie musician to appear alongside The Flaming Lips on The Late Show

Young Nell Smith recently released a cover album in collaboration with The Flaming Lips

Nell and The Flaming Lips. Nell Smith of Fernie, 14, released a cover album in collaboration with The Flaming Lips called Where The Viaduct Looms on Nov. 26, 2012. (Photo bt Atria Creative)
James Eastham fits some little ski goggles onto his cat, Gary. Gary is a social media star, with an Instagram account called ‘greatgramsofgary’ at around 431,000 followers. The pair were at the Fernie Alpine Resort on Dec. 20, 2021, as part of a larger social media ambassadorship tour of Resorts of the Canadian Rockies. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

Fluffy Instagram star Gary the Cat hits RCR resorts for a tear

Gary and his human, James Eastham, were touring RCR resorts on a social media campaign

James Eastham fits some little ski goggles onto his cat, Gary. Gary is a social media star, with an Instagram account called ‘greatgramsofgary’ at around 431,000 followers. The pair were at the Fernie Alpine Resort on Dec. 20, 2021, as part of a larger social media ambassadorship tour of Resorts of the Canadian Rockies. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
RDEK board office in Cranbrook. File photo.

RDEK to present information on housing needs

The district will be presenting findings from their Housing Needs Study on Dec. 16

RDEK board office in Cranbrook. File photo.
The Timber Chair at the Fernie Alpine Resort on Nov. 30, 2021, just days before the hill is meant to open for the winter season. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

‘Very little to work with’: FAR opening day pushed

The resort is moving opening day from the previously planned Dec. 4 date to a ‘day-by-day’ status

The Timber Chair at the Fernie Alpine Resort on Nov. 30, 2021, just days before the hill is meant to open for the winter season. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
Cousins Zander Coultry, left, and Yozsef Farkas, right, are “bestest friends”. A GoFundMe page was launched in November, 2021, in Farkas’ name to raise money for the BC Burn Fund after the extensive support Coultry and his family received from the fund following a May burn accident. (Image courtesy of L’wren Farkas)

Fernie family raises money for BC Burn Fund

Zander Coultry is healing well from burn injuries, so his family wants to give back

Cousins Zander Coultry, left, and Yozsef Farkas, right, are “bestest friends”. A GoFundMe page was launched in November, 2021, in Farkas’ name to raise money for the BC Burn Fund after the extensive support Coultry and his family received from the fund following a May burn accident. (Image courtesy of L’wren Farkas)
A rainfall warning is in effect for the Elk Valley Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. (Government of Canada website)

Heavy rainfall expected for Elk Valley, heaviest downpour to hit Fernie

Fernie is expected to received 50 to 70 mm of rain between Thursday and midday Friday

A rainfall warning is in effect for the Elk Valley Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. (Government of Canada website)
A flag with a skeleton cowboy in front of a flying confederate flag hangs from a Bay Avenue home on Oct. 27, 2021. Part of the Halloween decoration was reported by other Kelowna media to have included a prop of a figure hanging from a tree on public property in front of the home, sparking a public reaction. (Joshua Fischlin/Black Press Media)

RCMP investigating Kelowna Halloween display depicting hanged man, Confederate flag

The display featured confederate flag imagery and a reported prop of a figure hanging from a tree

A flag with a skeleton cowboy in front of a flying confederate flag hangs from a Bay Avenue home on Oct. 27, 2021. Part of the Halloween decoration was reported by other Kelowna media to have included a prop of a figure hanging from a tree on public property in front of the home, sparking a public reaction. (Joshua Fischlin/Black Press Media)