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Wayne Hornquist died after being exposed to ammonia at Fernie Memorial Arena in October last year. A walking trail has been named in his honour. Source: Facebook

City worker who died in Fernie ammonia leak memorialized with walking trail

A walking trail has been named in honour of a victim of Fernie’s fatal gas leak.

Wayne Hornquist died after being exposed to ammonia at Fernie Memorial Arena in October last year. A walking trail has been named in his honour. Source: Facebook
Grace Brulotte in downtown Fernie. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

B.C. woman with physical disability shocked after being refused straw

A growing number of Elk Valley businesses limit their use of plastic straws amid global movement

Grace Brulotte in downtown Fernie. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Teck releases Elk Valley water quality reports

Teck releases Elk Valley water quality reports

Teck has released the results of water quality research and monitoring in the Elk Valley.

Teck releases Elk Valley water quality reports
Since its inception, the EVHF has bought about $500,000 worth of equipment for the Elk Valley Hospital and Sparwood and Elkford primary health care centres. File photo

Hospital foundation closes

An Elk Valley not-for-profit organization that has spent decades supporting local health…

Since its inception, the EVHF has bought about $500,000 worth of equipment for the Elk Valley Hospital and Sparwood and Elkford primary health care centres. File photo
PHOTOS: ‘Black rain’ reported in Sparwood

PHOTOS: ‘Black rain’ reported in Sparwood

Sparwood residents have expressed concern about “black rain” falling in the town yesterday

PHOTOS: ‘Black rain’ reported in Sparwood
Mining pollution on bilateral agenda

Mining pollution on bilateral agenda

The U.S. is concerned about mining contaminants leaching from Teck coal mines into shared waterways.

Mining pollution on bilateral agenda
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East Kootenay elk population drops 50% in past decade

EKWA calls for new management approach, more government investment

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Baynes Lake fire contained

Baynes Lake fire contained

A fire that started on a private property has razed 25ha of grassland in the Baynes Lake area.

Baynes Lake fire contained
Fording River victim identified

Fording River victim identified

Teck Resources identifies Fording River Operations victim as Albertan man, Pat Dwyer.

Fording River victim identified