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Elk Valley RCMP report

Alberta man killed in head-on crash near Sparwood

Two vehicles collided on a stretch of Hwy. 3, east of Sparwood near the Alberta border on November 21

Elk Valley RCMP report
Teck’s Elkview operations. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Teck reports increase in gross profits from coal despite economic headwinds

Gross profits from the company’s four coal mines was up 37 percent compared to the same time last year

Teck’s Elkview operations. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
City of Fernie city hall. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

‘I’m so excited to be out of this room’: Departing BC councillor laments experience as elected official

Morgan Pulsifer said he was disappointed by the way city staff, elected officials and service workers were treated in Fernie

City of Fernie city hall. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Elkview operations above Sparwood will be impacted by a plant failure. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Teck reports plant outage at Elkview coal mine

The mine above Sparwood will be impacted by up to a two-month repair time

Elkview operations above Sparwood will be impacted by a plant failure. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Campfire. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media - File)

Campfire ban over southeast BC to be lifted

The ban will be lifted at 12 noon PDT on September 2

Campfire. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media - File)
The wildlife fencing is designed to protect wildlife and people from collisions along the hwy, with that segment identified as a major location for collisions between traffic and large animals. (Image courtesy of Clayton Lamb)

Wildlife fencing project to go ahead near Sparwood

4km of Hwy. 3 will be fenced as part of a wider project to protect people and wildlife from collisions

The wildlife fencing is designed to protect wildlife and people from collisions along the hwy, with that segment identified as a major location for collisions between traffic and large animals. (Image courtesy of Clayton Lamb)
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Alberta man lands truck on two vehicles in Sparwood overnight

Police reported no injuries in the incident, which saw four vehicles and a house damaged

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Teck’s Elkview operations seen from Sparwood. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Teck fined $200K for unauthorised tailings discharge at Elkview

The province slapped the company with two fines for the incidents which occured in 2020 near Sparwood

Teck’s Elkview operations seen from Sparwood. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
A screenshot of Fernie air quality at 3:16 pm on August 11, 2022. (Image courtesy of Purple Air Network)

Fernie local tracking Elk Valley air quality

Ashlee Jollymore has installed an air quality monitor in her backyard

A screenshot of Fernie air quality at 3:16 pm on August 11, 2022. (Image courtesy of Purple Air Network)
Thomas McDonald is running for Area A director with the RDEK in October. Pictured on his Cokato farm in August. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Thomas McDonald to run for Area A director

Area A encompasses all of the Elk Valley outside the three municipalities

Thomas McDonald is running for Area A director with the RDEK in October. Pictured on his Cokato farm in August. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
District of Sparwood flags out front of Sparwood municipal offices. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Sparwood mayor says he and council should be paid ‘what we’re worth’

Councillors would be paid $20K, and the mayor $45K if they support their own recommendation

District of Sparwood flags out front of Sparwood municipal offices. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
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Police action played no part in death of Hwy. 3 cyclist: Report

A cyclist was hit by an erratic driver before police could conduct a traffic stop on July 12

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17-year Teck CEO and president Don Lindsay will be retiring. (Image courtesy of Teck)

Teck CEO to retire

Don Lindsay has been president and CEO of Teck since 2005

17-year Teck CEO and president Don Lindsay will be retiring. (Image courtesy of Teck)
The Elkview SRF is right in the middle of Teck’s Elkview operations near Sparwood, B.C., which is fully operational. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Teck Elk Valley coal mines make bank in Q2

The company’s coal division accounted for $2.5 billion of Teck’s $3.2 billion in quarterly gross profits

The Elkview SRF is right in the middle of Teck’s Elkview operations near Sparwood, B.C., which is fully operational. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
The Reverend Canon Andrea Brennan of the combined ministry of Christ Church Anglican and Knox United in Fernie has been made Regional Dean of the East Kootenays. Pictured in Christ Church Anglican in July 2022. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Anglican Fernie Reverend appointed Regional Dean

Rev. Andrea Brennan has ministered the combined Christ Church Anglican and Knox United congregations since 2019

The Reverend Canon Andrea Brennan of the combined ministry of Christ Church Anglican and Knox United in Fernie has been made Regional Dean of the East Kootenays. Pictured in Christ Church Anglican in July 2022. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Passengers aboard Angel Flight East Kootenay’s newest plane, a Cessna 414a, which can fly above poor weather and keep flights going. (Image courtesy of Todd Weselake / Angel Flight East Kootenay)

RDEK announces 2022 volunteers of the year

Seven recipients across the six areas were announced on Thursday

Passengers aboard Angel Flight East Kootenay’s newest plane, a Cessna 414a, which can fly above poor weather and keep flights going. (Image courtesy of Todd Weselake / Angel Flight East Kootenay)
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Cyclist sustains severe injuries after being hit by erratic driver on Hwy. 3

The cyclist was transported to the Elk Valley Hospital, and then on to Calgary

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Highway 3/93 was briefly closed after a tow truck caught on fire. (Image courtesy of RDEK)

Vehicle fire temporarily closes Hwy 3 near Jaffray on Monday

There was no injuries reported in the incident

Highway 3/93 was briefly closed after a tow truck caught on fire. (Image courtesy of RDEK)
A sequence of images showing riders, bears, dogd and more riders using the same trail within minutes of each other near Fernie. (Images courtesy of Clayton Lamb)

They are among us: Trail cams show how close Fernie comes to meeting wildlife head-on

Images from popular trails around Fernie are being captured as part of a study into the effect of recreation on wildlife

A sequence of images showing riders, bears, dogd and more riders using the same trail within minutes of each other near Fernie. (Images courtesy of Clayton Lamb)
Category 3 fires are banned in the Southeast Fire Centre from noon, Thursday June 23. Campfires remain permitted. (Image courtesy of BC Wildfire)

Category 3 fires banned in Southeast B.C., campfires still permitted

The ban on large fires was announced ahead of the provinces first warm spell of 2022

Category 3 fires are banned in the Southeast Fire Centre from noon, Thursday June 23. Campfires remain permitted. (Image courtesy of BC Wildfire)