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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.
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)
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)
Teck signage in Elkford, BC. (Soranne Floarea / The Free Press)

Sparwood Mayor David Wilks: Teck has our back when it comes to COVID-19

Wilks said he had full confidence in Teck’s response to a cluster at its Elk Valley operations

Teck signage in Elkford, BC. (Soranne Floarea / The Free Press)
Teck is proposing a significant expansion to their Fording River Operations.

Numbers rise at Teck operations: IH declares outbreak

IH said there were no indication COVID-19 had spread into the Elk Valley community

Teck is proposing a significant expansion to their Fording River Operations.
Teck is proposing a significant expansion to their Fording River Operations.

Teck reports more new cases, enhanced protocols to stop spread of COVID-19

The company is now reporting 25 active cases at its Elk Valley operations

Teck is proposing a significant expansion to their Fording River Operations.
Sparwood mayor David Wilks was in attendance at the street party to discuss potential changes to Centennial Square.

‘We need to break down the boundaries’ for health care in Canada: Sparwood Mayor David Wilks

Wilks said that digital healthcare systems in Canada should be able to speak across provincial borders

Sparwood mayor David Wilks was in attendance at the street party to discuss potential changes to Centennial Square.
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Raccoons getting comfy in Elk Valley

WildSafeBC is reporting sightings of raccoons in Fernie and Sparwood

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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)
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
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)
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)