Phil McLachlan

BREAKING: Teck fined $37,500 for exceeding air emissions at Kootenay coal mine

BREAKING: Teck fined $37,500 for exceeding air emissions at Kootenay coal mine

Half of stack tests at Elkview Operations from 2014 to 2019 exceeded the permit limit

BREAKING: Teck fined $37,500 for exceeding air emissions at Kootenay coal mine
RCMP are reporting a fatal head-on collision on Bombi Pass near Salmo. Black Press file photo

Fatal collision closes Highway 3 near Salmo

As of 6:45 p.m. the estimated time of opening was not yet avaliable.

RCMP are reporting a fatal head-on collision on Bombi Pass near Salmo. Black Press file photo
Sick eagle in East Kootenay town sparks call for lead bullet restriction

Sick eagle in East Kootenay town sparks call for lead bullet restriction

Wildlife advocates encouraging residents to switch from lead bullets, to a non-lead alternative

Sick eagle in East Kootenay town sparks call for lead bullet restriction
Photo courtesy of Fernie Search and Rescue

Sledder dies near Fernie

Fernie Search and Rescue was tasked by the RCMP to respond to a sledder in medical distress

Photo courtesy of Fernie Search and Rescue
Black Press file photo

Kootenay man dies in crash near Sparwood

Accident occurred last night east of Sparwood, RCMP appealing for witnesses

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Olympian Rhoda Wurtele visits Fernie; reveals secret to skiing at 97

Olympian Rhoda Wurtele visits Fernie; reveals secret to skiing at 97

Rhoda Wurtele and her identical twin sister Rhona represented Canada at the 1948 Olympics

Olympian Rhoda Wurtele visits Fernie; reveals secret to skiing at 97
CanWel defends logging practices at Fernie public forum

CanWel defends logging practices at Fernie public forum

Huge turnout to public forum on clear-cutting in Fernie and surrounding areas

CanWel defends logging practices at Fernie public forum
Olympian Rhoda Wurtele visits Fernie; reveals secret to skiing at 97

Olympian Rhoda Wurtele visits Fernie; reveals secret to skiing at 97

Rhoda Wurtele and her identical twin sister Rhona represented Canada at the 1948 Olympics

Olympian Rhoda Wurtele visits Fernie; reveals secret to skiing at 97
Teck Coal is reporting a serious incident at Greenhills Operations which resulted in one employee being airlifted to hospital. File photo

Contract employee airlifted from Elk Valley mine with serious injuries

Teck says a serious incident occurred around 12 p.m. today in a contractor maintenance shop

Teck Coal is reporting a serious incident at Greenhills Operations which resulted in one employee being airlifted to hospital. File photo
$20.9M allocated to Waterton Lakes National Park recovery

$20.9M allocated to Waterton Lakes National Park recovery

The 2017 Kenow Wildfire burned roughly 20,000 hectares in Waterton Lakes National Park

$20.9M allocated to Waterton Lakes National Park recovery
Clayton Lamb is one member of a team of biologists that have been studying the population of grizzly bears in the Elk Valley for the past 11 years. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

VIDEO: Carcass pits making bear problem worse in southeastern B.C.

“Getting those carcasses off the landscape should improve human and bear safety.” - Clayton Lamb

Clayton Lamb is one member of a team of biologists that have been studying the population of grizzly bears in the Elk Valley for the past 11 years. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Alberta youth charged over theft of $17,000 in snow equipment at B.C. ski resort

Alberta youth charged over theft of $17,000 in snow equipment at B.C. ski resort

Alberta RCMP recovered $17,000 in skis/snowboards believed stolen from Fernie Alpine Resort Saturday

Alberta youth charged over theft of $17,000 in snow equipment at B.C. ski resort
Crowsnest Pass RCMP seek help locating missing man

Crowsnest Pass RCMP seek help locating missing man

58-year-old Stuart David Duff was last seen on Jan. 6, 2019.

Crowsnest Pass RCMP seek help locating missing man
One person was fatally injured in a crash near Fernie, Sunday morning. File photo

One killed in three-vehicle crash near Fernie

Heavy snowfall, driver experience being considered as possible contributing factors

One person was fatally injured in a crash near Fernie, Sunday morning. File photo
Fernie skier inducted into BC Sports Hall of Fame

Fernie skier inducted into BC Sports Hall of Fame

Emily Brydon inducted alongside Roy Gerela, Kelly McCallum and Daniel and Henrik Sedin.

Fernie skier inducted into BC Sports Hall of Fame
Bighorn sheep on Teck Coal property.  Submitted

Hunters fined $14,000 for illegal harvesting

Guns, carcasses seized after two bighorn sheep killed out of season on mining property

Bighorn sheep on Teck Coal property.  Submitted
The death of a 38-year-old Fernie man at Elkview Operations, Sunday, remains under investigation. File photo

Death of 38-year-old Fernie man at B.C. coal mine under investigation

Vehicle collision occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. Sunday morning

The death of a 38-year-old Fernie man at Elkview Operations, Sunday, remains under investigation. File photo
The death of a 38-year-old Fernie man at Elkview Operations, Sunday, remains under investigation. File photo

UPDATE: Death of 38-year-old Fernie man at B.C. coal mine under investigation

Vehicle collision occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. Sunday morning

The death of a 38-year-old Fernie man at Elkview Operations, Sunday, remains under investigation. File photo
(Tourism Fernie/Instagram)

B.C. town dazzled with Northern Lights display

Early Monday morning, Fernie B.C. was graced with green skies

(Tourism Fernie/Instagram)
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Black Press career fair brings new opportunities to Kootenays

Catch the event Nov. 15 at the Ktunaxa Nations Building in Cranbrook

Black Press file photo