Phil McLachlan

Fernie stabbing victim recalls attack

Fernie stabbing victim recalls attack

Mohamed Minta was visiting Fernie on business when he was randomly attacked. WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES

Fernie stabbing victim recalls attack
Reverend Andrea Brennan opens up about being a queer, female Anglican minister and how she came to be in the position at a pivotal time in the church’s history. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Openly queer, female priest of B.C. church defying norms

Andrea Brennan serves Fernie at pivotal time in church’s history

Reverend Andrea Brennan opens up about being a queer, female Anglican minister and how she came to be in the position at a pivotal time in the church’s history. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Everett Klippert: the last Canadian jailed for homosexuality

Everett Klippert: the last Canadian jailed for homosexuality

“Injustice and human rights struggles can teach us a lot about our humanity,” - Kevin Allen, historian

Everett Klippert: the last Canadian jailed for homosexuality
Hiker near Waterton missing for two days, leaves dogs in empty RV

Hiker near Waterton missing for two days, leaves dogs in empty RV

Hiker bound for Cameron Lake reported missing after 48 hours - RV found empty with three dogs inside

Hiker near Waterton missing for two days, leaves dogs in empty RV
Fernie Memorial Arena. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

City of Fernie responds to WorkSafeBC report

CAO Norm McInnis says City vows to make safety a culture they embody

Fernie Memorial Arena. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
UPDATE: One fatality confirmed in Sparwood apartment fire

UPDATE: One fatality confirmed in Sparwood apartment fire

Emergency services set up at the Sparwood Rec Centre for those displaced and in need of assistance

UPDATE: One fatality confirmed in Sparwood apartment fire
Aquila the Serval cat is safely home after two weeks missing. Submitted

UPDATE: Aquila the Serval cat safely home

After two weeks missing, Aquila the Serval cat has arrived safely back home with her owners.

Aquila the Serval cat is safely home after two weeks missing. Submitted
The Fernie Memorial Arena remained locked down while the investigation continued, January 2018. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Report to be released on Fernie’s fatal ammonia leak

Technical Safety BC set to release report into Oct. 17, 2017 incident at Fernie Memorial Arena

The Fernie Memorial Arena remained locked down while the investigation continued, January 2018. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
The Fernie Memorial Arena remained locked down while the investigation continued, January 2018. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

UPDATE: City of Fernie responds to investigation report

Technical Safety BC presented findings on cause of incident in Fernie last fall

The Fernie Memorial Arena remained locked down while the investigation continued, January 2018. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Kimberley RCMP assisting the wildfire evacuation effort in Wycliffe by helping nearby goats get to safety. Photo: BCRCMP Twitter                                Kimberley RCMP assisting the wildfire evacuation effort in Wycliffe by helping nearby goats get to safety. Photo: BCRCMP Twitter

RCMP help to save goats from wildfire

The fast-approaching wildfire, sparked Thursday, forced the evacuation of five homes

Kimberley RCMP assisting the wildfire evacuation effort in Wycliffe by helping nearby goats get to safety. Photo: BCRCMP Twitter                                Kimberley RCMP assisting the wildfire evacuation effort in Wycliffe by helping nearby goats get to safety. Photo: BCRCMP Twitter
A B-train semi truck rolled off Highway 3 west of Fernie last night. As of Thursday morning the driver is in serious condition. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Semi truck rolls near tunnel, driver in serious condition

A B-train semi truck loaded with calcium chloride went off Highway 3 west of Fernie last night

A B-train semi truck rolled off Highway 3 west of Fernie last night. As of Thursday morning the driver is in serious condition. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Aquila, an African Serval, is missing from the property of a Fernie local. Submitted

Missing B.C. Serval cat creates buzz online, pleas for help

Aquila, an African Serval, disappeared from a Fernie, B.C. backyard sometime on Friday, July 13.

Aquila, an African Serval, is missing from the property of a Fernie local. Submitted
Trailer fire on Highway 3 prompts closure

Trailer fire on Highway 3 prompts closure

South Country Fire Department on scene dealing with fifth-wheel trailer fire near Galloway.

Trailer fire on Highway 3 prompts closure
1 dead after motorcyclist hit by tree on B.C. highway

1 dead after motorcyclist hit by tree on B.C. highway

DriveBC reported the highway open as of 5:30 p.m. local time.

1 dead after motorcyclist hit by tree on B.C. highway
Highway 3 closed in both directions near Sparwood

Highway 3 closed in both directions near Sparwood

A collision has closed highway 3 in both directions, approximately 8 km west of Sparwood.

Highway 3 closed in both directions near Sparwood
The Fernie Outdoor Rink, constructed in November, is soon to be paved. This will allow the rink to be used year-round. Photo courtesy of Ryan Shultz

Fernie Outdoor Rink becomes multi-purpose

Dust off your hockey sticks, Fernie, the outdoor rink is soon to be back in use.

The Fernie Outdoor Rink, constructed in November, is soon to be paved. This will allow the rink to be used year-round. Photo courtesy of Ryan Shultz
Watch: Olympic athletes train in Fernie

Watch: Olympic athletes train in Fernie

Fernie has become a go-to training spot for the Canadian speed skating team.

Watch: Olympic athletes train in Fernie
Keenleyside Dam. File photo

Columbia River Treaty meetings hear farmers’ plea

Ranchers say this is Canada’s last chance to restore their agricultural industry

Keenleyside Dam. File photo
The trap which killed a Sparwood cat on June 6 - an illegally modified Victor 3 leghold trap. Photo courtesy of BC Conservation Officer Service

$1000 reward for conviction in illegal trapping case

Traps cause unnecessary suffering and should be abolished, says animal rights group

The trap which killed a Sparwood cat on June 6 - an illegally modified Victor 3 leghold trap. Photo courtesy of BC Conservation Officer Service
Elk Valley RCMP detachment, Sparwood. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Elk Valley RCMP save local man’s life

An Elk Valley man has RCMP to thank after they saved him from a suspected fentanyl overdose, Sunday.

Elk Valley RCMP detachment, Sparwood. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press