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An aerial view of Polar Peak at Fernie Alpine Resort. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Hiker recalls B.C. ski resort rescue

Nursing significant injuries, the woman clung to rocks for half an hour while waiting to be rescued.

An aerial view of Polar Peak at Fernie Alpine Resort. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Selenium concentrations in the Elk and Fording Rivers are now 70 times higher than the Flathead, according to U.S. representatives on the International Joint Commission. File photo

B.C. mining puts international treaty at risk: U.S. officials

U.S. representatives criticize Canada’s inaction on selenium pollution in transboundary waters

Selenium concentrations in the Elk and Fording Rivers are now 70 times higher than the Flathead, according to U.S. representatives on the International Joint Commission. File photo
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
PHOTOS: ‘Black rain’ falls in East Kootenay town

PHOTOS: ‘Black rain’ falls in East Kootenay town

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

PHOTOS: ‘Black rain’ falls in East Kootenay town