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BC RCMP are searching for Michael Mawley of Kingsgate, BC, who is a person of interest in a suspicious death investigation. (Photo from RCMP)

RCMP searching for person of interest in suspicious death from town east of Creston

Should anyone encounter Michael Mawley, do not approach and call 911

BC RCMP are searching for Michael Mawley of Kingsgate, BC, who is a person of interest in a suspicious death investigation. (Photo from RCMP)
Angel Flight East Kootenay got a Cessna 414A plane in December, 2021, with funding from the Regional District of East Kootenay. The reliability of the new plane has been attributed to increased flight numbers in 2022. (Submitted by Brent Bidston)

‘We love doing it’: Angel Flight seeing increased need in the East Kootenays

The founder of the charity credits increased numbers to reliability of new plane

Angel Flight East Kootenay got a Cessna 414A plane in December, 2021, with funding from the Regional District of East Kootenay. The reliability of the new plane has been attributed to increased flight numbers in 2022. (Submitted by Brent Bidston)
Lots of smash-smash action took place at the Fernie Lions Club Demolition Derby on Sept. 4, 2022. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

GALLERY: Sunshine, dirt clouds and cheering crowds for Fernie Demolition Derby 2022

The stands were full for the return of the Fernie Lions Club demo derby

Lots of smash-smash action took place at the Fernie Lions Club Demolition Derby on Sept. 4, 2022. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
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Jaffray man found dead after search

The 34-year-old man from Jaffray was reported missing on July 10

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During a May 18 traffic stop, Salmon Arm RCMP arrested a 25-year-old woman in connection to an abduction file out of Alberta. (File photo)

‘Serious collision’ on Hwy. 3 near Sparwood leaves three dead

The incident is under investigation from the Elk Valley RCMP and the BC Coroners Service

During a May 18 traffic stop, Salmon Arm RCMP arrested a 25-year-old woman in connection to an abduction file out of Alberta. (File photo)
File photo of an RCMP vehicle. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Impaired driver crashes through front of Sparwood supermarket

No one was seriously injured in the incident on May 24

File photo of an RCMP vehicle. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Clayton Faulconer is an arm-wrestling pro who was born and raised in Fernie. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

‘Gift from God’: Fernie-born arm-wrestling pro makes comeback after life-altering injury

Clayton Faulconer suffered a traumatic brain injury after a car accident in Vancouver

Clayton Faulconer is an arm-wrestling pro who was born and raised in Fernie. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
Stock photo of RCMP vehicle. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Elk Valley RCMP charge Alberta man for stealing gas

They reported numerous incidents of gas tanks being drilled to steal gas in recent weeks

Stock photo of RCMP vehicle. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Canada Post mailboxes. (CP photo)

Jaffray mail being re-routed to Fernie, 50km away, due to Canada Post closure

The Jaffray post office is currently closed, but Canada Post is working on a local solution

Canada Post mailboxes. (CP photo)
Nell and The Flaming Lips. Nell Smith of Fernie, 14, released a cover album in collaboration with The Flaming Lips called Where The Viaduct Looms on Nov. 26, 2012. (Photo bt Atria Creative)

Fernie musician to appear alongside The Flaming Lips on The Late Show

Young Nell Smith recently released a cover album in collaboration with The Flaming Lips

Nell and The Flaming Lips. Nell Smith of Fernie, 14, released a cover album in collaboration with The Flaming Lips called Where The Viaduct Looms on Nov. 26, 2012. (Photo bt Atria Creative)
Brennan Nelson playing for the Okanagan Rockets, photo provided by Brennan Nelson. (File photo)

Scouts to attend upcoming Okanagan Classic U18 AAA tournament

The 2006 players in particular will be under examination from Western Hockey League scouts

Brennan Nelson playing for the Okanagan Rockets, photo provided by Brennan Nelson. (File photo)
Kelowna International Airport. —Image: Capital News file

‘Bureaucratic bungle’: No timeline on Kelowna airport opening to international travel

Kelowna International Airport has not offered international services since April 9, 2020

Kelowna International Airport. —Image: Capital News file
In a display of appreciation for health care workers, nearly 180 artists from across the Okanagan produced a total of 407 small paintings for staff at Kelowna General Hospital. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Hundreds of paintings created for Kelowna General Hospital staff

‘We hope that all of these paintings bring them some hope, some joy and some sunshine in their life’

In a display of appreciation for health care workers, nearly 180 artists from across the Okanagan produced a total of 407 small paintings for staff at Kelowna General Hospital. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
A flag with a skeleton cowboy in front of a flying confederate flag hangs from a Bay Avenue home on Oct. 27, 2021. Part of the Halloween decoration was reported by other Kelowna media to have included a prop of a figure hanging from a tree on public property in front of the home, sparking a public reaction. (Joshua Fischlin/Black Press Media)

RCMP investigating Kelowna Halloween display depicting hanged man, Confederate flag

The display featured confederate flag imagery and a reported prop of a figure hanging from a tree

A flag with a skeleton cowboy in front of a flying confederate flag hangs from a Bay Avenue home on Oct. 27, 2021. Part of the Halloween decoration was reported by other Kelowna media to have included a prop of a figure hanging from a tree on public property in front of the home, sparking a public reaction. (Joshua Fischlin/Black Press Media)
A flag with a skeleton cowboy in front of a flying confederate flag hangs from a Bay Avenue home on Oct. 27, 2021. Part of the Halloween decoration was reported by other Kelowna media to have included a prop of a figure hanging from a tree on public property in front of the home, sparking a public reaction. (Joshua Fischlin/Black Press Media)

RCMP investigating Kelowna Halloween display depicting hanged man, Confederate flag

The display featured confederate flag imagery and a reported prop of a figure hanging from a tree

A flag with a skeleton cowboy in front of a flying confederate flag hangs from a Bay Avenue home on Oct. 27, 2021. Part of the Halloween decoration was reported by other Kelowna media to have included a prop of a figure hanging from a tree on public property in front of the home, sparking a public reaction. (Joshua Fischlin/Black Press Media)
National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Chief Commissioner, Marion Buller pauses during an interview with The Canadian Press, in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday August 31, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘Redefining Community’: Indigenous rights advocate to speak at UBCO webinar

Marion Buller is being hosted as part of UBCO’s Distinguished Speaker Series

National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Chief Commissioner, Marion Buller pauses during an interview with The Canadian Press, in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday August 31, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck