Category Archives: Elko BC

Did You Know : BC Municipal Elections

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Some important dates from City of Fernie:

BC Municipal Elections – Nomination Period September 4- 14

September 14, 2018 (4:00pm – 4:00pm)

The City of Fernie’s Municipal Election is on Saturday, October 20, 2018.  If you are interested in running for Mayor or Council or want to know how to vote and if you are eligible, read the information below or visit the British Columbia General Local Elections website.

Voters in Fernie will vote for:

  • 1 Mayor
  • 6 Councillors
  • 1 School Board Trustee

Key Dates

Start of Nomination Period — September 4, 2018
End of Nomination Period — September 14 2018
Declaration of Candidates — September 21, 2018
Candidate Nomination Withdrawal Deadline — September 21, 2018
End of Election Period — September 21, 2018
Start of Campaign Period — September 22, 2018 (12:01 a.m.)
Advance Voting Opportunities from Wednesday October 10 and Wednesday October 17 (8 AM – 8 PM)
Election Day Voting Hours from (8 AM – 8 PM)

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Did You Know : Campfire Ban In Effect

I imagine the propane fire pits are flying off the shelf.

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From City of Fernie’s website:

Campfire Ban Effective July 26

Effective on July 26, 2018 at 1 PM a Campfire Ban for the region including the City of Fernie and area. This campfire ban will remain in place until the public is otherwise notified.

The Southeast Fire Centre is currently experiencing hot and dry conditions. The fire danger rating is “moderate” in some areas, with larger areas rated “high” and “extreme”. Forest fuels are drying out quickly, and hot weather and dry lightning are in the forecast. It is crucial to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfires, so the BC Wildfire Service can deal with any naturally occurring fires that start in the region.

This prohibition applies to all public and private land unless specified otherwise – for example, in a local government bylaw. Please check with local government authorities for any other restrictions before lighting any fire. Read more here.

Did You Know : Styrofoam, Aluminum and Foil Recycling

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Did you know Cranbrook Recycling Depot now accepts Styrofoam, Aluminum containers and Foil? These items, and more, cannot be recycled in Fernie but if you travel to Cranbrook, even once in a while, you can take these extra items and keep them out of the trash! Amazing.

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WildSafeBC Update : Fernie, Sparwood and Elko

Elk Valley Bear Aware Posting from today:

“Monday August 24. Bear sightings, bears eating garbage left outdoors, bears eating apples dumped at compost sites and on apple trees in backyards, people approaching bears and taking photos of bears reported all over Elk Valley communities. Here is a brief summary.” Read more here.

On the same note, on Wednesday, August 26th at the Fernie Bike Park Gazebo, Bear Aware is holding a free presentation on what to do when you encounter a bear.

“Due to popular demand WildSafeBC will be doing a short public presentation (30 minutes) on preventing wildlife encounters and how to safely use bear spray.   Inert bear spray (bear spray without the cayenne pepper) will be used to demonstrate.  This is your opportunity for hands on practice with the inert spray.” Read more here.

Found On Twitter : Fire Restrictions In Southeast

3&93 Ice Cream Delight

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I like food.

Views Of Kootenays – Fill Your Bottles On Your Way