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Fernie Pets Needs Your Help

Fernie Pets Society

“Hello Fernie Pets Society friends and community. As you may have noticed we are having some problems with our web site.

Unfortunately we are going to have to redevelop our site, and are looking for your help.

Are you or one of your pet loving friends a skilled web developer just aching to help out a vital non profit society with this endeavour?

Drop us a message!!”

Here’s their facebook page.

A little about Fernie Pets Society: The Fernie Pets Society promotes responsible pet ownership. We advocate for improved pet services and facilities in Fernie. We help lost pets find their way home.

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Saturday Vet News

Look what we found! A bike jump - The Observers' dogs

Tanglefoot Vets in Fernie is now open on Saturdays!

Their hours used to be Monday to Friday and now you get an extra Vet day (9am-5pm)! We don’t have a dog but my kids often pretend they’re dogs and cats. For the many who have real pets in this town, this might be helpful.

Happy Saturday!

New Running Challenge – The Lone Wolf

The Lone Wolf - Running Challenge by The Stag Leap

The Lone Wolf is a new trail running challenge in Fernie, BC. A simple, fun, looped race. But there’s a catch. Racers start together on the hour as a pack, needing to finish the loop within the hour. As when the next hour strikes, the race starts again, in the opposite direction. The goal? To complete as many loops as you can.

The course will be a beautiful, manageable, single track loop, with moderate elevation gain. Around the 7km mark, it will be easy enough to complete within the cutoff time for most, however pacing and tactics will come into play as the day goes on.

The loop will be washing-machine style – heading clockwise, then counterclockwise, then clockwise and so on. Racers need to make it back to base before the hour cutoff, and be ready to start the loop again, on the hour. If you miss the cutoff, you’re out and you remain in the den.

Race details, here: http://www.stagleaprunning.com/stag-leap-services/races/lone-wolf/.

Registration opening December 1st, 10AM: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=52780″

The Great Fernie Tree Burning

Christmas 2011 - First Tree Decorating For Phoenix

City of Fernie:

“Wondering what to do with that Christmas Tree? Bring it to the FERNIE on FIRE fundraiser and tree burning event on January 6th!”

There is usually hot chocolate and some super fun sledding if you need to get away from the heat.

Did You Know: Public Art Project – Fernie Wants To Hear From You

did you know - city of fernie news

The City of Fernie Public Art Evaluation Committee is hosting an engagement session on Friday, December 22 to give the community an opportunity to comment on a public art piece proposed for the Station Square Redevelopment.

The artists of the short-listed piece will be available at the Art Station from 5-6pm, prior to the event Caroling by Candlelight, to explain the piece and any answer questions. The architect of the Station Square redesign will also be on hand with her model of the square for anyone wishing to see how the art piece will fit into the new public space.

The public art piece is being funded by the Province of BC through a BC Canada 150 Heritage Legacy grant and funding from the Resort Municipality Initiative.

If you would like to offer feedback and are unable to attend the engagement session you can read more about the project below and send the feedback form to cityhall@fernie.ca by January 4, 2018.

View the project here.

Some feedback on facebook:

KL:  As an ex-pat, I don’t think its my place to comment officially, but as the child of one of Fernie’s history nuts, I do want to say something — the reason Fernie has so many stone and brick buildings now is because the fires of 1904 and 1908 burned all of the wooden structures down. The illustration of the proposed project gives the appearance of burned out concrete buildings (actually it’s quite reminiscent of the still standing concrete shell of the tipple in Hosmer), yet most of the buildings (and all of the homes) destroyed by the fire were wooden structures, and it was the loss of homes that had the most impact on the residents at the time.

My dad has a tape recording of an interview with a long-time area resident that was alive when the fire burned through the valley, and she told an amazing story of evacuating Fernie on a freight train, and taking refuge in the coke ovens in Hosmer (normally meant to keep fire in, they were used by many to keep the fire out!).

RH: Love this Mike! I like the way that the structures reflect both the permanence of Fernie itself, and the fragility of the structures as they were then. I also see reflections of the 3 sisters in the forms, was that deliberate? Nicely done. Comments sent to the City.

SA: Cool! Paul Reimer has given the artistic edge to Calgary too

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Art Show At Spa 901 With Liane Amendy

Art and Storytelling with Liane Amendy at Spa 901 Fernie BC

The Nutcracker At The Arts Station

Royal Ballet Screening of The Nutcracker at The Arts Station

“The Royal Ballet Nutcracker Screening direct from England. FREE! December 17th, 5pm @ the Vogue Theatre
This beautiful ballet enthralls with snowflakes, the land of sweets and sensational dancing. A wonderful night out for all the family, we encourage children to come dressed as their own fairy prince/ss, ballet dancer, evil magician, magical toy or mouse! Magical wands, sweets and toys all welcome too! Totally free, just come along.”