Category Archives: News

Did You Know : Free Taste Testing?

did you know - city of fernie news
This is all I know:
“Taste Testing
FREE
BC Liquor Store

1-4 May 27th”

Do you need more?

Fernie Rezoning Lizard Creek

Fernie Development

A message from Keya White:

Good morning world.

If you know me via facebook primarily, you know (a) I very rarely update my status unless it involves an upcoming event and (b) rarely update my cover photo(s). So here’s the event in my opinion you and especially Elk Valley residents need to know about.

As you may or may not have heard there is currently a proposal to rezone two properties that border my parents’ acreage in Fernie to allow for 2.5 acre lots and 8 single family dwellings (aka a subdivision.) The RDEK Planning Department has advised against allowing for this, as has the City of Fernie and the Ministry of Transport has concerns about increased traffic/highway safety issues too. It goes against the Elk Valley Official Community Plan (OCP) and numerous policies and wishes outlined in it by the residents who live in the area. And yet it has been approved unanimously by the RDEK board at the first two readings and there is only one more to go.

Today, Wed. May 24th there is a public hearing at 7pm at the Fernie Family Centre (beside Catholic Church.) Whether or not you can attend, if you have a few spare minutes today please write a quick note to those in the position to make a decision on this important issue. Click here (https://secure.wildsight.ca/lizardcreek) for addresses and a form you can fill out with your own letter/concerns. Thanks so much to all those who have already done so.

In my opinion this issue is about thinking globally and acting locally… Lizard Creek is an incredibly significant wildlife corridor in the southern Elk Valley and if we lose it to housing/development it is a major loss for the southern BC Rockies and the province/Canadian Rockies too. With so many other rural residential properties available in Fernie right now (The Cedars, Timberlanding, Montane, Burma Road Estates, Riverside and Alpine Trails to name a few) there is plenty of land available to those looking for it. These areas should be fully developed before we consider moving into the undeveloped outlying wilder areas that make Fernie so special to both those who live and visit here.

Thanks for listening, taking the time to write our elected officials with your own views and maybe see you at the meeting tonight. Have a great day.

Fernie Artography Call For Entries

Laura Nelson Painting for Fernie Artology

Call to Artists (by Fernie Museum)

This call to artists is for the upcoming Fernie Artography exhibit at the Fernie Museum, the third of four exhibits being presented as part of the Canada 150 Cultural Series by the Fernie Museum and the Fernie Arts Station.

Fernie Artography explores the human and natural landscapes in and around Fernie that help define the psyche of who we are as a community, including buildings, abandoned buildings, streetscapes, cultural landscapes, human landscapes (your backyard, garden, community parks, paths/trails, etc), and natural landscapes (mountain vistas, rivers, forests, and valleys). Read more here.

Did You Know : Fernie’s Annual Spring Cleanup Dates

did you know - city of fernie news
(from City of Fernie’s website)

Annual Spring Cleanup

The City of Fernie is once again offering residential households within the City of Fernie FREE pick up of LAWN AND GARDEN WASTE (NO Household Garbage – just grass clippings, brush, weeds and small tree branches less than 6” in diameter).  Garden waste must be placed on the curb by 7:00am on your pickup day in the same location as regular garbage pick-up in all areas except the Annex and Maintown which will be picked up in the alley.  You DO NOT HAVE TO REGISTER for this service.   Garden WASTE must BEbagged in clear plastic bags and tree/brush clippings must be securely bundled, tied and piled in such a way that it can be picked up by a loader.  Please do not pile up loose leaves and materials – You will be responsible for cleaning up windblown debris.

PICK UP AREAS AND DATES:

Annex (place items in alley) & Riverside : Mon May 15 & Tues May 16

Airport (Mt View) & Park Avenue : Wed May 17 & Thurs May 18

Parkland & Alpine Trails : Fri May 19

Ridgemont, Silver Ridge, Pine Grove, Fernie Mobile Home Park, Castle Mountain : Tues May 23 & Wed May 24

Maintown (place items in alley) : Thurs May 25 & Fri May 26

West Fernie (Phase 1 area in municipal boundary) : Mon May 29 & Tues May 30

Last Day To Swim In Fernie Until July 4th

did you know - city of fernie news
(from city of fernie’s website)

Annual Pool Closure Starts May 6, 2017 (All Day)

This year’s annual maintenance shutdown for the Aquatic Centre runs from May 6- July 4th, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience during this disruption of services.

The Aquatic Centre office will be open for summer swim lesson registration June 27, 2017 to June 30, 2017 from 8:00am – 2:00 pm. Weekly summer swim lessons will begin on July 10, 2017.

For further information call 250-423-4466.

Wildsight Shares

Wildsight Elk Valley branch offers a share shed with a nice list of shared items, which makes perfect sense because you don’t need to buy everything. I am certainly not going to buy an apple press. Couldn’t this be expanded to the whole community because there are things we need once in a while, such as a hedge trimmer, but could I borrow one instead? I certainly don’t dehydrate fruits very often and if I did want to, I could contact Wildsight.

If anyone needs a large 100 year old paper cutter, don’t worry about it, just contact me and you can use mine.

Tool Share Itoolsharenventory

1 – push mower
3 – apple press
1 – apple picker
5 – recycle bins
1 – smoker
2 – large juice jugs
1- coffee thermos
1 – backyard campstove
1 – dehydrator
1 – watering can
Assorted Outdoor Dishes

For more info, check out their website.

Wapiti Music Festival 2017

Wapiti Music Festival Lineup 2017

See the lineup details here: wapitimusicfestival.com/artists/