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Did You Know : Float Log Jam

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From City of Fernie’s website:

The public is advised that there is currently a large log jam on the Elk River, making the river impassable in the section next to the Transfer Station.

This section is not safe to pass, and the public is advised to get off the river and walk the section around this hazard.

Please remember to exercise caution at all times when recreating on the river.

Fernie Artography Opens

An art exhibit showing off Fernie’s great landscapes is opening at Fernie Museum this Thursday, June 15th. I happen to have a painting included. Neat! 7 pm opening!

“How wanderlust and resident artists contribute to our understanding of Fernie’s natural, social, cultural and built landscapes is the subject of Fernie Artography. The exhibit draws on a wealth of artistic material ranging from the historical works of David Paton and Group of Seven artist A.Y. Jackson to works by contemporary visual artists, photographers and video artists practicing in the Elk Valley today.

Wine and cheese reception; cash bar.

Part of the Canada 150 Cultural Series presented by the Fernie Arts Station and the Fernie Museum.”

Did You Know : High Streamflow Advisory

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East Kootenays Under High Streamflow Advisory

JUN 2, 2017

The BC River Forecast Centre has issued a High Streamflow Advisory for the East Kootenay region.

A High Streamflow Advisory means that river levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but that no major flooding is expected. Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

The City of Fernie has closed a section of trail in James White Park due to water in that area. The portion closed is from the ball fields to the railway crossing at Mt. Mclean St. and Cokato Rd.

In the event we experience significant rainfall over the coming days, a sandbagging station has been set up at the City of Fernie Public Works Yard, 1492 Railway Avenue.

All residents are asked to please respect signage and exercise caution around fast-moving water.

ALSO,

James White Park Trail Closure

JUN 1, 2017

A section of trail in James White Park is closed due to high water levels.

Signage is in place noting the trail closure from the ball diamonds to the railway crossing (at Mt. Maclean St. and Cokato).

Thank you for respecting the signage and not accessing the trail at this time.

Community Open Barn Fundraiser Hosted By Fernie Therapeutic Horse and Pony Club

Barn Opening Day - Community Fundraiser - Therapy Miniature Horses

Some details:

Saturday, June 24th at 12 PM – 4 PM

Fernie Therapeutic Horse and Pony Club is excited to announce our first “Open Barn” Fundraiser! 100% of all money raised will be used to send some of our volunteers to workshops in order to further their knowledge and certification in Equine Therapy, and also toward operation costs for this non-profit group.
This event will have activities for all ages!

Enter by donation to meet our horses Sher, Cowboy, Daphne and Skerpa!

Dress up in your best cowboy or cowgirl outfit and get your picture taken. Get a chance to win best costume! (To be announced on Facebook after the event)

Young Adult Author Lorna Shultz Nicholson will do a reading of her book “Bent not Broken” – The horses in the book are named after our Miniature Horses!

Other Activities Planned:
– BBQ and Bake Sale
– Crafting Tent
– Free Kids Games
-Silent Auction
– Door Prize Table
– Fernie Museum display – History of the barn and horses in the mine industry
– Chicken Poop Lottery!

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Did You Know : Free Taste Testing?

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This is all I know:
“Taste Testing
FREE
BC Liquor Store

1-4 May 27th”

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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.