Category Archives: Did you know…

Did You Know: Garbage Survey Alert

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“We are asking for the public’s input on how they use the current solid waste and recycling systems and what they’d like to see in the future.  Survey deadline is February 25, 2019.”

RDEK Survey on solid waste system services

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Did You Know : Community Appreciation Day

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From skifernie.com

“On Sunday, January 13, 2019  Fernie Alpine Resort will say ‘Thank You’ to local communities by offering a FREE day of skiing and riding to the residents of  the Elk Valley – Fernie, Elko, Elkford, Grasmere, Jaffray and Sparwood as part of the annual Community Appreciation Day.

Please note that Photo ID and proof of local residency (drivers license, pay stub, utility bill etc) are required to receive the lift ticket.  Tickets are only valid on January 13th and snow checks will not be issued on complimentary tickets.  Complimentary tickets are available to Elk Valley Residents only…Cranbrook and area residents are welcome to enjoy Community Appreciation Day at Kimberley Alpine Resort on January 13th, 2019.

A fundraising BBQ will also be held on Community Day with all proceeds going towards the Fernie Women’s Resource Centre.  Community members can pick up a voucher that is valid for a $6 burger or hot dog in the daylodge.  Huge thanks go out to our BBQ sponsors – Sysco.

In addition, Fernie Alpine Resort is inviting Elk Valley Residents that are brand new to the sport of skiing or snowboarding to enjoy a complimentary Telus Learn to Ski or Snowboard beginner group lesson on January 13th as part of the Community Day festivities.  There will be 10 adult and 10 child spots available for a complimentary beginner group lesson, complete with lift tickets and rentals.  Advance registration is required and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.  Registration for the Telus Learn to Ski/Snowboard lessons can be booked at Guest Services Snow School Desk or by calling 250-423-2406.

Don’t forget to stop by the Telus Tent in the plaza for goodies and get the details on the latest in Telus gear.

And head into the Sports Alpine Retail Shop for a special ONE DAY COMMUNITY DAY SALE – All locals can get 20% off helmets and all outerwear and jackets will be 25% off January 13th only.  Don’t miss out! “

Did You Know : Fernie’s Outdoor Rink

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Official Opening Day – Monday, December 17, 2018

The Outdoor Rink is an NHL-size ice surface located next to the Fernie Aquatic Centre at 250 Pine Ave.

The ice-surface is free for the public to use and is open daily, weather dependent, from daylight until 10pm.

For private bookings, please contact our Community Services Department at 250.423.2245.  All bookings must be made with 48 hours notice.

Schedule for 2018/19 Season

DAILY USE IS AVAILABLE DURING THE FOLLOWING TIMES:


WEEKDAYS

10:00 am -11:00 am Maintenance as required

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Parent & Tot / Open Ice *NO STICKS*

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm General Public Skate / Private Bookings

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm General Public Skate / School Bookings

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Flooding & Ice Maintenance (estimated time)

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm General Public Skate

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm General Public Skate/Private Bookings

 

WEDNESDAYS

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Youth Shinny (12 years and under)

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Youth Shinny (13 – 17 years old)

8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Adult Shinny (18 years +)

 

SATURDAY – SUNDAYS

10:00 am -11:00 am Maintenance as required

Daylight – 10 pm General Public Skate / Private Bookings
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Flooding & Ice Maintenance (estimated time)

 

Lights for Outdoor Rink will be shut off at 10:00 pm

 Code of Conduct

If the flag is GREEN, Rink is Open, and Skating is Allowed.

If the flag is RED, Rink is Closed, and Skating is NOT Allowed. 

These flags are located on the Zamboni Shed and are visible from the parking lot.

  1. Skate at your own risk
  2. Use only when ice is safe and in good condition
  3. Please follow posted schedule
  4. Helmets are strongly recommended
  5. Children 12 and under should be supervised
  6. Please clean up after yourself (no glass bottles, no food on the ice)
  7. No unauthorized motor vehicles in the park or on the ice surface
  8. No slap shots
  9. No alcoholic beverages permitted
  10. Please assist us by shovelling the ice whenever required, shovels on site.
  11. Ice programming may be affected due to condition of ice, watch for flags. Flooding and Maintenance requirements may impact booking times.

Report damage or maintenance issues to Arena Facility Operator 250.430.1767

Did You Know: Fernie’s Canada Post Office Holiday Hours

Online shopping is something we do in Fernie. We don’t love doing it (secretly we do) because we want to support local businesses and makers and we do that as much as we can. Sometimes you need Avery Labels 22827 and you don’t want to drive to Cranbrook to get them, or you want to get a dragon bathrobe for your son and you need to order it from Amazon. It’s the way of life in Fernie. We get to type in some letters and numbers into a computer and find literally anything we want. Plus, there are the packages coming in from family and friends that need to be picked up. Long story short, here’s the post office extended holiday hours:

Day
Counter Hours
Sunday
Monday
08:30 – 19:00
Tuesday
08:30 – 19:00
Wednesday
08:30 – 19:00
Thursday
08:30 – 19:00
Friday
08:30 – 17:00
Saturday
09:00 – 15:00

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.

Fernie Library and Pool Short Term Closures

Fernie Heritage Library Closure - Summer Maintenance Break

When you don’t blog for a couple weeks you fall out of tune with the community. The Fernie Heritage Library is almost in their closure and at the pool on Friday I noticed a little sign about their closure from August 19th – September 16th, 2018.

Did You Know : Automated Curbside Waste & Recycling

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From City of Fernie:

The City of Fernie will be moving to an automated curbside waste and recycling collection service in June of this year.

The new service will replace the current manual collection service for all existing residential customers. Each home will be provided with standardized carts – a 120 L wildlife resistant cart for garbage and a 240L cart for recycling.

This new system comes with some great benefits for the community, learn more here: http://ow.ly/t5IT30iLmdG