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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.

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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

Did You Know : Free Swim BC Day

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From City of Fernie website:

Join us at the Fernie Aquatic Centre on BC Family Day (Monday, February 12th) for a FREE swim from 12 – 3pm, with the Wibit obstacle course in the main pool.

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

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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

Did You Know : Outdoor Ice Rink Opening Day

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From City of Fernie Website:

Outdoor Rink Opens December 21

FERNIE, BC – The City of Fernie will be hosting an opening event in partnership with the Calgary Flames Foundation for the new outdoor rink on Thursday, December 21st at 5pm.

The NHL-size natural ice rink (200 by 85 feet) is being constructed on City land adjacent to the Fernie Aquatic Centre thanks to generous donations from the Calgary Flames Foundation, National Hockey League (NHL), Canadian Arena Products, the Fernie Lions Club and numerus community donors.

The grand opening of the outdoor rink will kick off a holiday schedule of public skating that will be available daily, weather-permitting, from first daylight until 10pm. The event will feature an opportunity for minor hockey and figure skaters to try out the new ice surface, followed by an open-skate for the public with music, bonfires and a Lions Club Concession with hot dogs and hot chocolate…. Read more.

 

Did You Know : Light Up The Night In Fernie BC

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From City of Fernie’s website:

Join us as we kick off the holiday season and ‘Light Up The Night’ at the Fernie Courthouse on December 6th, 2017.

Stop by between 4pm and 7pm as we flick on the festive lights on the Courthouse grounds.

The evening fun will feature a Ghostriders Hockey Team pep rally, entertainment, food, fires and an opportunity to get your photo taken with Santa.

Bring your skates and enjoy skating on the outdoor ice rink (weather dependent) that will be built on the west lawn for the event!