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.
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.
(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
(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.
From City of Fernie’s website:
“It’s Spring Break!! Leisure Services has activities to keep everyone busy! Check out the Spring Break Schedules for the Aquatic Centre and the Fernie Arena to find out what’s on offer.”
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From the City of Fernie: Join us at the Fernie Memorial Arena Christmas Eve for public skating from 1:00pm to 3:00pm! The season Skating Schedule is available online.
From City of Fernie website:
The George S. Majic Spiritus Award celebrates community champions who demonstrate constant commitment to our community through their love of Fernie and whose contributions enhance and honor community values to enrich our town.
The Spiritus Award is presented annually by the City of Fernie in memory of Mr. George Majic. The award was inspired by his family and friends in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. as a way of honouring Georges’ life. Nomination forms are available at the City of Fernie and the website www.fernie.ca. Deadline for nomination submissions is Wednesday, November, 23, 2016 at 4:00pm with the award presented at the Monday, Dec 12, 2016 Regular Council meeting.