August 2014 Business News

Fernie Heritage Library
492 3rd Ave

The Fernie Book Bike hit the streets this July, attending the Sunday Socials, Wednesday Concert and Craft Fairs series, along with the Fernie Mountain Market. On top of these weekly events, the Heritage Library has set “Book Bomb” tour Tuesdays through Fridays 4-5pm, where the Book Bike will be making its rounds with stories and magazines, paperbacks and games to borrow, buy or swap. Here is the schedule:

Tuesdays – Roving Book Bomb (announced on their Facebook page)
Wednesdays – Fernie Aquatic Centre
Thursdays – Max Turyk playground
Fridays – Rocky Mountain Village, Tom Uphill or Trinity Lodge

Additionally on Fridays, the Book Bike will be offering story time at Rotary Park from 11-11:45am. For more information or to confirm locations, visit

Fernie Museum
491 2nd Ave

The Fernie Museum has a lot to celebrate this month! Starting off the month, the Fernie and District Historical Society welcomes a new museum director. Following an extensive search that attracted a number of strong candidates, the Society selected Ron Ulrich to join the museum as the new Director/Curator beginning August 5.
“Ron brings extensive experience, a strong vision and a holistic understanding of the arts, heritage and tourism fields to the role,” states Laura Nelson, Chair of the Hiring Committee.
Just over a week later, the Museum is hosting the anticipated Curse Lifting Community Celebration, August 14-17. This event includes a speaker series, family street dance, play presentation, BBQ, celebratory ceremony, scavenger hunt and more. Visit our events calendar for full details, or

Marilyn Brock – RE/MAX Elk Valley Realty
1241 7th Ave

Marilyn Brock would like to take this opportunity to announce her recent move to RE/MAX Elk Valley Realty. Her move to the largest real estate brokerage in Fernie will be a great asset to her past, present and new clients. She looks forward to continuing her successful method of providing professional and personal real estate services to her clients. You can reach her at 250-423-8650 or her new email address

Nature Conservancy of Canada

This August 1, from 10am-1pm, the Nature Conservancy of Canada, in partnership with the East Kootenay Invasive Plants Council, is hosting its annual community weed pull and barbecue on Mount Broadwood. Participants will get their hands dirty helping to pull invasive weeds, while also learning about the native plants that are so important to this area. Guests will be treated to a full barbecue and a chance to enjoy the spectacular Mount Broadwood setting.

This year’s weed pull will target knapweed, a highly competitive plant with a deep taproot that not only steals valuable water resources from native plants but also produces chemical compounds that prevent plants nearby from growing. Knapweed infestations reduce the food supply for elk, deer and other wildlife by up to 90%. Knapweed has also led to considerable loss in BC’s hay production.

To register and for more information, visit, email or call 250-342-5521.