I have recently been asked the question of how the police are permitted to stop us randomly in our motor vehicles, particularly in the case of roadside blocks. The police can, and should, be permitted to stop us for random motor vehicle checks and this article will explain why.
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees all citizens the right not to be arbitrarily detained and to be free from unreasonable searches and seizure. Random stops and roadside blocks are by definition arbitrary, so a logical question is why don’t they violate our rights?
Three Sisters Day Spa
472 2nd Ave
Lindsay Reynolds has been practicing Esthetics in Fernie over the past three years since graduating from the Aveda Institute in Victoria, BC. She is excited to announce that she will be opening Three Sisters Day Spa in downtown Fernie this August. Offering a full range of esthetic, spa and massage treatments, all incorporated around the use of Aveda skin care, body and makeup products. With a full retail area, you will have the opportunity to continue your results from home.
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
I first wrote about this subject in September 2012. While the message is still the same (you should have a will), there have been some changes in this area of the law.
If you die without a will (intestate), your property and assets will now be distributed according the Wills Estates and Succession Act (“WESA”), which is new legislation that came into effect on March 31, 2014.
Emily Brydon Youth Foundation
The Emily Brydon Youth Foundation has been in operation for over eight years, and is currently planning the 9th Annual Emily Brydon Youth Foundation Golf Tournament held each September. Money raised from this tournament and donations received from individuals and businesses within the community go towards the youth of the Elk Valley and their pursuits in sports, arts and education.
Catch Me If You Can: Kids Running Camp
This August, Georgia Fear is hosting a running camp in Fernie with all proceeds benefiting the Emily Brydon Youth Foundation. A 16-year-old girl who resides in London, England and spends every summer and Christmas in Fernie with her family (the Majic’s), Georgia recognized that there is currently no camp on offer for kids in the Elk Valley and wanted to instil her own love of running into young children, teaching proper technique, training habits, recovery options, nutrition and above all else how to have fun.
Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can be very scary. In addition to being scared, you are probably going to have no idea what to do next. This article is a guideline to things you should do and your rights after an accident.
501 1st Ave
Infinitea is very excited about launching its new summer tea- and coffee-based cocktail menu, fresh food menu and two new custom tea-flavoured ice creams from Happy Cow this June 1. Also, Infinitea will have its street patio set up, which will have an enchanted garden theme and will be licensed until 10pm.
Tamara Dunn Nutrition
1561A 10th Ave
Tamara Dunn Nutrition has recently opened an office in Vitality Body & Mind. Tamara is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and a graduate of the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Toronto, ON.
It is spring in Fernie, which means waiting for the trails to melt and watching the Elk River and Coal Creek rise. With recent events in the news like the Washington landslide and the Alberta floods last year, I figured Fernie Fix readers would be interested in some information about the legal considerations surrounding the inherent flood risk in the Elk Valley. I’ve asked Jeff Zukiwsky, an Environmental Planner, to answer a few questions for us.
Who is responsible for flood Management?
Avalanche City Roller Girls
Fernie’s roller derby team has been enjoying amazing results, including a recent second place achieved at the “Spudtown Knockdown” in Boise, Idaho this April. The team looks forward to continuing its success moving into this spring and summer.
Crowsnest Coffee Company
Crowsnest Coffee Company is an artisan coffee roaster located in the Crowsnest Pass, AB. Owners Troy and Christine Misseghers have a love of the outdoors and a passion for roasting beans that evolved out of the relentless pursuit of a great cup of coffee to fuel their adventures.
Although it’s not an area of the law in which I practice, in the spirit of fitting in with the green-themed edition (and also because I care about our environment) here I am writing about “green” laws. Before I wrote this article, I was vaguely aware that the Federal Government made some big change to environmental law legislation lately and so that is where I turned my attention.