Community

June 3, 2019

With the recent warm temperatures, the City of Fernie is experiencing higher than normal levels of water demand and are thus asking residents to conserve water by adhering to the following watering restrictions until further notice:

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We have done our blue budget process so far this year several times with school-age children, and if that is any indication of the future, I can assure you on our horizon is a group of kids that understand sustainable decisions.

First Nations in the Columbia Basin have developed new and improved affordable housing options in their communities with $2.9 million in support from Columbia Basin Trust to develop 43 new affordable housing units and undertake energy retrofits and repairs on 88 existing units.

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is hosting a community information session called Staffing for Businesses at the Fernie Curling Club. This free event is designed to help with the staffing issues faced by many of our local businesses and to facilitate open discussions on solving this issue.

If I give you money will you give me the feeling that you have my back? Could we exchange some cash to solidify our relationship? How much does it cost to get a sense of belonging?

The Fernie Fire Rescue is once again leading an educational fire safety initiative for local students. Dedicated to helping young people get the information they need to prevent fire-related injuries and fatalities, this is the 14th time the organization has brought an award-winning safety resource to area youth.

Moyie and Area Official Community Plan
The planning process for a new Official Community Plan (OCP) for the Moyie Area is nearing completion. The Moyie and Area OCP bylaw was given first and second reading by the Board and will be the subject of public hearing to be held at the Moyie Community Hall on May 21st at 7pm. The OCP is a long range planning document used to guide land use change in the area and it will replace the Moyie and Area Land Use Bylaw which was adopted in 2008.

This year, we registered our eldest in FAST. It was a tough decision - she had just started kindergarten and we were worried an additional full day on the slopes would be too much. Let me tell you, the first week was a bit of a shocker for her (and us) but as the season continued, we saw a smile on her face, a sense of pride, new friends being made and her becoming an even better little ripper… and her little sister too, as God forbid she be left behind.

Fernie Seniors Centre at 5pm
Public Hearing for Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2231 and Zoning Bylaw No. 1750 Amendments for landuse designation for proposed affordable housing project.

Council Chambers, City Hall at 7pm