Latest News

  • Update: Fernie Memorial Arena Ammonia Leak

    Oct 18, 2017

    Evening Update:
    The City’s Emergency Response team has continued to work with hazmat and air monitoring experts RAM Environmental out of Kelowna and GHD from Calgary, Worksafe BC and Interior Health and have developed a strategy to gain safe entry to the building. Entry was made on the west side of the building today where it was deemed safe. Levels on the east side of the building remain high and not safe for entry at this time. The RCMP investigation remains active. ESS was open today and evacuees have been provided accommodation for a second night. The evacuation area remains unchanged.
  • City Declares State of Local Emergency

    Oct 17, 2017

    The City of Fernie has declared a State of Local Emergency due to a hazardous materials release threat to property and life.

    An evacuation order remains in effect for the area between 9th St & 13th St and Highway 3 and 6th Ave including the Fernie Memorial Arena, Fernie Curling Rink, Red Apple, 7-Eleven and Trinity Lodge.
  • Fernie Memorial Arena Ammonia Leak

    Oct 17, 2017

    Emergency crews remain on scene responding to an ammonia leak at Fernie Memorial Arena.
    The site has been secured, however crews are still unable to safely enter the facility.
    At this time, three fatalities have been confirmed.

Upcoming Events

  • Discretionary Grant Application Deadline

    October 31, 2017 12:00am - 12:00am

    The deadline to submit an application for Discretionary Grant Funding for the 2018 budget year is October 31, 2017.

  • Beautification Committee Meeting

    November 1, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am

    The next scheduled meeting for the Beautification Committee will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 9 am in the meeting room at City Hall.  501-3rd Avenue, Fernie BC.

  • Leisure Services Advisory Board Meeting

    November 1, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    The next scheduled meeting for the Leisure Services Advisory Board will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 12 pm in the meeting room at City Hall.  501-3rd Avenue, Fernie BC.