City Declares State of Local Emergency

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

The State of Local Emergency will remain in effect for seven days until October 24, 2017 at midnight unless cancelled by order of the City of Fernie or the Minister responsible.

Residents in the evacuation area have been provided overnight accommodations.

Emergency Social Services will reopen in the morning if required.