Area F climate adaptation resident survey

For Area F residents. Deadline 8th December You are invited to complete a short survey on emergency preparedness and backyard farming/food growing. The results will provide insights on how Area F residents are prepared for the impacts of climate change. www.surveymonkey.com/r/3NB9BRJ RDEK Area F is partnering with the Rural Development Institute at Selkirk College on a larger project reporting on key indicators of climate change adaptation and preparedness. The results will be reported in winter 2018. Click here for more information on the study. Thank you for Continue reading →

WildsafeBC Brochures

  Black Bear:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nBsB-SGq3vis2u0CPkxjifVpM30o478x/view?usp=drive_web Coyote:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YAcO_ADlaVatmz9to2qG8W4TCAJzvx3J/view?usp=drive_web Cougar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TCr6RJEMIJE_jjvi-4idHNGUeyi4A-YV/view?usp=drive_web Deer:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EebV2_ZYNUp7p6nxLnnNDtZoXrB76ShS/view?usp=drive_web Grizzly Bear: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Cb2shXyZp5dGT5PgmCbYoNjX12GKjGDW/view?usp=drive_web Moose: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19UIULoKJWK0Eda6gcXAdso69FfGjFnzC/view?usp=drive_web Wolf: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_tw7dYdaduFEjRDpUiSCfGYdKHX7FIzZ/view?usp=drive_web

Thank-you!

The directors of the Fairmont Community Association would like to say a huge thank-you to all who contributed to phase one of the foot/bike path. Without you it would not have been possible.   Thank-you Footpath doc

Mainroad Contracting East Kootenay Hosting Public Information Meetings

Mainroad Contracting East Kootenay Hosting Public Information Meetings Next Week. Mainroad is hosting three pre-winter information meetings to discuss the roles and expectations of the Provincial East Kootenay Highway Maintenance Contract as well as winter storm preparation and response. They will be answering questions and sharing Shift into Winter driving tips. The Meetings will be held as follows: • Friday, November 10th @ 1:30 pm | Park Place Lodge, Fernie, B.C. • Tuesday, November 14th @ 1:30 pm | Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, Fairmont, B.C. Continue reading →

Pumpkin Carving

The Columbia Valley Youth Network is offering pumpkin carving at the Fairmont Fire Hall tomorrow 4:30-6pm. Pumpkin, carving utensils and snacks will be provided. This is open to all youth 12-18years old. Please share the word with youth so they know about this opportunity. 🙂 OCT25 Fairmont Pumpkin Carving Tomorrow 4:30 PM · Fairmont Fire hall

FLU CLINIC

There will be a flu clinic held in the lobby at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Wednesday 25th October from noon-2:00pm. Free with BC care card,or $25 without (cash only). For ages 5 and up.

Special Weather Statement for Canal Flats/Invermere/Radium/Fairmont Area

Environment Canada – Issues Special Weather Statement for Canal Flats/Invermere/Radium/Fairmont  Area Special weather statement in effect for: East Kootenay – north including Upper Columbia Valley East Columbia, B.C.… See More Public Weather Alerts for Canada – Environment Canada When severe weather threatens, Environment Canada issues alerts that notify those in affected areas so that they can take steps to protect themselves and… WEATHER.GC.CA

Cat 2 and 3 Fire bans still prohibited in East Kootenay.

You may hear that effective 1pm tomorrow, the Southeast Fire Centre has announced changes to Category 2 Open Fire restrictions for some portions of the Southeast Fire Centre, It is important to note that these changes DO NOT apply to the East Kootenay (neither the Invermere nor the Cranbrook Zone). Category 2 and 3 fires, which are fires larger than 0.5 metres by 0.5 metres, will remain prohibited in the East Kootenay at this time. This includes, the use of fireworks (including firecrackers), burning barrels or burning cages of Continue reading →

BC Wildfire update

Here is the latest from the BC Wildfire Service on the fire front, with the most notable change being the lifting of some of the Forest Service Road Closures on the Lamb and Quinn Creek fires: Lamb Creek – Still considered 80% contained and being held. The Lamb Creek road closure has been lifted. The Etna Creek Forest Service Road closure remains in effect (see map here: http://ow.ly/LuJt30ffypF). There are 15 firefighters working towards full containment of the fire and mopping up. Fire behaviour remains low but the fire is still Continue reading →

RDEK update

The weather forecast is calling for continued hot, dry conditions for at least the next few days with very little precipitation on the horizon. The winds we have been experiencing are expected to continue and there is a chance of a small cold front moving in Sunday through Monday carrying isolated gusty winds. Our relative humidity is very low during the day and, combined with the heat and wind, we have strong burning conditions. Current Evacuation Alerts or Orders: • Evacuation ORDER for Moyie North Continue reading →