Vancouver consultants Elana Zysblat and John Atkin spent four flurrying days in Fernie preparing Conservation Plans for local heritage buildings and helping to kick-off the Fernie Heritage Master Plan Task Force. Accompanied by Ron Ulrich, Executive Director of Heritage Fernie and Chair of the recently established Fernie Heritage Master Plan Steering Committee, we zoomed along…

The newly formed Fernie Heritage Master Plan Steering Committee, who will be leading, guiding and overseeing the creation of a Heritage Master Plan for the City of Fernie, began their work on August 23 with a dinner meeting. A Heritage Master Plan provides the context, tools and policies to manage change in such a way…

The Great Fire of 1908 was a dramatic, defining moment for Fernie that saw the community obliterated by fire in less than 90 minutes on August 1st, 1908. The fire claimed 10 lives and the property loss was valued at over $5 million dollars, a staggering amount at the time. It was the second major…

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