Please be advised that studded tires ARE PERMITTED in the City of Fernie. The notice, which ran in the December 4, 2014 edition of the “Fernie Connection” in The Free Press indicated studded tires were prohibiting, was incorrect. Studded tires are permitted under section 17 (1)(b) of Traffic Bylaw No. 1400, 1985.
Additionally, a notice regarding Winter Parking and Snow Removal in the November 20, 2014 edition of the “Fernie Connection” in The Free Press suggested residential property owners were responsible for snow removal on sidewalks adjacent to their properties. Please note that Single Family Residential property owners are not responsible for removal of snow and ice on sidewalks adjacent to their property. The regulation regarding removal of snow and ice on City sidewalks applies to owners of apartment premises, owners/occupants of a business or vacant lot in a business district, or owners or occupants of land other than a single family residence located in a commercial zone per section 3.5 (a) and (c) of Snow and Ice Removal Bylaw No. 1928, 2002.
The City of Fernie apologizes for any confusion that these errors may have caused. Residents may view a cop of Streets and Traffic Bylaw No. 1400 and Snow and Ice Removal Bylaw No.1928 on our website at www.fernie.ca