1) Application for Permanent Change to a Liquor Licence – Raging Elk International Hostel and Kodiak Lounge Ltd. – 892 6th Avenue
After considering the views of residents set out in written submissions, a petition and presentations made by residents and the applicant, Council did not recommend the amendment of the licence for the above noted application to allow for closing at 2:00 a.m. six days per week. Council did recommend approval of a licence amendment to allow for earlier opening hours at 11:00 a.m. instead of 4:00 p.m. as provided for under the current licence.
2) BC Liquor Control and Licensing Branch
Council will be forwarding a letter to the BC Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, the MLA for the area, and other municipalities in the Resort Municipality Initiative outlining the challenges faced by municipalities and the need for additional tools to provide greater flexibility for both licence approval and revocation.
3) KM Fight Group Inc – Mixed Martial Arts in Fernie
After careful consideration Council agreed to forward a letter to KM Fight Group Inc. acknowledging receipt of their request and informing them that the City of Fernie is unable to approve their request as Council feels there is a lack of expertise and resources in the community at this time to ensure a safe, effectively governed entertainment event and further, that the City needs assistance from a provincial body, qualified to comment on regulations required to host such events.
4) Federation of Canadian Municipalities – Municipal Campaign Training Workshop for Women.
Council authorized Mayor Corrigan to attend the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Workshop: Increasing Women’s Participation in Municipal Government which will take place in Nelson on
August 27-28, 2011.
5) Fernie Secondary School – 2011 Challenge Days
Council approved a discretionary grant of $500.00, to be funded from the 2011 Discretionary Grants budget, to Fernie Secondary School to assist with hosting the 2011 Challenge Days activities and further, that the application received from Fernie Secondary School be forwarded for consideration by the Discretionary Grants Committee during 2012 grant deliberations.
6) Wapiti Music Festival – August 19 – 20, 2011
Council approved the Special Occasion Liquor Licence Application submitted by the Fernie Mountain Music Festival Society to operation a beer and wine tent in an
enclosed area of Annex Park, Fernie, BC on August 19, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and on August 20, 2011 from 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. as part of the Wapiti Music Festival subject to receipt of comprehensive general liability insurance, and further;
The City will provide assistance including grass cutting in Annex Park and the adjacent parking area (11th street) prior to August 19, 2011, access to potable water, barricades, garbage barrels and tables subject to availability of personnel and equipment.
The Festival will take place in the Annex Park from Thursday, August 18 – Sunday, August 21, 2011

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