Unemployed Cutting Wood: 0050.0136


            At a special meeting of the Fernie city council held on Wednesday evening to consider ways and means of taking care of the unemployment situation it was decided to go into the wood business.  Arrangements have been made to cut wood on Archie Farquharson’s property about six miles out on the road to Elko.  The city will provide transportation to and from the limits every day and furnish all the tools necessary for the work.  The men will be paid one dollar a rick for the wood.

            The city will endeavor to sell the wood at the regular price of $3.00 a rick.

            It is expected that it will be necessary for the city to take a loss on this work as there will be quite a heavy expense involved in getting the business under way, but it has become necessary to find work for a large number of men who are practically destitute, and this plan has been adopted.

0050.0136: Unemployed Cutting Wood

Fernie's city council decide to have unemployed men cutting wood to sell as a means to help large number of men from being destitute.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  February 5, 1931
Pages:  2
Publisher:  Cranbrook Courier
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)


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