October 18th, 2017 Quarterly Update Council enjoyed a warm sunny summer filled with meetings and prep work ahead of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) conference in Vancouver. The conference took place at the end of September. Council held meetings with the different forestry companies operating in our area including Conifex, Sinclar, Dunkley, Canfor [...]
The District of Fort St. James invites applications for the position of Grant Writer. The Grant Writer will research and prepare funding applications for projects beneficial to the District and the community of Fort St. James. Part-time term position, 14 hours/week. Wage dependent upon experience. Term December 1 2017 to December 30, 2018. Interested individuals [...]
Council for the District of Fort St. James had the pleasure of meeting with Sonia Furstenau, MLA for Cowichan Valley on July 26th. Ms. Furstenau is the first Green Party MLA to visit Fort St. James. Ms. Furstenau was travelling along Highway 16 with her family, she took this opportunity to meet with mayor’s and [...]
Be a responsible pet owner and learn the rules. Leash pets in public areas, provide adequate shelter and water, keep pets confined to property and make sure to clean up after your pets. Full Bylaw is available at https://fortstjames.civicweb.net/filepro/documents/142?preview=36428.
Council jumped right into the New Year with budget deliberations, a community forum held February 7th, new bylaws and new policies. Council is excited to announce that in January they passed a resolution on the right to a healthy environment. This declaration is part of the national Blue Dot movement sponsored by the David Suzuki [...]
The District of Fort St. James had a busy year in 2016 with lots of exciting projects and programs taking place. Council was able to support the community with $15,000 in Grants in Aid. These grants went to diverse community groups and individuals pursuing exciting opportunities around the world. Grants ranged from $100 to $5,000. [...]
Fort St. James residents living in R-1 (Residential- Single Family) are now allowed to keep up to four hens for personal use. On June 22nd 2016 Council adopted the amending Bylaw No. 962 which allows residents to keep hens in their backyards. Absolutely NO ROOSTERS permitted. For more information check out the Backyard Hen brochure.