Fort St. James now allows backyard hens!

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.

By |2017-05-12T13:47:34-07:00June 28th, 2016|Recent News, Forestry|0 Comments

Luck Bay Fire Protection Update

PRESS RELEASE May 26, 2016 The Fire Underwriters Survey (FUS) reduced the Luck Bay Fire Protection Area’s status to “unprotected” as of December 15, 2015.  While this may have an impact on home insurance rates for residents in the Luck Bay area, it does not change the Fort St. James Fire Department’s commitment to responding [...]

By |2017-05-12T13:47:34-07:00May 26th, 2016|Recent News, Forestry|0 Comments

Luck Bay Fire Hall Remains Open

Media Release - 29 January 2016 A rumour that the Sowchea/Luck Bay Fire Hall may be closing is not true. The District of Fort St. James and the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako would like to publicly state that there is no plan to close the Sowchea/Luck Bay Fire Hall or to discontinue fire protection services [...]

By |2017-05-12T13:47:34-07:00January 29th, 2016|Recent News, Forestry|0 Comments

Business Walk

The District of Fort St James is excited to be participating in our first ever Business Walk! Business Walks are a business retention program that aims to survey as many businesses in the community as possible. The Walk will take place July 6th from 9:30 to 12:30 and will be coordinated through the District, the [...]

By |2017-05-12T13:47:34-07:00June 29th, 2015|Recent News, Forestry|2 Comments

Community Foundation Growing The Community

The District of Fort St. James is happy to announce that the Fort St. James Community Foundation has recently reached a balance of $243,000. The District is excited to partner with the Foundation by having provided $25,000 in matching grants since 2013. The community groups that have benefited from Community Foundation funding this year were: Tl'azt'en [...]

By |2017-05-12T13:47:34-07:00June 26th, 2015|Recent News, Forestry|2 Comments

Mayor and Council Tour Fort Green Energy Construction

On Friday May 22, Mayor Rob MacDougall and Councillors from the District of Fort St. James has the opportunity to tour the Fort Green Energy construction site.  At the site they were greeted by members of the Construction Team: Jon E. Lidwall (Iberdrola Construction Manager), Sherry Earles (Iberdrola Safety Officer), Antonia Salinas (Iberdrola Safety Manager), [...]

By |2017-05-12T13:47:34-07:00May 25th, 2015|Recent News, Forestry|0 Comments

Fort St. James – Carbon Neutral Since 2013

As a Charter signatory to the Climate Action Charter, the District of Fort St. James has demonstrated its commitment to work with the Province and the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) to take action on climate change and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its corporate operations and the broader community. We have met the [...]

By |2017-05-12T13:47:34-07:00March 20th, 2015|Recent News, Forestry|0 Comments

Fort St. James Signs Historic Protocol With Nak’azdli First Nation

On Sept. 15, 2014 Mayor and Council signed a Protocol Agreement with the Nak'azdli First Nation, outlining mutual respect between communities, acknowledgement of Nak'azdli Traditional Territory, and a quarterly meeting schedule between the two local governments.  To celebrate the historic agreement, a Block Party event was held on Kwah Rd, a road which outlines the [...]

By |2017-05-12T13:47:34-07:00October 1st, 2014|Recent News, Forestry|0 Comments

WinterFest & Caledonia Classic

February 28 - March 9, 2014 Inspired by the inclusivity of the Dog Mushing world, this year’s Caledonia Classic Sled Dog Races will fall into the dates of a larger winter festival featuring a week of events and activities throughout the town of Fort St. James that support arts, culture, tradition and recreation. The District of [...]

By |2017-05-12T13:47:34-07:00February 12th, 2014|Recent News, Forestry|2 Comments

Community Forest Update: Witch Lake Expansion Area

Fort St. James Community Forest has been relatively inactive for a couple of years, as we were awaiting the closure of the Witch Lake expansion process. We have been working with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, BC Timber Sales, Major Licensees, Nak'azdli First Nation and several Keyoh holders to finalize the [...]

By |2017-05-12T13:47:34-07:00December 10th, 2013|Recent News, Forestry|0 Comments
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