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Council’s Corner- Year In Review

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. [...]

By | 2017-05-12T13:47:33+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Recent News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Official By-Election Results

Judy Greenaway has been declared the elected Councillor in the December 10 by-election. Official results of the by-election were announced at 9:00 a.m. on December 13, 2016. The total votes received were as follows: 71 - Judy Greenaway 45 - Hallan Mtatiro 41 - Bev Playfair 30 - Allan Howell Ms. Greenaway will be sworn [...]

By | 2017-05-12T13:47:33+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Recent News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Recent News, Uncategorized|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+00:00 May 26th, 2016|Recent News, Uncategorized|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+00:00 January 29th, 2016|Recent News, Uncategorized|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+00:00 June 29th, 2015|Recent News, Uncategorized|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+00:00 June 26th, 2015|Recent News, Uncategorized|0 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+00:00 May 25th, 2015|Recent News, Uncategorized|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+00:00 March 20th, 2015|Recent News, Uncategorized|0 Comments