The Chairs of the Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance (RBA) met recently with new provincial government ministers, MLAs and senior staff to begin discussions regarding revenue sharing for the Northwest. Watch the video below to hear how the meetings went:
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 [...]
Firefighter Recruit Fall Intake training begins soon. Applications for Recruit Firefighters can be picked up at the Fire Hall or District Office.
The Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance (RBA) is a group of 21 local governments across the Northwest from Masset to Vanderhoof, committed to achieving a resource revenue sharing agreement for the region through negotiations with the provincial government. Over the past five years more than $13 billion has been spent on major capital projects in the [...]
Fire Chief Michael Navratil has tendered his resignation, to pursue other career opportunities. He will continue to lead the Fort St. James Fire Department until the end of May, and is now actively assisting the municipality with the transition to new leadership. Mr. Navratil began working as Fire Chief in November of 2013. Since then [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
We are pleased that the District of Fort St. James is featured in the latest issue of Canadian Business Journal. Please take a look.
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.