At the Regular Council meeting of April 25, 2018 Council adopted “Zoning Bylaw Amendment No. 34, Bylaw No. 989, 2018.” This bylaw adds a definition for Cannabis to the Zoning Bylaw and also prohibits the sale, production and distribution of commercial cannabis within the District of Fort St. James. Council made a late amendment to [...]

By | 2018-04-27T11:22:54+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Noise Regulation Bylaw

Council is proposing changes to the Noise Regulation Bylaw. Changes were recommended by the Bylaw Review Committee. The new bylaw updates and clarifies language, removes non-enforceable actions (or those covered by other legislation) and increases fines. Click here to see the new proposed bylaw.   If you have any comments or concerns please do not [...]

By | 2018-04-26T15:02:48+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spring Snowmelt

Annual snowmelt is beginning throughout the region. When temperatures rise above 20 degrees and it remains warm for a few days, freshet or spring snowmelt starts. Above average snow packs indicate that spring runoff could be vigorous and may last for many weeks. Localized flooding may occur which has the potential to affect any number [...]

By | 2018-04-23T13:44:10+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Council’s Corner- April 2018

April 18th, 2018 First Quarter The District of Fort St. James had a snowy start to 2018 with lots of snow clearing from January right through to April. The Economic Development department has been applying for grants and participating in training. With summer in sight the District is looking forwards to another season operating the [...]

By | 2018-04-20T15:14:27+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Business Facade Improvement Program

The District of Fort St. James is pleased to facilitate a workshop on the Business Façade Improvement Program  on Monday April 30th from 9 – 12 Noon 477 Stuart Drive West (Council Chambers). We will work as a group to complete the application forms that can provide monetary assistance as an incentive to buildings/ business owners, [...]

By | 2018-04-18T09:23:49+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Media Release on Recreational Cannabis – April 12, 2018

COUNCIL’S COMMENTS ON ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT CONCERNING RECREATIONAL CANNABIS The Regular Council meeting of April 11, 2018 was attended by a record number of members of the public. While most people were patient and respectful, Council was forced to adjourn the meeting when one person was disruptive and refused to leave the meeting when asked [...]

By | 2018-04-13T09:00:32+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

State of the North Report

The Northern Development Initiative Trust released its 2017 State of the North report on January 9, 2018.  The report gives readers and a snapshot on the health of industries in Northern British Columbia.  Click on the following link to view the report: https://www.northerndevelopment.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/NDIT-SoTN-Report-Final.pdf

By | 2018-03-21T11:30:59+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Recent News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Imagine Grant Writing Workshop

The District of Fort St. James is hosting an Imagine grant writing and support session on Wednesday March 28, 2018 in the Council Chambers at 477 Stuart Drive West. Please call Kelley at 250-996-8233 to register   Below a link to the Northern health news release regarding these grants. https://www.northernhealth.ca/Articles/Apply-now!-IMAGINE-Community-Grants-of-up-to-%245%2C000-available-to-community-groups%2C-schools%2C-and-other-partners 

By | 2018-03-15T15:26:09+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

March Announcements

The 2018 Proposed budget is now available for view and comment at the District Office. The District Office is open Monday-Friday 8:30 to 4:30. For more information click here or contact the District Office. District of Fort St. James Municipal Council is considering an amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 738, 2001. The amendment affects Division [...]

By | 2018-03-08T09:31:03+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments