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Job Opportunity

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 please send resumes and a writing sample by November 17, 2017 to: Kelley Williams, Economic Development Officer Box 640, Fort St. James, BC, V0J 1P0 or email edo@fortstjames.ca Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

By | October 12th, 2017|

Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance meeting

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:

By | August 31st, 2017|

Council Update

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 councils across the region to learn more about what northern communities are expecting from Victoria. Council and Ms. Furstenau discussed; the May 4th, 2017 election, proportional representation, natural resources, healthcare, local projects, environment, and revenue sharing. Council expressed concern with proportional representation as 90% of the population lives in the southern region of the province. Current funding formula for local governments places small communities under 5,000 at a disadvantage. Council would like to see the Provincial Government support the Northwest BC Resource Benefit Alliance. Ms. Furstenau is excited for the Fort Green Energy project and [...]

By | August 21st, 2017|

Stay Out of the Dog House

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.

By | August 18th, 2017|

Firefighter Recruitment

Firefighter Recruit Fall Intake training begins soon. Applications for Recruit Firefighters can be picked up at the Fire Hall or District Office.

By | August 16th, 2017|

Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance

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 region, including pipelines, transmission lines, mines, clean energy projects, port expansions, LNG plant site preparation and an aluminum smelter replacement just to name a few.  At the same time, the provincial government has earned at least $500 million in incremental revenue associated with these projects. None of this revenue has come back to the communities. Local governments estimate that current infrastructure needs in total $600 million. Usually, local governments' access cost-shared provincial and federal grant programs to help meet their infrastructure needs but this model does not work for everyone. Infrastructure spending by both levels [...]

By | May 16th, 2017|
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