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Updated events Weekend of Nov 27, 2020

Due to the new orders last week there have been changes to events. Santa Parade has been canceled,  please contact the Chamber of Commerce for further information. Moonlight madness has also been canceled.  Remember our local businesses are still open, wear your mask, social distance, and shop local. Festival of Trees is a virtual event, starting today, Friday, November 27th at 4:00 pm and going until Sunday, November 29th at 2:00 pm.  This is an online auction of the Fort St James Secondary School's Facebook page.  This year's event is in support of the 2021 Graduation class.  To join the auction click here Food and Toy Drive is also different this year, please make cash donations at the District Office or Save On Foods. Christmas hamper applications can be picked up at Service BC or the Ministry of Children and Family Development.

By |November 27th, 2020|

District of Fort St. James – Ryan McVey, Fire Chief

November 23rd, 2020 The District of Fort St. James is pleased to announce that Ryan McVey has been hired as its new Fire Chief. Ryan has 26 years of experience in the fire service. He has served both as a volunteer firefighter, a full-time firefighter, and as an Emergency Medical Technician. For 10 years Ryan worked in law enforcement as a deputy and detective before settling in Fort St. James. During the Shovel Lake wildfires in 2018, Ryan took over command of the volunteers at the Fort St. James Fire Department and worked diligently to protect our community. Ryan says he is excited to work in Fort St. James and help to protect the community he resides in with his family. He is eager to take steps to increase the volunteer membership at the Fire Hall and highlight the excellent work the Volunteers do in Fort St. James. Ryan wants [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|

In response to Public Health Orders

November 20th, 2020 - In response to the Public Health Orders issued November 19th, 2020 and rapidly increasing COVID-19 case numbers in British Columbia the District of Fort St. James is amending practices at its facilities to ensure the safe provision of essential services. We would like to assure the community that we are taking steps to keep our facilities safe for the community and our staff as we continue to provide services during this global pandemic. The public health risk will be continually reassessed as we continue to receive information from provincial and federal health organizations. Several municipal facilities have been impacted by the Provincial Health Officers Orders. Full news release

By |November 20th, 2020|

Holiday Events

This season will see a very different holiday season.  Please maintain social distancing, wear masks, stay home if you or family members are sick. The Santa Parade will be different this year as will other regular Christmas events.  Please follow all COVID safety guidelines for each event. November 27  at 7 pm Santa Parade:  Extended route from Cottonwood to Petro Can.  Please stay in your vehicle - there will be no candy throwing. November 27  Moonlight Madness - let's make this a safe and fun event and remember SHOP LOCAL November 27 to 29  Festival of Trees - a virtual event this year, online bidding. Festival of Trees this year is in support of the grad class.

By |November 18th, 2020|

Remembrance Day November 11, 2020

The District of Fort St. James regrets that there will be no formal Remembrance Day activities this year due to the affects of the Corona Virus global pandemic and the orders given by the Provincial Health Officer.   Representatives from the Royal Canadian Legion will lay wreaths at the Cenotaph in Spirit Square on November 11th. We are unable to hold the annual colour parade or the official ceremony.  Residents are asked to pay their respects by laying a poppy at the Cenotaph throughout the day and to observe two minutes of silence at 11:00 am. Please remember to allow space between one another and wear a mask while at the Cenotaph. From Mayor Motion: “I am disappointed that the community was unable to find a way to hold some form of modified (COVID safe) Remembrance Day event on this November 11th and encourage all Fort St James residents to [...]

By |November 10th, 2020|
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