October 18th, 2017 Quarterly Update Council enjoyed a warm sunny summer filled with meetings and prep work ahead of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) conference in Vancouver. The conference took place at the end of September. Council held meetings with the different forestry companies operating in our area including Conifex, Sinclar, Dunkley, Canfor and Carrier Lumber. This afforded Council an opportunity to gather information about the Forest Industry. Council also encouraged all the companies to support the community and to be partners in safety. The District of Fort St. James Economic Development Department held the 5th Annual Night Market on August 15th. This event was another great success with live music, food vendors, arts activities, information booths and local vendors. The Economic Development Department also organized the third annual Business Walk. This was an opportunity for Council, volunteers and municipal staff to get a pulse of business [...]
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 email@example.com Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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 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 [...]
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.