The Resource Benefits Alliance has completed its Infrastructure Needs Analysis Report for Northwest BC Local Governments which provides an overview of the infrastructure needs in communities such as Fort St. James.The report provides a variety of recommendations for seniors levels of government to support communities in need of infrastructure investments and highlights systemic issues being faced in our communities. The report highlights the role of Northwest BC in the overall provincial economy in several industries and proposes solutions to ensure all British Colombians are offered high quality public services. Funding Highlights include: A $1.3 Billion gap of Capital investment are needed$154 Billion of major industrial projects occurring in the regionThe aging and obsolete community infrastructureThe demand placed on community infrastructure and amenities to support large industrial projects More information and documents can be found on the Resource benefits Alliance Website.
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The District of Fort St. James is accepting Request for Quotes (RFQ) from qualified local contractors for the renovation of a portion of the Fort St. James Fire Hall at 374 Manson Street in Fort St. James referred to as the Emergency Operations Centre (FSJFD EOC). There is an under-utilized space of approximately 22’ by 28’ that is to be renovated to include one small office workspace, one enclosed storage room, and one basic kitchen area. Local contractors must have a valid District of Fort St. James business license and be registered with WorkSafe BC. Coverage with WorkSafe BC must be maintained for the duration of the contract. Interested local contractors may contact Steven DeRousie, Fire Chief to make an appointment to review the site prior to submitting the quote. A copy of “Schedule C - FSJFD EOC Scope of Work (R1) is available for viewing at: https://fortstjames.civicweb.net/filepro/documents/167 RFQs must [...]
CAREER OPPORTUNITY Special Projects Coordinator (Housing) The District of Fort St. James is a historic and resourceful community of approximately 1500, serving a local area of approximately 4500 people. Located on the shores of beautiful Stuart Lake, we offer an outstanding outdoor playground and quality of life. Please check us out at www.fortstjames.ca. The District is seeking applications for the position of Special Projects Coordinator (Housing). The Special Projects Coordinator (Housing) will be responsible for the development of innovative housing solutions, community housing land use planning, and partnerships with a variety of community stakeholders. Reporting directly to the Economic Development Officer, you will be responsible for preparing and maintaining housing, land use, and homelessness data, information, and resources. You will prepare and revise housing and land use plans, strategies and reports, write bylaws, policies, and procedures related to housing and land use planning, and the create resources for housing developers [...]