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 to by the Mayor. The item for discussion was a proposed amendment to the Zoning bylaw, which would prohibit the production, sale or distribution of recreational cannabis within the municipality. Council had been discussing the planned federal law to legalize recreational cannabis for several months. The bylaw was introduced on February 28, and was intended to be an interim measure, to allow Council additional time to create appropriate local regulation. They do not wish to consider any applications for business licences or land use amendments regarding the production, sale or distribution of recreational cannabis before [...]
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
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
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 Two-Definitions and Division Three-Regulations. The amendment to Division Two-Definitions includes the addition of a definition for Cannabis. The amendment to Division Three-Regulations adds a subsection prohibiting Cannabis sale and production. For more information click here or contact the District Office. The District has summer jobs available for students at the Visitor Centre and Public Works. The District is also looking for a contractor at the Cottonwood Marina. Click here for more info. The District is also looking for bids on it's janitorial contract. For more information please click here. While there may be a fair [...]
Are you a soon to be university graduate interested in local government? Do you know of any recent graduates? Northern Development Initiative Trust is once again looking for applicants for their 12-month paid internship program. Successful applicants will spend 12 months in a community learning the in's and out's of local government. Not sure if you have the right training? Local government is diverse and past interns have come from a diverse academic background including science, planning, international studies, political science, business and so much more! For more information check out NDIT's website.
Volunteer firefighting is one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever have. The skills you learn as a volunteer firefighter are invaluable. Volunteering is one of the best ways to make a personal difference while have a positive impact upon the lives of those people living around you. Your community needs more volunteer firefighters. We need people just like you. Download your application today, check the Fort St. James Fire Department Facebook page for more updates. Watch our video and be inspired! http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-5Pbh1M_P4&feature=youtu.be