Regardless of the size of a jurisdiction there may be times when the jurisdiction might require additional resources. A large fire or other emergency can quickly exhaust the resources of any single jurisdiction. Large fires may require additional manpower, equipment and supplies. On June 6, 2012, the mayors from Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake and Fort St. James signed a mutual aid agreement for Fire and Rescue Services that will help to enable the three municipalities to legally and promptly access on another’s resources, provide each with a better understanding of the development and use of specialized resources that are difficult and costly to provide and will provide some cost recovery to responding departments. The agreement took effect on April 1, 2012 and will remain in effect for five years. Emergency response frequently requires a rapid deployment of resources. This agreement is intended to minimize delay in securing additional or specialized resources [...]
Mayor Rob MacDougall of the District of Fort St. James and Mayor Stephanie Killam of the District of Mackenzie met on June 8, 2012 in Prince George. Up for discussion were issues concerning Mount Milligan Mine's environmental assessment amendment, the condition of the Fort St. James-Mackenzie connector road and potential benefits and detriments to our communities with the growth in industrial activity in the region. Senior staff members also attended. The two mayors intend to meet quarterly to discuss these and other issues in common.
"My Fort St. James Video Project” was a partnership with the District of Fort St. James and Fort St. James Secondary School. On May 27, 2012, there was a gala screening where 10 groups of students screened short videos that they made, with the theme of “My Fort St. James”. Through the project students had the opportunity to use professional video equipment and learn from a CBC producer many of the different aspects of film making. The New Media Class at Fort St. James Secondary School offered the program to Grade 10 and 11 students. The videos are now available on YouTube. Click the image to see the playlist!