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North Peace Looks to Horticulture Sector for Economic Growth and Diversity

FORT ST. JOHN, British Columbia, May 25, 2017 – The North Peace region has long been recognized for
its ranching and agricultural production in grain and seed crops. This spring, the North Peace Economic
Development Commission (NPEDC) is leading a business case and marketing strategy to support this
tradition and expand on opportunities for horticulture businesses in the region.

For more information, read the full Meida Release.

Charlie Lake Spring Clean-up

The Charlie Lake Clean-up will take place on Saturday, May 27, 2017.  For more details, refer to the poster.

BC Wildfire Service Asks Public to use Caution with Outdoor Burning

Due to the current weather forecast calling for increased winds today and through tomorrow, the BC Wildfire Service is asking the public to exercise caution with any outdoor burning.  Please watch for changing weather conditions when having outdoor fires and follow all burning regulations.  This will help to reduce the number of preventable fires. 

Please note:   If an open burn escapes and causes a wildfire, the person responsible may be held accountable for the damages and fire suppression costs.  It is the responsibility of that individual to ensure that burning is done in a safe manner and in accordance with the regulations and any current restrictions.  See the Information Bulletin for details.

Peace River’s 9-1-1 call-answer service successfully transferred to E-Comm

For immediate release – May 17, 2017

Vancouver, B.C.—Today at 7:21 a.m. E-Comm officially became the first point of contact for 9-1-1 callers in the Peace River Regional District. Canada’s largest 9-1-1 centre is now responsible for answering the frontend portion of 9-1-1 calls for Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Hudson’s Hope, Pouce Coupe, Taylor and Tumbler Ridge along with many of the region’s First Nations communities. E-Comm call-takers will then immediately transfer 9-1-1 calls to the appropriate police, fire or ambulance agency.

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Boaters – Moberly Lake

Due to the recent rain and spring run-off, the water level at Moberly Lake has increased and remain high. It is expected to remain this way for some time yet due to the slow outflow from the lake.

The PRRD is asking all boaters to please respect shoreline speed limits and no-wake zones that may be in place on the lake. Higher water levels may increase the negative impacts to the shoreline and may increase the risk of hazards due to wave action on the lake. The PRRD appreciates your cooperation with this request.

Are you prepared? Severe weather can happen anytime!

The PRRD encourages people to take the time to prepare now.  Ensure that you have enough supplies (food and medicine) to last at least 72 hours, move equipment and livestock to high ground and consider sandbagging your structures if you were impacted in 2016.

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Are you Prepared? Severe weather can happen anytime!!

Preparing for a flood

To reduce the likelihood of flood damage:

  • Put weather protection sealant around basement windows and the base of ground-level doors.
  • Install the drainage for downspouts a sufficient distance from your residence to ensure that water moves away from the building.

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Are you Prepared? Severe weather can happen anytime!

In an emergency, you will need some basic supplies. You may need to get by without power or tap water. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours. 

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Chetwynd Public Library Feasibility

Library Planning Consultants, on behalf of the Peace River Regional District, is conducting a facility feasibility study for the Chetwynd Public Library. The purpose of this study is to analyze the library’s current use and to determine its future space requirements and programming. (more…)

Dry and Windy Conditions – Increase Threat of Wildfire

Given the current and predicted weather conditions in parts of the Prince George Fire Centre, BC Wildfire service is encouraging all industrial personnel to remain vigilant while doing any outdoor burning.  Please see the details outlined in this Industry Bulletin