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The Peace River Regional District and Hospital District serve the Peace River region of British Columbia, south of the 58th parallel and east of the Rocky Mountains to the Alberta border. Its boundaries encompass approximately twelve million hectares (46,000 square miles). The population resides in seven incorporated municipalities and four rural electoral areas.

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Public Notices

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News and Announcements

Notice of Holiday operating hours for waste transfer stations

December 16, 2014 - The Bessborough, Chetwynd and North Peace Regional Landfills, and the Dawson Creek Transfer Station will be closed Thursday December 25, 2014 and Thursday January 1, 2015.

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Building Bylaw Update

Building Bylaw Adopted by PRRD Board

December 1, 2014 - Building Bylaw No. 2131, 2014 that was successfully adopted at the November 27 Regional Board meeting will go into effect immediately.  Building Bylaw No. 2131, 2014 was prepared, based on previous Bylaw No. 1189. Press Release

Map of Building Bylaw No. 2131, 2014 area

Building Bylaw Meeting Notes

November 24, 2104 - The meeting notes from the recent meetings held regarding Building Bylaw No. 2131, 2014 are now available on our Community Conversations 2014 page.

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Rural Water & Sewage Services Update

Water and Sewer functions will be decided by Referendum NOT the Alternative Approval Process

The Peace River Regional District Electoral Area Directors heard the rural residents about the Proposed Water & Sewer Services.   See December 1 Press Release

Public meetings to talk water and sewage services in rural areas.

October 14, 2014 Dawson Creek, BC -- Upcoming changes to sewage disposal for rural residents prompt planning for the future. The Peace River Regional District (PRRD) wants to hear from rural residents about the proposed options to provide access to water and sewage services given the pending changes to the existing systems in the rural areas,

The PRRD will host a series of community meetings across the region with information about options for providing water and sewage services in the rural areas, the related costs and other impacts.

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North Peace Regional Landfill Gas Project Update

November 20, 2014 - The new landfill gas management system at the North Peace Regional Landfill has just been completed and will be commissioned during the week of December 1, 2014. The system was constructed to comply with the B.C. Landfill Gas Management Regulation, which establishes province-wide criteria for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (methane) from municipal solid waste landfills.  During commissioning, flaring equipment will be activated as an integral component of the gas management system. Options for gas utilization, such as generating power or pipelining either raw or refined landfill gas to a natural gas utility, are being considered. News updates will be released to inform the public of any changes that are implemented in future.   If you have any questions concerning the operation of this facility please contact: Peace River Regional District 1-800-670-7773 or email: prrd.dc@prrd.bc.ca.

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PRELIMINARY 2014 Peace River Regional District Local Government Election Results

Electoral Area 'C' Director Preliminary Result (detailed results)

BERGEN, James 169
SPERLING, Brad 201

 

Electoral Area 'E' Director Preliminary Result (detailed results)

HARRIS, Don 58
ROSE, Dan 192
SCHEMBRI, Jerrilyn 135

 

Tate Creek Community Centre Annual Financial Contribution Referendum Preliminary Result(detailed results)

Question: "Are you in favour of the Peace River Regional District Board adopting ‘Service Establishment Bylaw No. 2147, 2014' which will permit the Regional District to provide an annual financial contribution to the Tomslake and District Recreation Commission for the operations of the Tate Creek Community Centre (previously the Tate Creek Elementary School) at a maximum annual tax requisition limit that is the greater of $200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Dollars) or $1.40 per $1,000 against the net taxable value assessed on land and improvements within the service area (with cost recovery on the basis of the net taxable value of improvements only)?"

YES 78
NO 110

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Development Cost Charges - Charlie Lake Sewer System

August 13, 2014 - The PRRD is planning upgrades for the Charlie Lake Community Sewer System that will enable new connections to the system. The Board has directed PRRD staff to establish a Development Cost Charge (DCC) program and bylaw to ensure new development pays for its share of the costs associated with the upgrades.

DCCs are one-time fees that municipalities and regional districts choose to collect from new development at the time of subdivision or building permit to help pay for the cost of off-site infrastructure services that are needed to accommodate growth. Section 933 of the Local Government Act stipulates what types of services Local Governments may fund using DCC revenues. According to the legislation, DCCs may be used to help offset costs associated with the provision, construction, alteration or expansion of sewer mains, treatment plants and related infrastructure. The rates for the DCCs are justified in the Urban Systems Report.

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Construction at the North Peace Regional Landfill

August 8, 2014 - The Peace River Regional District would like to inform the public of construction activities taking place on the North Peace Regional Landfill site in Fort St. John.

The Regional District will be completing construction of its Landfill Gas Capture Facility on the northwest section of the property. During the course of the construction, portions of the landfill will be exposed for brief periods to complete pipe work and faint garbage odours from the site may be detected in the immediate area. The excavation work is expected to run on/off until August 30th and the Regional District will be working with the construction group to minimize odour impacts.

The Peace River Regional District apologizes for any inconvenience and appreciates your
patience during the installation of the equipment required to capture landfill gas. If there are any questions, please contact the Solid Waste Department at 250-784-3200.

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Peace Region Groundwater Study

July 29, 2014 - The Province of BC has been working closely with Simon Fraser University (SFU) on a project to improve the understanding of groundwater in the Peace River Regional District. The project hydrologist is seeking out residents in the PRRD to participate in the study to allow for the comparison of private wells. If you have a water well or a spring or know of someone who may be interested in participating in this study please see the letter for details of the project.

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Annual Report

June 26, 2014 - The Regional Board adopted the 2013 PRRD Annual Report. Click here to view the report.

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Change of operating hours for waste transfer stations - Pink Mountain and Wonowon

February 21, 2014 - Effective March 18, 2014 the operating hours for the Pink Mountain and Wonowon transfer stations will be as follows:
- Tuesday and Friday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.;
- Wednesday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.; and
- Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
For more information refer to the full Notice.
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Tipping Fees at Landfills and Transfer Stations

Effective April 1, 2014, tipping fees for refuse disposal at landfills and transfer stations will increase as follows:
Regular Waste: from $50/tonne to $55/tonne;
Controlled Waste: from $100/tonne to $110/tonne; and
Restricted Waste:
remains at $150/tonne.
The minimum fee for regular waste is unchanged at $3.75. For more information, refer to the Solid Waste Page.

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Tipping Fees Waived for Invasive Plants at Landfills

May 3, 2012 - The Peace River Regional District will waive tipping fees for hand-pulled invasive plants at the Bessborough, Chetwynd and Fort St. John landfill sites. Bins have been provided at each of these sites for the secure disposal of bagged invasive plants. More

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Coupon Program for Waste Cleanup

The Peace River Regional District has changed its spring and fall bulky waste cleanup program to reduce costs and improve service to the public. For more information regarding how the coupon system works, click here to read the notice or refer to the Solid Waste page on this website.

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Penalty for Unsecured Loads

Unsecured loads arriving at landfills and transfer stations will be charged double the applicable fee.

For more information, refer to the Solid Waste page on this website.

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Link to Peace River Regional District's Emergency Alerts & Orders Information Page

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