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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

Subject Date Time Location Notice
Temporary Use Permit (TUP) 180/2014 Thursday, October 9, 2014 1 p.m. Aspen Room, Chetwynd Recreation Centre, Chetwynd, BC Notice
Development Variance Permit No. DVP-191/2014 (Labanow) Thursday, October 9, 2014 1 p.m. Aspen Room, Chetwynd Recreation Centre, Chetwynd, BC Notice
Draft Building Bylaw Update a review of the Draft Bylaw 2131 and the Former Bylaw 1189. Thursday, October 9, 2014 7 p.m. Aspen Room, Chetwynd Recreation Centre, Chetwynd, BC Notice
Tier 2 Waste Transfer Station Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10 a.m. Doig River First Nations Hall Notice
Temporary Use Permit (TUP) 218/2014 Thursday, October 23, 2014 10 a.m. PRRD Boardroom, Dawson Creek office Notice

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News and Announcements

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

Upcoming changes to sewage disposal for rural residents prompt planning for the future

October 14, 2014 Dawson Creek, BC -- 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.

October 2014 Meetings

November 2014 Meetings

Oct 17

Prespatou School

Nov 3

Charlie Lake Community Hall

Oct 20

Tomslake Community Cultural Association

Nov 3

Wonowon School Hall

Oct 21

Farmington Community Hall

Nov 4

Baldonnel Elementary School

Oct 22

Buick Creek Community Club

Nov 4

Moberly Lake Community Hall

Oct 27

Rose Prairie Curling Rink

Nov 6

Chetwynd Recreation Centre

Oct 27

Dawson Creek Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts

Nov 6

Hudson’s Hope Community Hall

Oct 29

Clearview School

Nov 10

Doe River Community Hall

Oct 29

McLeod School Hall

NOTE:  All meetings commence at 7:00 p.m.

For more information, please call the PRRD at 250-784-3200

 

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PRRD Vehicles For Sale

The Peace River Regional District has the following vehicles for sale by sealed bid:
- One (1) 2005 GMC Sierra 1500HD Crew Cab 4WD SLE pickup; and
- One (1) 2004 H & H Dump trailer.
For more information refer to the Tender Page.

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2015 Recreational Trails Grants-in-Aid

Application Deadline - November 15, 2014

All applications must be received either by:

  • email to prrd.dc@prrd.bc.ca on or before November 15, 2014
  • mail to the Peace River Regional District office in Dawson Creek postmarked on or before November 15, 2014 (PO Box 810, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4H8)
  • drop off to either the Regional District office located in Fort St. John or Dawson Creek no later than Friday, November 14, 2014.

For more information and to access the forms, click here.

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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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West Peace Fringe Area Official Community Plan

August 5, 2014 - The Official Community Plan (OCP) affecting the Chetwynd rural area (including Moberly Lake, Jackfish Lake, Dokie, and Wabi Hill) is being updated. Over the next year, community input will be gathered as the OCP is drafted and reviewed. To participate, please complete a survey or attend a public meeting at the Chetwynd Recreation Centre (every Friday in August and September anytime between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.), at the Moberly Lake Hall on August 6 (at 7 p.m.), at the Jackfish Lake Hall on September 10 (at 7 p.m.), or at the Dokie Peace Christian School on September 17 (at 7 p.m.).

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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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Regional District one time funding for bussing in the North Peace

June 25, 2014 - The Peace River Regional District Electoral Area Directors made a motion on June 19th at the Rural Budgets Administration Committee meeting to make a onetime funding allocation towards School District 60 bussing. The full press release can be read here.

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Find the Bench Contest – June 1st to August 30th

The Peace River Regional District wants you to take a break from it all and go visit one of our parks.  While you are there, if you find the bench that says “Find Peace”, take a photo of it along with you, your family, friends or pets and post it to our Facebook Page saying where you found the bench.  This will be your entry into the “Find the Bench” contest.  Prizes will be drawn in September and winners will be notified by private message on Facebook.  Prizes include: 

  • 1st prize - IPod shuffle & $50 gift card from Corlane Sports
  • 2nd prize - BBQ kit & $50 gift card from Back Country Sports
  • 3rd prize - $50 gift card from Canadian Tire

Be sure to follow us on our Facebook where weekly clues will be posted to the Peace River Regional District Page every Thursdays. 

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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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