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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
Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2143, 2014, third reading and adoption Thursday, September 18, 2014 10 a.m. Regional District Boardroom, Dawson Creek office Notice

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Click on the link below to view the Peace River Regional District's Emergency Alerts & Orders Information Page

Emergency Alerts & Orders

General Inquiries contact: The Peace River Regional District: 250 -784-3200

Media & Stakeholders contact: Fran Haughian -Cell: 250-784-4328

Report fire sightings or the smell of smoke to 800-663-5555 or *5555 on cellular networks. Please go to bcwildfire.ca for updates.

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News and Announcements

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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Now Accepting Applications for Recreational Trails Grants

July 30, 2014 - The Peace River Regional District is now accepting applications from non-profit organizations in our region who construct, manage and maintain public recreation trails. The closing date to submit applications is Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at noon. To find out more about the grant and how to apply please check here.

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Peace Region Groundwater Study

July 29, 2014 - The Province 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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Developers Development Cost Charge Information meeting

July 9, 2014 - This meeting is for land developers and interested parties to learn more about the proposed development cost charge for the Charlie Lake sewer service area. For more details read the full Notice.

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Open Fire Restricted in Peace Region

July 10, 2014 - Effective at noon Pacific Time on Friday, July 11, 2014, open fires will be prohibited in the Prince George Fire Centre (which includes the Peace River Regional District), with the exception of the Fort Nelson Fire Zone, to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety. This prohibition will remain in effect until Sept. 30, 2014, or until the public is otherwise notified.

The prohibition does not ban campfires that are a half-metre high by a half-metre wide or smaller, and it does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes. Specifically, prohibited activities include:
• The burning of any waste, slash or other materials.
• Stubble or grass fires of any size over any area.
• The use of fireworks, sky lanterns or burning barrels of any size or description.

The burning ban will apply to BC Parks, Crown lands and private land in the rural areas of the Peace River Regional District with the exception of those areas who have rural fire protection service provided by the City of Dawson Creek, City of Fort St John, Village of Pouce Coupe, District of Chetwynd and the District of Taylor.

Note that the following fire departments will be instituting burn restrictions that will apply to their fire protection areas:

  • City of Dawson Creek - call 250 782-9898
  • District of Taylor - call 250 789-3392
  • District of Hudson's Hope - call 250 783-9901
  • District of Tumbler Ridge - call 250 242-4242
  • Village of Pouce Coupe - call 250 786-5195

For more information on the BC Wildfire Management Branch burn restriction check bcwildfire.ca or call 250 565-6124.

For more information on when and where local burning bans can be put in place, please check here.

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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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