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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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News and Announcements

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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Wildfire Information

For information on the current wildfire situation please visit bcwildfire.ca.

The BC Wildfire Management Branch has issued Restricted Access Orders for the areas of the Red Deer Creek Fire (southeast of Tumbler Ridge) and the Mt. McAllister Fire (west of Hudson's Hope and Moberly Lake). For information on these access and travel restrictions or to obtain a travel permit please contact the Wildfire Management Branch at:

  • (250) 410-0514 for the Red Deer Creek Fire or
  • (778) 372-0283 for the Mt. McAllister Fire

Peace River Regional District General Inquires - 250-784-3200

Peace River Regional District Media & Stakeholders Inquires - 250-784-4328

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The Evacuation Alert is still in effect for a portion of Electoral Area ‘B’

July 25, 2014 919hrs: Because of the potential danger to life and health, the Peace River Regional District has issued an Evacuation Alert for rural residents in the area west of Williston Lake and west of Finlay River, to Ingenika Arm, west following Ingenika River, north to Tucha Lake and northeast to where Akie River meets the Finlay River.

An Evacuation Alert has been issued to prepare residents of the area to evacuate their premises or property should it be found necessary.

Residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to evacuation; however you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions.  Please stay tuned to local media channels for information.  Residents who have any concerns for their safety or the safety of their neighbors should call the Regional District 24hrs a day at 250 784-3200.

Evacuation Alert

Map of Evacuation Alert Area

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EVACUATION ALERT AND ORDER RESCINDED FOR MT. MCALLISTER FIRE

July 22, 1300 hours – Effective July 22, 2014 at 1200 hours, the Peace River Regional District is rescinding the Evacuation Order and cancelling the Evacuation Alert for the areas located 40 km southwest of the District of Hudson Hope and 56 km west of Chetwynd in Electoral Area E in response to the Mt. McAllister fire.  The State of Local Emergency in Electoral Area E will expire at midnight tonight.

The Evacuation Order for the area encompassing a portion of the Moberly Forest Service Road (FSR) to just north of Mount Hulcross to the western boundary of the Klin-Se-Za Protected Area and directly north to Carbon Lake is rescinded.

The Evacuation Alert for the area of Moberly Lake extending to the northernmost point of Boucher Lake Road, directly west to the Klin-Se-Za protected area, north along Carbon Creek to the southern edge of Williston Lake directly east to the boundary of Hudson's Hope in now cancelled.

The cancellation of the Peace River Regional District’s Evacuation Order and Evacuation Alert does not apply to the West Moberly First Nations or the Saulteau First Nations.   Information on the status of the West Moberly First Nations or Saulteau First Nations evacuation alerts should be directed to the band offices.

Although the Peace River Regional District’s Evacuation Order and Evacuation Alert are no longer in effect, the Wildfire Management Branch plans to issue an Order under the Wildfire Act to restrict access in the area later today.  Anyone travelling to the area is advised to check bcwildfire.ca for information on the conditions of the Wildfire Management Branch’s Order to restrict access. 

Press Release

Rescinding Order

Area Restrictions

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EVACUATION ORDER RESCINDED FOR RED DEER CREEK FIRE

July 21,1300 hours – Effective July 21, 2014 at 1200 hours, the Peace River Regional District is rescinding the Evacuation Order for the oil and gas field areas of Red Deer Creek, Ojay and Grizzly South, southeast of Tumbler Ridge in Electoral Area D.  The Declaration of a State of Local Emergency will expire at midnight on July 22, 2014.

Although the Peace River Regional District’s Evacuation Order is no longer in effect, the Wildfire Management Branch plans to issue an Order under the Wildfire Act to restrict access in the area later today.  Anyone travelling to the area is advised to check bcwildfire.ca for information on the conditions of the Wildfire Management Branch’s Order to restrict access.

Press Release

Rescinding Order

Area restriction bulletin for the area around the Red Deer Creek fire.

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Evacuation Alert for a portion of Electoral Area ‘B’

July 17, 2014, 15:30 hours - An Evacuation Alert has been issued by the Peace River Regional District at the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC).

Prince George Fire Centre has issued an extreme fire warning due to the fire activity from the Forres Mountain Fire.  It is expected that this fire will continue to burn and spread in size due to its aggressive nature.  Forres Mountain is located in a portion of Electoral Area B near the Tsay Keh Dene First Nations area.

Because of the potential danger to life and health, the Peace River Regional District has issued an Evacuation Alert for rural residents in the area west of Williston Lake and west of Finlay River, to Ingenika Arm, west following Ingenika River, north to Tucha Lake and northeast to where Akie River meets the Finlay River.

An Evacuation Alert has been issued to prepare residents of the area to evacuate their premises or property should it be found necessary. 

Residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to evacuation; however you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions.  Please stay tuned to local media channels for information.  Residents who have any concerns for their safety or the safety of their neighbors should call the Regional District 24hrs a day at 250 784-3200.

Evacuation Alert

Map of Evacuation Alert Area

Press Release

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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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