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    Kelly Lake Transfer Station Closed

    The Kelly Lake Transfer Station is closed as of 1:45pm on Wednesday, August 21st. The Transfer Station will reopen on Friday, August 23rd. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

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    Special Board Meeting Agenda – August 23rd

    The agenda for the Special Board meeting to be held at 10:00 a.m. on August 23rd at the PRRD Office Boardroom, 1981 Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek, is now posted to the website and is available for viewing, downloading and printing.

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    Notice of Special Meeting – August 23rd

    NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    Peace River Regional District Head Office Boardroom
    1981 Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek, BC

    10:00 am

    The Peace River Regional District hereby gives notice of its intention to hold a Special Meeting of the Board, on Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Peace River Regional District Office Boardroom, 1981 Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek, BC.

    The main purpose of the meeting is to receive a verbal report from Mr. Lorne Brownsey, and Blair Lekstrom, Community Liaison to Premier Horgan, re: Next Steps – Caribou Conservation in the Peace Region.

    Also included on the agenda will be:

    • A report from Chair Sperling regarding the Farmer’s Information Service. Please note- The Farmer’s Information Service report will be discussed in a closed meeting

    • A recommendation from the Solid Waste Committee Chair for the Board to invite Morrison Hershfield to attend the Solid Waste Committee Meeting on August 28, 2019, to facilitate the Solid Waste Management Plan Update project kick-off meeting.

    This meeting was called in accordance with Section 12 d) of PRRD Procedure Bylaw No. 2200, 2015 and Local Government Act Section 220 (4).

    The meeting agenda will be made available online at www.prrd.bc.ca as soon as possible.

     

    Tyra Henderson
    Corporate Officer

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    Road Construction on Old Fort Road

    The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) has announced that road construction is planned to commence approximately August 23 and will run into early October for construction of Chain Up Areas/Pull Outs. The road will be Single Lane, Alternating Traffic intermittently between the hours of 7am – 6pm, Monday through Saturday.

    For general questions about the project, contact Tracker Contracting by calling 250-785-8953.

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    Weekend Fire Call – August 11th

    The Charlie Lake Fire Department was paged out over the weekend at 04:39 on August 11th, 2019, to respond to a reported fire on Lake Shore Road. A caller reported the fire when they noticed the fire as they drove by. Crews arrived on scene and found the fire was a brush/wood pile burning that was being maintained. 8 firefighters were on scene, along with Engine 1, Squad 1, and Squad 3.

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    General Manager of Development Services

    Kevan Sumner will be joining the PRRD team on September 3, 2019 as the new General Manager of Development Services. Kevan has 18 years of professional experience that include six years as a policy analyst and more than twelve years of planning experience with municipalities, planning districts, and developers. Kevan comes to the PRRD with a breadth of knowledge and experience and we look forward to him joining our team.

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    Letter to Ministry of Public Safety – Data Request

    The Peace River Regional District Board has requested the information referred to by the Ministry of Public Safety in their July 26, 2019 email. 

    Click here to read the full letter

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    PRRD Requests Data Gathered by Ministry Regarding Old Fort Area

    The Peace River Regional District Board reviewed the letter sent by Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General on July 26, 2019 in response to a previous letter sent by MLA Dan Davies, on June 25, 2019, expressing his concerns regarding the Old Fort Landslide area.

    The Minister’s letter suggests the area is unlikely to experience “a dramatic slippage of the remaining hillside that might further impact homes to occur. The data suggests that if movement was to recommence, it would be a slow-moving slide as had been experienced in the previous slide that initiated on September 30, 2018.”  The Regional Board is requesting from the Ministry the data that substantiates this statement.

    Once the data is received, the Peace River Regional District plans to have the data verified by applicable experts to consider whether evacuation alerts and orders may be removed from the Old Fort area.

    Press Release

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    Board Meeting Agenda – August 8th

    The agenda for the PRRD Board Meeting to be held at 10 am on Thursday, August 8th at the PRRD Office Boardroom, 1981 Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek, is now posted to the website and is available for viewing, downloading and printing.

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    Fire Call – July 29th, 2019

    The Charlie Lake Fire Department was paged out at 09:43 on July 29th, 2019, to respond to a structure fire on Wright Road. Crews determined there was no fire and inspected the equipment to monitor. 17 firefighters were on scene, along with Engine 1 and Squad 1.

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