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Board Meetings – January 27th

Meetings of the Committee of the Whole and Peace River Regional District Board will be held beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at the PRRD Office Boardroom at 1981 Alaska Avenue in Dawson Creek.  Agendas may be viewed on the PRRD’s web page at www.prrd.bc.ca/agendas-minutes/

Members of the public attending Board meetings will be required to complete COVID screening upon arrival, sanitize their hands, maintain physical distancing, and wear a mask. To assist us in our safety planning please email prrd.dc@prrd.bc.ca to let us know that you will be attending, or call the office at 250-784-3200. The Regional District understands that many people may not wish to attend in person, and has put in place additional processes to allow the public to continue to ‘be in the know’ about what’s happening at the Board meetings. Meetings are livestreamed via Facebook, and posted online after the meeting in case you miss it.

The PRRD will accept gallery questions and comments from the public, via email in advance, to tyra.henderson@prrd.bc.ca. Your comments and your name will be read out loud during the Gallery Questions and Comments portion of the meeting. Gallery comments are limited to items on the agenda, and each person has up to two minutes to share their views or pose questions for the Board’s consideration.

To follow social distancing requirements, please continue to watch the Board meetings livestreamed over Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialPRRD/


2022 Rural Recreational & Cultural Grants-in-Aid

Grant Intake Open – Funding is intended to support not-for-profit organizations operating within Electoral Area B, C, E and Sub-Regional that provide recreation, arts, sports, social and cultural activities that benefit the communities they serve. Applicants must be a registered not-for-profit society and may apply for funding to assist with general operational costs, capital costs and/or special events. For more information or to download a grant application visit PRRD Grants.

Applications must be submitted to prrd.dc@prrd.bc.ca on or before January 31st.


Moberly Lake Volunteer Fire Department transition to PRRD-operated service continues

It’s a trend happening across rural BC: the skilled and dedicated volunteers running rural fire departments are turning to local governments for help as firefighting becomes more complex, training costs rise, and volunteer recruitment is more challenging.

The Moberly Lake Volunteer Fire Department (MLVFD) is no exception and in 2021 the society running the department proposed a transition to a service operated by the PRRD. The PRRD Board of Directors supported the change, and amended the service delivery model from providing funding to the volunteer society to a direct service delivery model. Effective January 1, 2022, the PRRD operates and manages the MLVFD.

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2022 Rural Recreational & Cultural Grants-in-Aid

Grant Intake Open –  Funding is available to support not-for-profit organizations operating within Electoral Area B, C, E and Sub-Regional  who provide recreation, arts, sports, social and cultural activities that benefit the communities they serve. Applicants must be a registered not-for-profit society and funding may be used to assist with general operational costs, capital costs and/or special events.  For more information or to download a grant application visit PRRD Grants.

Applications must be submitted to prrd.dc@prrd.bc.ca on or before January 31st.

 


UPDATE: Collection of glass bottles and jars, foam packaging resumes

Recycle BC has confirmed that the collection of glass bottles and jars and foam packaging has returned to regular service.  The PRRD thanks its residents for their cooperation and patience during the past several weeks as services and operations affected by flooding in southern BC were restored.

If you have any questions, please contact the environmental services department via email or by calling 250-784-3200.