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Board Meeting Agendas – January 28, 2021

A Committee of the Whole meeting of the Peace River Regional District Board will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at the PRRD Office Boardroom at 1981 Alaska Avenue in Dawson Creek, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The regular meeting of the Peace River Regional District Board will immediately follow.  Visit prrd.bc.ca/agendas-minutes/ to view the meeting agendas.

 

 Board meetings are currently closed to the public due to COVID-19, but members of the public are invited to watch the Board meetings livestreamed over Facebook:

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

Goodlow Transfer Station will reopen Friday January 22

The Goodlow Transfer Station will remain closed Tuesday January 19 and Wednesday January 20.  The site will reopen for regular operations Friday January 22 at 8am.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

For any questions or comments, please call Environmental Services at 250-784-3200

2021 Rural Recreational & Cultural Grants-in-Aid

Reminder – Intake for grant applications is open until January 31st.

You must be a rural not-for-profit registered society with at least 75% rural membership and provide recreation, arts, sports, and/or social activities for the rural community at large (Electoral Area B, C, E or Sub-Regional areas). Funding may assist with projects for improvements, events and/or some general operating costs. Applications can be downloaded from the PRRD website Grant Services page under the Electoral Area Grants section.

Notice of Proposed BC Hydro Project Amendment

As part of the construction for BC Hydro’s Site C project, BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) approvals were granted for the use of a conveyor system to move dam construction material from the 85th Ave. Industrial Lands to the dam construction site.

BC Hydro is now planning to apply to the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) for an amendment to the project’s approval in order to haul this material in dump trucks by public road in the event the conveyor system is shut down.

Map of conveyor system
route currently in use.

 Map of BC Hydro’s proposed
alternate hauling routes.

Additional facts about the proposed changes:

  • Hauling material by truck will occur a minimum of 1 day per month, and will possibly occur up to 7 months per year from 2021 through 2023.
  • When road hauling occurs, there will be up to 122 trucks per hour between 7 am and 7 pm (except during school bus hours) travelling this proposed route
  • This works out to 1 truck passing any point on the roads every 30 seconds.
  • Haul trucks will be typical dump trucks seen on public roads, such as those pictured below

Peace River Regional District Position on the Proposed Changes

The Peace River Regional District (PRRD) Board and staff are very concerned about the traffic, dust, noise, nuisances and increased disturbance to residents that hauling from 85th Ave. Industrial Lands would cause.

This notice to residents is the first step in our response. Your Board will be making submissions to the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO), with a copy to BC Hydro, and will work to ensure that residents have a full opportunity to provide input.

Please watch for further information and opportunities to provide your input.

Any questions or inquiries regarding the pending application should be referred to:

Site C Project Team
Email: sitec@bchydro.com
Tel: 250-785-3420
Toll Free: 877-217-0777

If you provide comments to BC Hydro, please copy PRRD on your submission at: communications@prrd.bc.ca
If sending by mail, contact: 250-784-3200

 

Download and Print the Notice Here

Proposed Charlie Lake Fire Services Expansion – Petition Results

The Proposed Charlie Lake Fire Services Expansion Petition results have now been posted. There is a +/-20% in favour response for the proposed expansion of the Charlie Lake Fire Department to include Road Rescue and First Medical Response Services. Section 337 (3) of the Local Government Act states that in order for a petition to be certified as sufficient, it must be signed by the owners of at least 50% of the parcels that in total represent 50% of the net taxable value of all land and improvements within the service area, and Section 212 (4-6) of the Community Charter states that the corporate officer must determine the validity and sufficiency of a petition to the Board, and certify this determination.

As there were less than 50% of the property owners in favour of expansion of the Charlie Lake Fire Department to include either first medical responder services or road rescue services, the petitions failed.

You can find more information about the petition that was held by view the engage page here, or by reading the report on the January 14, 2021 Regional Board Meeting Agenda.

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