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    Board Meeting Agendas – October 24

    The agendas for the Committee of the Whole and PRRD Board meetings being held on Thursday, October 24th at the PRRD Office Boardroom, 1981 Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek, are now posted to the website and available for viewing, downloading and printing.

    Committee of the Whole meeting – 10 am
    PRRD Board meeting – immediately following

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    Structural Fire

    The Charlie Lake Fire Department (CLFD) was called out early in the morning of October 14th to attend to a structural fire on Kaps Road.

    CLFD was paged to the fire within two minutes of the 911 call. Fort St John was paged shortly after for their Tender and Crew to assist.

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    Fall Clean Up

    Fall Clean Up is almost here!  Tipping fees for PRRD Landfills, Tier 1, and Tier 2 Transfer Stations are waived for two weeks from October 14 to 27 for waste originating from your property.  Waste should be sorted and diverted where applicable, metal, wood, tires, concrete, etc.

    Also for Sunday October 20 and Sunday October 27 the Bessborough Landfill will be open!  That site will be open from 8am to 4:45pm.  All other sites, regular hours apply.

     

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    Sign Up for North East BC Emergency & Public Alerts!

    The North East BC Emergency & Public Alerts system has hit 1,000 subscribers! Have you and your family signed up? 

    North East BC Emergency & Public Alerts is a community-wide notification system. Residents who subscribe will be alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up. Residents can sign up to receive time-sensitive messages on their home, mobile or business phone, email address, or by text message.

    Walkthrough the signup process quickly and easily with this tutorial video!

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    BC Hydro and MOTI are working in the Old Fort area

    BC Hydro

    BC Hydro & Arctic Arrow Group will be working in the Old Fort area between September 25, 2019, and September 30, 2019, between the hours of 8:00, am and 8:00 pm, to remove abandoned BC Hydro/Telus poles and wire. For questions please contact Bob Gammer, with BC Hydro, at 250 561-4858.

    Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure 

    Between September 16 and October 16, 2019, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) will be finishing some of the activities that did not get completed last fall due to weather. This includes installation of some cross culverts to prevent ponding and saturation of the road base, cleaning out some of the ditching along the road, as well as recontouring the existing drainage channel that was scoured out this past spring. Minor traffic interruption for the culvert installs can be expected. For any questions or concerns about this project, please contact Stacey Weightman, with MOTI, at  250 261-4705.

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    “Talking Trash” with the PRRD!

    The PRRD is reviewing the Solid Waste Management Plan to better reflect and address emerging local issues, and we want you to ‘Talk Trash’ with us!

    Have your say on Regional Solid Waste, take the survey!

    Click here to take the Regional Solid Waste Management Survey! 

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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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    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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    New Washrooms at Mile 202

    ‘Gotta Go’ pilot project establishes the first new restroom facility along the Alaska Highway. 

    Read the full news release – Gotta Go News Release – June 25th

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