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CANCELLED – 2 Public Hearings in Baldonnel October 19th

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NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING – Committee of the Whole

The Peace River Regional District hereby gives notices of its intention to hold a Special Meeting of the Committee of the Whole, on October 14, 2021 at 1:00 pm in the PRRD Office Boardroom, 1981 Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek, BC.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Electoral Area Boundaries Commission Act with MLA Mike Bernier and MLA Dan Davies.

 

The agenda will be made available online as soon as possible at www.prrd.bc.ca and the meeting will be livestreamed over Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/OfficialPRRD/ 

Please click here to view the full notice.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation recognized at the PRRD

In June, the federal government passed legislation formally recognizing September 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. In recognition, the Peace River Regional District (PRRD) offices will be closed that day. As a Regional District government, the PRRD recognizes the importance of officially honouring September 30, in alignment with our ongoing commitment to advance reconciliation in partnership with First Nations in this area.

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Notice of Special Board Meeting – September 27, 2021

The Peace River Regional District hereby gives notices of its intention to hold a Special Meeting of the Board, on September 27, 2021 at 9:30 am in the PRRD Office Boardroom, 1981 Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek, BC.

The purpose of the meeting is to deal with the following items:

  1. Sub Regional Recreation and Cultural Services Conversion Bylaw No. 2453, 2021
    • Consideration of Adoption
  2. Recreation and Cultural Facilities and Services Grant in Aid Amendment Bylaw No. 2424, 2020
    • Consideration of Adoption

The agenda will be made available online as soon as possible at www.prrd.bc.ca and the meeting will be livestreamed over Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/OfficialPRRD/ 

Please click here to view the full notice.

Notice of Special Board Meeting – September 17, 2021

The Peace River Regional District hereby gives notice of its intention to hold a Special Meeting of the Board, on September 17, 2021 in the PRRD Office Boardroom, 1981 Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek, BC.

The purpose of the meeting is to deal with the following items:

  1. Sub Regional Recreation and Cultural Services Conversion Bylaw No. 2453, 2021
    • Consideration of Third Reading as Amended
  2. Charlie Lake Fire Protection Service Area Amendment Bylaw No. 2458, 2021
    • Consideration of Adoption
  3. Dawson Creek – Pouce Coupe Rural Fire Protection Local Service Area Establishment Amendment Bylaw No. 2439, 2021
    • Consideration of Adoption

The Agenda will be made available online as soon as possible at www.prrd.bc.ca and the meeting will be livestreamed over Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialPRRD/

Click here to view the full Notice of Special Meeting

North Peace residents asked to provide more information on June 30 storm event

The PRRD is looking for more information and feedback from residents in the North Peace regarding the storm event on June 30.

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Housing Needs Assessment Survey

The Peace River Regional District, District of Chetwynd, City of Dawson Creek, District of Hudson’s Hope, and Village of Pouce Coupe have partnered to develop housing needs reports for each of the participating municipalities and Electoral Areas B, C, D, and E.

As part of this work, the PRRD will be engaging broadly with residents in the partner municipalities and electoral areas through a community survey that will be launched in July 2020.  The survey will be available online and residents will also be able to request a paper copy be mailed to their home.

We want to hear from you to make sure the housing needs reports reflect residents’ experiences and perspectives. The survey will be open from July 14 – August 5! Complete the survey for your chance to win 1 of 2 $100 Visa Giftcards!

Take the Survey! – expired

 

Sandbags Available for PRRD Residents

Sandbags are available for PRRD Residents at several locations around the Peace Region to help prevent flooding on their properties.
  • Moberly Lake Fire Hall
  • Yips Subdivision
  • Compass Services
  • Iver Johnson Community Park
  • Tomslake Fire Hall
  • Tupper Hall
  • Halfway Graham Community Hall

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Flood Warnings and Advisories – ENDED

Flood Warnings and Advisories

ENDED – Flood Watch– Beatton River
ENDED – High Streamflow Advisory – Moberly River, Peace River
ISSUED: May 16, 2017 10:30 AM

The River Forecast Centre is ending the Flood Watch and High Streamflow Advisories for:

  • Beatton River
  • Moberly River
  • Peace River

River levels through the region have been declining. Weather conditions are favourable for continued improvement of river levels throughout the region through this week.

The River Forecast Centre will continue to monitor conditions and will update the advisory as conditions warrant.

 A High Streamflow Advisory means that river levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but that no major flooding is expected.  Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.
 A Flood Watch means that river levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull.  Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers may occur.
 A Flood Warning means that river levels have exceeded bankfull or will exceed bankfull imminently, and that flooding of areas adjacent to the rivers affected will result. 

This is the final PRRD Update for this event.

No Change – Flood Warnings and Advisories 4:30 p.m. May 16, 2017

Flood Warnings and Advisories for May 16th at 4:30 p.m.

Flood Warnings and Advisories for May 16th at 9:30 a.m.

No Change from May 15th at 2:30 p.m.- Flood Warnings and Advisories remain the same as described in link.  

 

Flood Watch – Beatton River (DOWNGRADED), High Streamflow Advisory – Moberly River (DOWNGRADED), High Streamflow Advisory – Peace River (DOWNGRADED), ENDED – High Streamflow Advisory – Peace Region, Northeast BC

ISSUED: May 15, 2017 2:30 PM

An update to the advisories, flood watches and flood warnings in the region is as follows:

    • Beatton River – Flood Watch (DOWNGRADED)
    • Moberly River – High Streamflow Advisory (DOWNGRADED)
    • Peace River – High Streamflow Advisory (DOWNGRADED)
    • Peace Region (excepting above) – High Streamflow Advisory (ENDED)
    • North-East BC including tributaries to the Sikanni Chief, Prophet and Muskwa Rivers and surrounding areas south-west of Fort Nelson – High Streamflow Advisory (ENDED)

As of 1:30PM on Monday, conditions include:

 

  • Conditions through the region have improved with easing rainfall and cooling temperatures.
  • Moberly River near Fort St. John (07FB008) is flowing at 113 m3/s (5-10 year flow) and slowly receding. Continued slow declines in river levels are expected through the week.
  • Peace River above Alces River (07FD010) is flowing at 5000 m3/s (between a 5-year and 10-year flow) and appears to be at peak level for this event. Flows are expected to slowly recede through today, but remain high.
  • Beatton River near Fort St. John (07FC001) is flowing at 1800 m3/s (50-year flow) and slowly receding. Flows are expected to continue to recede through this week.

The River Forecast Centre will continue to monitor conditions and will update the advisory as conditions warrant.

Weather conditions are favourable for continued improvement of river levels throughout the region through this week.

Flood Watch – Moberly River, Peace River (MAINTAINED) High Streamflow Advisory – Peace Region (DOWNGRADED) Halfway River (DOWNGRADED), North-east BC (MAINTAINED)

Flood Watch – Moberly River, Peace River (MAINTAINED)

High Streamflow Advisory – Peace Region (DOWNGRADED) Halfway River (DOWNGRADED), North-east BC (MAINTAINED)

ISSUED: May 14, 2017 9:00 AM

An update to the advisories, flood watches and flood warnings in the region is as follows:

  • Moberly River – Flood Watch (DOWNGRADED)
  • Peace River – Flood Watch (MAINTAINED)
  • Halfway River – High Streamflow Advisory (DOWNGRADED)
  • Peace Region (excepting above) – High Streamflow Advisory (DOWNGRADED)
  • North-East BC including tributaries to the Sikanni Chief, Prophet and Muskwa Rivers and surrounding areas south-west of Fort Nelson – High Streamflow Advisory (MAINTAINED)

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Flood Warning – Beatton River (UPGRADED)

Beatton River – Flood Warning (UPGRADED)

A prolonged rain event has impacted the area over the past three days, with total rainfall amounts in the 30-100 mm range being observed at fire weather stations and automated snow weather stations in the area. Rainfall has eased through the area. In the Peace region, rivers have generally reached peak levels and are declining. In the Beatton River and Peace River flows are still rising, but the rate of rise has been slowing. Peak levels on the river is expected through the day on Sunday. 

  • Beatton River near Fort St. John (07FC001) is flowing at 1920 m3/s (50-year flow) and rising at 20 m3/s per hour. The rate of rise has started to ease slightly, and peak levels are expected later on Sunday

The River Forecast Centre will continue to monitor conditions and will update the advisory as conditions warrant.

 A Flood Warning means that river levels have exceeded bankfull or will exceed bankfull imminently, and that flooding of areas adjacent to the rivers affected will result. 

Flood Watch – Peace Region

Flood Watch – Peace Region (UPGRADED)
High Streamflow Advisory – North-east BC (MAINTAINED)
ISSUED: May 11, 2017 4:30 PM

The River Forecast Centre is upgrading to a Flood Watch for:

  • Peace Region including small streams and rivers around Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Fort St. John, Hudson’s Hope and surrounding areas

The River Forecast Centre is maintaining a High Streamflow Advisory for:

  • North-east BC including tributaries to the Sikanni Chief, Prophet and Muskwa Rivers and surrounding areas south-west of Fort Nelson

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North Peace Fringe Area Official Community Plan Update

Round 2 Public Engagement information is now available on our website! 
Click on our Engage! page for further information