Community members and municipal leaders and staff discussed topics from the budget to First Nations relations at the town hall Dec. 5.

Town Hall updates the community on municipality

A small crowd came out to a District of Fort St. James town hall at the new community centre on Dec. 5.

A small crowd came out to a District of Fort St. James town hall at the new community centre on Dec. 5.

The town hall included booths on many of the services, initiatives and projects the District of Fort St. James has been working on, from First Nations relations, to the transportation committee, to youth programs, economic development, housing and the community forest.

There were surveys to offer citizens a chance to provide feedback and prioritize some of the work being done or proposed and information on what has already been done.

The evening began with an opportunity for people to move around gathering information at tables and speak to some of those involved, including councillors and committee members.

There were then smaller roundtable discussions, where community members could sit and discuss specific topics with District administrators or mayor and council.

The discussions ranged from recreation and health to infrastructure, policies and bylaws, transportation and the municipal budget.

After the breakout group discussions, District of Fort St. James council and staff and Nak’azdli representative Angel Ransom all highlighted some of the information brought forward at the tables then community members had opportunities to ask questions.

The event was a wealth of information on municipal operations and initiatives, from information on a recently completed housing survey to the Master Trails Plan public works operations and transportation committee highlights.

There were also some groups in attendance to inform people about their work, including the Fort St. James T.V  and Radio Society and the Fort St. James Volunteer Fire Department.

To access some of the information provided at the event, contact the District of Fort St. James at 996-8233 or go to