Fort St. James Council Meeting: Oct. 28

Fort St. James Council held a regular meeting on Oct.
28.

  • Nov. 4, 2015 12:00 p.m.

BARBARA LATKOWSKI

Caledonia Courier

Fort St. James Council held a regular meeting on Oct.

28. The following are some highlights and conclusions

from the evening:

Fort St. James Chamber of Commerce, Rosa Anne

Howell discussed Chamber activities including upcoming

Moonlight Madness and Winterfest. Volunteer opportunities

are available at the Chamber. If interested

contact: (250) 996-7023.

Council requested information about lands owned by

the District of Fort St. James that are adjacent to Nahounli

Creek. A restoration project was discussed as

Mayor MacDougall says that if the district controls half

the lands then we should seriously look into maintaining

them.

The District is still waiting to hear from about an application

made to The Ministry of the Environment regarding

the Fort Green Energy Project and if the project

meets technical and environmental standards.

The new “Key to the City” award policy has been

drafted to recognize outstanding citizens in Fort St.

James. The first recipient of the award is volunteer, Pete

Panesar who served 25 years of service with the Fort St.

James Fire Dept.

The Bioenergy & Cash Crop Demonstration Project

in Northern B.C. was discussed. This is a project where

unused land is utilized for agricultural purposes in promoting

stronger communities and providing employment

opportunities. A letter of support on behalf of the

district will be completed.

Fort St. James family physician, Dr. Anthon Meyer

has been named B.C.’S family doctor of the year as recognised

by The College of Family Physicians in Canada.

“It’s pretty amazing. He is so important to our community

and it’s special that he has been recognised,” Mayor

MacDougall said.

The upcoming food/toy drive was discussed. Plans

are being made and donation boxes will be distributed

shortly. Last year, 140 Christmas baskets were prepared

for needy local families.

The next regular council meeting will be held on

Thursday November 12.