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
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
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.