Attend a candidate info session for the 2022 election on Aug. 17.
Election 2022 Candidate Info Session rescheduled to Aug. 25
08/12/2022
Elected officials from the RDKS, the City of Terrace and the Coast Mountains School District 82 will host a candidate information session for this fall's election on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m.
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Notice of Nomination for the 2022 General Election
08/09/2022
Public Notice is given to RDKS electors that a general election will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022 to elect one Electoral Area Director for each of the six electoral areas for a four-year term on the Regional Board.
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Parts of RDKS region are under a heat warning
Be prepared for extreme heat
07/26/2022
Some areas of the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine (RDKS) may experience high temperatures over the next few days.
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Complete the RDKS regional Business Survey by Aug. 19
RDKS Regional Business Survey
07/22/2022
The success of businesses within our region is important for our local economy. The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine (RDKS) is conducting a regional business survey for communities within our region.
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Dease Lake Fire Department having open house to recruit fire fighters
Dease Lake Fire Department is seeking new recruits, open house on July 27
07/15/2022
The Dease Lake Volunteer Fire Department is recruiting fire fighters. No experience necessary, training will be provided.
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Old Skeena Bridge Rehabilitation Project to close bridge for 14 months.
Old Skeena River Bridge Closure
07/12/2022
Please be advised that the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Old Skeena River Bridge Rehabilitation Project will begin later this month.
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RDKS is seeking community and stakeholder engagement in updating the Thornhill Zoning Bylaw.
Have your say in the direction of the Thornhill Zoning Bylaw update
06/28/2022
The RDKS is updating the 1983 Zoning Bylaw for Thornhill. This project will review the existing land use regulations and update the bylaw consistent with the new Official Community Plan (OCP).
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Water restrictions in effect June 24 for Thornhill and Terrace Rural residents.
Water restrictions are in effect for Thornhill and Terrace Rural residents
06/24/2022
Water restrictions are in effect for residents of the Thornhill and Terrace Rural Water Systems. Please be aware that until further notice, watering restrictions are now being implemented due to increasing demands created with warmer weather.
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Rural property taxes are due by July 4, 2022
How To: Paying your rural property tax notice
06/20/2022
Residents are reminded that all Rural Property Taxes must be paid to the Province of British Columbia and not the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine.
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Household hazardous waste round-up a big success.
RDKS event allows for the safe disposal of 8500 kilograms of household waste.
06/19/2022
On May 14, 2022, the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine sponsored a free household hazardous waste drop-off for residents.
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Attend an open house June 22 or 23.
Open houses for Thornhill Zoning Bylaw Update June 22 & 23
06/15/2022
The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine is in the process of updating its bylaws related to zoning and development servicing to implement Thornhill’s new Official Community Plan. As part of this work, the Regional District is seeking early input from the community on the potential future direction for these bylaws. Attend an upcoming open house to provide your thoughts.
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Public hearing for RDKS Bylaw No. 767, 2022 goes June 22 at 6 p.m.
Public input phase open until June 21 for proposed bylaw
06/14/2022
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING—an electronic/telephone Public Hearing will beheld on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, via Microsoft Teams, commencing at 6:00 p.m. to receive representation from all persons who deem their interests in property to be affected by the proposed bylaw: “Kitimat-Stikine Accessory Dwelling Unit Bylaw No. 767, 2022”
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RDKS prepares for possible flooding.
RDKS prepares for potential flooding
05/31/2022
June is freshet season for the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine (RDKS). In preperation for possible high water events and potential flooding the RDKS wants to ensure residents have information to prepare their homes, properties and families if flooding occurs.
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RDKS hazardous waste round-up open to residents on May 14.
RDKS sponsors free hazardous waste drop-off on May 14
05/03/2022
On Saturday, May 14, the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine is sponsoring a free household hazardous waste drop-off for residents.
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Have your say about Cannabis Cultivation and Processing in the RDKS.
Public input sought for RDKS Cannabis Cultivation and Processing Bylaw
05/01/2022
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING—an electronic/telephone Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday, May 11 at 6 p.m. via Microsoft Teams to receive representation from all persons who deem their interests in property to be affected by the proposed bylaw: “Kitimat-Stikine Cannabis Cultivation and Processing Bylaw No. 762, 2022”
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Apply now for health career scholarships supported by RDKS and Northern Health.
RDKS and Northern Health support Health Career Scholarships
04/15/2022
The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine and Northern Health jointly offer Health Career Scholarships for Northern Health employees and high school graduates within the region. Application deadlines are coming up in May and July.
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Garbathon 2022 goes April 24, 2022.
RDKS lends its support for Garbathon 2022
04/13/2022
The RDKS is happy to support the 2022 Garbathon event organized by the Greater Terrace Beautification Society and Skeena Wild Conservation Trust. Come out on Sunday, April 24 to participate in some community clean-up!
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RDKS reminds residents that curbside recycling is now bag free
Curbside recycling changes have been in effect since late last year
03/21/2022
Since late 2021, the RDKS solid waste management department moved to bag-free recycling collection.
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Advisory Planning Committees need new members in Terrace and Thornhill
RDKS seeking Advisory Planning Committee members in Terrace and Thornhill
02/13/2022
The RDKS is seeking new members for its Advisory Planning Committees in both Greater Terrace and Thornhill.
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Small business owners can apply for grant money through RDKS Economic Development
Façade Improvement Grant Program open for applications in 2022
02/08/2022
The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine is opening its Facade Improvement Grant Program to all interested applicants in Electoral Areas A through F.
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RDKS partners to offer webinar on the idea of a thriving circular economy in the Northwest.
Free webinar to explore a thriving circular economy in the Northwest
01/26/2022
Join Synergy Foundation and the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine for a free webinar exploring a vision of a thriving circular economy in B.C.'s Northwest—and the role that entrepreneurs, businesses, and consumers can play.
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RDKS hires new CAO
RDKS Board announces hiring of Lina Gasser as new CAO
01/25/2022
The Regional District Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Lina Gasser as the new CAO for the RDKS. Ms. Gasser is expected to start on March 21, 2022.
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It's the last week to get the early bird discount on your 2022 dog license at the Thornhill Animal Shelter.
Dog licenses for 2022 available now at the Thornhill Animal Shelter
01/23/2022
Your 2022 dog license tags are now available. Act now to get the early bird rate for your 2022 dog license at the Thornhill Animal Shelter.
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RDKS Economic Development hosts a grant writing workshop on Jan. 31, 2022.
Register for RDKS Economic Development's free grant writing workshop
01/20/2022
RDKS Economic Development is excited to offer free grant writing expertise as it hosts another grant writing workshop at the end of January. A sequel to the May 2021 Finding Funding in the North event, Grant Writing Essentials is an interactive workshop that teaches the key elements for a successful grant application from grant writing experts.
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Curbside Collection guides for 2022 delayed
12/24/2021
Due to shipping delays, our 2022 Curbside Collection Guides will be late to arrive to households. For your information, the collection schedule is posted below as well as to our website.
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Bring your Christmas trees in for a non-perishable food item
RDKS and City of Terrace hosting Christmas tree collection event for charity
12/24/2021
Circle Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022 on your new calendars. The RDKS and City of Terrace will host a Christmas tree collection event on Jan. 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. In exchange for disposing of your tree, please bring a non-perishable food item. All donations will go to local food banks in the Terrace area.
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Notice of holiday office closure
RDKS offices to close from Dec. 24 to Jan. 3
12/21/2021
NOTICE OF HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSURE Please note our main office will be closed from Friday, Dec. 24, 2021 through to Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. We will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022.
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Dease Lake residents could win a gift card by answering survey on housing needs
12/01/2021
If you live in the Dease Lake area, you are invited to complete an online survey to help the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine understand how your housing needs are changing. Completed surveys will be entered into a draw for one of two $100 gift cards.
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EVACUATION ALERT RESCINDED for homes affected in Copperside Estates:
11/26/2021
UPDATE Nov 26, 2021 11:15 a.m. On November 25, 2021 (8:30pm) there was a Tactical Evacuation and Alert due to unknown slope stability in Copperside Estates. All homes in red on the attached map were required to evacuate, homes in yellow were put on alert but strongly advised not to sleep in basement.
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Bag-free recycling coming to RDKS Nov. 29
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RDKS reopens the Business Facade Grant Program
Business Facade Improvement Grant Program 2021 reopens
10/25/2021
The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine (RDKS) is reopening its Facade Improvement Grant Program to all interested applicants in Electoral Areas A through F.
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Public Notice for Development Variance Permit No. 212, 213, 214
Public Notice—Development Variance Permits Nos. 213, 212 & 214
10/07/2021
The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine Planning Committee meeting will now commence at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, October 22, 2021.
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Canada's new statutory holiday is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known as Orange Shirt Day.
RDKS offices to close Sept. 30 for first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
09/28/2021
In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission made public its final report on the history and legacy of Canada’s residential school system. There were 94 Calls to Action. Call to Action #80 called upon the federal government to establish a statutory holiday, A National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
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Results are in for RDKS waste management survey
Survey results shows significant interest in reuse, recycling and waste management
09/14/2021
In the spring of 2021, the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine (RDKS) released a survey asking for feedback on waste management in the region. An impressive 1,215 residents completed the survey with several themes emerging.
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Animal shelter closure
09/03/2021
NOTICE OF TEMPORARY CLOSURE: Friday September 3, 2021
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Province of BC has lifted campfire ban for the Northwest and Prince George fire centres.
Campfire prohibition to be lifted in Northwest and Prince George Fire Centres
07/29/2021
The Province of BC has announced that campfires will be permitted throughout the Northwest and Prince George Fire Centres as of noon today, Wednesday, July 28.
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Provincial Campfire Ban in Effect June 30
06/30/2021
Campfires will be prohibited throughout the Northwest Fire Centre region, as well as the rest of the province, starting at noon Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, campfires, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires will be prohibited.
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RDKS Hosts Town Hall to Talk Flood Recovery
06/30/2021
The Regional District Kitimat-Stikine (RDKS) will host a town hall meeting at the Thornhill Fire Department on Wednesday July 7, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for residents affected by the June flooding event across several communities.
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Copper Mountain Access Road closure
Copper Mountain Access Road closure
06/18/2021
BC Hydro plans to close the Copper Mountain Access Road Closure over parts of two days in late June.
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Planned power outage for June 12 to impact the Nass, Meziadin Junction and Stewart
BC Hydro to perform planned power outage June 12
06/10/2021
The Nisga’a communities in the Nass Valley, the District of Stewart, and Meziadin Junction will be without power for approximately 12 hours on Saturday, June 12 because of BC Hydro system upgrades.
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Flags fly at half-mast to honour the 215 children found at the former residential school in Kamloops.
Acknowledging Every Child Matters
06/03/2021
Our flags at our Thornhill Fire Hall and our firehall in Gitaus, in conjunction with the Kitselas First Nation, are flying at half-mast to honour the 215 Indigenous children who never came home from the Kamloops residential school—as well as all other residential schools.
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Flood Recovery
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Thornhill Transfer Station's summer hours in effect
05/31/2021
Missed your curbside collection? Or maybe your residential waste exceeds what is allowable in your curbside service?
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Finding Funding in the North
Finding Funding in the North
04/19/2021
RDKS Economic Development is excited to host ‘Finding Funding in the North’—an interactive event teaching the basics on how to successfully identify and apply for funding in Northern B.C.
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Telegraph Creek Road washout
Telegraph Creek Road closed due to washout
04/15/2021
In the early evening of Wednesday, April 14th, a washout occurred on Telegraph Creek Road (Highway 51) between Dease Lake and the community of Telegraph Creek.
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Land Details Agreement between RDKS and Kitselas First Nation
04/01/2021
The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine (Regional District) and Kitselas First Nation (Kitselas) have jointly completed a Thornhill Land Details Agreement. This agreement finalizes the boundaries of a portion of Crown Land on District Lot 373 in Thornhill to be transferred to Kitselas through their LNG Benefits Agreement with the province. It also sets out terms for a subsequent land exchange between Kitselas and the Regional District, and it establishes a Joint Community Use Area and Cooperative Management Agreement.
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Let’s Talk Trash! Join us for a Virtual Open House
03/29/2021
Let’s talk trash! Join one of our virtual Open Houses to learn about solid waste management in the RDKS and share your thoughts. Six events are being held through early April.
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Notice of Public Input
02/16/2021
Virtual Committee of the Whole will be held for Public Input on the 2021-2025 Financial Plan at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 2021
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Facade Improvement Program
02/09/2021
The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine is excited to offer a new program to residents in Electoral Areas A through F.
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2021 Solid Waste Management Plan Survey
02/01/2021
Consultation on the Draft SWMP has now begun with the launch of our 2021 Solid Waste Survey.
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Apply to be a Trustee of the Terrace Public Library Association
01/26/2021
The Terrace Public Library is seeking applications for members to sit on the Board of Trustees of the Terrace Public Library Association.
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Greater Terrace Housing Needs Report
Greater Terrace Housing Needs Report
01/21/2021
The City of Terrace and Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine have partnered together to complete a housing needs report for the Greater Terrace Area, including the City of Terrace and Electoral Areas E and C of the Regional District.
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Notice of Public Hearing: Two Mile & South Hazelton Zoning Amendments
01/08/2021
A second Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, virtually on Microsoft TEAMS commencing at 6:00 pm to receive representation from all persons who deem their interest in property to be affected by the two proposed bylaws: "Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine Specified Portion of Electoral Area B, Two-Mile Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 743, 2020" and "Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine Specified Portion of Electoral Area B, South Hazelton Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 747, 2020"
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Tree Chipping for Charity
2021 Tree Chipping for Charity
12/15/2020
The Regional District and City of Terrace are pleased to announce we will be hosting our Annual Chipping for Charity event on January 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, between noon and 5:00 p.m.
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Upper Skeena Recreation Centre Receives Generous Donation
12/04/2020
We would like to recognize the $500,000 donation from an anonymous donor to the Upper Skeena Recreation Centre and thank them for their generous contribution.
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Seeking Your Feedback on Education
11/25/2020
Working with our student researchers, we are investigating access to education and the improvement of education infrastructure within the Regional District.
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Mask Requirement
11/20/2020
Masks are now required when visiting the Regional District office and facilities.
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RFP - Murals in Kitwanga and Stewart
10/22/2020
Love to Paint Murals? This Opportunity Might Be For You!
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Business Retention & Expansion Working Group
07/16/2020
The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine has begun developing a Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) plan to support the prosperity of existing businesses throughout our region.
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Terrace Rural Water Service Interruption
07/15/2020
The Service Interruption Notice has now been rescinded following the succesful completion of repairs to the the Water Mainline.
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Upper Skeena Parent/Guardian Survey
07/08/2020
The District of New Hazelton and the Village of Hazelton are asking local parents and guardians to share their child care experiences with us.
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Water Conservation Measures for Thornhill Residents
06/12/2020
Thornhill Water System - Conservation Measures Effective Immediately
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COVID-19 Business Recovery Survey
06/10/2020
Post COVID-19 Resiliency - What Do You Need?
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