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Mayor’s Column – September 14, 2018

September 14, 2018

  Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge have just completed hosting the 2018 Coal and Energy Forum and I want thank those who brought it together and ensured a successful conference. It is no small task to assemble such a diverse group of representatives from industry, First Nations, Local Government, and Provincial Government and, once together, to get us focused in the same direction given that we are such a stubbornly independent and opinionated lot. I would also be remiss if I didn’t express thanks and appreciation to the representatives of Industry, First Nations, Local Government, and Provincial Government who took the time from their busy lives to be here from as far away as Vancouver Island. Read more...

Below is a Summary of the last day at UBCM – September 14, 2018

UBCM September 14, 2018    

Below is a Summary of the Fourth Day at UBCM – September 13, 2018

UBCM September 13, 2018   Below is a Summary of UBCM on September 13, 2018 from Councillor Deck Good morning. We have had a busy morning already. CAO Carol Newsom, Councillor Galbraith and myself had a meeting with BC Hydro reps in regards to controlled railway crossings. With increased railway traffic and more whistles going day and night we have asked for there assistance in getting controlled crossings as opposed to the whistle system. This was Councillor Brownlee’s idea who was unable to attend the conference due to other obligations.   Below is a Summary of UBCM on September 13, 2018 from Councillor Galbraith
  • Great information on regulating and enforcing short term rentals within municipalities and the steps needed when developing regulations.  Municipalities who rely on tourism faced many challenges with short-term accommodations, but have now regulated how residents and property owners can legally conduct Short Term Rentals through licensing and regulations to provide supplemental income.
  • The importance of having bylaws in place and working collaboratively with RCMP.  From some of the conversation in the room, I'm so glad we have a great working relationship with our local RCMP.  UBCM's theme this year: Communication Collaboration Cooperation!
  • How municipalities are working towards building relationships with indigenous communities, and their success stories.  Hearing from both the importance of communication and working together for a healthy and successful relationship.

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About Chetwynd

Community Carved By Success.

The District of Chetwynd is located in the foothills of the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains. It is British Columbia’s entrance to the mighty Peace River Country. Located at the junction of Highways 97 and 29 and the CN Rail mainline. Chetwynd is the natural transportation hub of the Peace River area.

Chetwynd has a population of about 3,100 with a trading area of about 7,000 people. When not hard at work, the people of Chetwynd enjoy an excellent recreation complex with a wave pool, team-sized hot tub, sauna, six-sheet curling rink, ice arena and library. The four seasons combined with virgin forests, rolling hills, snow-capped mountains, undulating fields and crystal clear lakes and rivers make Chetwynd a playground for the nature lover and outdoor enthusiast. Good schools, playgrounds and fields make Chetwynd a terrific place to live and raise your family.

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Chetwynd exists in order that the area residents have sustainable opportunities for Security, Health, Safety and Prosperity in surroundings that display the best of our natural environment.

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