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McBride 2024 Business Facade Improvement Program - now open!
APR 11, 2024

New this year - your building may qualify for funding even if you have previously participated in the program

Download application documents at - https://www.mcbride.ca/119 

Call Karen at 250-569-2229 to discuss your project ideas.

 

 




Important Reminder: Open burning ban in effect across Prince George Fire Centre
APR 8, 2024

PRINCE GEORGE – BC Wildfire Service responded to multiple incidents across the Prince George Fire Centre last week as a result of pile burns that were newly lit and/or previously lit and not extinguished before the open burning ban came into effect on March 28, 2024.

We would like to remind the public that Category 2 and 3 open burning is prohibited across the entirety of the Prince George Fire Centre. The public is urged to be vigilant and ensure any pre-existing piles are fully extinguished and to not light any new piles.

This prohibition is in place to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety due to the high grass fire hazard, persistent drought conditions and increased incidence of human-caused wildfires associated with Category 2 and Category 3 open burning. Any pre-existing piles have a chance to hold over and remain burning due to the current drought conditions. This prohibition will remain in effect until 12:00 noon PDT on Tuesday October 15, 2024, or until the Order is rescinded.

The following activities and use of the following equipment, materials and substances are also prohibited:

  • Fireworks
  • Sky lanterns
  • Burn barrels or burn cages of any size or description
  • Binary exploding targets

Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a violation ticket for $1,150, required to pay an administrative penalty of up to $10,000 or, if convicted in court, fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs. Violators could also be held responsible for damages to Crown resources, which could be significant. More information about the Wildfire Act and Regulation is available online.

This prohibition does not ban Category 1 (campfires) that are a half-metre high by half-metre wide or smaller, or the use of cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes.

This Order applies to the following geographic boundaries as illustrated and is specific to all public and private land unless otherwise specified in an enactment.

  • the Prince George Forest District
  • the Stuart Nechako Forest District
  • the Mackenzie Forest District
  • the Peace Forest District
  • the Fort Nelson Forest District

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, call 1-800-663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cell phone or through the BC Wildfire Service mobile app. Open burning violations can also be reported through the RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277.

The Prince George Fire Centre thanks the public for their continued support in preventing wildfires. For the latest wildfire news, follow BC Wildfire on:

Contact:

Prince George Fire Centre Information Officer 
BC Wildfire Service | Ministry of Forests
Phone: 250-561- 4629
Email: INFOPG@gov.bc.ca

Connect with the Province of B.C. at www.gov.bc.ca/connect 

 




Decoding Drought Management Engagement Session - April 4 5-8pm
APR 2, 2024

Reminder of the upcoming Decoding Drought Management Engagement Session: Omineca Region

Where: Elks Hall

When: Thursday, April 4, 2025 5pm-8pm

Cost: Free but please pre-register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/decoding-drought-management-engagement-session-omineca-region-tickets-852379860107?aff=oddtdtcreator 

Sponsored by: BC Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship

The purpose of the Decoding Drought Management Engagement Sessions being held is to improve awareness of the supports available to area producers to prepare for and reduce the impacts of drought. The engagement sessions will help build understanding within the agriculture sector about B.C.’s legislative framework for water management, including regulatory tools, and decision-making under the Water Sustainability Act (WSA).






Category 2 and 3 Fire Prohibited - Effective March 28, 2024 at 12:00pm
MAR 22, 2024

PRINCE GEORGE – Effective at 12:00 pm (noon) on Thursday March 28, 2024, Category 2 and Category 3 open burning will be prohibited across the Prince George Fire Centre. This prohibition will remain in force until the earlier of 12:00 noon PDT on Tuesday October 15, 2024 or until the Order is rescinded.

All persons lighting, fueling or using any of the open fires listed above within the restricted area are to cease doing so and to extinguish all such fires. Members of the public and industry are urged to be extra vigilant when monitoring and in ensuring extinguishment of open burns.

The following activities and use of the following equipment, materials and substances will also be prohibited:

Fireworks
Sky lanterns
Burn barrels or burn cages of any size or description
Binary exploding targets
 

This prohibition does not ban Category 1 (campfires) that are a half-metre high by half-metre wide or smaller, or the use of cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes.

 

This Order applies to the following geographic boundaries as illustrated and is specific to all public and private land unless otherwise specified in an enactment.

the Prince George Forest District
the Stuart Nechako Forest District
the Mackenzie Forest District
the Peace Forest District
the Fort Nelson Forest District

Multiple factors are taken into consideration when assessing wildfire hazards and deciding whether to implement Open Fire Prohibitions, including drought conditions, current and forecasted weather, the availability of fire fighting resources and the Buildup Index (BUI). 

This prohibition is being implemented to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety due to the high grass fire hazard, persistent drought conditions and increased incidence of human-caused wildfires associated with Category 2 and Category 3 open burning.

Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a violation ticket for $1,150, required to pay an administrative penalty of up to $10,000 or, if convicted in court, fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs. Violators could also be held responsible for damages to Crown resources, which could be significant. More information about the Wildfire Act and Regulation is available online.

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, call 1-800-663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cell phone or through the BC Wildfire Service mobile app.

The Prince George Fire Centre thanks the public for their continued support in preventing wildfires. For the latest wildfire news, follow BC Wildfire on:

X (formerly Twitter)
Facebook
YouTube
The free BCWS mobile app, available to download for Apple and Android devices
 

Contact:

Prince George Fire Centre Information Officer

BC Wildfire Service | Ministry of Forests

Phone: 250-561-4629

Email: INFOPG@gov.bc.ca

 

Connect with the Province of B.C. at www.gov.bc.ca/connect 









Upcoming web-based Business Workshops
FEB 27, 2024

Community Futures Fraser Fort George is offering free workshops for small business owners:

Register for these events at: https://cfdc.bc.ca/calendar 



Upcoming Agriculture Water Management Workshop in McBride on March 8
FEB 26, 2024

This free event will be held in McBride at the Elks Hall on Friday, March 8 from 3pm-7pm.

More information and a link to register at - Omineca Flyer - Ag Water Mgmt Workshop 2023-24

 














BC Hydro - Dome Creek Outages January 25 - January 28, 2024
JAN 24, 2024

For information about planned outages, including ways to prepare, please visit BC Hydro's website: BC Hydro

 






Is this your dog?
JAN 16, 2024

If this is your dog, or you know who the owner is...please call the Village office at 250-569-2229.

Male, friendly, red collar, no tags.










Community Update - Scotiabank's planned departure
DEC 5, 2023

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Future community updates will be posted here.

 








Call for Equipment for Hire - 2023/2024
NOV 13, 2023

The Village of McBride is generating its list of qualified equipment/operators available to work for the Village in 2023/24 as per the Village’s Equipment for Hire Policy.

To register, please complete the Equipment for Hire Registration Form, available at the Village office and for download HERE

Please submit the completed form along with required documents to edo@mcbride.ca or drop at the Village office by Monday, December 3, 2023 in order to be placed on the Equipment for Hire Registry.

You can view the Equipment Hiring Policy HERE

Equipment for Hire Registration Form.pdf

 

 








News Release - Elevate McBride's Historic Train Station Project receives funding!
NOV 2, 2023

See the Province’s More infrastructure support creates resilient tourism sector, communities News Release here.

 





Notice of Opportunity to Provide Input - Draft Water Bylaw No. 822, 2023
OCT 12, 2023

View the Draft Water Bylaw No. 822, 2023 - HERE.









Water Conservation Open House - POSTPONED
SEP 27, 2023

Due to illness, tomorrow's planned Water Conservation Open House has been postponed to Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 7pm at the Robson Valley Community Centre.









Village of McBride enacts WATER USAGE RESTRICTION ORDER
SEP 19, 2023

Effective Wednesday, September 20 at 12:00 am:

Link to Special Council Meeting Agenda: https://mcbride.civicweb.net/Portal/MeetingInformation.aspx?Org=Cal&Id=183 

See more information and updates at: https://www.mcbride.ca/eocincidents/statement_of_local_emergency_drought_level/157  









VIA Rail Passenger Service - Travel Avisory
SEP 11, 2023

Travel Advisory for VIA Rail Passenger Service - including train 6 (Prince Rupert to Jasper) - September 10, 2023

More information at: https://www.viarail.ca/en/plan/train-schedules 




















News Release - Urgent Need for Water Conservation
JUL 11, 2023

The Province announced on July 6 that the Upper Fraser East Basin, which includes the Robson Valley, is experiencing Level 4 Drought conditions – https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/water/drought-flooding-dikes-dams/drought-information. At Drought Level 4, conditions are extremely dry and adverse impacts to socio-economic or ecosystem values are likely.

Additionally, the Province’s Snow Basin Indices for June 15, 2023, shows the snowpack in the Upper Fraser East Basin (including the Robson Valley) at 0% – https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/water/drought-flooding-dikes-dams/river-forecast-centre/snow-survey-water-supply-bulletin.

 

On July 6, 2023, the Province issued a news release urging BC residents and businesses to conserve water, noting that while the recent rains have provided relief for some regions in B.C., it has not been enough to overcome the limited rain and precipitation from previous months. The increased flows that are present in some streams and river systems are likely to be short-lived.

The Village of McBride issued a Water Conservation Notice on May 17, 2023, to remind residents of year round sprinkling restrictions as per the Village of McBride Water Bylaw No. 737:

Dominion Creek, McBride’s sole source for drinking water and primary source for fire suppression, is experiencing unprecedented low flows and, as a result, the Village and Fire Department urgently request that residents and businesses take measures to further conserve water. Fire Chief David Hruby notes that, “It is extremely important for the fire department and ultimately the residents of the Fire District that water conservation remains a high priority. There needs to be ample water available when needed - a structure fire won’t wait while water supplies regenerate.  The water you save today could save your house or life tomorrow.” 

To ensure adequate water for fire protection, drinking and other essential uses now and into summer and early fall, residents and businesses in McBride are asked to reduce nonessential water use and enact the following water conservation measures immediately:

  • Not to sprinkle lawns
  • Not to wash vehicles or boats
  • Not to wash driveways, sidewalks, fences or building exteriors, except for health and safety reasons
  • Not to fill swimming pools, hot tubs, ponds, etc.
  • Limit watering of flowers and gardens to hand watering only (no sprinkling)
  • Consider use of rain barrels
Gene Runtz                                                  David Hruby
Mayor, Village of McBride                            Fire Chief, McBride District Volunteer Fire Department

 

More information:

Updates will be posted on the Village of McBride website - https://www.mcbride.ca/village-office/water-conservation 




Request for Proposals - Optimize visitmcbride.ca Website Project
JUL 4, 2023

                                                                                   Corporation of the Village of McBride

Optimize visitmcbride.ca Website Project - Request for Proposals

The Corporation of the Village of McBride is seeking proposals from experienced website developers to undertake a re-design and update of McBride’s Tourism website: http://visitmcbride.ca/. The project will see a total redesign and modernization of the community’s visitor website, transforming the existing outdated and ineffective tourism website into the primary resource for visitors to the community.

Proposals should be delivered by hand, mail or email to the following location no later than 4:00pm on Monday, July 31, 2023 (Closing) and should be clearly marked:

‘RFP VOM 2023-02 Optimize visitmcbride.ca Website Project’
Attention: Karen Dubé, EDO
Village of McBride
PO Box 519
100 Robson Centre, 855 SW Frontage Rd.
McBride, BC V0J2E0
Email: edo@mcbride.ca

 

Request for Proposal Documents are available at: https://www.mcbride.ca/business/village-of-mcbride-tenders

 

 

 



Airport Rehabilitation Project - Invitation to Tender
JUL 4, 2023

                                                                                   Corporation of the Village of McBride

McBride Airport Rehabilitation Project - Request for Tender

The Corporation of the Village of McBride invites tenders for the Airport Rehabilitation Project at McBride’s airport, Charlie Leake Field. The major work components for this project includes:

  • Crack/joint cleaning and sealing on all asphalt surfaces of the runway, taxiway, and apron.
  • Apply asphalt emulsion sealer to all asphalt surfaces of the runway, taxiway, and apron.
  • Replace taxiway culvert complete with asphalt repairs
  • Reapplying all pavement markings on the runway, taxiway, and apron.

Site Visit – Monday, July 17, 2023 11:00am

Submission Deadline - extended to Thursday, July 27, 2023 3:00pm

Tender Documents - https://www.mcbride.ca/business/village-of-mcbride-tenders 

Addendums will be posted to BC Bid - https://bcbid.gov.bc.ca/page.aspx/en/rfp/request_browse_public 

 

 










Open Fire Prohibited in Robson Valley Fire District
JUN 6, 2023

Ministry of Forests
BC Wildfire Service

Open fires prohibited in Prince George Fire Centre Jurisdiction
 
PRINCE GEORGE – Effective at 12:00 (noon) on Thursday, June 8, 2023, all open fire will be prohibited throughout the Prince George Fire Centre. This prohibition applies to campfires (Category 1), Category 2 and Category 3 open fire as defined in the Wildfire Regulations.

This prohibition will remain in effect until 12:00 (noon) on Sunday, October 15, 2023 or until it is rescinded. Prohibitions apply to all public and private lands unless otherwise specified (e.g. in an enactment or local government bylaw). A map outlining the area of this prohibition is below.

In addition to prohibiting the use of open fire of any size, the following activities remain prohibited:

The use of tiki and/or similar kinds of torches
The use of chimineas
The use of outdoor stoves or other portable campfire apparatus without a CSA or ULC rating
The use of fireworks and sky lanterns
The use of burn barrels or burn cages of any size
The use of binary exploding targets or air curtain burners
During campfire prohibitions, only CSA-rated or ULC-rated outdoor stoves or portable campfire apparatuses that use gas, propane or briquettes may be used; however, when conditions warrant, the use of portable campfire apparatus or outdoor stoves may be further restricted or prohibited. Please check the Bans and Restrictions webpage for the most current prohibitions for your area

Anyone found in contravention of an open-burning prohibition may be issued a violation ticket for $1,150, may be required to pay an administrative penalty of up to $10,000 or, if convicted in court, may be fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.

The B.C. government recognizes that camping is a long-standing tradition in this province and that people enjoy having campfires, so it takes any decision to implement a campfire ban very seriously.

Multiple factors are taken into consideration when assessing wildfire hazards and deciding whether to implement an open fire prohibition, including: current and forecasted weather conditions; the availability of firefighting resources; and the Buildup Index (BUI).

The BUI rating is an estimate of the total amount of fuel available for combustion on the landscape. It takes into account the fuel’s moisture content, since that can affect fire intensity.

Campfire prohibitions are implemented based on the particular region’s BUI values. The BUI allows the province’s six fire centres to follow a consistent and scientific process for evaluating the need for campfire prohibitions.

Wildfire prevention is a shared responsibility. Human-caused wildfires are completely preventable and divert critical resources away from lightning-caused wildfires.

For updates on the current wildfire situation, including full incident details for Wildfires of Note, please visit BCWildfire.ca 

You can follow the latest BC Wildfire news on:

Twitter at: http://twitter.com/BCGovFireInfo
Facebook at: http://facebook.com/BCForestFireInfo
The free BCWS mobile app, available to download for Apple and Android devices.
To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, please call 1-800-663-5555 toll-free, *5555 on a cell phone or directly through the BC Wildfire Service mobile app. 

Contact:

Prince George Fire Centre Information Team

BC Wildfire Service | Ministry of Forests

250-561-4629

Connect with the Province of B.C. at www.gov.bc.ca/connect











Village of McBride News Release - McBride Airport receives funding!
MAY 29, 2023

Link to Province of BC News Release

Link to Village of McBride News Release





Boil Water Notice May 17 2023
MAY 17, 2023

In consultation with the Drinking Water Officer of the Northern Health Authority the Village of McBride is hereby issuing a “Boil Water Notice” pursuant to Section 14 of the Drinking Water Protection Act. In addition, the Village is also issuing a Water Conservation Notice to reduce water usage and preserve the existing supply of water.

Warmer than seasonal temperatures have kicked off spring freshet conditions early and have resulted in rising turbidity in Dominion Creek. 

AREA OF APPLICATION

This Boil Water Notice applies to all users of the Village of McBride water supply system (Operating Permit #2098) and must be followed by all persons using water from this system.

REASON FOR NOTICE

This Notice is issued as a result of the drinking water officer requesting an order in accordance with the directions of Northern Health, if in accordance with section 14(1)(c) of the Drinking Water Protection Act, the drinking water officer considers that there is, was or may be a threat to the drinking water provided by a water supply system. 

 

Effective May 17, 2023, until Further Notice

BOIL WATER AND CONSERVATION NOTICE


Open Fire Prohibited in Robson Valley Fire District
MAY 17, 2023

Ministry of Forests
BC Wildfire Service

Open fires prohibited in Prince George Fire Centre Jurisdiction
 
PRINCE GEORGE – Effective at 12:00 (noon) on Friday, May 19, 2023, all open fire will be prohibited throughout the Prince George Fire Centre. This prohibition applies to campfires (Category 1), Category 2 and Category 3 open fire as defined in the Wildfire Regulations.

This prohibition will remain in effect until 12:00 (noon) on Sunday, October 15, 2023 or until it is rescinded. Prohibitions apply to all public and private lands unless otherwise specified (e.g. in an enactment or local government bylaw). A map outlining the area of this prohibition is below.

In addition to prohibiting the use of open fire of any size, the following activities remain prohibited:

  • The use of tiki and/or similar kinds of torches
  • The use of chimineas
  • The use of outdoor stoves or other portable campfire apparatus without a CSA or ULC rating\
  • The use of fireworks and sky lanterns
  • The use of burn barrels or burn cages of any size
  • The use of binary exploding targets or air curtain burners

During campfire prohibitions, only CSA-rated or ULC-rated outdoor stoves or portable campfire apparatuses that use gas, propane or briquettes may be used; however, when conditions warrant, the use of portable campfire apparatus or outdoor stoves may be further restricted or prohibited. Please check the Bans and Restrictions webpage for the most current prohibitions for your area

Anyone found in contravention of an open-burning prohibition may be issued a violation ticket for $1,150, may be required to pay an administrative penalty of up to $10,000 or, if convicted in court, may be fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.

The B.C. government recognizes that camping is a long-standing tradition in this province and that people enjoy having campfires, so it takes any decision to implement a campfire ban very seriously.

Multiple factors are taken into consideration when assessing wildfire hazards and deciding whether to implement an open fire prohibition, including: current and forecasted weather conditions; the availability of firefighting resources; and the Buildup Index (BUI).

The BUI rating is an estimate of the total amount of fuel available for combustion on the landscape. It takes into account the fuel’s moisture content, since that can affect fire intensity.

Campfire prohibitions are implemented based on the particular region’s BUI values. The BUI allows the province’s six fire centres to follow a consistent and scientific process for evaluating the need for campfire prohibitions.

Wildfire prevention is a shared responsibility. Human-caused wildfires are completely preventable and divert critical resources away from lightning-caused wildfires.

For updates on the current wildfire situation, including full incident details for Wildfires of Note, please visit BCWildfire.ca

You can follow the latest BC Wildfire news on:

Twitter at: http://twitter.com/BCGovFireInfo
Facebook at: http://facebook.com/BCForestFireInfo
The free BCWS mobile app, available to download for Apple and Android devices.
To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, please call 1-800-663-5555 toll-free, *5555 on a cell phone or directly through the BC Wildfire Service mobile app.

Contact:

Prince George Fire Centre Information Team

BC Wildfire Service | Ministry of Forests

250-561-4629

Connect with the Province of B.C. at www.gov.bc.ca/connect

 

 




Thank You
MAY 12, 2023










Check Village website for wildfire updates
MAY 5, 2023

News Release

May 5, 2023 - 7:52pm

For update information on the wildfire situation in McBride please visit:

www.mcbride.ca/news 

or

https://www.facebook.com/VillageMcBride 



Evacuation Order and Alert issued for Teare Creek Fire
MAY 5, 2023

An Evacuation order and alert for properties located near the Teare Creek Wildland Interface Fire in Area H of the Regional District of Fraser Fort George has been issued, to see the full Order follow this link

For the most current information on the Teare Creek Wildland Interface Fire, please visit the BC Wildfire Service website and interactive map.

 


Category 2 Fire Prohibition Order Expanded to Include the Robson Valley Fire Zone
MAY 5, 2023

PRINCE GEORGE– Effective at 12:00 pm (noon) on Friday, May 5, 2023, Category 2 open burning is prohibited within the the Peace Forest District, Fort Nelson Forest District and the Robson Valley Fire Zone. This prohibition remains in force until the earlier of 12:00 noon PDT on June 2, 2023 or until the Order is rescinded.

For more information, click on the link:

https://blog.gov.bc.ca/bcwildfire/category-2-fire-prohibition-order-expanded-to-include-the-robson-valley-fire-zone/

 















News Release - Activate Tourism McBride Project Receives Funding!
APR 17, 2023

The Village of McBride announced today that the Activate Tourism McBride Project will proceed with $100,000 in funding from the Rural Economic Diversification and Infrastructure Program – Economic Capacity Stream. 

The Activate Tourism McBride Project will grow the municipality’s economic capacity with a focus on developing the community’s tourism economy and support the creation of a local tourism coordinator position. The project will see implementation of the Village of McBride Tourism Master Plan which will foster economic diversification and community resilience. The project will provide many community benefits including supporting the creation of tourism-specific employment; developing tourism experiences in the area; developing and strengthening the organizational structure and capacity of the McBride Tourism Committee; and, supporting community and Council goals to capitalize on funding and collaborations that diversify the economy towards tourism. 

A Request for Proposals for the Activate Tourism McBride Project will be posted to BC Bid, Civic Info, local newspaper and on the Village of McBride website and Facebook. 

See BC helps strengthen rural economies with new funding News Release here

See Activate Tourism McBride Project Receives Funding! News Release here

Image - Matthew Wheeler


News Release - Funding for Drinking Water Filtration System
APR 17, 2023

Mayor Runtz announced today that the Village of McBride Drinking Water Filtration System Project will proceed with $2.6 million in funding from the Canada Community-Building Fund and the Government of Canada.

The Project will see design and installation of a pre-treatment filtration system at the Dominion Creek Drinking Water Treatment Facility with the goal to eliminate boil water notices associated with high turbidity during spring freshet.

Design and construction of a Drinking Water Filtration System to connect to and supplement the existing water treatment will include the following project components:

  • New building including electrical and mechanical infrastructure
  • Filtration equipment and process piping
  • Process water discharge system, and
  • Civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering design and construction review

“Installation of a water filtration system will ensure a safe drinking water supply for residents of and visitors to the Village of McBride. The project supports improved quality of life for McBride’s residents and will benefit the business community. On behalf of Council, I’d like to thank the Canada Community-Building Fund and the Government of Canada for this much needed funding.”

A Request for Tender for the McBride Drinking Water Filtration System Project will be posted to BC Bid, Civic Info, local newspaper and on the Village of McBride website and Facebook.

See New investments from the Government of Canada Supports 45 local infrastructure projects across British Columbia News Release here.

See Village of McBride Drinking Water Filtration System Project Receives Funding! News Release here

Turbid water at the Dominion Creek Drinking Water Treatment Facility – Spring Freshet 2021























BC Manufacturing Jobs Fund - program guide released, applications now being accepted
MAR 7, 2023

In January, the Province announced yesterday that it is launching the new BC Manufacturing Jobs Fund that will invest up to $90 million over three years to support high-value industrial and manufacturing projects to drive clean and inclusive growth in rural, remote and Indigenous communities.

The fund will support established for-profit organizations to plan and launch shovel-ready projects that bring direct benefits and stable, family supporting jobs to regional and Indigenous communities.

There will be two streams of funding:

1. Project Readiness Stream - 50% funding up to $50,000 to help projects that are in the earlier stages of development and will support final-stage business and project planning, and operational or technical assessments for a capital project.

2. Capital Investment Stream - 20% funding to a maximum of $10 million, for projects that are investment ready. These grants will be for capital projects, including new or renovated manufacturing infrastructure, technology, equipment and processes.

The Program is now accepting applications! The Program Guide is available at the link below.

More information is available at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/employment-business/economic-development/support-organizations-community-partners/rural-economic-development/manufacturing-jobs-fund 




2023 Budget Schedule
FEB 27, 2023



Closed for Family Day
FEB 15, 2023


Please report dogs at large to the Village office:
FEB 9, 2023

The Village of McBride’s Animal Control Bylaw No. 693, 2009 provides for the licensing, regulation and control of dogs, cats and animals within the Village of McBride. This bylaw is available to view at: https://www.mcbride.ca/village-office/bylaws-policies.

 



Agriculture Sector - Upcoming Workshop Opportunities
FEB 2, 2023

Community Futures Fraser Fort George is hosting a number of upcoming agriculture-focused workshops:

  1. On Farm Research Workshop Series – On-Farm Trials in 3 sessions via ZOOM – February 9, 16 & 23, 2023. Learn how to conduct your own on-farm research and test for new opportunities for your farming operations.
  2. Food Business Planning Workshop – 2 day, in person workshop at the Dunster Community Hall – March 2-3, 2023. Topics include business planning, marketing, operations and more.




Grant opportunity for Charities and Non-Profits!
FEB 1, 2023

The Co-op Community Spaces Program was established to improve community health and well-being by building places for Western Canadians to come together, build social connections and enable community development.

Projects can apply for between $25,000 and $150,000 in capital funding in three categories: Recreation, Environmental Conservation and Urban Agriculture.

The program is open for applications from February 1 - March 1, 2023.

For details visit: https://www.co-op.crs/articles/detail/community-spaces-funding

 



Return-It Express & Go
JAN 31, 2023






BC Manufacturing Jobs Fund
JAN 18, 2023

The Province announced yesterday that it is launching the new BC Manufacturing Jobs Fund that will invest up to $90 million over three years to support high-value industrial and manufacturing projects to drive clean and inclusive growth in rural, remote and Indigenous communities.

The fund will support established for-profit organizations to plan and launch shovel-ready projects that bring direct benefits and stable, family supporting jobs to regional and Indigenous communities.

There will be two streams of funding:

1. Project Readiness Stream - 50% funding up to $50,000 to help projects that are in the earlier stages of development and will support final-stage business and project planning, and operational or technical assessments for a capital project.

2. Capital Investment Stream - 20% funding to a maximum of $10 million, for projects that are investment ready. These grants will be for capital projects, including new or renovated manufacturing infrastructure, technology, equipment and processes.

A program guide and proposal form will be available by February 28, 2023.

More information is available at: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2023JEDI0004-000041











Snowfall Warning
DEC 6, 2022











Weather Warning
NOV 21, 2022


















Declaration of Official Election Results
OCT 18, 2022

Official Determination of Election Results can be found here

Declaration of Election Results can be found here









ICBC Services Notice
OCT 4, 2022

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ICBC Network Outage
OCT 4, 2022









2022 Tax Sale Notice
SEP 26, 2022


New Office Hours
SEP 23, 2022







Funding available for BC Farmers
SEP 21, 2022

FUNDING FOR BC FARMERS

The BC Climate Agri-Solutions Fund (BCCAF) provides cost-shared funding to eligible producers and supports the training of certified crop advisors and agrologists as well as information sharing throughout the agricultural community. The objective of BCCAF is to support farmers in adopting beneficial management practices (BMPs) that store carbon and reduce greenhouse gases, specifically in the areas of:

  • Nitrogen Management
  • Cover Cropping
  • Rotational Grazing

These practices also provide other environmental benefits such as improved biodiversity and soil health. Other activities to support the adoption of beneficial management practices, such as outreach, education and training are also supported.

More information available at: https://bccaf.ca/program/




Village of McBride - Call for Equipment for Hire
SEP 15, 2022

The Village of McBride is generating its list of qualified equipment available to work for the Village in 2022/23 as per the Village’s Equipment for Hire Policy.

To register, please complete the Equipment for Hire Registration Form 2022/23 available at the Village office and for download HERE

Please submit the form along with required documents to edo@mcbride.ca or drop at the Village office by Monday, October 17, 2022 in order to be placed on the Equipment for Hire Registry.

You can view the Equipment Hiring Policy HERE

 

 

 






Recycling Round Up
SEP 12, 2022









McBride Community Foundation - fall intake open
SEP 6, 2022

Accepting applications until September 23, 2022 at 4pm.

Pick up an application form at the Village office or at the link below:

https://www.mcbride.ca/residents/community-foundation

 




Level 2 charging station coming to Steve Kolida Park
AUG 31, 2022

Notice of Construction starting Wednesday September 7, 2022


SD 57 Candidate Information Sessions
AUG 29, 2022

Are you thinking about running to be a school board trustee in SD 57?  Click on this link for information on upcoming information sessions for candidates


Labour Day Closure
AUG 29, 2022


Tippable Garbage Containers set to hit the streets to coincide with back to school - What you need to know
AUG 25, 2022

Tippable Garbage Container

Each owner or occupier of residential or commercial property in the Village of McBride, will receive one 65 gal. tippable garbage container (expect those commercial properties utilizing commercial bins). If a supplied tippable garbage container is not used, solid waste will not be collected. The container stays with the property not the tenant. 

Every owner or occupier of residential or commercial property in the Village of McBride must keep the tippable garbage container in good condition. Replacement containers will be charged to property owner when one becomes damaged, unsafe or dangerous to a person who handles them.

Garbage collection for residents is every Friday (excluding stat holiday). Tippable garbage containers must be placed outside by 8:00 am. Containers placed after 8:00 am on collection day may not be collected. Pick up times may vary occasionally without notice.

Your tippable garbage container must be placed in full view and within 1.0 metres of the curbside, with the lid closed. 

Tippable garbage container wheels, handle and pin number should be facing towards the resident property as the truck hooks onto the front of the container. 

All garbage is to be bagged, tied and placed inside the container, this is to avoid debris from scattering when it is transferred to the garbage truck and then to the transfer station bins. 

SOLID WASTE COLLECTION – PROHIBITED WASTE

·         Material that is or may become explosive;

·         Highly flammable materials;

·         Hot or loose ashes;

·         Household batteries, whether rechargeable or non-rechargeable;

·         Raw sewage;

·         Animal feces, other than cat litter, or dog litter if:

·         The plastic bags containing the litter is securely tied;

·         Dead animals;

·         Free water or other liquids;

·         Biomedical waste or sharps (syringes, needles, injection devices, blades, and similar items);

·         Petroleum-based oils, containers and filters (motor oil and oil filters, lubricating oil, transmission oil, hydraulic oil, and similar oils);

·         Any form of grease, unless securely wrapped or enclosed in waterproof material;

·         Paint and pesticides;

·         Rocks;

·         Demolition materials;

·         Gyproc or gypsum wallboard;

·         Wire;

·         Heavy pieces of metal or car parts;

·         Yard Waste;

·         Items of any kind that are larger than 60 centimetres (24 inches) in any dimension;

·         Dangerous or highly offensive wastes, including, without limitation, all substances within the definition of “hazardous waste” in the Hazardous Waste Regulation, B.C. Regulation 63/88, under the Environmental Management Act.

No property shall include cardboard waste generated at the premises for Solid Waste Collection. The Village will not be responsible for the disposal of such cardboard.

All garbage must be sealed inside the garbage container. Maximum weight 100lbs. No extra garbage on the street.

With the transfer station facility now located within the Village, we would like to encourage residents to recycle and drop their recycling off at the transfer station bins. Questions regarding the transfer station facility can be directed to the transfer station attendant at 250-569-8877.

Every Owner or Occupier of residential or commercial property must ensure that any and all Solid Waste generated on the Real Property or premises is stored in such a manner as to avoid attracting rodents, raccoons, coyotes, cougars, bears, and crows.

In summer months, please hose down the tippable garbage container to keep the container clean and avoid attracting unwanted wildlife.

In Winter months, keep the lid sealed tight so the tippable garbage containers do not fill with water, freeze and break.  

 

 







Cannabis Economic Round Table - August 24, 2022. Hosted by Community Futures
AUG 16, 2022

Community Futures Fraser Fort George is hosing a workshop:

There are a number of new legislative changes that have opened up opportunities for the local cannabis producers.  One of these changes is the opportunity for farm-gate sales which, will open up new opportunities such as cannabis farm tours (paralleling wine tours and brewery tours).  Plus, there are several other legislative changes that have the BC Craft Farmers Co-op representatives coming to Prince George to share with interested businesses, economic development offices, local governments, First Nation governments, etc.

With this, Community Futures Fraser Fort George is supporting the BC Craft Farmers Co-op with their endeavours to educate us and interested parties on this emerging market.  The roundtable will be offered in-person and via Zoom. Should you wish to attend the roundtable, you will need to register through the BC Craft Farmers Co-op and note whether you are planning to attend in-person or via Zoom (a link will be sent to you) - their email is on the poster or, if you are unable to open the attached poster, it is:  info@bccraftfarmerscoop.com

Alternatively, you are also welcome to reach out to the BC Craft Farmers Co-op (same email as above) and schedule a meeting with them while they are in the Prince George area - August 23 & 24.






News Release - Boil Water Notice and Water Conservation Notice RESCINDED
JUL 29, 2022

Effective 12:00pm on Friday, July 29





Category 2 & 3 Open Burning Prohibition - Effective July 28, 2022 at 12:00 pm noon
JUL 22, 2022


For Immediate Release

July 22, 2022

Ministry of Forests

BC Wildfire Service
Open fire prohibition scheduled for Prince George Fire Centre

 

PRINCE GEORGE—Effective at 12:00 pm (noon) on Thursday, July 28, 2022, Category 2 and Category 3 open burning will be prohibited through the Prince George Fire Centre’s (PGFC) jurisdiction.

The current forecast for the PGFC’s jurisdiction area is calling for elevated temperatures through the weekend and into next week, causing increased fire danger. This prohibition is being enacted to help reduce wildfire risk and protect public safety.

This prohibition will remain in effect until 12:00 pm (noon) on October 15, 2022, or until the order is rescinded.

More information about open burning is available online. Also prohibited are the activities listed below:

Fireworks;
Sky lanterns;
Binary exploding targets;
Burn barrels or burn cages of any size or description; and
Air curtain burners.
 

This prohibition order does not ban campfires that are a half-metre high by a half-metre wide (or smaller) and does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes. A poster outlining campfire regulations is available online.

Prohibitions apply to all public and private lands unless otherwise specified (e.g., in an enactment or local government bylaw). Check with local government authorities for restrictions before lighting any fire.

Anyone found in contravention of an open-burning prohibition may be issued a violation ticket for $1,150, may be required to pay an administrative penalty of up to $10,000 or, if convicted in court, may be fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, call 1-800-663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cell phone or through the BC Wildfire Service mobile app.

Follow the latest wildfire news:

·         on the free BC Wildfire Service public mobile app for Apple (iOS) and Android

·         on Twitter: twitter.com/BCGovFireInfo 

·         on Facebook: facebook.com/BCForestFireInfo

Contact:

Fire Information Officer                                             

BC Wildfire Service                                                                     

Prince George Fire Centre                          

250-561-4629                   

Connect with the Province of B.C. at www.gov.bc.ca/connect.

 




McBride's Active Transportation Network Project - We want to hear from you!
JUL 20, 2022

Connect with Jared to share your ideas about Active Transportation in and around McBride!

You will find Jared in McBride:

1. On July 22 Jared will host a table at the McBride Farmer's Market at Steve Kolida Park.

2. On July 23:


























Ball Diamond ProjectUpdate
JUN 2, 2022

 

Corporation of the Village of McBride

REVITALIZE BILL CLARK MEMORIAL PARK AND BALL DIAMOND PROJECT UPDATE

 

 

 

The Bill Clark Memorial Park and Ball Diamond will remain open to the public until such time as a contractor is secured, a construction schedule is determined, and a closing date is announced.

Village of McBride

 


Village of McBride - Request for Tender Revitalize Bill Clark Memorial Park and Ball Diamond Addendum posted, deadline extended
JUN 1, 2022

 

Corporation of the Village of McBride

REVITALIZE BILL CLARK MEMORIAL PARK AND BALL DIAMOND

Request for Tender – 403-GEN-01

 

 

The Village of McBride invites tenders for Revitalize Bill Clark Memorial Park and Ball Diamond located at 151 Main Street, McBride BC. 

TENDER DOCUMENTS are available on BC Bid – https://www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca/open.dll/welcome?language=En 

Addendum posted to BC Bid May 31, 2022

A site meeting will be held at the Village of McBride office at 151 Main Street, McBride BC at 10:00am local time on May 26, 2022. Please email dfranzmann@radloffeng.com to confirm attendance.

Tenders must:

  • be submitted in a sealed envelope
  • indicate the Project No. and Contract Title as: “Project # 403-GEN-01: Bill Clark Memorial Park Bleacher Replacement”
  • be addressed Attn: Chris Tupy
  • be received at the Village of McBride office at PO Box 519, 100 Robson Centre, 855 SW Frontage Rd., McBride BC V0J2E0 by no later than 3:00pm local time,  extended to June 8, 2022.

All questions relating to this tender can be directed to:

David Franzmann, EIT, Project Manager
R. Radloff & Associates Inc.
1820 3rd Ave, Prince George, BC V2M 1G4
Phone: (250) 562-6861 | Fax: (250) 562-6826 | email: dfranzmann@radloffeng.com  




Pioneer Days - June 3-5, 2022
MAY 26, 2022

 

 

 

 




2022 Homeowner Grants
MAY 19, 2022

2022 Homeowner Grant














RDFFG Media Release - Emergency Preparedness Week
MAY 4, 2022

 

Insurance Brokers of Canada Website: http://www.ibc.ca/on/insurance-101
To sign up for alerts in our electoral area visit: http://www.rdffg.bc.ca/services/public-safety/emergency-management-program/EM-faqs-links
Further tips and ideas to protect your property and reduce damage or loss from wildfire at http://www.firesmartbc.ca/

 

 

 







McBride Community Foundation 2022 Spring Intake Now Open
APR 26, 2022

The McBride Community Foundation 2022 spring Intake is now open. Closing date for application submission is May 6, 2022. 

Click HERE for more information.




NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURE
APR 13, 2022

Horseshoe Lake Road Closure






Village of McBride - Career Opportunities
APR 12, 2022

 

Career Opportunities with the Village of McBride

 

The Village of McBride is pleased to announce that it is seeking individuals to join the Senior Management Team, a Director of Operations and Capital Projects and a Deputy Corporate Officer.

Please go to the Careers section of the Village website to learn more about these exciting career opportunities - https://www.mcbride.ca/business/local-career-opportunities

















2022 Budget Schedule
FEB 25, 2022

2022 Budget Schedule











Village of McBride News Release - VOM completes independent, third-party Organizational Review
JAN 5, 2022

 

 

Corporation of the Village of McBride

NEWS RELEASE

January 5, 2022

 

 

 

Village of McBride completes independent, third-party Organizational Review

One of Council’s top 2021-2023 Strategic Priorities and Initiatives for the Village of McBride was completed in December, which was to conduct a full Organizational Structure Review.

Council accepted a staff recommendation to proceed with an independent, third-party review to provide impartial observations and recommendations for future implementation. 

Innova Strategy Group (ISG), based in North Vancouver, was selected due to its wealth of experience conducting over 50 similar reviews across BC. Kevin Ramsay, ISG Principal, has conducted 42 core service reviews, which have resulted in an approximate savings of $24 million. Kevin was joined by Ron Roole, a senior consultant of ISG, who has been a municipal CAO in BC since 1999.

The report was received by Council in December with a resolution for staff to bring back implementation options in the new year. 

Some of the key recommendations included:

  1. Revise the current organizational structure and align business units
  2. Build the leadership team into a cohesive, functional and trusted entity
  3. Communicate, engage, and inspire the organization, targeting the relationships between Council, management, staff, and the community
  4. Complete a comprehensive asset management plan, including full condition assessment of all Village infrastructure
  5. Increase capacity in project management
  6. Develop a comprehensive project management and capacity analysis program, linking Council priorities, internal projects, grants, and other key deliverables
  7. Develop and implement a Village-wide employee performance development program, including opportunities for training and succession planning
  8. Become an employer of choice, through a salary and compensation review, staff development, and strong leadership
  9. Continue to evaluate opportunities for increasing revenues and decreasing expenses across the organization 

The report can be accessed on the Village of McBride’s website under “Reports – Adminstrative Reports” or by clicking here: https://www.mcbride.ca/uploads/1478/Village_of_McBride_Organizational_Review_2021.pdf




SNOWFALL WARNING
DEC 22, 2021

12-22-21 Snowfall Warning







Water Conservation Plan - Community Survey - deadline extended
DEC 2, 2021

Community Survey – EXTENDED

December 2, 2021

The Village of McBride is modernizing its Water Conservation Plan as the current plan is 11 years old. Updating the plan to have a 50-year outlook will ensure comprehensive, long-term strategies are developed and adopted to optimize the use of water and ensure public health and safety. This questionnaire will assist the Village of McBride in developing strategies that are specific to our community.

Link to the online survey: https://forms.gle/MDgg6Wx5TaYo9vGo9  

If you'd like to fill out a paper version of the survey, you can print a copy by clicking HERE .

Paper copies are also available at the Village office. Paper copies should be dropped off at the Village office before the close of the survey.

The survey will be open until Sunday, December 5, 2021.







McBride Water Conservation Plan Upgrade Project - Community Consultation
NOV 23, 2021

The Village of McBride is modernizing its Water Conservation Plan as the current plan is 11 years old. Updating the plan to have a 50-year outlook will ensure comprehensive, long-term strategies are developed and adopted to optimize the use of water and ensure public health and safety. Public consultation is an important component of developing an updated plan.

We are looking for your input as business owners, residents and people who spend time working and playing in McBride.

How can you provide input?

1.      Fill out a short Community Survey. This questionnaire will assist the Village of McBride in developing strategies that are specific to our community.

Link to the community survey: https://forms.gle/MDgg6Wx5TaYo9vGo9 

2.      Attend a Community Consultation Session on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 6-7pm. This session will be held via Zoom. You can join the meeting by clicking on this Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85725154138  




Provincial State of Emergency Declared
NOV 18, 2021

Provincial State of Emergency Declared

To view the full press release click here








Economic Supports for Businesses - update
OCT 28, 2021

On October 21, 2021, the Federal Government announced proposed targeted COVID-19 support measures to create jobs and growth. News release – HERE.

The federal government proposed the following changes to business support programs:

1. Extend the Canada Recovery Hiring Program until May 7, 2022, for eligible employers with current revenue losses above 10 per cent and increase the subsidy rate to 50 per cent. For more information and to apply, go to: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/recovery-hiring-program.html

2. Deliver targeted support to businesses that are still facing signification pandemic-related challenges. The support will be available through two streams:

    • Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program, which would provide support through the wage and rent subsidy programs, to hotels, tour operators, travel agencies, and restaurants, with a subsidy rate of up to 75 per cent.
    • The Hardest Hit Business Recover Program, which would provide support through the wage and rent subsidy programs, would support other businesses that have faced deep losses, with a subsidy of up to 50 per cent.

For more information and to apply, go to:

Rent subsidy: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-rent-subsidy.html 

Wage subsidy: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/
emergency-wage-subsidy.html

3. The government proposes to extend the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit and the Canada Recover Sickness Benefit to May 7, 2022.

4. For Self-Employed Individuals or for workers who have been laid off due to pandemic restrictions, the Government of Canada is proposing to introduce legislation for the new Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit, which would provide income support to workers whose employment is interrupted by specific government-imposed public health lockdown scenarios and who are unable to work due to such restrictions. 

More information will come available in the coming weeks. Check back here: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html#businesses  

Provincial economic supports for businesses can be found here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/economic-recovery/business-supports 

Tourism Industry specific support is provided through the BC Tourism Resiliency Network. The Northern BC Tourism Resiliency Program provides support to tourism businesses located in the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George. Their efforts will provide businesses in Northern BC with meaningful, hands-on guidance to weather the immediate impacts of COVID-19 while building lasting resiliency practices for our industry. For more information and to register go to: https://tourismresiliency.ca/nbctrp/

 





McBride Downtown Revitalization Planning Project - Community Engagement is now Live!
OCT 19, 2021

McBride Downtown Revitalization Project

Community Engagement – Now Live!

We welcome your input!

 

The Village of McBride's Community Revitalization and Beautification Committee has been working closely with EcoPlan consultants on the development of a draft concept plan for downtown. The draft plan incorporates ideas and suggestions submitted by the public during the summer through IdeaShare.

Starting October 18, 2021, the Village will launch the Community Engagement portion of the project! You will be able to view design boards for three main focus areas in McBride and prioritize them for future grant funded projects. 

You can see more information and click the link to the feedback survey on the Village’s website at: https://www.mcbride.ca/village-office/mcbride-downtown

The design boards will be available for viewing online and at the McBride Library until November 5.



Northern Health Information Bulletin - October 14, 2021
OCT 15, 2021

Additional health measures introduced to stop COVID spread and protect health services for most of Northern Health region.

To see the full bulletin click here



McBride Community Foundation - Fall Intake Open
OCT 13, 2021

The Village of McBride Community Foundation fall grant intake is open now until October 29, 2021.

Click the link to be find out more: Community Foundation











Tax Sale Notice
SEP 27, 2021




Proof of vaccination information for businesses
SEP 23, 2021

By order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), some events, services and businesses are required to check a person's proof of vaccination for service and access to their venue or space. This applies to all people born in 2009 or earlier (12+).
 
Affected businesses must verify that people have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. By October 24, affected businesses must verify that people are fully vaccinated.
 
Failure to follow the PHO order may result in a fine. The requirement is in place until January 31, 2022 and could be extended.
 
Everything you need to know about the proof of vaccination information for businesses - is your business, service or event affected?, how to verify proof of vaccination, download the BC Vaccine Care Verifier app, etc., can be found on the Province's website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/proof/businesses
 
Posters for impacted businesses can be downloaded and printed from the Province's website or see below:


Proof of Vaccination and the BC Vaccine Card
SEP 23, 2021

By order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), proof of vaccination is required to access some events, services and businesses. People must have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This applies to all people born in 2009 or earlier (12+). By October 24, people must be fully vaccinated. The requirement is in place until January 31, 2022 and could be extended. 

Everything you need to know about the BC Vaccine Card - how to get one, which businesses are affected, etc., can be found on the Province's website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/proof












Open fire prohibitions to be lifted across Prince George and Northwest Fire Centres
SEP 1, 2021

PRINCE GEORGE – Effective at 12:00 noon, Pacific Daylight Time on Tuesday, September 07, 2021, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires will be permitted throughout the Northwest and Prince George Fire Centres. Fireworks, including firecrackers; and sky lanterns will also be permitted.  To view the full Information Bulletin, click this link








Bringing convenient & contactless recycling solutions to the Village of McBride
AUG 23, 2021

Baljit Lalli – Vice-President, Corporate Communications and Stakeholder Relations  •  August 20, 2021


Recycling just got more convenient in the heart of McBride. Starting today, locals can drop off their unsorted and bagged empty refundable beverage containers at Northern B.C.’s first Return-It Express & GO recycling station, located at 600 NW Frontage Road. More information can be found here.

The cashless, contactless, and solar-powered recycling station is housed in a 20-foot repurposed shipping container and is one of the ways Return-It is addressing accessibility, and innovating recycling in B.C.

 

Bringing convenient solutions that encourage recycling is what we do at Return-It, and we are committed to working with communities to address their specific needs,” said Allen Langdon, President and CEO of Return-It. “We are pleased to be bringing McBride residents a new recycling option, and we want to thank the Village of McBride for all their support.

This new Express & GO recycling station is a direct response to the unique needs of the residents of McBride, who previously transported their empty beverage containers one-to-two hours, to depots in Valemount or Prince George, for a deposit refund.

We want to thank Return-It for working with us to increase our community’s access to recycling solutions,” said Gene Runtz, Mayor of McBride. “This new recycling station has a positive environmental impact as it encourages residents of our village to keep recyclable materials out of landfills – without having to travel to a neighbouring town to responsibly recycle their beverage container for a deposit refund.

Through the Express system, users will receive their deposit refunds through their free online account which can be redeemed by Interac e-transfer or cheque. Residents also have the option of donating their refunds directly to a local charity or community group.

The installation of the new Express & GO recycling station directly supports the Village of McBride’s first Strategic Priority, which is to strive towards long term economic resiliency and sustainability; as well as bolstering community vibrancy and well-being’,” said Chris Tupy, Chief Administrative Officer of the Village of McBride. “We are pleased to partner with Return-It, who understands these priorities. Another benefit is that through the Express system, residents also have the option and ability to support our local community by donating their deposit refunds to a local charity."

Now expanded to seven Express & GO locations across B.C., this convenient model supports a growing need for contactless, innovative recycling infrastructure in a wide range of communities – from large urban centres where commercial space is at a premium, to less accessible, rural locations where traditional depot facilities may be less viable.

To set up your free return it account visit the Return-It website here














Effective July 30, 12:00 pm pacific - Campfire Ban for the Robson Valley Fire District
JUL 30, 2021

For Immediate Release
July 30, 2021

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations
and Rural Development

BC Wildfire Service

Campfires prohibited in the Robson Valley Fire Zone

 

ROBSON VALLEY—Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Friday, July 30, 2021, campfires will be prohibited throughout the Robson Valley Fire Zone.

 

The prohibition will remain in effect until noon on October 15, 2021, or until the order is rescinded.

 

Multiple factors are taken into consideration when assessing wildfire hazards and deciding whether to implement an open fire prohibition, including: current and forecasted weather conditions; the availability of firefighting resources; and the Buildup Index (BUI).

The BUI rating is an estimate of the total amount of fuel available for combustion on the landscape. It takes into account the fuel’s moisture content, since that can affect fire intensity.

Campfire prohibitions are implemented based on the particular region’s BUI values. The Buildup Index allows the province’s six fire centres to follow a consistent and scientific process for evaluating the need for campfire prohibitions.

 

Though conditions in the majority of the Prince George Fire Centre have met the criteria to rescind the campfire ban due to recent rainfall and cooler temperatures, the Robson Valley Fire Zone has remained warm and dry. As a result of this weather pattern, the BUI threshold for a campfire ban in the Robson Valley Fire Zone has been met. 

 

Camping is a long-standing tradition in this province. The B.C. government recognizes that people also enjoy having campfires, so it takes any decision to implement a campfire ban very seriously.

 

Wildfire prevention is a shared responsibility. Human-caused wildfires are completely preventable and divert critical resources away from lightning-caused wildfires.

 

A campfire is defined as any fire smaller than 0.5 metres high by 0.5 metres wide. In addition to campfires, Category 2, and Category 3 open fires, the following activities are also prohibited:

The use of fireworks
The use of sky lanterns
The use of burn barrels or burn cages of any size or description
The use of binary exploding targets
The use of tiki and similar kinds of torches
The use of chimineas
The use of outdoor stoves or other portable campfire apparatus without a Canadian Standards Association (CSA) or Underwriter Laboratories of Canada (ULC) rating 
The use of air curtain burners
 

For a map of the Robson Valley Fire Zone boundaries, please visit: http://ow.ly/GEYk30rPviD

 

A poster explaining the different categories of open burning and applicable regulations is available online: www.gov.bc.ca/openfireregs.

To report a wildfire or an open burning violation, call *5555 on a cell phone or 1-800-663-5555 toll-free. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, visit: http://www.bcwildfire.ca.

 

Follow the latest wildfire news:

·         on the free BC Wildfire Service public mobile app for Apple (iOS) and Android

·         on Twitter: twitter.com/BCGovFireInfo 

·         on Facebook: facebook.com/BCForestFireInfo

 

Contact:

Prince George Fire Centre Communications Team

BC Wildfire Service

Prince George Fire Centre

250 318-7768

 

Connect with the Province of B.C. at www.gov.bc.ca/connect.



Village of McBride News Release - New culvert replacements for 2nd Ave and Airport Rd
JUL 22, 2021

Village of McBride Announces new culvert replacements for 2nd Avenue and Airport Road.  

Click this link to view the News Release with active link to BC Government News Release





Provincial State of Emergency Declared - July 20, 2021
JUL 21, 2021

 

More information can be found on the Provincial website: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021PSSG0047-001404












McBride Community Forest AGM - rescheduled to July 13, 2021
JUL 5, 2021

Due to the extreme heat and loss of the use of the Robson Valley Community Centre on the originally scheduled date of June 29, the AGM has been rescheduled to Tuesday, July 13, 2021

The Village of McBride, on behalf of the McBride Community Forest Corporation (MCFC), will be hosting the 2021 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 where two directors to the Corporation's Board will be appointed by the Community Forest’s Shareholder.

Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, total capacity at the Community Centre is 50 people. Public attendance will be on a first come-first served basis. Attendees must wear a face mask during the AGM and remain physically distanced. A Village staff member will take names and contact information at the door for a COVID contact tracing list. Doors will open at 6:30pm.




Northern Health - Northern Health Connections returns to Pre-Pandemic passenger eligibility
JUN 30, 2021

As of July 5, 2021, Northern Health Connections (NHC) is returning to standard passenger eligibility for the medical bus travel service.

Read the NH News Bulletin HERE.

 

 



FLOOD WARNING - UPPER FRASER RIVER
JUN 29, 2021

Flood Warning – Upper Fraser River (UPGRADED)

Issued: 1:00PM June 29, 2021

The River Forecast Centre is upgrading to a Flood Warning for the Upper Fraser River including:

Upper Fraser River including the Robson Valley and areas from Sinclair Mills upstream to Torpy, Dome Creek, Dore River, McBride and surrounding tributaries

Temperatures have been trending upward over the past five days in the headwaters of the Upper Fraser. The average maximum temperature at four of the high elevation automated snow weather stations have been increasing as follows; June 24: 14.2°C, June 25: 20.3°C, June 26: 26.3°C, June 27: 29.4°C, June 28: 31.5°C.

The average elevation at these stations is 1,725 metres above sea level. The extremely hot temperatures have triggered an astounding amount of snowmelt at the higher elevations of the Upper Fraser River. The stations that still have remaining snowpack are melting at 80-100mm of snow water equivalent per day. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) forecasts two more extremely hot days before slightly cooling on Thursday and Friday in the region.

The current forecast at McBride has the following maximum temperatures, Tuesday: 41°C, Wednesday: 38°C, Thursday: 31°C, Friday: 31°C.  There is a forecast weather pattern shift towards potentially wetter conditions. The current forecast is 30% chance of showers for Wednesday and Thursday. The Upper Fraser is extremely vulnerable if a moderate to heavy rain event occurs in the upcoming 5-days.

The status of rivers in the region at 12:00PDT on June 29th:

FRASER RIVER AT RED PASS (08KA007) is flowing at 334 m3/s (between 10-year and 20 year flow) and is forecast to continue rising for at least another day.

FRASER RIVER AT MCBRIDE (08KA005) is flowing at 1230 m3/s (20-year return period) and forecast to continue rising for at least another day.

DORE RIVER NEAR MCBRIDE (08KA001) reached 141 m3/s (between 10-year and 20-year flow) on Monday evening and is expected to have higher evening peaks over the upcoming days. The highest peak will likely occur on the hottest day. Last year’s flood event occurred with a peak flow of 171 m3/s on June 23, 2020.

MCKALE RIVER NEAR 940M CONTOUR (08KA009) reached approximately 90 m3/s (5-year flow) on Monday evening. The past three days have seen similar daily peaks suggesting that snow is a limiting factor and it’s unlikely for flows to go higher than 90 m3/s on snowmelt alone.

MORKILL RIVER BELOW HELLROARING CREEK (08KA013) reached approximately 312 m3/s (2-year flow) on Monday evening. The past four days have seen similar daily peaks suggesting that snow is a limiting factor and it’s unlikely for flows to go higher than approximately 320 m3/s on snowmelt alone.

Details of the CLEVER Model forecasts for this region can be found at: http://bcrfc.env.gov.bc.ca/freshet/map_clever.html

The public is advised to stay clear of the fast-flowing rivers and potentially unstable riverbanks during the high-streamflow period.

The River Forecast Centre continues to monitor the conditions and will provide updates as conditions warrant.

 

BC River Forecast Centre

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
A High Streamflow Advisory means that river levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but that no major flooding is expected.  Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.
A Flood Watch means that river levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull.  Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers may occur.
A Flood Warning means that river levels have exceeded bankfull or will exceed bankfull imminently, and that flooding of areas adjacent to the rivers affected will result.



What's your vision for Main Street?
JUN 28, 2021

The Village of McBride is looking for your ideas on how to create a healthy and economically vibrant Main Street and downtown area for businesses, residents, and tourists.

Submit your ideas online here:

https://ideashare.net/questions/316/how-can-mcbride-create-a-healthy-and-vibrant-main-street-and-downtown-area 

If you would like to submit your ideas on paper, you can pick up an idea slip at the Village of McBride office at 100 Robson Centre or download one HERE.

 

 






Category 2 & 3 Fire Ban in effect June 25, 2021 at 12:00 pm
JUN 24, 2021

Effective June 25, 2021 at 12:00 pm - All category 2 & 3 fires will be prohibited.  This prohibition will remain in effect until October 15 at 12:00 pm, or until this order is rescinded.

Please click this link for the news release.  The map of the effected area is below.  For more information on current bans and restrictions please visit the Wildfire BC Website




Public Works Maintenance Schedule updated June 16, 2021
JUN 15, 2021

Attention residents and business owners:



Reminder: BOIL WATER NOTICE IN EFFECT
JUN 15, 2021

The BOIL WATER NOTICE issued June 3, 2021 by the Village of McBride is in effect until further notice:

You can read the NOTICE here - https://www.mcbride.ca/news/637/57/BOIL-WATER-NOTICE 

 


Village of McBride - News Release new permanent CFO/DCO
JUN 15, 2021

The Village of McBride announces new permanent Chief Financial Officer & Deputy Corporate Officer:


Village of McBride Employment Opportunities
JUN 15, 2021

Visit: https://www.mcbride.ca/business/local-career-opportunities to view job postings, job descriptions and information on how and when to apply.



BOIL WATER NOTICE - June 3, 2021
JUN 3, 2021

Attention Residents and Business Owners,

Effective immediately, the Village of McBride is under a BOIL WATER NOTICE until further notice.

View the boil water notice: 3 Jun 21 - Boil Water Notice

View Northern Health information on Using Water Safely: NH-using-water-safely-boil-water-notice 

page 1 June 3 boil water


Local Tender Opportunity - McBride Peak Forest Service Road Reconstruction
JUN 2, 2021

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has posted a tender opportunity on BC Bid for reconstruction of McBride Peak Forest Service Rd.

Check out the opportunity at: https://www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca/open.dll/welcome?language=En 

 

 

 

 



Village of McBride - Urgent Water Conservation Notice
JUN 1, 2021

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY


Test Your Internet Speed
MAY 27, 2021

Are you experiencing slow internet speeds at your home or business?

Help the Village of McBride collect internet speed data that will help identify areas in and around McBride that are underserved. 

The more tests that are completed, the more robust the data about internet speeds that are experienced. This is particularly important in those areas that the ISED map shows as being served at 50/10Mbps, because of the federal funding eligibility tied to the ISED map.

Click the link:https://performance.cira.ca/bc.

Type in your postal code and hit the orange START button. Your internet speed data will be collected automatically.

Thank you for participating!


Province announces BC's Restart Plan: A plan to bring us back together
MAY 25, 2021

The Province announces BC's 4-step Restart Plan: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restart  

and released new Public Health Orders regarding restaurants, pubs and bars as follows:

PHO order on restaurants, pubs and bars
Indoor and outdoor dining is allowed with capacity limits based on physical distancing requirements and other rules, including a maximum of 6 people at a table (not restricted to your household or bubble).

    • You must wear a mask when not at a table
    • Events are prohibited

Please visit the Province’s website https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restrictions for more details.

 



BOIL WATER NOTICE
MAY 19, 2021

Effective Immediately:

View the boil water notice: 19 May 2021- Boil Water Notice 

View Northern Health information on Using Water Safely: NH-using-water-safely-boil-water-notice 

 

 


Water Conservation Notice
MAY 18, 2021

 

 

 




Community Cleanup - vehicle removal
MAY 11, 2021

Thank you to Rich Boyz Mechanical & Towing and Thunder Valley Towing for participating.




2021 Home Owner Grants - New application process
MAY 5, 2021

B.C.’s Homeowner Grant Centralization

All residential property owners can now claim their 2021 grant with the Province. 

B.C. municipalities are no longer accepting grant applications.

How to apply? You will need your Social Insurance Number when you apply

You can:

·      apply online at gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant 

·      call 1 888 355 2700, Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm 

It is quick, easy and secure - claim your grant online.  







Province updates Circuit Breaker Business Relief Grant
APR 26, 2021

The Province adds short-term accommodation providers to the list of eligible businesses:

  • Hotels, motels, hostels, lodging houses, resorts, bed and breakfast establishments and similar places
  • Privately owned vacation homes, cabins, condominiums, or similar places sold by an operator or an owner that are registered as a business
  • Clubs and similar places, whether or not a membership is required for the lodging
  • Campgrounds, guide outfitters, fishing lodges or guest ranches

Applications open now.

Go to the Province's website for more details and to see if your business qualifies: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/economic-recovery/relief-grant

 


2021 Business Facade Improvement Program Opens
APR 21, 2021

Click here to find the application package.

 





Province announces Circuit Breaker Business Relief Grant
APR 8, 2021

Grants of $1,000 to $10,000 are available to hospitality and fitness businesses impacted by the March 30, 2021 PHO orders on gatherings and events and liquor and food serving premises.


Downtown Revitalization Plan - Request for Proposals
APR 1, 2021

The Village of McBride is is seeking proposals for the development of a Downtown Revitalization Plan:



Career Opportunity with the Village of McBride
MAR 31, 2021

The Village of McBride has an exciting career opportunity:




COVID-19 Community Wide Immunizations
MAR 30, 2021

COVID

Things are changing quickly. The best resource for information continues to be the Northern Health website’s

COVID-19 Vaccination Plan page, as well as local Northern Health Community Facebook groups.



Stronger Province-wide Restrictions Announced
MAR 29, 2021

On March 29, 2021, Dr. Bonnie Henry announced new stronger province-wide restrictions:

Stronger province-wide restrictions

Between March 29 at midnight and April 19 at midnight the PHO is strengthening province-wide restrictions:

  • The variance allowing indoor religious gatherings and worship services between March 28 and May 13 is suspended
  • Indoor low intensity group exercise classes are cancelled
  • Restaurants, pubs and bars are closed for indoor dining. Outdoor patio seating and take-out or delivery is allowed
  • No indoor social gatherings of any size at your residence with anyone other than your household or, if you live alone, your core bubble. 
    Safety recommendations

In addition to the orders, the PHO strongly recommends:

  • Working from home whenever possible, unless it is essential to be in the workplace
  • Keeping your child home from school if they feel sick or have any sign of illness
  • Getting testing immediately if you or anyone in your family feels sick
  • Avoiding all non-essential travel

Masks in schools

Public health guidance for K to 12 schools has been updated to support and encourage students in grade 4 to 12 to wear masks at school. 

Please view the detailed Provincial Orders at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restrictions

 









Taking Care of Your Business Virtual Conference - March 26-27, 2021
MAR 11, 2021

Attention Business Owners:

Taking Care of Your Business Virtual Conference - March 26 and 27, 2021

Two days of keynote speakers and networking opportunities to get your business moving forward and growing stronger.   Whether you are a sole proprietor or run a business with more than 50 employees, there is something for everyone! The conference will focus on solutions and tools for your business to find success as we move forward.

For more information and to register for the conference visit: https://www.takingcareofbusiness.biz/programs/conference/


Road Bans
MAR 9, 2021

Road Ban Notice



2021 Utility Bills
MAR 3, 2021

Utility Billing









Village of McBride launches Child Care Needs Assessment Parent and Caregiver Survey
JAN 18, 2021

Parents and caregivers in the Robson Valley:

Between January and April 2021, the Village of McBride is carrying out a Child Care Space Creation Planning project to assess the need for child care in McBride and the Robson Valley. A key part of the process involves hearing the experiences of parents and guardians. The information you share will help the Village of McBride create a Child Care Action Plan.

The Village of McBride is launching the Child Care Assessment Parent and Caregiver Survey today: https://ca.research.net/r/mcbride_childcare


Village of McBride launches Child Care Space Creation Planning Project
JAN 18, 2021

What’s happening? 

Between January and April 2021, the Village of McBride is carrying out a Child Care Space Creation Planning project to assess the need for child care in McBride and the Robson Valley. A key part of the process involves hearing the experiences of parents and guardians. The information you share will help the Village of McBride create a Child Care Action Plan.

Head over to this page for more information: Child Care Space Creation Planning.




Province-wide COVID restrictions extended until Feb 5, 2021
JAN 7, 2021

On January 7, 2021, Dr. Bonnie Henry announced an extension to Province-wide restrictions.

By order and direction of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), all events and social gatherings are suspended to significantly reduce COVID-19 transmission related to social interactions and travel. 

The order is in effect from November 19, 2020 at midnight to February 5, 2021 at midnight. 

Please view the detailed Provincial Orders at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/restrictions





Village of McBride - Casual On-Call PW 2 Position
DEC 17, 2020

     

 

Corporation of the Village of McBride

 

 

CASUAL ‘ON-CALL’ PUBLIC WORKS POSITION: 

PW 2 - Equipment Operator and Labourer

The Corporation of the Village of McBride is seeking to fill a casual on-call Public Works position (Equipment Operator and Labourer) 

This an on-call position for limited hours as required to cover absences of a permanent employee or augment staff during peak periods. 

Typical duties of this position include: 

Operating equipment in a safe and efficient manner, mainly on municipal public streets and rights-of-way
Operating mobile equipment on public streets 
The successful candidate must have the following qualifications: 

  • Completion of senior secondary school or its equivalent
  • Valid BC Driver's License - Class 5
  • Proven experience in the operation of large mobile equipment and servicing and maintenance of similar equipment
  • Thorough knowledge of related occupational hazards and WorkSafe standards and regulations 

Please note that this is a casual, on-call position.

Wage - $24.30/hour (subject to collective agreement).

You can view the job description here: JD Public Works 2 

If you are an exceptional equipment operator who has proven experience operating a variety of snow removal and other heavy equipment, and have a strong work ethic please submit your resume and cover letter by email to:

John Peterson, Public Works Operations Manager, at opsmanager@mcbride.ca before 12:00 pm on Monday, January 4, 2021.  Please include a driver’s abstract and three references.

External job postings are open to everyone and we thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 


BC Recovery Benefit - online applications open December 18, 2020
DEC 15, 2020

The BC Recovery Benefit (the benefit) is a one-time direct deposit payment for eligible families, single parents or individuals. Benefit eligibility is based on net income from your 2019 tax return. You must apply to receive the benefit. Applications open December 18, 2020.

Go to the website for more information on how to apply: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/economic-recovery/recovery-benefit

 

 


COVID-19 Province-wide Restrictions Extended
DEC 10, 2020

COVID-19 Province-wide Restrictions have been extended to January 8, 2021:





Village of McBride - Clarification of Roles of Bylaw Information Officer and Council
NOV 26, 2020

 

Corporation of the Village of McBride

 

 

 

November 26, 2020

The Council of the Village of McBride would like to take this opportunity to clarify the roles of Council and the Bylaw Information Officer.   The Village does not provide enforcement services – enforcement is the sole responsibility of the RCMP.   Council views the role of the Village and Bylaw Information Officer as providing assistance to businesses and individuals to comply with the current directives issued by Dr. Henry.

 Mr. Kelly Mortenson has been appointed as the Bylaw Information Officer and is available to assist businesses and individuals in keeping abreast of health orders and directives, and work with the community to find solutions for any issues and support of compliance measures.

We are confident that members of our community will continue to support our local businesses while alleviating stress for those who might be vulnerable to the effects of Covid-19 and will choose to follow Dr. Henry’s directives, regardless of their personal beliefs concerning the measures in place.   Every person has a right to their own opinions, however Council is confident that kindness and consideration for all the community will be a deciding factor in complying with the current directives.

Business have not yet recovered from the shut down of this past Spring and need their patrons to co-operate with the processes put into place to avoid the need for further restrictions.   Every person who enters a business is required to “mask-up”.   If someone is unable to wear a mask for health or personal reasons there are various resources available to assist in the delivery of products from the local businesses – please just call the business to make alternate arrangements.

Council has also discussed whether we should remain open to visitors to our community.   Currently the Provincial directives strongly recommend no unnecessary travel outside of your community.   There is no official restriction that prevents travel, but the hope is that common sense will prevail.   If visitors are advised of the Provincial directives and they follow those directives, there is no legal reason why visitors can not come to our community. Each business will be responsible for their own risk assessment to determine whether they will accept visitors to their business.   McBride is famous for being a welcoming community.   Council encourages the community to be respectful to any visitors that we see, and we are confident that they will be respectful in return.

Village of McBride
250-569-2229


Village of McBride launches Age-Friendly Survey
NOV 23, 2020

Age-Friendly Community Survey Launched

You can pick up a paper copy at the Village office or at the McBride Library or complete the survey online at the link below.

Survey link - https://qplus.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1C9GV7UwnxMKT3L


Village of McBride - Bylaw Information Officer
NOV 20, 2020

The Village of McBride appoints Bylaw Information Officer:


COVID-19 New Province-wide Restrictions
NOV 19, 2020

New Province-wide Restrictions:



BC Hydro Scheduled Maintenance - November 18, 19 2020
NOV 16, 2020

Notice to Residents and Businesses:

BC Hydro has scheduled maintenance for our area for Wednesday and Thursday, November 18 and 19, 2020.

Residents and businesses may experience intermittent power outages during this time, while the main grid transfers to IPPs or the Diesel Generator Station.

More information will be provided as it is received from BC Hydro.



Village of McBride - Notice of Transfer Station Road Construction
NOV 16, 2020

TRANSFER STATION ROAD CONSTRUCTION

Construction will resume on the Transfer Station Road on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 17-18, 2020.

The road to the Transfer Station will be closed November 17-18, coinciding with normal winter hours so there will be no disruption of Transfer Station service.

 




Village of McBride - Career Opportunity (CFO)
NOV 10, 2020

The Village of McBride is offering a unique opportunity to fill the role as Chief Financial Officer/Deputy Corporate Officer and join our dynamic and dedicated team:






Transfer Station Road Closure - Update
NOV 4, 2020

Transfer Station Road Closure - Update

 




Village of McBride - Tourism Master Plan Draft
NOV 2, 2020

We need your input!

In the spring of 2020, the Village of McBride began a process to develop a Tourism Master Plan for the McBride region. Over the past nine
months, we have worked closely with the community to develop a Draft Tourism Master Plan. We would now like to present the plan to the
community and collect your feedback on the proposed direction.


Joint statement on B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates
OCT 27, 2020

Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Stephen Brown, deputy minister of health, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia on October 26, 2020:



Village of McBride launches Age-Friendly Assessment and Action Plan Project
OCT 26, 2020

Age-Friendly Assessment and Action Plan project launched:


McBride and District Housing Society AGM Notice
OCT 15, 2020

McBride and District Housing Society AGM Notice:

 


COVID-19 New Support for Small Business in the Robson Valley
OCT 8, 2020

New program to support small businesses with COVID-19 recovery launches in Fraser-Fort George region:


Village of McBride - Notice of Temporary Road Closure Shantz Place
SEP 30, 2020

Notice of Temporary Road Closure Shantz Place:

Thursday, October 1, 2020 7:00am to 5:00pm.

Shantz Place road will be blocked for the installation of a water line.

Please observe signs and barricades and stay well back from equipment.


Village of McBride - Notice of 5th Avenue Sidewalk Replacement
SEP 28, 2020

NOTICE OF 5th AVENUE SIDEWALK REPLACEMENT TO COMMENCE ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2020:


Broadband Study Press Release - McBride and area
SEP 28, 2020

The Village of McBride has partnered with the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George, Village of Valemount and District of Mackenzie on an initiative to improve rural broadband connectivity in our region:



Village of McBride - Casual Part-Time Bylaw Officer
SEP 21, 2020

The Village of McBride is seeking to fill a temporary casual part-time Bylaw Officer contract position:



LEAP Conference for Women in Business
SEP 21, 2020

LEAP Conference for Women in Business:


Investment Readiness Program - Round 2
SEP 15, 2020

Local non-profits and social enterprises - your organization may qualify for funding:


Sewer Flushing Notice
SEP 9, 2020





Charge North Funding Announcement
SEP 1, 2020

CleanBC Communities Fund Charge North Funding Announcements


Northern Health Public Service Announcement
AUG 31, 2020

Northern Health Covid-19 Alert, Northeast BC

To view the Nothern Health Public Service Announcement, please click here




Public Attendance at Open Council Meetings by Zoom
AUG 21, 2020

 

For a copy of the Question sign up sheet, click here




Village of McBride - Invitation to Tender
AUG 4, 2020

Invitation to Tender - Bill Clark Memorial Park Bleacher Replacement Project:




Northern Health Information Bulletin - COVID-19 community outbreak on Haida Gwaii
JUL 30, 2020

UPDATE - COVID-19 community outbreak on Haida Gwaii

Ongoing contact tracing and testing for COVID-19 on Haida Gwaii has identified six additional lab-confirmed cases related to a community outbreak declared on July 24th. Northern Health public health staff are currently following up on a total of 20 cases; 13 are considered active, while seven individuals have recovered, at this time. 

The additional cases do not represent a significant expansion of the outbreak, nor do they suggest wider spread of COVID-19 in Haida Gwaii communities. While contact tracing work continues, it is believed the new cases are also epidemiologically linked to the original outbreak cases. 

The recently-identified Haida Gwaii cases are from exposures that took place prior to last week’s outbreak declaration. It would not be unexpected to identify additional cases in coming days, where exposure also occurred within the same COVID-19 incubation period.

All of the active cases continue to self-isolate at home, and none have required hospital care, to date. Northern Health and the First Nations Health Authority continue to work with Council of the Haida Nation and municipal governments on Haida Gwaii, to coordinate the community response to the outbreak. This includes ensuring individuals who may need to self-isolate outside their home community, or nearer to a higher level of care, have the support they need. 

Close contacts of any confirmed cases will be informed by public health officials, and supported in actions they should take, such as self-monitoring or self-isolating. It’s very important that anyone experiencing potential COVID-19 symptoms self-isolate, and contact their primary care provider or the NH COVID-19 Online Clinic & Info Line (1-844-645-7811). 

To help bend the curve on Haida Gwaii and stop the spread of COVID-19, we encourage community members to: 

Be Safe:
  • Stay home as much as possible.
  • Get tested if you are have any COVID-19 symptoms or are feeling sick.
  • Maintain physical distancing of greater than two metres – this is more important than ever.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Wear a mask when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
     

Have Safe Gatherings:

  • Fewer faces in bigger spaces. Limit your gatherings to small groups and hold them outside.
  • Keep gatherings to people you know and keep track of who attends, so we can contact them if someone gets infected. If you host a gathering, you are expected to have the names and contact information of those that attend.
  • Limiting gathering size in private residences to six people.
     

Be Kind:

  • Maintain the confidentiality of those who are sick or who are contacts
  • Show support and caring to those who are sick or who are contacts
     

Media Contact: NH media line – 877-961-7724




River Forecast Centre Update - High Streamflow Advisory ended Upper Fraser and mainstream of Middle Fraser
JUL 24, 2020

Ended: High Streamflow Advisory – Upper Fraser and mainstream of Middle Fraser

Updated: 11:40 July 24, 2020

The River Forecast Centre is Ending the High Streamflow Advisory for:

The Upper Fraser River including tributaries above Hansard
The mainstream of Middle Fraser River to Lytton
The rivers have responded to the thunderstorms yesterday and this morning and the river levels have risen slightly. According to the latest hydrological modeling, the river levels are expected to rise slightly but below the 2-year return period levels this weekend. With the forecast seasonably hot and dry weather pattern beginning Saturday, the river levels are expected to drop further next week.

The River Forecast Centre continues to monitor the conditions and provides updates as conditions warrant.

BC River Forecast Centre

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

A High Streamflow Advisory means that river levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but that no major flooding is expected.  Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

A Flood Watch means that river levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull.  Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers may occur.

A Flood Warning means that river levels have exceeded bankfull or will exceed bankfull imminently, and that flooding of areas adjacent to the rivers affected will result.  

 






Village of McBride BOIL WATER NOTICE effective July 21, 2020
JUL 21, 2020

Northern Health has downgraded the DO NOT CONSUME Notice to a BOIL WATER Notice effective immediately and until further notice.

See the BOIL WATER NOTICE below:

BOIL WATER NOTICE - effective July 21, 2020

 

 




River Forecast Centre - High Streamflow Advisory Upper Fraser Downgraded issued July 17, 2020
JUL 17, 2020

Northeast Region – Flood Watch – Quesnel River (MAINTAINED) – High Streamflow Advisory – Upper Fraser (DOWNGRADED), Middle Fraser (MAINTAINED), Fraser River mainstem (MAINTAINED)

July 17, 2020

The River Forecast Centre is maintaining a Flood Watch for:

  • Quesnel River (MAINTAINED)

The River Forecast Centre is downgrading to or maintaining a High Streamflow Advisory for:

  • Upper Fraser River including tributaries like the McGregor River, Dore River and McKale River (DOWNGRADED)
  • Fraser River mainstem from Marguerite to Boston Bar (MAINTAINED)
  • Middle Fraser tributaries including areas around Williams Lake and 100 Mile House (MAINTAINED)

A pulse of water from a moderate rainfall event that occurred over the Upper Fraser and Cariboo regions Wednesday to Friday is slowly moving through rivers within the Upper Fraser region. Rainfall totals from Wednesday to Friday morning range from 10 to over 60 mm, the highest occurring at the Hedrick Lake (1A14P) automated snow weather station. Smaller rivers and tributaries within the region peaked late yesterday (July 17th) in response to this event and are now falling. Specifically, the McKale River near 940m Contour (08KA009) peaked near 82 m3/s (near a 5 year flow) late July 16th, and the Morkill River below Hellroaring Creek (08KA013) peaked at 270 m3/s (below a 2-year flow) late July 16th. The McGregor River peaked at 1450 m3/s (close to a 5 year flow) today and is just beginning to fall as of Friday afternoon (July 17th).

The Quesnel River is flowing at 1020 m3/s (10-year flow) and is expected to remain high during the following days due to the current rainfall. Water from rain this week is moving down the Fraser mainstem, driving currently increasing flows at Fraser at Prince George and higher flows forecasted for downstream Fraser sites. Peaks on the mainstem Fraser due to this event are expected to remain below 5-year flows at this time. The Fraser River near Marguerite is flowing at 4420 m3/s (between 1-year and 2-year flow), and is forecast to rise over the weekend. The San Jose River is flowing at 18.2 m3/s (between a 20-year and 50-year flow).  

Dry conditions expected for the weekend should help mitigate high flows; however, unsettled weather forecast for the following week could be problematic within systems that are already high.

Current conditions include:

  • McKale River near 940m Contour (08KA009) is flowing at 52.4 m3/s (1-2 year flow)
  • Morkill River below Hellroaring Creek (08KA013) is flowing at 225 m3/s (1-2 year flow)
  • Dore River near McBride (08KA001) is flowing at 67 m3/s (1-2 year flow)
  • McGregor River at Lower Canyon (08KB003) is flowing at 1440 m3/s (5 year flow)
  • Fraser River at Shelley (08KB001) is flowing at 2990 m3/s (1-2 year flow)
  • Fraser River at South Fort George (08KE018) is at 8.335 m (1-2 year flow)
  • Fraser River at Marguerite (08MC018) is flowing at 4420 m3/s (1-2 year flow)
  • Quesnel River at Quesnel (08KH006) is flowing at 1020 m3/s (10 year flow)
  • San Jose River above Borland Creek (08MC040) is flowing at 18.2 m3/s (20-50 year flow)

The public is advised to stay clear of the fast-flowing rivers and potentially unstable riverbanks during the high-streamflow period.

The River Forecast Centre continues to monitor the conditions and provides updates as conditions warrant.

Sharing on behalf of,

BC River Forecast Centre

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

A High Streamflow Advisory means that river levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but that no major flooding is expected.  Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

A Flood Watch means that river levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull.  Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers may occur.

A Flood Warning means that river levels have exceeded bankfull or will exceed bankfull imminently, and that flooding of areas adjacent to the rivers affected will result. 



River Forecast Centre - Flood Watch Upper Fraser River issued July 16, 2020
JUL 16, 2020

Northeast Region – Flood Watch – Upper Fraser (NEW), Quesnel River (MAINTAINED) - High Streamflow Advisory –Middle Fraser (MAINTAINED), Fraser River mainstem (MAINTAINED)

ISSUED: 10:00 July 16, 2020

The River Forecast Centre is issuing a Flood Watch for:

  • Upper Fraser River, including tributaries like the McGregor River, Dore River and McKale River

The River Forecast Centre is maintaining a Flood Watch for:

  • Quesnel River

The River Forecast Centre is maintaining a High Streamflow Advisory for:

  • Fraser River mainstrem from Marguerite to Boston Bar
  • Middle Fraser tributaries including areas around Williams Lake and 100 Mile House

A moderate rainfall event is occurring over the Upper Fraser and Cariboo regions. As of Thursday morning, rainfall totals over the past 24-hours range from 5 to 35mm – the highest occurring at Hedrick Lake (1A14P) automated snow weather station. Since rivers have remained high due to heavy rain over the past three weeks, some tributaries of the Fraser River are rising rapidly from this rainfall event. The Dore River near McBride is flowing at 109 m3/s (between a 2-year and 5-year flow) and rising. The McKale River near 940m Contour (08KA009) is at flowing at 73 m3/s (between a 2-year and 5-year flow) and rising. The Morkill River below Hellroaring Creek (08KA013) is flowing at 240 m3/s (between 1-year and 2-year flow) and rising. The McGregor River is flowing at 982 m3/s (between 1-year and 2-year) and rising rapidly. Increases are expected in the Fraser River over the upcoming days due to the rainfall.

The Quesnel River remains very high and is flowing at 985 m3/s (10-year flow) and may rise again over the following days due to the current rainfall.  The Fraser River near Marguerite is flowing at 4360 m3/s (between 1-year and 2-year flow). The San Jose River is flowing at 18.4 m3/s (between 20-year and 50-year flow).  

Fortunately, dry conditions are expected for the weekend.  The following week may continue the recent trend of unsettled summer weather.

The public is advised to stay clear of the fast-flowing rivers and potentially unstable riverbanks during the high-streamflow period.

The River Forecast Centre continues to monitor the conditions and provides updates as conditions warrant.

Sharing on behalf of,

BC River Forecast Centre

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
A High Streamflow Advisory means that river levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but that no major flooding is expected.  Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

A Flood Watch means that river levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull.  Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers may occur.

A Flood Warning means that river levels have exceeded bankfull or will exceed bankfull imminently, and that flooding of areas adjacent to the rivers affected will result. 







RDFFG - July 12 Mountain View Road open to residents
JUL 13, 2020

Read the entire Bulletin HERE.

 


RDFFG - July 10 Update Mountain View Rd.
JUL 11, 2020

Read the Information Bulletin HERE.


BC's Restart Plan - Have your say!
JUL 8, 2020

Province of BC COVID 19 - B.C. Restart and Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged and changed our province. Across B.C., we have been touched by job loss and change, health concerns, worries about how our families and communities can cope, and increasing uncertainty about the future.

As we plan our recovery, the choices we make in the coming weeks and months can help us build an economy — and a province — that works for everyone.

Have your say by completing the online survey - open until July 21, 2020.

Survey Link - HERE.

Other ways to contribute include:

1. Participate in a telephone Townhall: Join a telephone Townhall, an interactive conference call where you have the opportunity to submit ideas on BC’s Recover and ask Minister and guests questions about BC’s Recovery Plan.

      • Northern Region Telephone Townhall is scheduled for Tuesday, July 14 at 7 pm.Participants include Scott Fraser, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Ravi Kahlon – Parliamentary Secretary for Forests, lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Register for the telephone Townhall HERE.
      • Virtual Townhall on Supporting Small Businesses is scheduled for Monday, July 13 at 12 pm. Participants include Michelle Mungall - Minister of Jobs, Economic Development, and Competitiveness, Tom Conway – CEO of Small Business B.C. and Jinny Sims – MLA Surrey-Panorama. Join the live event on Facebook or submit your idea or question on small businesses before 12 pm (PDT) on Friday July 10.

2. Email the Province: Email the Province directly with your ideas, advice and suggestions at recoveryideas@gov.bc.ca.




Province of BC COVID-19 Restart and Recovery Survey
JUL 6, 2020

Province of BC COVID 19 - B.C. Restart and Recovery Survey

We want to hear from you.

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged and changed our province. Across B.C., we have been touched by job loss and change, health concerns, worries about how our families and communities can cope, and increasing uncertainty about the future.

As we plan our recovery, the choices we make in the coming weeks and months can help us build an economy — and a province — that works for everyone.

Have your say by completing the online survey below.

The survey will be open until July 21, 2020 at 4 pm (PDT) and should take under 15 minutes to complete.

SURVEY LINK:

https://feedback.engage.gov.bc.ca/317781?lang=en










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URGENT - DO NOT CONSUME NOTICE - COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEM
JUN 24, 2020

URGENT - DO NOT CONSUME NOTICE - COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEM



2020 Property Tax Reminder
JUN 23, 2020

 


Village of McBride - Water Intake System Update
JUN 17, 2020

Village of McBride - update regarding Water Intake System:


Village of McBride - WATER CONSERVATION NOTIFICATION
JUN 15, 2020

Village of McBride Update - Water Conservation Notification:


Village of McBride - URGENT EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION
JUN 14, 2020

IMMEDIATE CONSERVATION OF WATER NECESSARY DUE TO RISING TURBIDITY PROBLEMS AT DOMINION CREEK:


Village of McBride - Bill Clark Memorial Park and Ball Diamond reopens June 11, 2020
JUN 11, 2020

The Village of McBride reopens the Bill Clark Memorial Park and Ball Diamond June 11, 2020:


McBride Tourism Master Plan - Book your time!
JUN 11, 2020

We would like to hear from you:


McBride Tourism Master Plan Survey Extended
JUN 10, 2020

Village of McBride Tourism Master Plan Survey Extended to Sunday, June 14, 2020:


Village of McBride Playgrounds Reopen June 10, 2020
JUN 10, 2020

The Village of McBride is reopening municipal playgrounds effective June 10, 2020:


Career Opportunity - Village of McBride Administrative Assistant 1
JUN 4, 2020

The Village of McBride is seeking an Administrative Assistant 1 to join our team. For more information regarding this exciting opportunity and how to apply:


Village of McBride - Extension of Blanket Permit for Recreation Backyard Campfires
JUN 3, 2020

The Village of McBride is extending the Blanket Permit for Recreation Backyard Campfires to July 15, 2020:


McBride Tourism Master Plan Survey - Geographic Area
JUN 2, 2020

The survey encompasses McBride and District (Dome Creek to Dunster):


Village of McBride Office - Safe Operating Procedures
JUN 1, 2020

Village of McBride office reopens with Safe Operating Procedures:


Village of McBride - Village Office Hours starting June 1, 2020
JUN 1, 2020

Village of McBride Office reopens June 1, 2020 with new hours:


Village of McBride - Reminder Boil Water Notice Remains in Effect
JUN 1, 2020

Boil Water Notice in effect until further notice:


Village of McBride - Line Painting on Main Street May 29, 2020
MAY 28, 2020

Public Works crews will be line paining on Main Street:


Village of McBride Property Tax Notice Information
MAY 28, 2020

2020 Property Tax Notices will be mailed May 28, 2020:



Career Opportunity – Village of McBride Permanent Part-Time Public Works Operations Manager
MAY 27, 2020

The Village of McBride is seeking an experienced Public Works Operations Manager to join our team. For more information regarding this exciting opportunity and how to apply:


Village of McBride Office to Reopen June 1, 2020 with new hours
MAY 25, 2020

Village of McBride office opening June 1, 2020 with new hours and COVID-19 operating procedures in place:


McBride Tourism Master Plan Survey Launched - we need your input!
MAY 21, 2020

The Village of McBride is looking for your input:


COVID-19 - Emergency Community Support Fund Opens
MAY 20, 2020

Canada's Emergency Community Support Fund is launched May 19, 2020:



Joint Statement - Recreation Boaters
MAY 16, 2020

Recreation Boaters are asked to avoid unnecessary travel over the May long weekend:


Village of McBride - Boil Water Notice remains in effect
MAY 15, 2020

Village of McBride Mandatory Boil Water Notice remains in effect:


Village of McBride - closed Monday, May 18, 2020
MAY 15, 2020

Happy Victoria Day Long Weekend:


Information from BC Hydro regarding COVID-19 Relief Fund
MAY 15, 2020

BC Hydro Relief Fund Information:


Village of McBride - Playground Equipment Remains Closed
MAY 15, 2020

Playground equipment on Village of McBride property is closed until further notice:


Village of McBride - Extension of Blanket Permit for Recreation Backyard Campfires
MAY 14, 2020

The Village of McBride extends the Blanket Permit for Recreation Backyard Campfires to May 31, 2020:


BC Centre for Disease Control COVID-19 Survey
MAY 14, 2020

Participate in an online survey regarding impacts of COVID-19:


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MAY 14, 2020

Advice from Dr. Bonnie Henry as we head into the long weekend:


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MAY 13, 2020

Information from Northern Health regarding the resumption of elective surgeries:


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MAY 11, 2020

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The Village of McBride is looking for a Chief Financial Officer / Deputy Corporate Officer:


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MAY 4, 2020

Keeping sites open and safe during COVID-19 is a challenge and we ask for your patience and cooperation:


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MAY 1, 2020

Congratulations to Tanner Molendyk!


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MAY 1, 2020

Regional Parks open May 1, 2020:


2020 Property Tax Deferment Program
MAY 1, 2020

2020 Property Tax Deferment Program



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APR 30, 2020

Village of McBride Issues Blanket Permit for Recreational Fires



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APR 24, 2020

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The Village of McBride is issuing a Boil Water Notice effective immediately:




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The Village of McBride is looking for a Chief Financial Officer/Deputy Corporate Officer:


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APR 20, 2020

McBride Tourism Master Plan Development Project:


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APR 20, 2020

Public Warning for Potential Boil Water Advisory:


Village of McBride - Street Sweeping
APR 20, 2020

 Street Sweeping in Effect April & May 2020:


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APR 17, 2020

All Open Burning in the Village of McBride Continued to be Banned until Further Notice due to COVID-19 Health and Safety. 


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APR 16, 2020

COVID-19 support service launched for B.C. businesses:



Village of McBride - COVID-19 Update, Request from Mayor and Council
APR 9, 2020

Village of McBride Mayor and Council ask residents to stay home this weekend:


Category 2, Category 3, Resource Open Management Fires to be prohibited
APR 8, 2020

Category 2, Category 3, Resource Open Management Fires to be prohibited:


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APR 8, 2020

Effective immediately, full BC Parks System Closure:


COVID-19 Media Release from RDFFG regarding Landfills and Transfer Stations
APR 8, 2020

Regional District landfills and transfer stations brace for busy weekend and ask for public cooperation:


Upcoming Public Hearing - April 14, 2020
APR 5, 2020

Anyone who has previously sent written submissions to the Village please resend with current date prior to April 13, 2020. If you have not been contacted by phone to resubmit, please contact the Village at 250-569-2229 or sherri@mcbride.ca

 


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APR 3, 2020

Reminder to Residents: Change to Garbage Collection for Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Residential Garbage Pickup will be Thursday, April 9, 2020.

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APR 2, 2020

Village of McBride - COVID-19 Update, Bylaw Officer Supervisor


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APR 1, 2020

Regional District urges responsible use of landfills and transfer stations during COVID-19 crisis:


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APR 1, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing for Zoning Amendment Bylaw 788, 2019 - 


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APR 1, 2020

BC HYDRO – COVID-19 RELIEF RESPONSE:


Technical Difficulties
APR 1, 2020

Due to technical difficulties we apologize for not posting the March 29 & 30, 2020 Special Council Meeting Agenda’s earlier

 


COVID-19 Information from Northern Health - Community Guide
MAR 30, 2020

COVID-19 Information from Northern Health - Community Guide:


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MAR 30, 2020

A Message from Northern Health - Friday, March 27, 2020:


Village of McBride Update - COVID-19, Playground Closures
MAR 27, 2020

Village of McBride Closing Playgrounds in Response to COVID-19:


AG Foods Hours of Operation
MAR 27, 2020

AG Foods Hours of Operation:


Local Food Bank expects increase in demand during COVID-19 pandemic
MAR 27, 2020

Local Food Bank expects increase in demand during COVID-19 pandemic:


COVID-19 British Columbia Driver's Licences
MAR 27, 2020

COVID-19 British Columbia Driver's Licences:


Village of McBride Update - COVID-19, Resources for Individuals, Families and Businesses
MAR 26, 2020

Village of McBride Update - COVID-19, Resources for Individuals, Families and Businesses:


Village of McBride Update - COVID-19, NEW Physical Distancing Poster
MAR 26, 2020

Village of McBride - COVID-19, NEW Physical Distancing Poster:


OPEN BURNING BAN IN VILLAGE OF McBRIDE UNTIL WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2020
MAR 26, 2020

OPEN BURNING BAN IN VILLAGE OF McBRIDE UNTIL WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2020:


COVID-19 Fraud Reports from RCMP
MAR 26, 2020

COVID-19 Fraud Reports from RCMP:


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MAR 25, 2020

COVID-19 Information from Northern Health - March 25, 2020:


Village of McBride Update - COVID-19, New Self-Assessment App
MAR 24, 2020

Village of McBride - COVID-19, New Self-Assessment App:


Road Restrictions - Updated June 16, 2020
MAR 23, 2020

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Village of McBride Update - COVID 19 NEWS RELEASE
MAR 23, 2020

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MAR 22, 2020

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Village of McBride Update - COVID-19, McBride Visitor Centre CLOSED
MAR 22, 2020

Village of McBride Update - COVID-19, McBride Visitor Centre CLOSED:


Village of McBride Update - COVID-19, Social Distancing
MAR 21, 2020

Village of McBride Update - COVID-19


Village of McBride Update - COVID-19, Food Services
MAR 21, 2020

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Village of McBride Update - COVID-19, Public Notice
MAR 20, 2020

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COVID-19, RDFFG Information Bulletin – March 19, 2020
MAR 19, 2020

RDFFG Information Bulletin – March 19, 2020:


Village of McBride Update – COVID-19, Provincial Public Health Emergency
MAR 18, 2020

Village of McBride Update – COVID-19:


COVID-19, Information Bulletins from Northern Health
MAR 17, 2020

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Village of McBride - COVID-19 Update, Village Office Procedures
MAR 16, 2020

Village office procedures in light of COVID-19 concerns:



Notice of Public Hearing - March 24, 2020
MAR 5, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing for Bylaw No. 788, 2019:


March 24, 2020 Council Meeting Re-location
MAR 5, 2020

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News Release - Grant funding for McBride Train Station
MAR 3, 2020

Northern Development Infrastructure Trust grant funding for McBride Train Station Infrastructure Improvements:


Horizon North Contract information
FEB 25, 2020

Information regarding the Horizon North contract:


McBride Community Foundation Spring Intake Open March 2-20, 2020
FEB 25, 2020

McBride Community Foundation Spring Intake Opens March 2-20, 2020.


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FEB 24, 2020

The Province's responses to the Village of McBride 2019 UBCM Resolutions:


Village of McBride 2020 Budget Process - Have Your Say
FEB 21, 2020

Have Your Say - Closes on March 2, 2020. 


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FEB 20, 2020

Time to vote for McBride in the 2020 Sledtown Showdown Finals:


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FEB 11, 2020

McBride Housing Needs Assessment Report Released:


BC Government looking for feedback regarding proposed residential options for Agricultural Land:
FEB 10, 2020

BC Government looking for feedback regarding proposed residential options for Agricultural Land:


Small Business Workshop
FEB 10, 2020

FREE Small Business Workshop - Tax Tips and Changes:


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JAN 20, 2020

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DEC 5, 2019

Information regarding hauling on Bridge Rd:


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DEC 2, 2019

Stop by the Village office to pick up a radon test kit while supplies last:


McBride Participates in the Radon Kit Challenge
NOV 20, 2019

Pick up a Radon Test kit from the Village of McBride:


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NOV 14, 2019

Drafting of the Ancient Forest Management Plan continues into 2020:


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OCT 18, 2019

McBride's first Electric Vehicle Charging Station is now fully operational.  

Join representatives from BC Hydro and the Village of McBride for the official ribbon cutting event on Wednesday October 23rd at 2:00 pm.


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AUG 7, 2019

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JUL 25, 2019

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Update


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JUN 11, 2019

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MAR 19, 2019

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JUN 4, 2018

BC Bus North Schedule:


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MAY 31, 2018

Northern Health News Release - NH Connections Bus Service Expands Eligibility:

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MAY 10, 2018

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