Fort St. John residents are being encouraged to vote on their favourite community vision statement.


The City has been working with the community on updating its Official Community Plan and part of that process involves selecting a statement that represents what it will look like in the future.

The City says the vision statement should be a source of inspiration and outline the community’s identity, along with its future goals.

Three vision statements have been chosen in consultation with residents.

The three statements are as follows:

“Fort St. John will be the most vibrant and attractive community in Northern Canada-a home for all.”

“Fort St. John will be the most healthy and attractive place to live in Northern Canada. We will achieve this by creating an environmentally, socially, culturally and economically balanced community.”

“Fort St. John: where nature lives, businesses prosper, and families flourish.”

People can vote on any one of the statements and will be entered in a draw for a $1,000 gift card for Ferris Fast Cycles. There are various ways to vote. There will be an online survey posted on the City’s Facebook page, website and other community Internet sites. People can also vote by phoning the Planning Department at 250-787-8165, by emailing or by visiting City Hall or the Visitor Centre to fill out a survey.

The City is also inviting residents to attend an informal drop-in session at Patch Java on Aug. 17 between 5 and 8 p.m. to discuss the City’s vision.