This is the first day of a series of rural town hall meetings on the Peace River Regional District’s controversial revised building bylaw. There’s been significant rural opposition to the legislation that requires building permits for construction in all areas of the district.
Three meetings were scheduled for today, with Upper Halfway getting this first one this morning, and others to follow at 2:30 this afternoon, and 7:00 this evening at Pink Mountain and Wonowon. There will be a total of 21 sessions in this series, concluding with one in Farmington on the 19th of September.
The new bylaw came into effect March 18 and a bid to have it quashed – in favor of one along the lines of the one it replaced – was defeated at a June 13 district board meeting.
The dates and locations of the meetings are below:
July 23 9:30 a.m. Upper Halfway
July 23 2:30 p.m. Pink Mountain
July 23 7:00 p.m. Wonowon
July 30 7:00 p.m. Buick
August 1 7:00 p.m. Tupper
August 6 7:00 p.m. Hudson’s Hope
August 9 7:00 p.m. Prespatou
August 13 7:00 p.m. Golata
August 15 7:00 p.m.Cecil Lake
August 20 7:00 p.m. Montney
August 22 6:30 p.m. Charlie Lake
August 27 7:00 p.m. Chetwynd
August 29 7:00 p.m. McLeod
September 3 7:00 p.m. Cutbank
September 5 7:00 p.m. Rolla
September 10 7:00 p.m. Tower Lake
September 12 6:30 p.m. Dawson Creek
September 17 7:00 p.m. Baldonnel
September 19 7:00 p.m. Farmington