DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District held a verbal public hearing on Thursday, November 26, for a zoning bylaw amendment about cannabis-related businesses within the District.

Currently, the Regional District is proposing to repeal the Peace River Regional District Zoning Amendment Bylaw from 2018 and replace it with a Zoning Amendment Bylaw which will allow cannabis retail stores to be located in select commercial zones.

The current bylaw does not provide guidance for where cannabis-related businesses should be located, other than to not allow one within 200 metres within a school and 100 metres within a park.

During the public hearing, there was no verbal public comment on the proposed bylaw changes.

The next public hearing is scheduled for December 11, which will review written submissions.

Further information can be found on the Regional District’s website.

The public hearing can be viewed in the video below, which starts at 36:30 into the video.