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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The City of Fort St. John has granted the Métis Nation of British Columbia a temporary use permit for Métis House as development continues.

A temporary use permit was requested to allow for government services and minor daycare services for their members at the property.

The Métis House was one of two properties acquired by the MNBC in Fort St. John in the fall of 2021 and was previously called the Passive House. The other property is a vacant lot adjacent to the Métis House.

The permit was requested so the Métis Nation of British Columbia (MNBC) could continue offering services while planning for future development on the acquired land.

Some proposed future developments include a permanent daycare centre and rental housing.

The Métis House at 9904 94th Street in Fort St. John is an office space operated by the MNBC and will be used to support their Skills Training, Employment, and Post-secondary program.

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Katherine Caddel is a recent graduate of Laurentian University's English Media and Rhetoric program. They grew up in Northern Ontario and recently decided to make the North Peace their new home. When not at work, Katherine enjoys horror movies, playing video games and Dungeons and Dragons.