Community Pride

Community Pride

How can we make our Stewart a better place?

Change a piece of your community, discover what it means to be an active citizen, and build a commitment to take action in new and exciting ways.

Spread warmth and cheer - in the real community, you could drop by a new neighbors house with a hot welcoming apple pie; in a virtual community you could spread good news and gather the community in a group effort to deliver congratulations or kudos.


Take pride in your community - when you love your community and participate as an active and committed member, the pride will come naturally.


What can you do:

  • Adopt a Street - The Adopt A Street program is a way that families, groups, clubs or businesses can contribute to the community and enhance the level of community pride in their surrounding area by reducing litter.
  • Clean up Days - Clean Up Stewart Days is a Spring community event. Please, take this opportunity to clean up your yards.
  • Help elderly – take a pride and pleasure in helping those that need it most.
  • Canada Day Activities – join us July 1 for the annual Canada Day parade and celebrations. Show your community pride by entering a float, volunteering or donating to the event
  • Beautify your town – join our Town beautification team (contact Councillor Lynn for more information)
  • Learn about the history of your town - Learning where you come from will help you understand why you’re there, and increase your appreciation of where you live.  Learn about the people who founded the town where we live.  Learn about the cultural history that shaped, and continues to influence Stewart. Join Stewart Historical Society.
  • Visit your Library - Invaluable public resources are kept and maintained for our enrichment, convenience, accessibility, and enjoyment, and a Library is a public place that we can all enjoy.  Get out of your house once in a while and see what your community — and your tax dollars — have to offer.
  • Buy local - Support your local community by shopping locally.
  • Cemetery Care - Take care of your loved one's final resting place.  The well-kept Cemetery reflects community pride and respect for past residents; displaying the philosophy "We take care of our town".

A Public Health Approach to Non-Medical Cannabis

POSTED: September 21, 2018 | Mayors Blog

As District of Stewart Council will adopt few by-laws at the coming meeting, I want to share with citizens the letter from the Northern Health. I feel that this is a very important matter for many people, living in Stewart and Council should consider Health Authorities recommendations.

Multiple sectors of society, and all levels of government, have roles to play in a comprehensive public health approach to cannabis legalization. Local governments, in particular, can adopt regulations aimed at reducing youth exposure to non-medical cannabis, high-risk use in general (e.g., heavy or frequent use, use with other substances), and unwanted exposure to second-hand cannabis smoke and vapour. Local governments can also support increasing public knowledge and awareness, to support risk reduction and destigmatization, without normalization or promotion. Local U]dS`\[S\bal Xc`WaRWQbW]\ W\ h]\W\U' ZO\R caS' PcaW\Saa ZWQS\aW\U' PcWZRW\U Q]RSa' \cWaO\QS by-laws, and enforcement, as well as their ability to advocate to higher levels of government, can all be leveraged to promote a public health approach to cannabis.4 Some specific areas of best practice5 where local governments can support a public health approach include: 

A Public Health Approach to Non-Medical Cannabis

POSTED: September 21, 2018 | Mayors Blog

As District of Stewart Council will adopt few by-laws at the coming meeting, I want to share with citizens the letter from the Northern Health. I feel that this is a very important matter for many people, living in Stewart and Council should consider Health Authorities recommendations.

Multiple sectors of society, and all levels of government, have roles to play in a comprehensive public health approach to cannabis legalization. Local governments, in particular, can adopt regulations aimed at reducing youth exposure to non-medical cannabis, high-risk use in general (e.g., heavy or frequent use, use with other substances), and unwanted exposure to second-hand cannabis smoke and vapour. Local governments can also support increasing public knowledge and awareness, to support risk reduction and destigmatization, without normalization or promotion. Local U]dS`\[S\bal Xc`WaRWQbW]\ W\ h]\W\U' ZO\R caS' PcaW\Saa ZWQS\aW\U' PcWZRW\U Q]RSa' \cWaO\QS by-laws, and enforcement, as well as their ability to advocate to higher levels of government, can all be leveraged to promote a public health approach to cannabis.4 Some specific areas of best practice5 where local governments can support a public health approach include: 

Stewart - the Best Town for Nature Lovers

POSTED: July 7, 2014 | Kids Blog

If you enjoy fresh air, hiking and wild life photography, see why this Bear Valley School student thinks you'll love Stewart!  => read essay

STEWART HAS THE BEST SOIL FOR GARDENING

POSTED: March 3, 2014 | Kids Blog

Read this essay from Lane Hyslop to understand why the soil in Stewart is great for gardeners!

Notice from BC Hydro:  Wildfire Assistance

POSTED: August 21, 2018

Please see the attached notice from BC Hydro with information for customers affected by the wildfires.

Provincial State of Emergency Declared

POSTED: August 15, 2018

Please see the News Release from the Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General-Emergency Management BC regarding the Province's response to the ongoing wildfire situation.

Notice of Road Closure

POSTED: August 10, 2018

Please see the attached Public Notice Bulletin regarding the closure of the section of road between 1st Avenue and the south entrance to the Dike Road.

Discover BC’s Stewart-Cassiar Region

POSTED: February 21, 2018

Take a look at this Auto Tour video produced in conjunction with Destination BC, Kermode Tourism, and the Regional District of Kitimat Stikine-displaying spectacular views of scenery near Hazelton, New Hazelton, the Nass Valley and Stewart, with Dr. Joseph Gosnell narrating:  www.stewartcassiarhighway.com 

Salmon Glacier Auto Tour Brochure

POSTED: February 21, 2018

Here is an excellent resource to accompany you on your travel to visit the spectacular Salmon Glacier - Auto Tour Brochure

BC Hydro Installation of Bird Guarding at Stewart Substation

POSTED: January 8, 2018

Please see the attached information regarding BC Hydro's recent installation of Bird Guarding at the Stewart Substation