Appearing as a Council Delegation

Appearing as a Council Delegation

Citizen involvement in local government is an essential part of the democratic process and there are many ways in which you can voice your concerns and become involved.

Regular meetings of Council are open to the public and are held at 7:00 pm on the second and fourth Monday of the month (excluding Statutory Holidays) in the Town Hall Council Chamber. The schedule may be subject to change throughout the year. View the current Council Meeting Schedule.

At each regular Council meeting, Council hears from citizens or other parties who have concerns about issues affecting the District of Stewart. To appear before Council, you must submit a request in writing to the CAO by 1:00pm on the Thursday prior to the Council meeting at which you wish to appear. If there is no available time slot, a staff member of the CAO will contact you to make alternate arrangements for your request. 

Please click here to download a Delegation Request Form. You may fax your request to 250-636-2417, deliver it to the CAO at Town Hall, mail it to the Town Hall address, or e-mail cao@districtofstewart.com.

A staff member will contact you to confirm your attendance at the meeting. If you require any audio/visual equipment, please advise the staff member at this time. 

The Council meeting begins at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers, Stewart Town Hall.  Delegations are among the first items of business on the agenda, so please ensure that you arrive at the meeting by 6:45 pm.  If you have made arrangements to use audio/visual equipment, we recommend that you meet with a CAO staff by 6:45 pm.

When it is time for you to speak, the Mayor will call your name. At that time, you will come forward at the front of the Chamber.  Please be sure to state your name and address clearly at the start of your presentation. You will be given five minutes to make your presentation, after which the Mayor and/or Councillors may ask you questions.

Once you have finished your presentation, you may resume your seat to watch the remainder of the meeting, or you may leave.  If you elect to leave at this time, please do so in a quiet, orderly manner so as not to interrupt the proceedings.

Although the District tries to assure the accuracy of all information presented here, you should confirm all information before making any decisions.  Contact the CAO for confirmation.

If you have questions regarding appearing as a Delegation before Council, please contact:
Chief Administrative Officer
Phone 250-636-2251
Email cao@districtofstewart.com

Location and Mailing Address
705 Brightwell Street
Stewart, British Columbia
V0T 1W0

Business Hours
8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)

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