District Council

District Council

Mayor Gina McKay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Councillor Jason Hill

Councillor Hill was born in Ottawa, where he lived for 4 years.  His family then moved to Edmonton for 10 years, and then on to Dawson Creek.  He carried on west at the age of 20, and found a home here in Stewart.  He worked in the logging industry, diamond drilling, the District of Stewart, and is now a carpenter with WW Contracting.  He is an active member of the Stewart Volunteer Fire Department and was also on the Board of Variance.  Jason and his family love this town and as Councillor he plans to help Stewart grow.

 

 

 

 

 

Councillor Steve Howe

Councillor Howe has been self employed for most of his life owning and operating a number of successful businesses. He spent 25 years in the Edmonton area where he built a grounds maintenance and parking lot maintenance company for Oil Field, Industrial and commercial companies .He has performed many services from snow removal, street sweeping, gravel hauling, small road building, and  managed a crew of 12 to 18 employees. Steve now lives in Stewart BC where he owns and operates the Bear River RV Park. 

 

 

 

 

 

Councillor Jim Hyslop

 

 

 

 

 

Councillor Eike Riemann

Councillor Riemann was born in Germany near Berlin in 1941.  His family managed to get away before the invasion of Russian Troops in 1945, which destroyed 65% of the city including his family's property. They initially sought refuge with relatives in Bavaria, but at the request of Eike's mother’s father, they moved north again to live with him.  It eventually became known as East Germany where he went to school. In 1955 they managed to escape to the West and while his family lived in a refugee camp, Eike left for an apprentice ship to become an electrician.

In 1964 he decided to immigrate to Canada and spent the first 11 years in Ontario. When employment opportunities declined he moved to Alberta to work in the oilfield. In January of 1979 he managed to get a position with a company that eventually became the largest oil drilling company in Canada, also operating in Europe and the US.  

Working as electrical superintendent provided the opportunity for Eike to interact with employees as well as Government Agencies here and abroad. In 2002 he joined an electrical company working as QA/QC manager on large projects in and outside Alberta until his retirement in March of 2013.

Since Eike has a daughter whose husband grew up in Stewart and they returned to live here; being retired and at their request, he chose to buy a house in this community and make it his home.

 

Councillor Neal Rowe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Councillor Maureen Tarrant

Councillor Tarrant was born and raised in small town Saskatchewan, where her Dad bought grain for the Wheat Pool. After High School she worked at a variety of jobs, none of which she could see herself doing for the rest of her life. Maureen moved from Saskatchewan to Stewart in 1971 searching for an adventure. You could say she found one.

She met her husband here where they raised their 2 sons. Other than a short hiatus in northern Alberta, Stewart was always home and after five years away they could not wait to return.

Maureen is currently semi retired; working casual at the Stewart Health Centre. She has done accounting work for 30 plus years and owned a business with her husband.

Their down time is usually spent fishing on the Portland Canal. When they both retire full time this is where they will spend a majority of their time.

Information Bulletin:  Fire Prohibitions Across NW Fire Centre

POSTED: May 24, 2019

Please see the attached Information Bulletin from the Province regarding burning prohibitions in effect as of Friday, May 24th, 2019

News Release

POSTED: April 11, 2019

The District of Stewart has been successful in their grant application submitted to the 2019 Community Child Care Space Creation Program in the amount of $585,731. Click on the link for details   /docs/news_release.pdf

Information Bulletin:  Warmer Weather Prompts Outdoor Burning Precautions

POSTED: April 1, 2019

Please see the bulletin from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, and BC Wildfire Service.

Invitation to participate in the Patient Partner Steering Committee

POSTED: May 23, 2019

This committee will guide a study called "Optimizing Patient Experience in Medical Travel" - if you are interested in participating, please click on the invitation letter from Denise Jaworsky & Dave Sohi for details and contact info.

Emergency Preparedness Week

POSTED: May 9, 2019

Watch for your Household Emergency Plan booklet in your mail

CMSD82 News Release:  Jocelynn Drew, Bear Valley School Principal Appointment

POSTED: May 7, 2019

Please see the attached News Release from Coast Mountains Board of Education School District 82 announcing the appointment of Jocelynn Drew as the School Principal at Bear Valley School. 

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