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 Jim Hyslop

 

 

 

 

 

 

Councillor Patricia Lynn

Patricia Lynn was elected to her first term as Councillor in the November 2006 byelection and served 2 more terms after being elected in the General Election of 2011, and again in 2014.  She was recently elected by acclamation in the 2019 byelection.

Patricia has been active in the community for over 30 years, and has previously served as:
Chamber of Commerce President,
Stewart Public Library Trustee as well as Treasurer,
Member of the Stewart Volunteer Fire Department,
Area Coordinator of the Stewart Emergency Program,
Past Chair of the Stewart Bear Arts Festival.

Currently Patricia sits as the local representative for Community Futures 16/37, as well as Chair of the Stewart Public Library Association.

Patricia is employed by Environment Canada as a certified Aviation Weather Observer.

She has four grown children and five grandchildren.

 

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 1977 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.

Notice of Closed Council Meeting:  Monday, Feb 24 2020

POSTED: February 21, 2020

A Closed meeting of Council has been scheduled for Monday, Feb 24, 2020 following the Regular Council meeting.

We Would Like Your Feedback!

POSTED: February 6, 2020

The District of Stewart would like the community's input regarding the "One Call Now" phone notification that took place on Wednesday, February 5th at 11:30am.
This is your opportunity to provide or update your contact information to ensure you receive a call/text/email in the event of an emergency.
It will also provide us with feedback regarding your experience, to help us troubleshoot and improve any issues that may have occurred. Please click this link to take the survey.

Public Notice:  Siren Warning System Test - FOLLOW-UP

POSTED: February 5, 2020

The District of Stewart conducted a test of the Emergency Siren Warning System on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 12:00pm.
Do not have concern if you did not hear the test, as the sirens were only activated briefly.  For more information - please see the attached notice in this link.

Cabin Fever Days!

POSTED: February 21, 2020

Cabin Fever Days are happening:  Friday Feb 28 to Sunday March 1, 2020.  For all the details on the amazing events planned, please see the attached poster.

Discover BC’s Stewart-Cassiar Region

POSTED: October 22, 2019

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: August 23, 2019

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

Dedication of “Family Quiet Room” at the Stewart Health Centre

POSTED: July 18, 2019

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