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.

November is Adoption Awareness Month

POSTED: November 15, 2018

At the November 13, 2018 Regular Council meeting, Council made a motion to join the Province in proclaiming November as Adoption Awareness Month.

Water Quality Advisory

POSTED: November 14, 2018

There have been reports from residents (Nov 14 2018) experiencing brown or discoloured water in the community.  If your household is experiencing this issue, please allow your cold water tap to run until the water clears.  Additionally, please see the attached Water Quality Advisory notice (still in effect) with information and recommendations.  

Call for Nominations:  Board of Variance

POSTED: November 13, 2018

The District of Stewart is looking for interested people to sit on its Board of Variance.  This board is appointed by Council for a term of 3 years.  The board meets only when needed and fulfils the duties as per Bylaw #881, 2014 and according to the Local Government Act, Sec. 899.  Please see the attached notice for more information.

2018 Christmas Card Competition-DEADLINE EXTENDED

POSTED: October 23, 2018

For those that were hoping to submit an entry, GOOD NEWS - the deadline has been extended until Monday, November 19 at 4:30pm. So, all of you local artists and photographers still have time to participate by submitting your original artwork or photograph to the District office.
For more details, please read the Christmas Card Competition link.

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