Official Community Plan (OCP)

Official Community Plan (OCP)

Background Information:

The Official Community Plan (OCP) is the District’s vision for the future growth and development of the community.  The vision reflects the ideas and input of the people who live and work in Stewart and who participated in the preparation of the Plan.  The vision is communicated in words and maps through this Plan. However, it will be realized by the changes we see in our community as new development occurs, new residents settle here and new businesses are established. The Plan provides the District with a guide for development by establishing policies and designating land for specific uses.  It also provides clear direction as to how the community will look over the next ten years.

The OCP focuses on land use but it also considers factors important to our quality of life. The Plan integrates land use, economy, environment, transportation, community facilities and services into a broad strategy to direct growth and development. An OCP is prepared under the authority of the Local Government Act, which states that an OCP is a statement of objectives and policies to guide decisions on planning and land use management.
 
In 2014 the District completed and adopted its Official Community Plan.  OCP Bylaw 882

UBCM-2016

POSTED: October 13, 2016 | Mayors Blog

The 2016 Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention is focused on the theme “Stronger Together”. Standing together, from far and wide, each region still stands together. Each region has something unique to contribute to the growth and prosperity of BC and is integral to the success of this province.

Water quality

POSTED: September 5, 2016 | Mayors Blog

Lately the District of Stewart has issued few times a boil water advisory.  It's strictly a precautionary measure due power outage. Without power  water pressure at our pump declined below established level. A loss in pressure can result in contamination entering the drinking water distribution system from surrounding soil and groundwater (to read more click heading)
 

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!

Request for Proposals:  Grant Writer

POSTED: February 21, 2018

The District seeks a Grant Writer on a contract basis for a minimum of 400 hours to begin on April 1, 2018.  Please see the attached poster for details.

Business Facade Improvement Program

POSTED: February 21, 2018

The District of Stewart is once again offering the Business Facade Grant Program to support business improvements. For more information, click the links below to view:

Notice of Application for a Disposition of Crown Land

POSTED: February 20, 2018

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is accepting proposals for the disposition of Crown Land (former teacherage) for Residential Purposes located at 424-12th Avenue, Stewart BC.
Please see the attached poster for more information.

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