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

Welcome to the District’s New CAO

POSTED: July 19, 2019

Please see the letter from the Mayor welcoming Tammy McKeown as the District's new Chief Administrative Officer

Blue-green Algae Tips for Summer

POSTED: July 18, 2019

Please see the Media Bulletin from Northern Health regarding safety around the lake.

4 Tips for Coping with Wildfires and Smokey Skies

POSTED: July 9, 2019

For more information, please click on the link from Northern Health's Public Service Announcement regarding Disaster Stress.

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

POSTED: July 18, 2019

Please join us at the Stewart Health Centre on July 22 at 1:00pm for the presentation in memory of Alfred H. Burton.  For details, please see the attached notice.

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