Spring Clean Up Week

POSTED: April 21, 2017

The annual Spring Clean-up Week will be May 8 - 12!
Please see the attached public notice for all of the details

2017-2021 Five Year Financial Plan

POSTED: April 21, 2017

The District of Stewart Council invites public comment on Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 908, 2017.
For more information click on this link:  Public Notice

Special Event Insurance in Municipal Owned Buildings and Parks

POSTED: April 13, 2017

If you are planning an event in a municipal owned building or park and require insurance, for your convenience the District has attached a link for easy access to quotes and payment: CLICK HERE

Regional District Solid Waste Management Plan

POSTED: March 23, 2017

The District of Stewart is a member of the Regional District Solid Waste Management Plan. This Plan is a new approach that will help make waste management safer and more cost efficient by sharing resources. All communities will contribute to the plan based on their population. This means that Stewart’s taxpayers will contribute approximately 7% of the cost.

You will be receiving an informational flyer in your mailbox that provides more information. We encourage you to read the flyer and be informed about the changes that will be taking place with the closure of our landfill and the construction of a transfer station.

Community meetings will be arranged in the coming months so that you can provide your input into this process.

If you have questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.

Jennifer Larson, CPA, CGA
Chief Financial Officer

Water Quality Advisory:  UPDATE

POSTED: February 23, 2017

The District of Stewart received water sample results today from the lab and there is no bacteriological contamination. The water continues to be safe to drink. However, due to ongoing construction and maintenance work in and around the wells, the District has decided to keep a Water Quality Advisory in place. The Water Quality Advisory is the lowest-level notification and is used in situations where the public health threat is modest, and actions can be taken to reduce the risks. If you are a member of a high risk population, or you have concerns, you may choose to boil the water (rolling boil for one minute). Sampling will continue to be conducted periodically to assess the condition of the water. We will advise further if there is any change.

2016 Census Data

POSTED: February 8, 2017

Here is the first level of Census Data from 2016, just in:  Stewart Population

2015 Garbage Utility Billing - Payment Deadline Extended

POSTED: January 27, 2017

The Garbage Utility Invoices were originally mailed to property owners in November 2015 with a due date of December 31, 2016.
As of January 1, 2017, unpaid balances were rolled onto tax accounts and interest has started accruing.
The District has now extended the deadline for payment of the Garbage Utility Billing without interest until February 28, 2017.
Property owners with a balance due will recieve notification in the mail.
 

BC Assessment - Early Notification Letters

POSTED: December 22, 2016

If you have received an early notice regarding your assessment, please see the attached DOCUMENT for more information.

Is Your Household Registered?

POSTED: September 22, 2016

"One Call Now" is a telephone service that informs residents of an emergency in our community.

Financial Assistance/Grants-In-Aid Policy

POSTED: July 29, 2016

Click on this link to learn more about a policy recently passed by Council pertaining to organizations requesting financial assistance from the District of Stewart

Proposed Red Mountain Project near Stewart

POSTED: July 12, 2016

IDM has prepared the attached community newsletter to share information on the proposed Red Mountain Project with community members in Stewart.

New Landfill Tipping Fees

POSTED: July 9, 2016

At the Regular Meeting of May 9th, 2016 Council adopted the new Solid Waste Amending Bylaw No. 898, 2016.
This bylaw replaces "Schedule D" (fees & charges) of Bylaw No. 875, 2015 and tipping fees now apply to both Commercial & Residential Users.

District Job Opportunities, Public Notices & Information

POSTED: May 25, 2016

View District of Stewart Job Opportunites, Public Notices & Information here

Access Restriction on the Granduc Road

POSTED: May 9, 2016

Due to avalanche hazard, avalanche control activities and Brucejack Transmission line construction, access restrictions are in place on the Granduc Road.
For further information read the attached Notice from R & R Utility Limited.

Business Licence & Dog Licence Renewal

POSTED: March 9, 2016

With the arrival of 2016 comes the need to renew annual licences.
Please stop by the District office to purchase a licence.
See Bylaw No. 793-2003 regarding Business Licences and Bylaw No. 815-2006 regarding Animal Licences for more information.

Guide to Stewart

POSTED: March 9, 2016

Thinking of making Stewart your home or planning a vacation adventure?  View this Guide to Stewart and see all that our beautiful community has to offer!

Variety - the Children’s Charity Week

POSTED: January 25, 2016

Council at their Regular Meeting on January11th, made a motion to proclaim February 8-14 as Variety Week.
See the full proclamation here

BC Assessments for Stewart Properties

POSTED: January 14, 2016

If you are concerned about an increase in your assessment, have a look at the Public Notice regarding the appeal process, and view the District's letter of support to BC Assessment.

NW BC Resource Benefits Alliance

POSTED: August 25, 2015

Attached for your information is a press release regarding the NW BC Local Government Alliance Action Plan

News Release:  Kitimat & Stewart Receive Funding for Infrastructure Projects

POSTED: July 27, 2015

The District of Stewart is pleased to be the recipient of funding from the Federal & Provincial Governments for the Stewart Landfill Site through the Small Communities Fund.

CBSA Telephone Reporting Procedure

POSTED: June 24, 2015

Canada Border Services Agency has provided the attached Notice to All Travellers requesting clearance to Canada between Midnight to 8:00am to explain the new telephone reporting procedure.

Also attached is the Border Crossing ID Requirements information sheet from CBSA.

Accessibility is Working

POSTED: May 27, 2015

At the Regular meeting of May 25, 2015, Council made a resolution to declare Saturday, June 6, 2015 Access Awareness Day; recognizing the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have equitable access to the opportunities that are important to them and live in an accessible community.

District of Stewart Strategic Council Priorities - 2015

POSTED: March 17, 2015

As an outcome to Council's retreat and planning session held on January 17, Council has adopted new Strategic Priorities for 2015.
The District welcomes your comments and response:

email:  info@districtofstewart.com
phone:  (250) 636-2251
Mail:  P.O. Box 460, Stewart BC   V0T 1W0

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 address the issue Council approve the purchase of new generator for new pump 4, to make sure that water pressure will be rebounded to acceptable levels for the remainder of the outage.  Also, Council approved a purchase of a drinking water quality test kit. 
District of Stewart drinking water undergoes  quality tests monthly to ensure that our citizens are provided with clean and safe water. People of Stewart can take pride in their drinking water - it continually meets  quality standards set out in the BC Drinking Water Protection Act and the Canadian Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality. Detailed water quality reports are available in the District office.

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!

Spring Clean Up Week

POSTED: April 21, 2017

The annual Spring Clean-up Week will be May 8 - 12!
Please see the attached public notice for all of the details

2017-2021 Five Year Financial Plan

POSTED: April 21, 2017

The District of Stewart Council invites public comment on Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 908, 2017.
For more information click on this link:  Public Notice

Special Event Insurance in Municipal Owned Buildings and Parks

POSTED: April 13, 2017

If you are planning an event in a municipal owned building or park and require insurance, for your convenience the District has attached a link for easy access to quotes and payment: CLICK HERE

Public Comments on Rural Education in Stewart

POSTED: February 3, 2017

On February 6, 2017 there will be an Open House in Terrace hosted by Parliamentary Secretary Linda Larson who is seeking feedback from British Columbians on the challenges & opportunities facing rural school districts and communities.
Please visit the Rural Education Website and submit comments.
For more information, please see the District of Stewart's Open Letter on Rural Education.

Discover BC’s Stewart-Cassiar Region

POSTED: December 20, 2016

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 2, 2016

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