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Reminder – We are still under Stage 1 Water Conservation Measures

Please assist the City by adhering to the important water conservation bylaw and only water according to your address as follows:

Subject to the provisions of section 2.5 of the Water Conservation Measures Bylaw, when Stage 1 measures are in force, a person must not:
(a) water lawns, except:
(i) at premises with even-numbered civic addresses, on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 4:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.; and
(ii) at premises with odd-numbered civic addresses, on Thursdays and Sundays between 4:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

2013 Annual Report

At the Regular Meeting of Council July 14, 2014, Council gave final approval to the 2013 Annual Report.

 2013 Annual Report

Council – Ice Allocation Policy

July 14, 2014  Council passed the motion to amend the Council – Ice Allocation Policy. This amended policy is posted here for a 30 day public review period. Any comments or questions about the policy can be directed to Brenda Ginter, Director of Corporate Administration, at 250-784-3614 or

Ice Allocation Policy July 14, 2014

Highlights of the July 14 Council Meeting

Here are a few brief highlights from the Council Meeting July 14, 2014.
-A suspension of the bylaw that prohibits backyard chickens is coming and a new bylaw will be drafted to allow and govern backyard chicken husbandry.
– Three developments were approved including the development of a multi-tenant building.
-Approval of the SPCA fundraiser for a Drive-in Movie event on September 13, 2014 at the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre parking lot.

July 14, 2014 Council Agenda is Posted

The agenda  for the Council meeting on July 14th  is posted. Prior the the Regular Meeting of Council at 8:30 am there will be  a Public Consultation and Public Hearing regarding Proposed OCP Amendment (14-03) Bylaw No. 4223, 2014 from Service Commercial to Residential and Zoning Amendment (14-11) Bylaw No. 4224, 2014 from C3 (Commercial-Highway Zone) to RM-2 (Residential Medium Density Multiple Family Zone).

 A few highlights of the agenda include:

  • A delegation to Council on backyard chickens
  • The 2013 Annual Report will be presented for approval
  • A report on the disposition of Grandview School

Please look at the full agenda  for all items and details. 


The City of Dawson Creek is looking for individuals interested in participating as a member of the City’s Fiscal Gap Challenge Task Force.

The mandate of the Task Force is to develop a policy framework for the City’s long term fiscal sustainability, and the objective is for Dawson Creek to have the capacity to finance services, programs, capital investment and debt obligations in the future without imposing unfair burdens on future generations.  To the extent that downsizing of municipal services in Dawson Creek is necessary, the framework will establish guidelines as to what level of service is required to meet the future needs of the community and its residents.   

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Information for Potential Candidates in the November Local Election

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for the Local Election Campaign Financing Act (LECFA) is looking for potential participants for an upcoming local government elections pilot webinar.

The webinar will provide information on nominations, campaign financing, and election advertising and is targeted to individuals planning on running as candidates in the November election. This is an opportunity for potential candidates to get first-hand information about the rules and regulations surrounding local elections and ask questions. Presenters will include representatives from Elections BC and the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

Anyone interested in running in the election should forward their names and contact information to, Arielle Guetta at They are specifically interested in reaching out to first time candidates.

The webinar is scheduled for July 22 from 5:00-6:30pm. Registration for the pilot webinar will be limited to 40 registrants, however, the webinar will be available for online viewing on the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development website following the presentation.

Strategic Community Investment Funds Plan and Progress Report

The Strategic Community Investment Funds Plan and Progress Report is required under Provincial legislation and is posted here for your information.  Strategic Community Investment Funds Plan and Progress Report

June 23, 2014 Council Meeting Update

Here are a few brief highlights from the Council meeting. Full minutes will be posted here when they have been approved by Council. You can view the video of the meeting here. Council videos are now posted with links to specific agenda items to make it easier to only view specific items.

  • The City will be proceeding with the development of a new City of Dawson Creek app.
  • The City will be purchasing a new street sweeper for $244,621.70.
  • Council directed staff to draft a ‘gold standard’ smoke free public spaces bylaw for consideration.  
  • A draft final report on Sure Water Phase 2 was referred to the next Committee of the Whole meeting for discussion (the next Committee of the Whole is October 20th)

Letter from Councillor Malkinson

Please accept this letter as notice that I do not intend to seek election this fall in the Dawson Creek Municipal Election.

I have great faith in Dawson Creek and the truthful, forward thinking people that live in it. For all the change that the Peace region has experienced in the last twenty years, Dawson has kept its identity as a sustainable, forward thinking, and relentlessly consistent community. Read more…