News & Announcements


Dawson Creek Council is pleased to advise that the new Automated Residential Waste Collection System will commence the week of October 19, 2015.  

Mayor Bumstead states “I am happy that the time has come for automated collection in Dawson Creek. This new system will provide residents with the continued reliable garbage collection service they expect and using standardized containers will regulate garbage volumes entering the landfill and limit the garbage that escapes the container and ends up on the streets.”

The new carts will be delivered to each residence starting the week of September 28th, 2015.  Each account will receive one cart at no cost. As the truck required for automated collection will not be in service until the week of October 19, 2015, please keep using your current container until then. It is very important that the new carts not be placed at the curb until your regularly scheduled day during the week of October 19, 2015. For further information please contact the Utilities Department at 250-784-3610.

Council would like to thank Waste Management Ltd. for their assistance with providing information to residents about the new system. Please read the leaflet included with your cart about how the new service will work including tips on proper placement of the cart on collection day. 

For further information contact:

Mayor Dale Bumstead, 250.784.3616

Chief Administrative Officer, Jim Chute, 250.784.3613

For further information on the City of Dawson Creek please visit:


New Waste Collection System

This fall the City of Dawson Creek will be implementing a new Waste Collection System.

Have Questions?

Please read through the Frequently Asked Questions about the new system below:

Automated Residential Waste Collection System Frequently Asked Questions

Regular Meeting of Council October 5, 2015

A Regular Council Meeting will be held Monday, October 5, 2015 and will include:

– Proclamation of October as “Community Living” month

– Report No. 15-179 from the Deputy Director of Community Services re: Encana Events Centre Dressing Rooms.

– Report No. 15-182 from the Director of Development Services re: 10th Street Bridge Condition Assessment Interim Report.

– Dawson Creek Promotional Video 2015

– Letter re: Extra Measure of Hospitality at the Airport.

Follow the link below to access the full Regular Meeting agenda package.

Regular Meeting of City Council – 05 Oct 2015 – Agenda: 


New City Waste Container Delivered to your home this week!

Watch for your NEW City Waste container being delivered to your home this week!   Please remember the new Automated Waste Management truck will not begin until the week of October 19th.  Further information will be included with your container.


10th Street Bridge

As part of the City’s regular infrastructure maintenance program, Council approved a condition assessment for the 10th Street bridge. The assessment was to look at the current condition of the bridge, any recommended maintenance, and options for future replacement. After the initial inspection of the bridge by the City’s consultant engineer, it was determined a load rating should be calculated for the bridge structure. The City wishes to advise the travelling public that there will be signage installed the week of September 28th restricting traffic crossing the 10th Street Bridge to a maximum of 12,000 kg GVW.

Any questions can be directed to Kevin Henderson, Director of Development Services 250-784-3622

Regular Meeting of Council September 28, 2015

A Regular Council Meeting will be held Monday, September 28, 2015 and will include:

– Peace River Regional District Funding for the Design of the Trucked Waste Receiving Facility

– Development Permit 15-13 (Darryl Wiebe 10005-11st) – Fracsand Facility

– Leased Space in the Arena

– 2016 Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 4269

– Taxi Cab and Rental Vehicle Regulation Bylaw No. 4268

Please find the complete agenda below:

 Regular Meeting of City Council September 28, 2015

Facebook Photo Contest

It is time for another Photo Contest!

The theme? Dawson Creek in the Fall!

This contest is for amateur photographers 19 and up!
Multiple entries are accepted.

The prize? A new Olympus underwater camera!

How do you enter?
First, like the City of Dawson Creek’s Facebook Page.
Second, post your amazing photo of our Community in this beautiful fall season to the City of Dawson Creek’s timeline on Facebook!

The deadline is October 8, 2015.

Please click the link below for full contest rules and timelines:

Photo Contest Rules & Timelines