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Winners of the 2018 Community Awards

The 2018 Community Awards winners were announced this morning on Monday, December 17th at the City Council Meeting. Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Community Awards, and thank you to all of the Nominees for participating.

Youth of the Year: Emma Hawkins

Sponsor: Dawson Creek Co-Op

Entrepreneur of the Year: Meg Duncan of Little White Rose Photography

Sponsor: Community Futures

Business of the Year: Bea Rutledge of Justbeaoily Youngliving Oil

Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce

Citizen of the Year: Austin Sones (Pictured is Bill Taylor in attendance
to receive the award on behalf of Mr. Sones)

Sponsor: City of Dawson Creek

Inclusive Workplace of the Year: The Mirror

Sponsor: Dawson Creek Society for Community Living

There was a great response this year during the voting period. We look forward to recognizing more hard-working businesses and citizens next year. A special thank you to our sponsors for their continued contributions.



The City is proposing to remove the park dedication from the portion of Chamberlain Park outlined in yellow on the map pictured below through Park Dedication Amendment Bylaw 4399.  Although the City is considering removing the dedication from this portion of Chamberlain Park, the Official Community Plan will still require City staff to meet objectives for the Natural Hazards Development Permit area that is outlined in red on the same map.

While development could occur within this development permit area, it would require protective measures in order to reduce negative impacts as a result of the natural hazards that these areas are prone to. The City envisions that the lands within this development permit area will continue to largely be undeveloped, in order to protect both the properties and the natural environment.

The objectives of the natural hazards designation are to:

  • Ensure that these areas are generally protected from development activities
  • Regulate development on lands of natural hazard in order to avoid property loss and maintain bank stability
  • Retain the natural features of these areas
  • Ensure that, where necessary, the design of development accommodates measures to protect the development from any natural hazards that may occur

For more information, the original media release outlining the Proposed Amendment to the Dawson Creek Park Dedication Bylaw can be found on the City of Dawson Creek website. In order to remove the park dedication on this portion of land, Council needs to adopt Dawson Creek Park Dedication Amendment Bylaw No. 4399, 2018.  If any eligible elector wishes to prevent Council from proceeding until a referendum is held, they will need to complete an Elector Response Form and submit it to the City on or before the deadline of 4:30 pm on January 14, 2019.  If by the deadline, less than 762 eligible electors submit Elector Response Forms, then Council may consider adoption of the bylaw.

A copy of the staff report outlining the changes in further detail can be found on the City’s website or can be seen between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, at City Hall, 10105 – 12A Street, Dawson Creek, BC.  Questions or comments regarding the bylaw may be directed to Brenda Ginter, Corporate Officer at 250-784-3614 or


Brenda Ginter

Corporate Officer

Regular Meeting of Council with Committee of the Whole on Monday, December 17, 2018

A Regular Council Meeting with Committee of the Whole will be held on Monday, December 17, 2018 and will include:

  •  Jay Morrison, North River Midstream Inc in attendance re: Introduction of NorthRiver Midstream Inc.

  • Letter from Sharla Sullivan, South Peace Community Resources Society (December 6, 2018) re: Request for 5 Swim Punch Cards for Reconnect Youth Program

  • Email from Meghan Buckham, Regional Negotiator for the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Northeast Division re: Request for Comments on the Potential Land Transfers for Halfway River Nation – Treaty Land Entitlement and Site C Land Agreement.

  • Letter from Dale Harrison, President of the Northern Woods & Water Highway Association (December 6, 2018) re: Request to Support the Highway Guide through Annual Membership.

  • Letter from Rob Ringma, Government Relations Manager, BC Transit (December 10, 2018) re: Draft Three Year Budget for April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2022.

  • Report No. 18-200 from the City Planner re: Cannabis Store Licence & Development Variance Permit 18-03 Suede Investments Ltd. (Northern Cannabis) – 10112 10th Street.


You can view the full agenda package below:

Regular Meeting of City Council with Committee of the Whole – 17 Dec 2018 – PDF
Regular Meeting of City Council with Committee of the Whole – 17 Dec 2018 – HTML

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