News & Announcements

Seasonal Reminder: No Smoking in Public Recreation Areas

With the summer months approaching, the City of Dawson Creek would like to remind all residents that smoking of cigarettes, cannabis or electronic cigarettes is not permitted in recreation areas used by the public, including the Dawson Creek Trail, a playing field, a bleacher for spectators, a tennis court, a playground or parks. 

Pursuant to Bylaw No. 4240 Section 4.3 and Bill 30-2018: Cannabis Control and Licensing Act.

Regular Meeting of Council with Committee of the Whole Monday, May 27, 2019

A Regular Council Meeting with Committee of the Whole will be held on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 9:00 am and will include:

  • Erin Oliver, Chelsey St. Pierre and Tiffany Hetenyi, City of Dawson Creek in attendance re: National Parks and Recreation Month Proclamation.
  • Letter from Jessica Kulla, Dawson Creek & District Hospital Foundation (May 13, 2019) re: Request for a Donation for the 3rd Annual Golf Charity Golf Tournament.

  • Letter from Gordon and Robin Johnsen, Residents of Dawson Creek (May 9, 2019) re: Request to be Added to the City’s Spring Boulevard Cleaning Policy.


Notice of Application for a Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store Licence



Pursuant to the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act, the City of Dawson Creek hereby advises that 1180579 B.C. Ltd. has made an application for a Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store Licence to be located at 10300 8th Street, Dawson Creek, BC.

Anyone who feels that they may be affected by this application is asked to submit their written comments no later than June 4, 2019 to:

Cindy Fisher, Deputy Corporate Officer
City of Dawson Creek
P.O. Box 150, 10105 12A Street
Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4G4

If you require further information regarding this application please contact Aaron Thompson, City Planner, at 250.784.3601.

PRESS RELEASE – City Opts In on the Provincial Review of the Kiskatinaw Watershed

For Immediate Release – May 15, 2019

In December 2018, the Province of BC requested the City’s comments on the impacts of direct cattle access in the Kiskatinaw River Watershed to assist with the development of Livestock Watering Regulations. In response, the City’s Watershed Stewardship Program completed a full review of past reports and management plans.

These findings have Council concerned about the elevated levels of bacteriological contaminants such as fecal coliforms and E.coli in multiple locations throughout the watershed.  Sources of contamination could be attributed to human, wildlife, horses or cattle; however, reports identify direct cattle access as one of the main contributors.

Cattle ranching in the Peace Country is vital to our region’s economy and cultural heritage.  A multi-facetted approach through education, regulations, funding support, and range use plans is recommended to avoid compromising stream health for downstream users, including livestock and aquatic life. 


Council Handed out Proclamations at the May 13th Council Meeting

At the Regular Meeting of Council on Monday, May 13th, three Proclamations were handed out:

  • The Sons of Norway Lodge #79 received a proclamation for Norwegian Constitution Day and requested to fly the Norwegian Flag on May 17, 2019, in Peace Park. 
  • The Northeast BC Crime Stoppers attended to proclaim May as Crime Stoppers Month and  May 27-31, 2019 as Police Week in Dawson Creek. 

To view the official proclamations that were attached to the Council meeting agenda, please click here