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Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District Renaming to the North Coast Regional District!

The Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District has now official been renamed to the North Coast Regional District by way of Letters Patent issued September 19, 2016. The North Coast Regional District wishes to thank all stakeholders that took part in the consultation process and would also like to thank Honourable Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development for his advice and support on this initiative. Further information on the Regional District's name change may be found here.

BC Hydro Planning Power Outages - Queen Charlotte, Skidegate, Tlell - October 16 & 17

BC Hydro has scheduled the following outages to repair a damaged submarine cable that runs between Moresby Island and Graham Island:

Outage 1: Sunday, October 16 from 7 am to 10 am
Outage 2: Sunday, October 16 from 4 pm to 7 pm
Outage 3: Monday, October 17 from 5 am to 7 am

All 1,327 customers in the Village of Queen Charlotte, Skidegate and Tlell will be affected by these outages. BC Hydro apologizes for the inconvenience.

Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District Board Highlights

Highlights from the August 12 and September 23, 2016 SQCRD Regular Board meetings are now available! Click here.

Great ShakeOut BC!

On October 20 at 10:20 a.m., the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District and millions of people worldwide will practice how to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills. British Columbians can join by registering for the 2016 Great British Columbia ShakeOut. Click here to find out more!

2015 CARIP Report

The Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) is a conditional grant program that provides funding to local governments who have signed onto the B.C. Climate Action Charter. Under the charter, local governments commit to take actions to become carbon neutral in their operations and reduce community-wide emissions by creating more complete, compact and energy efficient rural and urban communities.

The SQCRD's CARIP report provides more information on the climate actions undertaken by the regional district in 2015 and its plans for 2016.

Electoral Areas A & C Land Use Planning Project

The Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District (SQCRD), in partnership with Urban Systems, is undertaking a planning process to develop general land use planning bylaws for Electoral Area A and Electoral Area C. The project will culminate with the preparation of two distinct general land use plans with land use planning designations and policy for each Electoral Area, as well as basic zoning regulations to support these designations. The SQCRD welcomes input from all stakeholders, and encourages you to visit the project webpage found here, or provide comment through Place Speak!

Haida Gwaii Regional Recreation Insurance Coverage Extended to Drop-In Sporting Programs

The Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District and the Haida Gwaii Regional Recreation Commission are pleased to annouance that registration of your drop-in sport program under the Haida Gwaii Regional Recreation Service is now available and we hope to hear from you soon! Click here to find out more.

Northwest B.C. Resource Benefits Alliance

On August 15, 2015, the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District, along with 20 other local governments in northwest B.C., gathered in Terrace for the first summit of the Northwest B.C. Resource Benefits Alliance. Further information on the Northwest B.C. Resource Benefits Alliance and the summit can be found here.

Paying Your Property Taxes

If you are a municipal resident you will receive your property tax notice from and pay your taxes directly to your municipality.

If you live in a rural area your property tax notice will be issued by the Surveyor of Taxes. The Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District does not have access to these notices, and cannot accept payment. Payments can be made via one of the following ways:

  • At government agents office
  • At your financial institution
  • By mail—payable to the Minister of Finance

Surveyor of Taxes
PO Box 9446, STN Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V8W 9V6

  • Through your mortgage agreement
  • By internet/telephone banking

Payee Province of BC—Rural Property Tax
Or payee BC—Rural Tax

For more information on Rural Property Tax for BC the BC Provincial Government has a website at: http://www.rev.gov.bc.ca/individuals/Property_Taxes/Rural_Property_Tax/rpt.htm

Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District Board Strategic Priorities 2015-2018

On April 25-26, 2015, the Board of the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District held a strategic priorities workshop on Haida Gwaii. The Board adopted the plan at its May 22, 2015 Regular meeting. Highlights of the strategic priorities 2015-2018 report can be found here!

Regional Recycling Facility Extended Hours of Operation

In order for users to take advantage of increased access to recycling services, the SQCRD Regional Recycling Facility will now be open on Sunday afternoons, effective May 3rd, 2015. Click here to find out more!

First Nations and Province Complete Marine Plans

The Marine Planning Partnership plans, which are now complete, provide recommendations for key areas of marine management, including uses, activities and protection and is designed to inform decisions regarding the sustainable economic development and stewardship of the coastal marine environment in the plan areas, which extend from Haida Gwaii to Vancouver Island. Find out more!

Electoral Areas A & C: Community Passenger Ferry Service Study

The Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District has commissioned a report entitled Community Passenger Ferry Service Study to support the process of decision-making and to assess the feasibility of a small passenger ferry service from the mainland to Dodge Cove, Oona River and Hunts Inlet. The report is available for download here.

Changes to Islands Solid Waste Management Fees and Charges

Please be advised that the Regional District has implemented new fees pertaining to commercial recycling. For further information, view the Islands Solid Waste Management Regulation, Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw No. 584, 2014.

Waste Watchers' Directory: Prince Rupert and Port Edward & Haida Gwaii

To view a listing of the current waste watchers' directory for the Prince Rupert and Port Edward regional recycling depot, please click here

For a listing of the current waste watchers' directory for Haida Gwaii recycling facilities, please click here.

BC Assessment

BC Assessment operates as an independent, provincial Crown corporation, governed by a Board of Directors and is accountable to the Government of B.C.

BC Assessment's head office is located in Victoria. Its 15 area offices are situated in 10 regions in various geographic locations throughout British Columbia

BC Assessment produces independent, uniform and efficient property assessments on an annual basis for all property owners in the province.

Tsunami Debris

The Regional District has had queries regarding the volunteering with tsunami debris clean-up.  At the present time, no organized clean-up is being undertaken.  Please check back periodically and as opportunities become known, they will be posted.