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BC Hydro Power Outage: September 2, 2015 from 8:00 - 8:15PM
BC Hydro has scheduled a 15-minute emergency power outage that will affect part of the District of Port Edward and parts of the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District from 8:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. tonight. The outage is necessary to safely remove some damaged equipment in our Oldfield Substation. Areas within the City of Prince Rupert boundary will also be impacted and we are also notifying the City also along with yourselves and area First Nations. In all, over 3,500 customers will be without power during this short outage.
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.
Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District Board Highlights
Highlights from the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District Board of Directors Meeting on August 14, 2015 are now available for download! View details.
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
Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) Public Reporting - 2014
Climate action is a key provincial priority and local governments are key partners in helping to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and create complete, compact and energy-efficient communities.
The CARIP is a conditional grant program that provides funding to BC Climate Action Charter (Charter) signatories equivalent to one hundred percent of the carbon taxes they pay directly. This funding supports local governments in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and move forward on achieving their Charter goals.
To view the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District's 2014 Climate Action Survey, please click here.
Jungle Beach Recreation Site
The Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District has issued the following press release in regard to recent vandalism at the Jungle Beach Recreation Site on Haida Gwaii.
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.
Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District Regional Recycling Survey Winner!
The Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District would like to thank all of those who took the time to partake in its Regional Recycling Survey. The winner of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, selected at random, is Matt Gurnsey. Congratulations, Matt!
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.
Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District Receives Recycling Award for Third Consecutive Year
The Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District's Recycling Division accepted the Leader in Sustainability award from Call2Recycle, Inc. for the Regional District's continued commitment to the reclamation and recycling of batteries and cell phones through Call2Recycle's program. Learn More.
The BC Ferry Coalition Needs Your Support
The BC Ferry Coalition's goal is to become a strong voice for coastal communities to tell the Province to put BC Ferries on an affordable, reliable and sustainable course for all ferry users and revitalize our communities. The BC Ferry Coalition is bringing together Local governments, First Nations, Chambers of Commerce, business, Labour, economic development and tourism agencies and residents to achieve its goal. To find out more about how you are able to support the BC Ferry Coalition, click here.
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.
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.