First three rural building bylaw town hall meetings today

This is the first day of a series of rural town hall meetings on the Peace River Regional District’s controversial revised building bylaw. There’s been significant rural opposition to the legislation that requires building permits for construction in all areas of the district. 

Three meetings were scheduled for today, with Upper Halfway getting this first one this morning, and others to follow at 2:30 this afternoon, and 7:00 this evening at Pink Mountain and Wonowon. There will be a total of 21 sessions in this series, concluding with one in Farmington on the 19th of September. 


The new bylaw came into effect March 18 and a bid to have it quashed – in favor of one along the lines of the one it replaced – was defeated at a June 13 district board meeting.

The dates and locations of the meetings are below: 

July 23 9:30 a.m. Upper Halfway

July 23 2:30 p.m. Pink Mountain

July 23 7:00 p.m. Wonowon

July 30 7:00 p.m. Buick

August 1 7:00 p.m. Tupper

August 6 7:00 p.m. Hudson’s Hope

August 9 7:00 p.m. Prespatou

August 13 7:00 p.m. Golata

August 15 7:00 p.m.Cecil Lake

August 20 7:00 p.m. Montney

August 22 6:30 p.m. Charlie Lake

August 27 7:00 p.m. Chetwynd

August 29 7:00 p.m. McLeod

September 3 7:00 p.m. Cutbank

September 5 7:00 p.m. Rolla

September 10 7:00 p.m. Tower Lake

September 12 6:30 p.m. Dawson Creek

September 17 7:00 p.m. Baldonnel

September 19 7:00 p.m. Farmington