All landfills and transfer stations remain open. Physical distancing protocols are in place with fewer vehicles on site at one time. Members of the public are advised to wear a mask at all Regional District facilities, including landfills and transfer stations. Given the potential for longer line ups, please avoid unnecessary trips to any waste disposal facilities.
Swap Sheds in Mackenzie, Valemount, Shelley and McBride are closed.
Residents with curbside garbage and recycling collection should continue to utilize these services for household waste, reducing unnecessary trips to landfills or transfer stations. Please also adopt waste reduction and recycling practices to reduce the pressure on these facilities.
The Robson Valley Community Centre and Robson Valley Recreation Centre in McBride, and the Canoe Valley Recreation Centre in Valemount follow Provincial Health Orders and WorkSafeBC regulations with reduced operating hours and capacity limits for events or activities.
At the Recreation Centres specifically:
For the safety of first responders, Volunteer Fire Department halls are closed for public gatherings. Fire departments are still responding to emergency calls.
The Regional District office at 155 George Street is only accessible to those with scheduled appointments. No walk in traffic is permitted. Masks are required in all RD facilities.
To reduce in-person visits to the RDFFG office for either accounts payable or receivable, these online options are available:
To apply for a building permit or schedule a building inspection in Prince George call ahead to make an appointment at the Regional District office at 250-960-4400 or 1-800-667-1959. In the Robson Valley, inspections and appointments can be scheduled by calling 250-569-4211.
For everyone's health and safety, building inspections on existing, occupied homes are assessed by the inspector on a case by case basis before entering the home. Only one household member can be present inside at the inspection, social distancing of six feet must be maintained and masks should be worn. Please do not schedule an inspection if any household member has:
People looking for land use (zoning) information are asked to contact the Regional District office at 250-960-4400 or 1-800-667-1959 to speak to a planner.
Alternatively, an online mapping system is available here.
The situation with COVID-19 is unprecedented and is constantly evolving. The Regional District will continue to follow directions from provincial and federal authorities and health agencies.
Be vigilant in controlling the spread of COVID-19 and follow the advice from the BC Centre for Disease Control. Wash your hands often with soap and water, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, avoid others who are unwell, and stay home when you are sick.