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RDFFG Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Landfills and Transfer Stations

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.

 

Robson Valley Community Centre & Recreation Facilities

The Robson Valley Community Centre and Recreation Centres in McBride and Valemount follow Provincial Health Orders and WorkSafeBC regulations with reduced operating hours and capacity limits for events or activities.

As a result of provincial health orders, the following provisions are in place until further notice for the health and well-being of facility visitors and staff:

  • No walk-in traffic permitted for the arena or fitness facilities. Call ahead to book your time.
  • Face masks are required in all areas of the facility, except when using exercise equipment.
  • Adult Team Sports are suspended until further notice, including Adult Hockey, Pond Hockey, Stick Time and Lawn Bowling.
  • Open ice time is available by appointment. For adults this means leisure skating only. Maximum 6 people on the ice at one time.
  • If all participants for open ice time are not from the same “bubble”, they must all wear masks – on and off ice.
  • Child and youth programs, figure skating, minor hockey, open skate (check facility for open skate times), continue.
  • There are to be no spectators at a program for children or youth unless the presence of a spectator is necessary in order to provide care to a child or youth.

Contact Information:

  • Canoe Valley Recreation Centre, Valemount: 250-566-4740
  • Robson Valley Recreation Centre, McBride: 250-569-3360
  • Robson Valley Community Centre, McBride: 1-800-667-1959 or rvbooking@rdffg.bc.ca 

 

Volunteer Fire Departments

For the safety of our first responders, our Volunteer Fire Department halls are closed for public gatherings. Fire departments are still responding to emergency calls.

 

Corporate Office

The Regional District office at 155 George Street is only accessible to those with scheduled appointments. No walk in traffic is permitted. Members of the public are advised to wear a mask at all Regional District facilities.

Please contact us with inquiries and to request appointments at 250-960-4400 or 1-800-667-1959, or district@rdffg.bc.ca.  Alternative ways of conducting business are also listed below:

To reduce in-person visits to the RDFFG office for either accounts payable or receivable, these online options are available:

  • For those with accounts with the RDFFG or those making utility payments, payment options are listed here
  • Vendors can complete an EFT application available here to ensure payment is received without delay. Any invoices should be emailed in PDF format to financialservices@rdffg.bc.ca.

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: 

  • COVID–19 symptoms
  • been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case within 14 days
  • travelled outside the country in the past 14 days

 

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.

FOI applicants are asked to phone in with inquiries or to email your application to FOI@rdffg.bc.ca.   
 
Responses to requests for information will be emailed where possible.
 
We endeavor to respond to FOI requests in a timely manner; however, this is dependent on the type of information requested and staff resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Provincial Privacy Commissioner directed that local governments have up to 60 working days to respond to requests during this time. 

Help reduce the spread of COVID-19!

  • Do not access any of our facilities if you are unwell or have traveled outside of Canada within the last 14 days
  • Practice social distancing by keeping six feet away from others where possible
  • Avoid paying any fees in cash where other options exist
  • Reduce in-person visits if it’s non-essential or if it can be handled over the phone at 250-960-4400 or 1-800-667-1959, or online at www.rdffg.bc.ca

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.