Starting Monday, March 23 the Regional District office at 155 George Street will only be accessible to those with scheduled appointments.
We are asking FOI applicants to phone in with inquiries or to request appointments by calling at 250-960-4400 or 1-800-667-1959 or email FOI@rdffg.bc.ca with your application. If you are sick, have returned from an out of country visit in the last 14 days or have been exposed to the COVID-19 coronavirus we respectfully ask that you do not come to our office.
We will be endeavoring to respond FOI requests in a timely manner; however, this will depend on the type of information that is being requested as well as staff resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Provincial Privacy Commissioner has directed that local governments have up to 60 working days to respond to a request during this time.
The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act is a provincial law that balances:
Records may be routine (do not contain personal information or other information not releasable under provincial legislation) and are identified on the Regional District Routine Records Listing. These records do not require a formal request for information to be completed and submitted. These records may be obtained by calling the Main Office at (250) 960-4400 and asking for the relevant department.
To request Non-Routine Records (contain personal information or other information not releasable under provincial legislation) a formal request must be submitted in writing. The formal request for information form may be printed, scanned and emailed, or printed and delivered in person, by mail, email or fax to: