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  • City to begin search for new City Manager May 11, 2020 Fort St. John City Council is committed to the City’s succession planning program, and are undertaking recruitment for a new Chief Administrative Officer. Council aims to be leaders in our recruitment strategy and have recognized that succession planning is key to the City’s success.
  • City begins Alternative Approval Process for new RCMP Detachment April 30, 2020 The City of Fort St. John has started the Alternative Approval Process for the new RCMP Detachment. This process will allow the City to borrow up to $22,759,713 to finance the cost of construction on the new RCMP Detachment that will be repaid over a period not to exceed 20 years. This borrowing will not result in a tax increase for property owners as the loan will be repaid using lease payments received from the RCMP for the provincial portion of the building.
  • Mayor Ackerman outlines City Relief, Recovery and Resiliency Plan April 22, 2020 The City of Fort St. John, as with all municipalities across Canada, is facing uncertainty about the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been actively modelling, preparing, adjusting and identifying opportunities to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing the City of Fort St. John to moderate the financial impacts during these times. We also know our residents and businesses need our support, in addition to the various provincial and federal programs in place.
  • City of Fort St. John rolls out COVID-19 resources April 2, 2020 The City of Fort St. John has created several COVID-19 resources to assist residents and businesses during this rapidly changing situation.
  • City of Fort St. John announces further changes due to COVID-19 precautions March 26, 2020 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as of Monday, March 30, 2020, all City of Fort St. John buildings and offices will be closed to the public until further notice. City staff will continue to provide municipal services; however, in alternative forms, such as by email and phone.
  • City of Fort St. John responds to closure of recreational facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic March 24, 2020 On March 24, 2020, using a planned and principled approach, the City of Fort St. John has issued layoff notices to 88 British Columbia Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) staff due to reduced operational demands. The health and safety of City staff and the citizens of Fort St John is of the utmost importance during this time.
  • City of Fort St. John Declares State of Local Emergency March 24, 2020 The City of Fort St. John has declared a State of Local Emergency, effective March 24, 2020, in response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This proactive declaration allows the City to quickly respond to this rapidly evolving situation. Although this declaration provides the City with 9 additional powers, it doesn't mean that we will use all or any of them.
  • City of Fort St. John buildings to limit access as COVID-19 precautions continue March 19, 2020 As of March 19, 2020, all City buildings will have reduced public access as the City of Fort St. John continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • City of Fort St. John announces further COVID-19 precautions March 18, 2020 As of March 18, 2020, all City Recreation Facilities are closed indefinitely in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic declaration from the World Health Organization. These closures affect the Pomeroy Sport Centre, including Visitor Centre, North Peace Arena, Kids Arena Fieldhouse and the previously announced closure of the North Peace Leisure Pool.
  • City of Fort St. John announces additional COVID-19 precautions March 14, 2020 As of March 14, 2020, the North Peace Leisure Pool will be closed indefinitely in response to the recent novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic declaration from World Health Organization. This includes the cancellation of all programming, including swimming lessons at the North Peace Leisure Pool. The health and safety of our employees, residents, and visitors is paramount and we will continue to respond appropriately to this rapidly evolving situation.