Northern Rockies Regional Municipality

Media Release: March 19 COVID-19 Update

March 19, 2019, 5:15 PM FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Release:

Municipality focusing efforts on delivering

essential and critical services during COVID-19 pandemic


The NRRM Emergency Operations Centre will be activated to level 1 as a preparatory and precautionary measure to ensure that if the situation was to evolve quickly, the NRRM emergency operations can respond quickly and appropriately.


As part of its ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and based on the advice being provided by the Public Health Officer, the delivery of non-essential services is scaled back;  all essential and critical services will be maintained to ensure the safety of the municipality. Essential and/or critical services that will remain operational are those that:

  • are required to meet legislative requirements
  • support employee and public safety and security
  • enable critical business services and supports
  • protect and operate vital infrastructure
  • are necessary to keep essential services operating
  • fulfill contractual, legal and financial obligations.

Staff has done a thorough assessment of the services required to keep our community safe and supported. Current examples of essential services include the public safety services delivered by Northern Rockies Fire Rescue, Public Works, Airport, Governance and key support services.


The NRRM administration and corporate services are available at 250.774.2541 or to respond to community questions and requests for essential services; residents are encouraged to use online banking for any payments. Please note that any late charges on water and sewer utilities will be waived and registration fees for cancelled recreation programs will be refunded. The NRRM's economic development department will also remain operational to continue to provide information and support to the business community during these challenging times.


COVID-19 remains an evolving situation and the municipality continues to respond to the advice and direction provided by federal and provincial governments. For more information about facility closures and more, please visit our COVID-19 Information page


Recent Updates:

18 March 2020: Province declares state of emergency to support COVID-19 response

17 March 2020: NRRM Media Update – COVID-19

16 March 2020: Order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) regarding gatherings

13 March 2020: NRRM Media Update – COVID-19

12 March 2020: NRRM Media Update – COVID-19

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