Northern Rockies Regional Municipality

Office Reopens June 1, Phased Reopening of Facilities


On May 27, the BC government announced the extension of the provincial state of emergency through the end of day on June 9, 2020, making this the longest state of emergency in BC’s history.

The two week extension will support continued coordination of BC’s COVID-19 response as businesses and communities work through phase 2 of BC’s Restart Plan

Thank you for continuing to practice physical distancing when out and about in the NRRM and Fort Nelson. Continued physical distancing, hand-washing and staying home, even with mild symptoms will help British Columbia move towards Phase 3 of the province’s Restart plan as soon as possible.

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Municipal office re-opens for customer service June 1

The municipal office is scheduled to reopen on Monday, June 1, 2020 with regular hours from 8:30am to 4:30pm. The first hour of each day (8:30am-9:30am) will be limited to patrons that are over 55 or immunocompromised.

Residents should be aware that WorkSafeBC’s mandatory physical distancing measures mean there may be lineups to access in-person services at municipal hall as only a limited number of people will be allowed in the building at a time. Residents are encouraged to phone with inquiries and pay bills online if possible. Staff are able to accept home owner grants and other tax-related correspondence via several methods:

  • In Person: at 5319 50 Avenue South, Fort Nelson, BC
  • Mail or Drop Off (there is a drop box): home owner grant applications and payments (no cash) to Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, 5319—50 Ave S, Bag Service 399, Fort Nelson, BC   V0C 1R0.
  • Fax: your completed home owner grant form to 250.774.2507
  • Email: home owner grant applications to (legible photos may be accepted).
  • Online: Set the NRRM as a payee on your online banking (available through most banking institutions) PAYEE: Northern Rockies (RM). Tax Account number - use your tax roll number (9 digits).

A coordinated approach to reopening

The NRRM has been working to determine how the BC Restart Plan applies to local and regional programs, services and indoor and outdoor recreation facilities. Physical distancing measures remain in place and anyone exhibiting symptoms is asked to remain home and not use public facilities.

BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) Restart guidelines were released this week and this document has been approved by the Province and WorkSafe BC, and it provides a framework to assist local governments to develop policies, plans and procedures for the safe restart of recreational activities.

In addition to campgrounds and parks which are currently open for casual use, more outdoor spaces will reopen in the coming weeks.  The process to reopen some of the lower risk outdoor areas (ie: ball diamonds, skateboard park) is underway—more information on specific dates of reopening will be provided as it becomes available.

Indoor recreation facilities will remain closed at this time and staff are working with provincial agencies to determine when and how it will be safe to progressively reopen the recreation centre and arenas. Indoor spaces will reopen when sufficient measures and adaptations can be implemented to provide for safety.

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You can reach out to us in all of the usual ways indicated at the bottom of this notice.

We’ll keep you informed.

We are committed to keeping our lines of communication open to inform you of the latest developments during this evolving situation.









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