Fort St John. “BC’s Energy Capital”. “Fort St John will be a community where nature lives, businesses prosper and families flourish”. Council Strategic Planning. #1 issue facing us: Site C. Site C. Our approach. “ Noah wasn’t in favour of the flood but he built an Ark”.
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Fort St John
“BC’s Energy Capital”
“Fort St John will be a community where nature lives, businesses prosper and families flourish”
#1 issue facing us: Site C
“Noah wasn’t in favour of the flood
but he built an Ark”
“Taking a proactive approach to protecting and promoting the best interests of our community”
We needed to create a document that:
If approved, it will have short-term consequences for our community during construction and will
forever alter future life
in Fort St John.
Council will need confirmation that our community will be better off in the long term as a result of the project than without it.
A prosperous economy has a diverse cross section of employment sectors including industries retail and tourism.
A prosperous economy also must recognize and support existing industry and business.
Environmental Sustainability refers to living within the means of the local and regional eco-systems.
For Fort St John this means understanding how the city impacts the water and air.
Encompasses the notion of “community”
It is the essence of a safe, healthy, accessible and friendly city.
Cultural vitality is a rich and diverse culture that has thriving traditions, heritage and art.
This cultural environment creates a key sense of place and is what gives FSJ its heart.
We have 9 Goal areas that further define our our community’s target.
Water: Our water has a huge impact on the health and well-being of the city. In addition, how the rivers are treated and managed will impact communities downstream.
Air: Prevailing winds are usually westerly bringing any air pollution from Western BC. Areas that we will focus on will be pollution and climate change.
Land: It is the city’s responsibility to use land efficiently and effectively while maintaining a safe community.
All this came together to create the discussion points with the community: