NOTICE OF ALTERNATIVE APPROVAL PROCESS
Electoral Areas A, B, C, D, E, F and G

Regional Broadband Infrastructure Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1951, 2021

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN) intends to adopt “Regional Broadband Infrastructure Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1951, 2021” to establish a service for the purpose of exploring and developing partnerships with Internet Service Providers and Telecommunication Providers to assist with the provision of these services to all residents within Electoral Areas A (Smithers Rural), B (Burns Lake Rural), C (Fort St. James Rural), D (Fraser Lake Rural), E (Francois/Ootsa Lake Rural), F (Vanderhoof Rural), and G (Houston Rural) (the “Service Area”).

FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the RDBN Board may proceed with the adoption of Bylaw No. 1951 unless at least 10% of the qualified electors (those meeting the criteria below) within the Service Area submit a signed Elector Response Form indicating their opposition to adoption of the bylaw by 4:30 PM on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at the address below:

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako
Box 820
37, 3rd Avenue
Burns Lake, B.C.  V0J 1E0

Elector Response Forms MAY NOT be submitted by email or facsimile as original signatures are required.

For the purpose of this Alternative Approval Process, 10% of the qualified electors has been determined to be 1,218 persons within Electoral Areas A, B, C, D, E, F, and G of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako.

“Regional Broadband Infrastructure Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1951, 2021” is available for public inspection at the following locations:

  • Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Office, 37-3rd Avenue, Burns Lake, B.C. between the hours of 8:30 AM and
    4:30 PM, Monday to Friday (except Statutory Holidays);
  • Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako website at www.rdbn.bc.ca.

Elector Response Forms must be in the form established by the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako and only those persons who qualify as electors in Electoral Areas A, B, C, D, E, F, or G of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako are entitled to sign an Elector Response FormElector Response Forms are available at the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Office and the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako website at the addresses above.  Those persons eligible to sign the Elector Response Form may qualify as either resident electors or non-resident electors as follows:

Resident Elector:

  • 18 years of age or older;
  • Canadian citizen;
  • resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately before signing this Elector Response Form;
  • resident within the Service Area for at least 30 days immediately before signing this Elector Response Form; and,
  • not otherwise disqualified by law from voting.

Non-Resident Property Elector:

  • not entitled to register as a resident elector in the Service Area;
  • 18 years of age or older;
  • Canadian citizen;
  • resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately before signing this Elector Response Form;
  • registered owner of real property within the Service Area for at least 30 days immediately prior to signing this Elector Response FormIf there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one individual may sign an Elector Response Form with the written consent of the majority of owners; and
  • not otherwise disqualified by law from voting.

A person must not sign more than one elector response form in relation to the same Alternative Approval Process.

 A Non-Resident Property elector may only submit one elector response form, regardless of the number of properties owned.

For additional information on the Alternative Approval Process, please contact:

Cheryl Anderson, Director of Corporate Services
Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako
Phone: 250-692-3195
Toll-free: 1-800-320-3339
​​​​​​​Email: cheryl.anderson@rdbn.bc.ca​​​​​​

ELECTOR RESPONSE FORM