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areaG Electoral Area G (Houston Rural) is the rural area surrounding the District of Houston and the Village of Granisle. The unincorporated communities within the area are Fort Babine, Kuldo, Smithers Landing, Topley, and Topley Landing.

The area around the town of Houston is fast becoming a hiker's paradise.  Many kilometers of trails at all skill levels are built and maintained yearly.  These trails are giving the tourism sector a boost and creating many opportunities for business.

The Forestry and Mining sectors continue to be the major industries in Area G.  Houston Forest Products, Huckleberry Mine and several mineral exploration companies operate in the area.  Huckleberry Mines is an open pit copper/molybdenum mine located very close to the Electoral Area G border..  On January 2, 2012 the Main Zone Optimization Expansion Project got the go ahead. The expansion will create more employment opportunities in all areas of the Mine's operations over the next ten years.  Huckleberry Mines presently employs 300 people.Btn DP GranisleBtn DP Houston 

AreaG Director
Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako
Elected Representative

Director Rob Newell

Phone: (250) 845-2464

Local Services Provided by the RDBN in Electoral Area G (Houston Rural)
Building Inspection Liquid/Solid Waste Disposal
Building Numbering Rural Government Services
Development Services Recreation and Culture
Economic Development Emergency Services
Electoral Area Planning Television Rebroadcasting
Emergency Preparedness Topley Cemetery
Grants-in-Aid Topley Emergency Response
Environmental Services Rural Fire Protection
Weed Control General Government Services
9-1-1 Planning and Zoning
Feasibility Studies  
Electoral Area G (Houston Rural)
  Regional District of Bulkley Nechako
Area (square kilometers) 14,446  
37 3rd Ave / PO Box 820
Burns Lake, BC V0J1E0
Phone: 250-692-3195
Toll Free: 1-800-320-3339
Fax: 250-692-3305
Census Population StatsCan 2016 903  
Total Private Dwellings 2016 450  
Local Municipalities
Local First Nations
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Electoral Area G (Houston Rural) Boundaries

Western Boundary (Hwy 16):

  • Top of Hungry Hill
  • About 0.5 km west of Summit Lake Road
  • Just over 2 km east of Hungry Hill Way

Western Boundary (Walcott-Quick Road/Morice Telkwa Forest Service Road):

  • About 1.6 km east of Walcott Station Road

Eastern Boundary (Hwy 16):

  • About 3.8 km east of Topley
  • Just west of Montgomery Road

Southern Boundary (Morice-Owen Forest Service Road):

  • At the end of Owen Lake
  • About 5.5 km north of Owen Lake Road

AreaG Map