53Economic Development
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4Assistance For Business
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5Assistance for Non-profit Societies
1Grant Writing Assistance
Request for Assistance Form
3Find a Grant
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1Resources - Non-Profit
GST-HST for non profit organizations
27Regional Information
15Regional Profile
7Electoral Area Information
Electoral Area A, Smithers Rural
Electoral Area B, Burns Lake Rural
Electoral Area C, Fort St James Rural
Electoral Area D, Fraser Lake Rural
Electoral Area E, Francois/Ootsa Rural
Electoral Area F, Vanderhoof Rural
Electoral Area G, Houston Rural
8Municipality Information
Burns Lake
Fraser Lake
Fort St James
Census Data
Tax Rates
Labour Statistics
4Industry Sectors
Industrial Land Inventories
Bulkley-Nechako Directory
Community Initiatives
8RDBN Business Events
4RDBN Business Forum
2014 RDBN Business Forum – Fort St James
2012 RDBN Business Forum – Smithers
2011 RDBN Business Forum –Vanderhoof
2010 RDBN Business Forum – Burns Lake
4Start-Up Business Contest
2017 RDBN Start-up Business Contest
2013 RDBN Start-up Business Contest
2012 Start-Up Business Contest
2011 Start-Up Business Contest
4Economic Development Projects
RDBN Image Bank
Regional Skills Gap Analysis
Regional Photo Contest
Action Plan
Economic Development Contacts


The Regional District Board is made up of 15 elected and appointed directors. The seven rural directors are elected by the public while the eight municipal directors are appointed by their respective council to sit on the board. Each director appoints an alternate director to provide voting representation at all Standing Committee and Board meetings when that Director is absent/unable to attend.

The Regional District Board elects a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson from among its members in December of each year. For the year 2014, Director Miller was elected as Chairperson, with Director Thiessen as the Vice-Chairperson.

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Standing & Select Committees

The purpose of Standing & Select Committees is to allow for a number of issues relating to a specific function within the Regional District to be dealt with separately from the Board Meeting. Examples of standing & select committees within the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako include:

  • The Forestry Committee deals with forestry related issues in the region and is working towards long term sustainable forestry management for the region.
  • The Executive Committee deals with policy/personnel issues and makes recommendations regarding such issues to the Regional Board.
  • The Rural Directors Committee deals with rural issues and is comprised of all Rural Directors from Electoral Areas "A" through "G".

Each January, the Regional District Board appoints committee chairs upon recommendation from the Chairperson. The Board Chairperson is automatically an ex-officio member, and a voting member of standing and select committees, with additional membership typically including the Board Members from the service and/or funding areas.