53Economic Development
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5Assistance for Non-profit Societies
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3Find a Grant
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1Resources - Non-Profit
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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
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Census Data
Tax Rates
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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

Rory McKenzie - Director of Environmental Services 

  • Oversees Environmental Services Department
  • Oversees the updating and implementation of Solid Waste Management Plan
  • Engaging in asset management planning and project management activities associated with  solid waste, liquid waste and water supply functions
  • Policy Development
  • Department budget preparation and monitoring
  • Ensures that the joint occupational health and safety committee is in compliance with WCB Regulations
  • Oversees the Environmental Services Deputy Director in management tasks

Janette Derksen - Deputy Director of Environmental Services

  • Acting as assistant to the Director of Environmental Services on all matters relating to Environmental Services including policies, objectives, requirements and programs.  
  • Assist the Director of Environmental Services in the administrative end of the solid waste operations and budgets
  • Manages landfill leachate collection and treatment systems along with septage receiving facilities
  • Manages environmental monitoring programs – groundwater/surface water sampling and reporting
  • Manages the operation of Fort Fraser water and sewer systems
  • Manages recycling  and waste reduction initiatives
  • Invasive plant control
  • Oversees landfill weigh scale operation and programing

Charlie Sherwood - Environmental Services Operations Supervisor

  • Oversees the operation of landfills, transfer stations and waste hauling fleet
  • Assists in the management of the Landfills, transfer station and waste hauling fleet; continuous staff training, equipment repair schedules and safety meetings
  • Assisting in construction and infrastructure projects and planning
  • Site inspections

Elaine Wiebe - Environmental Services Assistant

  • Oversees regional recycling facility contracts and progress reports
  • Waste reduction initiatives
  • Climate Action Charter commitments
  • Assist department in clerical duties and data entry
  • Works with accounts receivable staff with department invoicing 
  • Public Education