Public Notices

Land Act: Notice of Application for Disposition of Crown Land

Take notice that District of Kitimat has applied to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Smithers, for a Licence of Occupation for Community Institutional purposes on Provincial Crown land located in Minette Bay.

The Lands File for this application is 6409015. Please visit the website at to view the application and submit comments online. Alternatively, written comments can be directed to land officer 200 –5220 Ketih Ave, Terrace, BC V8G 1L1. Comments will be received by MFLNRO up to 12 April 2018. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date.

Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the Freedom of Information Advisor at Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations’ Office in Terrace or Smithers.

Municipal Liability Insurance Claims - Public Notice

Section 288 of the BC Local Government Act states that a municipality is not liable in any action based on nuisance (or on the rule in the Rylands v. Fletcher case) if the damages arise, directly or indirectly, out of the breakdown or malfunction of: a sewer system; a water or drainage facility or system; a dyke or a road.  Residents are cautioned to take steps to protect their property and are strongly urged to review their insurance policy with their individual broker. 

Nuisance damage could be, for example, a basement floor being covered by backed-up sewage or by several centimeters of water stemming from a drainage system being blocked by yard refuse dumped in a municipal ditch.  Each home owner or resident is responsible to ensure they have adequate coverage against nuisance damage.