Moyie & Area OCP & Electoral Area C South Zoning Bylaw

Welcome to the source for information regarding the Moyie Official Community Plan and Electoral Area C South Zoning Bylaw planning process.

The Latest News:

Over 150 people attended the Information Meeting on Saturday, May 26, 2018.   The meeting began with a presentation from RDEK staff who provided background on the Moyie and Area Official Community Plan consultation process.  Those in attendance were informed that during the consultation process, residents voiced their concern regarding preservation of the Narrows.  This meeting was hosted to provide information to the community on various options regarding preserving the Narrows.  This meeting was to provide information only, no decisions were made at this meeting.

Mike Knapik, R.P. Bio with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations presented information regarding the Species at Risk within the Narrows and the legislation that MFLNRO has in preserving Crown Land.

Alistair Crawford, Boating Safety Officer with Transport Canada provided information regarding the Vessel Operation Restrictions Regulation (VORR) and the various options the community has when applying to Transport Canada.  Some of the options include signage, speed restrictions through the Narrows and prohibition of motorized vehicles through the Narrows. 

If you were not able to attend, you still have the opportunity to provide feedback.  The presentations and VORR regulations are listed below.  If you have questions about the process or would like to contribute your feedback, contact Michele Bates at or 250-489-2791 or 1-888-478-7335 or fill out the survey below. Survey responses will be received until July 15, 2018.

For background information, maps of the OCP & Electoral Area C South Zoning Bylaw area, information on the Advisory Commission, project newsletters and past meeting information / highlights / links, please click on the Important Links tabs.

Important Links


What's Been Done:

  • Introductory Meeting
  • Initial Survey
  • Creation of Advisory Group
  • Community Planning Workshop


The goals of the planning process:

  • update the existing land use policies with an Official Community Plan (OCP)
  • consolidate the existing land use regulations with the Cranbrook Rural Zoning bylaw to create one zoning bylaw for Electoral Area C South

How is the OCP different from the existing land use bylaw?

  • Policy in the proposed OCP will be more expansive.
  • The current land use bylaw was adopted in 2008.  The proposed OCP will recognize current issues and opportunities.

Why update the land use bylaw now?

  • This planning process is an opportunity to create one zoning bylaw for the majority of Electoral Area C.
  • Updating the existing land use bylaw is an opportunity to bring definitions and regulations into conformity with newer Regional District bylaws.

Please note that properties’ land use designations will not change.  For example, if your property is currently designated RR-60 (Rural Resource) in the Moyie & Area Land Use Bylaw, it will be designated RR-60 (Rural Resource) in the proposed Electoral Area C South Zoning Bylaw.

Planning Process Highlights

Board Authorization

April 2017

Newsletter #1/Introductory Meeting/Questionnaire

June 2017

Land Use Survey/Issue Identification

April - August 2018

Advisory Group Meeting October 2017

Newsletter #2/Workshops

November 2017

Advisory Group Meeting December 2017
Advisory Group Meeting April 2018

Community Engagement/Newsletter #3

May 2018

Public Information Meeting – Moyie Narrows

May 26, 2018

Advisory Group Meeting May 2018

Preparation of Draft Bylaws

August - November 2018

Advisory Group Meeting September 2018
Newsletter #4 November - December 2018

Open House/Draft Presentation

December 2018 - January 2019

Draft Revisions

Winter 2019

Formal Bylaw Adoption Process

Winter 2019

Questions? Require further information, please contact:

Michele Bates, Planner
Phone: 250-489-2791
Toll free 1-888-478-7335
Fax: 250-489-1287

Director Rob Gay

Last edited: Tue, November 27, 2018 - 2:33:56