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 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.

Your attendance at the public meetings and involvement in the planning process is appreciated!  Your participation helps shape the OCP policies and is essential to developing a vision for the future of your community!

Introductory Meeting

An introductory meeting was held on June 15th, 2017 with approximately 65 people in attendance.
Topics covered at the meeting included an introduction to OCPs, an overview of the expected planning process and a discussion of the intended outcomes.  Attendants were asked to participate in two “hands-on” activities with the goal of sharing their vision of the future of their community and identifying important topics that should be addressed in the plan.
A volunteer Advisory Group consisting of seven members will be established to assist in the development of the OCP and zoning bylaw.  If you are interested in participating in the Advisory Group, please review the Terms of Reference and complete the Advisory Group Volunteer Application form and return it to the RDEK.   Deadline for applications is July 7, 2017.


This questionnaire is intended to provide Moyie and area residents with an initial opportunity to express their views on key land use issues. If you are a resident within the plan area, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire by July 7th, 2017.

There are two options for completing the questionnaire:


Download: Moyie OCP Survey

After downloading, please print and complete the questionnaire and return to:

Regional District of East Kootenay
Attn: Michele Bates, Planner

19 – 24th Avenue South
Cranbrook, BC  V1C 3H8

Planning Process Highlights

Board Authorization April 2017
Newsletter #1/Introductory Meeting/Questionnaire June 2017
Land Use Survey/Issue Identification April - August 2018
Newsletter #2/Workshops September - October 2017
Preparation of draft bylaws October - January 2018
Community Engagement/Newsletter #3 December 2017 - February 2018
Open House/Draft Presentation February 2018
Draft Revisions Spring/Summer 2018
Newsletter #4 Summer 2018
Formal Bylaw Adoption Process Summer/Fall 2018


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: Thu, June 22, 2017 - 8:19:47