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:

Approximately 50 people attended a public Open House Tuesday, January 22, 2019  at the Moyie Community Hall.  Those in attendance had a chance to review the draft bylaws and map schedules.  Staff presented an overview of the planning process and a background of the OCP policies.  The presentation was followed by the opportunity for one-on-one discussion with Director Gay and Michele Bates.

The staff presentation, draft bylaws and comment forms are provided below.

The comment period is open until March 15th, 2019.  If you have questions or would like to provide feedback in person, contact Michele Bates at, 250-489-2791 or 1-888-478-7335.Important Links







What's Been Done:


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

January 2019

Open House/Draft Presentation

January 22, 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: Thu, January 31, 2019 - 2:43:27

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