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Peace River Regional District
Box 810
Dawson Creek, BC (Canada)

Phone: 2507843207
Web: http://prrd.bc.ca/


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The Peace River Regional District and Hospital District boundaries encompass approximately twelve million hectares (46,000 square miles). The population resides the four rural electoral areas B, C, D and E, and the following seven municipalities:

The topography of the area varies from Rocky Mountains in the west to the Interior Plains in the eastern sections. Most of the land is drained by the Peace River or its tributaries. The northern portion of the PRRD is drained by tributaries of the Fort Nelson River.

Working cooperatively, the electoral areas and member municipalities of the PRRD provide a wide range of services throughout the region including:

  • management and development of noxious weed control
  • regional and community recreation
  • fire protection
  • regional solid waste management
  • rural water
  • sewage collection and disposal
  • parks
  • building inspection
  • television rebroadcasting

The economy of the PRRD is varied and comprised of:

  • agriculture
  • tourism
  • manufacturing
  • petroleum exploration and development
  • hydro-electric power generation
  • forestry
  • mining

New economic developments in the Peace River area include an increase in tourism, vast coal resources in the Rocky Mountain foothills, increased utilization of aspen in pulp and wood products, diversification in the agricultural sector and an increase in natural gas and petroleum exploration, development and processing as well as the mining sector.

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