NEW - Sailing for Kids

Posted on: Jul 02 2015 - 4:14pm in Leisure Services

City Issues Campfire and Backyard Burning Ban

Posted on: Jul 02 2015 - 12:00pm in Emergency Services Top Story

Effective immediately, all campfires are prohibited within the City of Terrace to help prevent human-caused wildfires. This prohibition applies to campfires and open burning of any size or description, including backyard cooking fires, fires with a burn registration number and industrial burning.

This prohibition doesn't apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane, or briquettes. It also does not apply to a portable campfire apparatus with a CSA or ULC rating that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, with a flame length of 15 cm or less. The use of a portable campfire apparatus that does not meet these conditions is prohibited. This prohibition also does not apply to campfires in the Ferry Island Municipal Campground.

The Northwest Fire Centre issued an open burning prohibition, which includes campfires, in the Nadina, Skeena Stikine, and Coast Mountains Forest Districts to help prevent human-caused wildfires as of 12:00 p.m. July 2, 2015.

For more information please contact Deputy Fire Chief Dave Jephson at the Terrace Fire Department 250.638.4734


Water Conservation

Posted on: Jun 30 2015 - 11:47am in Top Story Public Works


Sprinkling Restrictions

The City of Terrace wishes to remind all residents that water sprinkling restrictions are in force year-round.  

Water sprinkling is permitted on:

• ODD numbered addresses - On ODD numbered days
• EVEN numbered addresses -On EVEN numbered days

These restrictions are required to ensure that adequate water supply is available for fire fighting purposes, and to keep the costs of delivering water to a minimum.  Further restrictions may be imposed if required.

Hand sprinkling of flowers and shrubs with a controlled nozzle is allowed at any time.

The City thanks you for your assistance in the sensible and moderate use of water.


Public Hearing - 5013 Halliwell Avenue

Posted on: Jun 25 2015 - 3:59pm in City Hall

There will be a Public Hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 13, 2015 regarding 5013 Halliwell Avenue. To be discussed is an application of change this property's designation in the Official Community Plan from Rural Residential to Community and Public Use; and to change the zoning from AR2 Rural and P1 Public and Institutional to facilitate the development of a private school.

If you would like to voice your opinion regarding these proposed changes please attend the meeting or send your comments, in writing, to the City's Planning Department. Please phone 250.615.4022 for more information.



Yoga Workshop

Posted on: Jun 24 2015 - 3:02pm in Leisure Services

Information Bulletin - Human Caused Fires a Concern in Skeena Fire Zone

Posted on: Jun 16 2015 - 10:54am in Emergency Services

Link to bulletin

Wanna Be A Lifeguard?

Posted on: Jun 16 2015 - 10:51am in Leisure Services

July 1 - Canada Day Swim

Posted on: Jun 12 2015 - 12:02pm in

Summer Daze

Posted on: Jun 10 2015 - 2:44pm in Leisure Services

Summer Daze Camps are action packed with sports, games, hiking, swimming and much more.  Cost is $90/week. Starting June 29.  This year the camp will be held at the Sportsplex - creating exciting opportunities for kids to access Terrace Mountain, Pool, George Little Park etc.  Your instructors this year are Maddie Dafoe, Katie Hollett, Jenna Sabino and Keel Haldane.

Summer Programs Guide

Posted on: Jun 08 2015 - 3:15pm in Leisure Services

NEW - Summer Canoe Camp

Posted on: May 26 2015 - 10:44am in Leisure Services

Funding may be available to participants. Contact Kim Macdougall for more information at 250-615-3025

2015 Budget

Posted on: May 07 2015 - 3:44pm in City Hall

Here's the 2014 City of Terrace budget in a nutshell. VIEW 2015 Budget

Ferry Island Pond Life

Posted on: Apr 01 2015 - 3:57pm in Leisure Services

Recycling Depot in Terrace

Posted on: Apr 01 2015 - 3:12pm in Public Works

Recycling Changes in Terrace

Posted on: Apr 01 2015 - 11:33am in Public Works

Recycling Changes in Terrace!
Please be advised that Multi-Material BC (MMBC) is adding to the network of nearly 200 depots across BC by opening up a Depot in the Terrace area. Do Your Part Recycling, located at 3220 River Drive in Thornhill, will now accept, at no cost, all materials in MMBC’s residential packaging and printed paper recycling program.
Terrace residents who receive curbside recycling will now have a way to recycle items that cannot be recycled at the curb, specifically plastic bags and Styrofoam. Additionally, curbside glass collection is now discontinued as residents are able to take glass to the depot. March was the final curbside glass pick-up.
For a printable list of what can now be taken to the depot/put out on the curbside please click here.
For a more detailed online version of this list, please see MMBC’s website at:

For additional questions related to the changes please see this list of Frequently Asked Questions.

2015 Garbage & Recycling Schedule

Posted on: Dec 30 2014 - 2:03pm in Public Works

View the 2015 Garbage & Recycling Schedule.


Posted on: Dec 03 2014 - 10:09am in Public Works

Attention Terrace residents!!
Composting pick up has now ended for the season but for those that wish to continue composting throughout the winter, we have backyard composters on sale at Terrace Public Works, located at 5003 Graham Avenue, starting today!
Please see attached poster for full details.

Aquatic Centre

Posted on: Nov 25 2014 - 12:51pm in

Recycling Survey Feedback Result

Posted on: Nov 04 2014 - 3:07pm in Public Works

Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate in our Recycling Survey. We had over 200 respondents and your feedback will help us as we strive to improve our service for 2015.
Please find attached a summary report of your feedback here and to view the full data from the survey, see here


Terrace Living Heritage Tree Project

Posted on: Oct 10 2014 - 11:45am in Leisure Services

Westland Resources Limited was hired to do this project.  The project assessed both city and privately owned trees in the downtown area and recorded species, age, DBH, height and the health of each tree.  Of the 602 trees, 505 were rated in good health.  35 trees were rated to be in decline and have a prescription for recommended action.  The remaining require regular maintenance such as pruning and water.  The City of Terrace and TDIA recognize the benefits and value of our urban forest and will continue to work together on this project.  The City Terrace and TDIA would like to thank Westland Resources Limited for their generous donation towards this project. 

Wood Waste Burning

Posted on: Oct 02 2014 - 11:42am in Emergency Services

Burning permits for wood waste have been issued for the following areas: Clore River, Hoult Creek, N. Kitimat, and Wedeene River. If you see burning or smoke in these areas, please don't be alarmed as the Fire Department is already aware. Just a reminder that burning permits are required and if you have questions, please call 250.638.4734.

Change of Terrace Landfill Hours of Operation

Posted on: Sep 30 2014 - 10:48am in Public Works

Terrace Landfill will be on winter hours from October 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Glass Recycling

Posted on: Aug 21 2014 - 3:34pm in Public Works

The good news is that in 3 months of glass pickup, we have recycled thousands of kilograms of glass.  That is a lot of pickle and jam jars!

However, due to the high level of participation, our garbage collectors have not been able to collect all the glass in one day, and it has taken up to 3 days.

If your glass is not picked up on the last Monday of the month, please be patient and leave your glass out until the Wednesday of the given month. If by Wednesday afternoon your glass is not picked up, please contact the Public Works office at 250-615-4021.

To help distinguish between compost and glass, we are encouraging residents to use the blue recycle containers. At this time, we will continue to collect glass in rigid, plastic containers, but the blue recycling containers will help quicken the collection process.

Please remember to remove all lids from the glass jars and place them with the household recycling.


Land Clearing Materials

Posted on: Aug 15 2014 - 2:26pm in Public Works

Due to the current fire ban, please be advised, the City of Terrace Landfill will not be accepting Land Clearing Materials.

Campfire Ban in City of Terrace Rescinded

Posted on: Jul 21 2014 - 10:22am in Emergency Services

Effective immediately, the City of Terrace is rescinding the campfire ban issued on July 17, 2014.

Open burning of any size or description, including fires with a burn registration number and industrial burning are still restricted within the jurisdiction of the City of Terrace, but small campfires will be permitted.  The campfires must be kept to a half-metre high by a half-metre wide or smaller. Anyone lighting a campfire must maintain a fireguard by removing flammable debris from the campfire area and must have a hand tool or at least eight litres of water available nearby to properly extinguish the fire. Please ensure that campfires are not lit or kept burning during windy conditions. Make sure that that the fire is fully extinguished and the ashes are cold to the touch before leaving the area for any length of time.

The Northwest Fire Centre rescinded its prohibition of campfires in the Nadina, Bulkley and Skeena Fire zones as of 4 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2014.

Media contact:
Deputy Fire Chief Dave Jephson
City of Terrace
(250) 638-4734

Updated Accepted Materials Listing for MMBC

Posted on: Jul 10 2014 - 1:21pm in Public Works

Please click here for an updated listing of the recycling materials accepted by MMBC.

Notice to Contractors

Posted on: Jul 07 2014 - 10:04am in Public Works

Notice to contractors using the Terrace Landfill after hours. Please click here.

Watering Restriction Reminder

Posted on: Jun 06 2014 - 10:53am in Public Works

MMBC accepted list of recycling

Posted on: May 20 2014 - 1:55pm in Public Works

For a complete list of recycling materials please click here. Just a few quick points: this is a co-mingled program-all recycling can go into a clear/transparent bag. There is no bag limit for recycling. There is a two (2) bag/can limit for garbage.

FAQ - City of Terrace Recycling and Collection Questions

Posted on: May 02 2014 - 3:38pm in Public Works

Recycling Program: Short List of Accepted Materials

Posted on: Mar 21 2014 - 9:10am in Public Works

Please click here for a short list of accepted materials in regards to the Recycling Program.

New Recycling Program

Posted on: Mar 18 2014 - 10:20am in Public Works

During the week of May 19th, 2014, the City of Terrace will begin collecting recycling materials from all households within city limits that currently receive curbside garbage collection.

For a detailed, interactive list of the materials that will be collected, please visit this website (

For the simplified list, which you can print out to have on your fridge, please see here

Recycling will be collected bi-weekly (every second week) and will not have a bag limit.  Household garbage will also now be collected bi-weekly, will alternate weeks with recycling, and will have a two container limit. Glass will be collected the last Monday of every month. The revised garbage, recycling and composting schedule is attached here

Glass bottles and jars will need to be set out in a rigid container of your choice, such as the one shown here  ( or here

A recycling starter package is being delivered to every household the last week of April.
This starter package includes a 30 bag supply of recycling bags, a detailed list of accepted materials as well as a revised collection schedule. Once all the recycling bags in the starter package are used up, households will need to purchase their own translucent plastic bags.

For any questions not addressed online, or in your starter package, please email: or call 250-615-4021.

Thank you in advance for familiarizing your household with this new program, especially the list of accepted/not accepted materials. Your participation will make this new program a success!

2014 Updated Recycling Options-Greater Terrace Area

Posted on: Jan 24 2014 - 1:37pm in Public Works

Please click here to see the updated brochure.

Landfill Tipping Fees

Posted on: Dec 16 2013 - 2:44pm in Public Works

As of January 1, 2014 there will be a tipping fee for residential construction and demolition waste. There will continute to be no tipping fee for regular (household) residential waste.  Please see here for list of tipping fees.

Time to Clean the Garage

Posted on: Aug 14 2013 - 9:30am in Public Works

Kitsumgallum Cemetery

Posted on: Jun 27 2013 - 10:05am in

Volunteers have been working since May 27th to clean up and restore grave spaces in the Kitsumgallum Pioneer Cemetery.  They have done a wonderful job and the Cemetery looks great!  On June 26 there was a celebration and historical walk through the Cemetery to recognize the efforts of these volunteers.  Over 50 people attended the event and all were appreciative of the hard work that has happened and continues to happen to make this Cemetery a beautiful resting grounds for our pioneer loved ones.

Free Weightroom Orientation Sessions

Posted on: Feb 26 2013 - 6:01pm in

VIEW Free Weighroom Orientation Poster

Aquatic Centre - Spring Break Schedule

Posted on: Feb 26 2013 - 2:43pm in

VIEW Spring Break Facility Schedule

Kitsumgallum Cemetery on Terramap

Posted on: Feb 07 2013 - 3:36pm in Development Services

The Mapping Department has added approximately 500 marker photos to the records for the old cemetery.

To view a photo: 

  • Search the record by name or plot number using the cemetery choices under the search tab.
  • Click the linked text in the record pane at the right side of your screen.
  • An error message indicates that a photo has not yet been added for the plot.

We would like to extend a big thank you to Yvonne Moen and Helen Haselmeyer for all their hard work and for graciously sharing their photos with us. 



BC Transit Hosts Open House

Posted on: Jun 15 2012 - 10:08am in

VIEW the Notice from BC Transit

Transit Service Review Webpage

Posted on: Jun 14 2012 - 10:40am in

Please view the Transit Service Review webpage for more information abut the Review and for opportunities to provide input regarding how to improve transit services in the City of Terrace and the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine.

Terrace Transit Service Review


City of Terrace Cosmetic Pesticide Bylaw

Posted on: May 23 2012 - 1:48pm in

Residents are reminded to familarize themselves witht the City of Terrace cosmetic pesticide bylaw before applying herbicides or pesticides to their lawn and gardens -

For more information and resources for alternatives to banned pesticides, please see the attachments below.

Our local "Paint Plus" Depot accepts residential pesticides. Please see the link for full information on what is accepted:


City of Terrace Cosmetic Pesticide Bylaw

Posted on: May 23 2012 - 1:48pm in

Residents are reminded to familarize themselves witht the City of Terrace cosmetic pesticide bylaw before applying herbicides or pesticides to their lawn and gardens -

For more information and resources for alternatives to banned pesticides, please see the attachments below.

Our local "Paint Plus" Depot accepts residential pesticides. Please see the link for full information on what is accepted:


Extended Producer Responsibility Depot Locations in Terrace and Area

Posted on: Apr 24 2012 - 11:23am in Public Works

The items listed here will not be accepted at the curbside or at the City of Terrace landfill, as there are locations for recycling these materials in our community. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping these items out of our landfills!

Please see here for more information on Extended Producer Responsibilty programs.


Posted on: Feb 09 2012 - 3:12pm in

Under 'Cadastral'  - District Lots (linework) and under 'Downtown' - Downtown Business Improvement Area and Downtown Revitalization Tax Exemption Area

Easy Tips for Saving Water Outdoors

Posted on: Jun 20 2011 - 11:30am in Public Works

Click here to view the brochure

Zero Waste Challenge: Cold-Weather Compost Guide

Posted on: Dec 02 2010 - 4:36pm in Public Works

As part of the Zero Waste Challenge, the following cold-weather composting pamphlet is available to download. 

Zero Waste Challenge Guide and Pilot Project Update

Posted on: Nov 19 2010 - 4:08pm in Public Works

Participants receive 16 weeks of curbside recycling service, up to $50 towards a new or upgraded composting system, access to a Residential Zero Waste Advisor, and a Zero Waste Challenge Guide.

The Guide covers off four main areas of sustainability: Composting, Recycling (standard household items as well as products included under the Provincial Extended Producer Responsibility Program), Water Conservation, and Green Shopping.  Also included are charts for measuring your progress towards zero waste.

All residents in the City of Terrace are now invited to download this Guide and embark on a personal household challenge, using the recycling services available in their area.

Please refer to the Project Update #1 and follow the progress of the Pilot Project online.

Battery Recycling Program Expands in B.C.

Posted on: Jul 08 2010 - 4:16pm in Public Works

British Columbia is now the first North Amercian jurisdiction to feature a free government-mandated recycling program for all household batteries.

VIEW for more information regarding the Battery Recycling Program

Council Pictures (Past and Present)

Posted on: Feb 23 2010 - 5:46pm in

As far back as 1955 when Emil Haugland was Chairman of the Village of Terrace, pictures of Council have been scanned and are available to view online.  Although we don't have pictures of every Council, quite a number are represented.

VIEW former Council pictures

Post Your Community Event

Posted on: Feb 16 2010 - 5:40pm in

This Event Calendar is open to any organization whose events meet our Posting Criteria.

VIEW Posting Criteria, Disclaimer and Privacy Statement

SUBMIT your community event

Community Services Guide

Posted on: Jan 29 2010 - 12:11pm in

The recent announcement that West Fraser is permanently shutting down its Eurocan operations in Kitimat means that residents in the Kitimat-Terrace Valley will face some challenges as jobs are lost in the region.

The District of Kitimat, City of Terrace and the RuralBC Secretariat, along with many community partners, have been working together to develop a Transition Strategy in response to the announcement.  This strategy is aimed at finding ways to help displaced workers from Eurocan and other businesses affected by the closure.

This Guide was designed to create one source of information for special programs, employment services, community and social services, worker adjustment and retraining opportunities in Terrace and Kitimat.  There is also information about government funding and financial services.

The Kitimat & Terrace Community Services Guide is sponsored by the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Community and Rural Development, Community Development Trust, and by Northern Savings Credit Union through its Community Reinvestment and Corporate Responsibility Initiative.  We gratefully acknowledge this financial support.

We sincerely hope this information will guide you to the experts who can help.  Together, we can move forward to the future.

Dave Pernarowski - Mayor, City of Terrace
Joanne Monaghan - Mayor, District of Kitimat

VIEW Kitimat & Terrace Community Services Guide

Council Meetings & Minutes

Posted on: Jan 25 2010 - 8:45am in City Hall

The current Minutes have not been ratified until adopted at the next Council Meeting. If you have any questions regarding the Minutes, please contact the City Clerk at 250.638.4721.

Regular Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month (except for December and Stat Holidays) commencing at 7:30 pm in Council Chambers at 3215 Eby Street.

Measuring up the North: Terrace

Posted on: Jan 01 2010 - 3:54pm in

As part of the Measuring Up the North initiative made up of 41 communities in the North, in 2007 the City of Terrace Council appointed volunteer community members interested in improving Terrace's accessibility for persons with disabilities, seniors and families with small children.  The Measuring Up Terrace Committee fulfilled its mandate and was dissolved by City Council in March 2012.

The City's Measuring Up Terrace Committee received grant funding through 2010 Legacies Now which enabled the Committee to hire a Co-ordinator who worked with the Committee to conduct a Community Assessment and Strategic Plan.  In addition, the funding provided money to undertake some small projects that will help to improve accessibility in the community.

A Community Assessment Survey was distributed throughout the community seeking input on the City's existing level of accessibility, and for suggestions on how to make Terrace more inclusive and accessible.  Responses were collected until July 31, 2008, and results of the survey are posted below:


News Articles


Disability Access Tour

Resources and Websites

Publications and Materials

Waste Diversion Working Group Recommendations Report

Posted on: Oct 14 2009 - 5:15pm in Public Works

This report emerged out of the Terrace 2050 Sustainability Strategy planning process.  It is an initial list of recommendations and corresponding actions considered by Council at the October 26th Council Meeting.

Please send any comments/feedback on this Report to:

Tara Irwin at

VIEW City of Terrace Waste Diversion Working Group - Recommendations Report

Latest Archived Webcast

City of Terrace Council Meeting - June 22, 2015

View live & archived webcasts here »

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City Issues Campfire and Backyard Burning Ban

All campfires are prohibited within the City of Terrace limits, effective immediately, due to the dry conditions in the area.

Water Conservation

The City of Terrace wishes to remind all residents that water sprinkling restrictions are in force year-round.  


Public Hearing - 5013 Halliwell Avenue

There will be a Public Hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 13, 2015 regarding 5013 Halliwell Ave. There is an application to change this property's designation in the Official Community Plan from Rural Residential to Community and Public Use, and to change the zoning from AR2 Rural to P1 Public and Institutional.

Yoga Workshop

The Art of B.A.L.A.N.C.E.  August 19

Information Bulletin - Human Caused Fires a Concern in Skeena Fire Zone

TERRACE - The Wildfire Management Branch is urging the public in Terrace, Kitimat and surrounding areas to use caution when participating in recreational activities in the backcountry or using any open flame.

Wanna Be A Lifeguard?

Information session at the Aquatic Centre on Friday, July 3 11am VIEW How to Become a Lifeguard?

Summer Daze

Weekly youth camps ages 6-11 years. Phone Sportsplex to register 250.615.3000

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Jul 02 2015 to Jul 02 2015

Greater Terrace Beautification Society Monthly Meeting

Your Greater Terrace Beautification Society meets the first Thursday of each month except for holidays.

Jul 04 2015 to Jul 04 2015

Skeena Valley Farmers’ Market

The highly popular Skeena Valley Farmers' Market is open on Market Street by George Little Park every Saturday from May to October.

Jul 05 2015 to Jul 05 2015

George Little House Flea Market

George Little House is hosting Terrace's weekly Sunday Flea Market.

Jul 07 2015 to Jul 07 2015

Kitsumgallum Cemetery Tour

Take a step back in history with the museum’s Community Programmer and explore the lives of early pioneer settlers and First Nations people of the Terrace area. 

Terrace Weather

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