COVID-19 Info and Updates

Following Stage 3 of BC's Restart, masks are recommended in indoor public spaces including RDKS facilities.

All RDKS facilities are open and programs are running following provincial direction. We are continuing to deliver essential services and are implementing measures as directed to contain the spread of COVID-19. Further updates will be provided at Stage 4 of BC's Restart.

COVID-19 - Board Meetings

As per the Novemebr 19, 2020 Public Health Order we are no longer allowing public to attend board meetings in person.

Links to webcasts and/or virtual meetings through Microsoft Teams will be provided on the events calendar a few days prior to the meeting. You can find the events calendar on our homepage.

COVID-19 - Solid Waste Facilities

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There are no changes to solid waste facility hours or operations; however, we’ve got a few recommendations to ensure the safety off all facility users and staff:

  • Wear a mask when on site
  • Respect social distancing
  • Bag your garbage:
    Please put all personal hygiene products, used tissues, sanitary wipes (even those labeled compostable or flushable), paper towels, napkins, cleaning cloths, face masks, gloves, and similar items in plastic bags. Double bag these items if you are sick or caring for someone who is sick.
  • Be patient, as service may take a bit longer respecting COVID-19 recommendations.

Visit our Solid Waste Facilities page for more information.

COVID-19 - Other Facilities
  • Thornhill Animal Shelter is open to the public with a maximum of one public member at a time.

  • Thornhill Fire Hall is open to the public.

    • The Thornhill Community Centre will be accepting bookings for events after July 1 with conditions to prevent the spread of communicable disease.

    • Occupancy is limited to 70 people including organizers, volunteers, staff, and guests to allow for physical distancing. Non-medical masks are to be worn where physical distancing cannot be maintained.

    • The minimum booking will be for a full day at a rate of $325 + tax. Discounts are available for Non-Profit organizations and Youth Groups. Self-Clean will not be permitted, all users must purchase the Limited Full Clean at $275 + tax.

    • No alcohol will be permitted on the premises. Any food served at the event must be prepared off-site and served in individual portions. Access to the kitchen will not be provided.

    • The organizer is responsible for ensuring the safety of their guests and compliance with all rules and regulations from the Regional District, the Provincial Health Officer, Work Safe BC, and any other applicable authority. The organizer must provide the Regional District with a Communicable Disease Plan prior to their event.

    • Rental application documents and the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine’s Safe Use Guidelines will be provided following further direction from the Province on Gatherings and Events. These conditions are expected to be in place until British Columbia enters Step 4 of BC’s Restart Plan.

  • For current information on the  Upper Skeena Recreation Center, see Rec Excellence.