Hyde Creek Advisory Planning Commission
The Hyde Creek Advisory Planning Commission includes seven members that are appointed by the Regional Board to provide advice and recommendations regarding local planning issues. The Commission meets at 7:00pm on the first Wednesday of the month when a planning related matter is referred for comments from the Regional Board. The meetings are held at the Community Hall located behind the ball field on Hyde Creek Road. The public is welcome to attend. Please note that the Commission does not meet when there are no planning matters referred to it from the Regional District.
Commission Members: Walter Eggenberger, Chair; Michael Green, Vice Chair; Sharon Barratt, Lynn Iskra, Guylaine Longpre, James McIntee, Pam McIntee, Secretary.
Street Lighting (Nimpkish Heights Only)
If a street light is burned out please contact the Regional District Reception at 250-956-3301. For other information contact the Manager of Operations at 250-956-3301
For police, ambulance or fire department EMERGENCIES call 911
Hyde Creek Recreation Association
The Regional District established a Local Service for the purpose of providing funding to operate and repair community recreation buildings, facilities and grounds located in Hyde Creek.
The Hyde Creek Recreation Association looks after the community's ball field and newly renovated community hall, and sponsors a number of community recreation initiatives. For further information on recreation services in Hyde Creek, contact Bill Cessford at 250-956-4994.
Port McNeill Regional Arena
The Hyde Creek area is part Regional Arena Local Service which provides facilities for activities such as public skating and professional skating lessons, a skating carnival every two years and men's and ladies hockey tournaments. For further information on services at the Regional Arena, contact Rob Batho at 250-956-3522.
The community of Hyde Creek is subject to an Official Community Plan Bylaw (Bylaw No. 613, 2001) and a Zoning Bylaw (Bylaw No. 648, 2002). The Official Community Plan includes objectives and policies to guide decisions related to planning and land use management for the community into the future. The Zoning bylaw is intended to implement the objectives and policies of the Official Community Plan and prescribes detailed regulations related to land use, the siting, size and dimensions of buildings, minimum lot size for the purposes of subdivision, etc. Please refer to the following links for more information:
Official Community Plan:
While approval of a Building Permit is not required for new construction, all building must be undertaken in accordance with the BC Building Code. A Building Bylaw is in effect that requires a Site Permit be applied for and issued prior to undertaking new construction. The Site Permit process is designed to ensure that new construction conforms to the requirements of Hyde Creek Zoning Bylaw No. 648, 2002. Please refer to the following links for more information:
With respect to the subdivision of land, the Ministry of Transportation processes and approves applications for this purpose. Information, including a copy of the application required for subdivision, can be found on the Ministry's website at:
Applicants are encouraged to consult with the Regional District as a prelude to making application for subdivision.
If you have any questions regarding planning, development and building, please contact the Regional District by telephone at 250-956-3301 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org