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Posted on: September 23, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Soil Removal Bylaw - Public Consultation

Proposed Soil Removal and Extraction Bylaw, 2019 

The Challenge: 

The current bylaw, adopted in 1988 is out of date and overlaps with other provincial and municipal regulatory requirements. 

With an updated bylaw, property owners will have the assurance that clean fill is being deposited from a known source.  Soil will be placed with buffers from watercourses and from adjacent property lines.  With monitoring the placement and volumes of soil, there is less damage to City infrastructures, such as roads, waterlines, and storm drainage ditches.  


Adopt a new Soil Removal and Extraction Bylaw that: 

    Has low fees, easy permit application, and quick permit processing.

    Avoids overlap with other permitting processes such as subdivision, building permits, sand and gravel operations, composting, road works, emergency repairs.

    Allows small volumes of fill for landscaping purposes.

    Requires professional design when in a known hazard area and moving large volumes.

    Is easy to enforce through the municipal ticketing system.

Comments are Welcome:

City Council has invited comments on the proposed new bylaw.  An annotated copy of the draft bylaw is available. Please forward comments to  All comments received before October 4, 2019 will be reported to Council.


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