Virtual Meetings & Public Hearings

Public Participation during the COVID-19 pandemic

Currently, local governments are hosting meetings electronically pursuant to Ministerial Order M192 - Local Government Meetings & Bylaw Process (formerly M139) and the Order of the Provincial Health Officer on Gatherings and Events which prohibit any in-person attendance.

Committed to ensuring public participation and attendance, The District of Sicamous Council is hosting Council Meetings and Public Hearings with the use of the online video conferencing service ZOOM. ZOOM allows participants to join meetings by video or audio-only or both.

2021 Regular Council Meeting Schedule.

Planning & Development Committee Meetings:

Meeting ID: 823 3587 5868

Meeting Time: 1:00 p.m.

Committee Meeting Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82335875868

Meeting Dial-in: +1 438 809 7799

Personal ID: If you do not have a Personal ID, select # to continue.

Regular Council Meetings/Public Hearings:

COUNCIL Meeting ID: 842 4336 4235

COUNCIL Meeting Time: 5:00 p.m. (Public Session)

COUNCIL Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84243364235

COUNCIL Meeting Dial-in: +1 438 809 7799

Personal ID: If you do not have a Personal ID, select # to continue.

Guidelines for attending a virtual meeting:

The public is encouraged to attend Council Meetings via ZOOM and will be able to listen and observe the entire meeting. When participants join the meeting, there is a “Waiting Room” until you are entered by the host. Participants do not have immediate audio permissions but will have the opportunity to comment during appropriate times. Public comment periods include:

  • Public Hearings when public feedback is requested,
  • Public delegations to Council (pre-registration required), and
  • When permitted by the Chair.

When the chair opens the floor to the public to comment, please select the "Raise Hand" option or, if participating by phone, dial #9 to indicate you wish to address Council.

We appreciate your patience as we adjust to this new meeting format. If you have feedback regarding the virtual process, please email info@sicamous.ca.

New to the ZOOM Platform?

Those who are new to using this platform are encouraged to visit the ZOOM Help Center to learn how to join a meeting. You are also welcomed to contact the District of Sicamous office at 250-836-2477 or email info@sicamous.ca for assistance.