City Continues COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Effective Monday, November 30, 2020, City Hall will be temporarily closed from noon to 1 p.m. daily.

The Prime Minister of Canada and the Provincial Health Officer of British Columbia are urging people to stay home as much a possible and calling on employers to arrange for working from home when possible.

To support this, we are limiting the number of staff at City Hall and will have staff working diligently from remote locations to ensure residents continue to receive the services they expect from the City. The daily one-hour closure of City Hall will be in place to allow staff working from City Hall to break for lunch.

 “The health of our staff and community is our top priority so we’ve created a solution which minimizes social interactions during the COVID-19 pandemic but allows us to keep City Hall open to the public,” says Chief Administrative Officer, Chris Barlow. “Essential services like snow clearing, emergency response, water treatment & waste management will not be impacted.”

During this time, building officials will be performing in-person inspections but not when buildings are occupied and the Public Works office will be closed to the public.

These measures will be re-assessed in January 2021.

The City encourages residents to access City services online at or call ahead to make an appointment with staff by calling 250.365.7227.

City Hall will be closed to the public from December 25 to January 1, 2021.

The City of Castlegar is a service centre in the West Kootenay. The diversified and growing economy is focused on the forestry, energy and mining sectors in the valley, and commercial services in the City. Quality of life features backcountry adventure and an increasingly dynamic urban culture, including the Millennium Park & Ponds and Sculpture Walk.

For Additional Information:

Bree Seabrook                                  

Communications Manager          

250 304 8133

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