Pickard Interval along the St. John River

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Welcome to the York Rural Community Project Website

Since March, 2016, members of the Advisory Committees of the Local Service Districts of Douglas, Keswick Ridge, Kingsclear and Bright, along with interested residents from the community of Lower Queensbury, have been studying the concept of jointly adopting a rural community model for the delivery of local services to our residents. The name of the amalgamated area is proposed to be York Rural Community (YRC). The Project is fully explained on this website.

Being a rural community could allow us to:
- have decisions made by local elected representatives rather than by the Department of Environment and Local Government.
- keep costs lower by pooling our tax base
- have control over our property tax rates and land use
- apply for funding programs that are not available to Local Service Districts
- have a voice about local affairs including upcoming initiatives in our area such as the Mactaquac Project and the Sisson Mine Project
- direct the development of our community the way we want
- be consistent with most jurisdictions in Canada (i.e. incorporated)

Please take a look at the various sections of this website. Participate in the feasibility study (check dates and locations of upcoming meetings here) by sending your advice, concerns, comments or complaints to yorkruralcommunity@gmail.com.

The York Rural Community Steering Committee can be contacted at: yorkruralcommunity@gmail.com
Use our Contact Us form

For public comments on the project, please visit our BLOG

To receive regular email notices from the YRC Project,
please send a request, including your name and email address, to



    NOTICES (Updated Regularly)

    A summary of the YRC Project final feasibility study report has been posted on the DELG website.
    It may also be viewed on this site's Project Info page


    Municipal By-Election on October 23, 2017 (M11 – York Rural Community Plebiscite)

    Prior to the plebiscite date, voter cards will be mailed to residents who qualify to vote.
    The voter card will indicated the polling station and location.

    Advance poll is October 14, 2017
    If voters are unable to go to the poll or advance poll, they can go to the Returning Office to cast their vote during normal business hours.

    Municipal Returning Office Information:

    Municipal Returning Officer - Ms. Patti Nason
    Office Address - Burtts Corner Lions Club, 42 Route 617, Burtts Corner

    Telephone: 1-506-363-4942, Toll Free: 1-877-884-4563
    Fax: 1-877-884-4571, Email: RO.M11@gnb.ca

    The YRC Project has moved to the Plebiscite Preparation Phase of the community restructuring process that is required by the Department of Environment and Local Government. This phase is meant to prepare residents for the Plebiscite through education events of various kinds. Those events are now being organized for many locations in the Project area.

    There will be Open Houses/Drop-In sessions, presentations to community groups and information booths set up here and there. At all of these events, the goal of the YRC Project volunteers who are working at them is to help citizens in the Project area understand how a rural community model compares with a LSD model for the delivery of local services. This will allow residents to make an informed vote in the plebiscite on October 23, 2017. See events list here.

    Please watch this space for announcements about ways to be involved in the study.