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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

The York Rural Community Steering Committee can be contacted at:
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)

    Round 3 of Public Consultations have been scheduled
    Locations and dates may be seen

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