Information Request (FOI)

Freedom Of Information (FOI) Requests

British Columbia's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the 'Act') has applied to local government since its enactment in November 1994.  The Act represents the Provincial government's legislative commitment to make public bodies more accountable to the public and protect personal privacy.

The Act gives individuals the right to access information held by local government and protects privacy by placing restrictions on the collection and disclosure of personal information. the Act establishes a legislated set of rules governing what information is available to the public, except for information that is subject to the specific and limited exceptions to disclosure set out in the Act. 

District of Barriere Bylaw No. 0004 - A bylaw for the administration of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act was adopted by Council on January 7, 2008.  This bylaw may be amended from time to time. 

Click here to view the District of Barriere Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Policy No. 28.

Looking for a particular record? Click here to view the Records Release Reference Table to guide you as to where and how to retrieve the record your seeking.

What is Freedom of Information?

The Freedom of Information and Privacy Act establishes a process by which any person may request access to records held by the District of Barriere. Individuals also have the right to review their own personal information held by the District. 

The general right of access to information is restricted by certain specified and limited exceptions, necessary to protect a variety of needs of confidentiality and the right of individuals to privacy.  The Act also provides a review process whereby decisions relating to the disclosure or non disclosure of information and other related issues, may be reviewed by the Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia. 

How do I make a request?

Not all requests for information or copies of documents are "formal requests" as most information relating to the operations of the District of Barriere is readily available either online or by simple verbal answers by staff. 

Please contact the District of Barriere office at (250) 672-9751 with your request and you will be directed to the appropriate department that will assist you in your inquiry.   Alternatively, you may email your request to: tbuchanan@barriere.ca.