FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. -- First Nation communities require an agreement with a service provider to qualify for funding from Indigenous Services Canada.

A new agreement with the regional district would offer 911 service for Blueberry River, West Moberly, Saulteau, Doig River and Halfway River First Nations.

The public safety agreement has been in place for 20 years and needs to be renewed.

The district recommends maintaining the rates that were set back in 2018.

The proposed agreement is for a one-year term, with an option of extending for another year.

More information will be announced after the regional districts meeting on July 22nd.