Orange fencing surrounds the Pioneer Park Playground on March 24. The District of Kent has temproarily closed all recreational facilities until further notice. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Orange fencing surrounds the Pioneer Park Playground on March 24. The District of Kent has temproarily closed all recreational facilities until further notice. (Adam Louis/Observer)

District of Kent launches COVID-19 hub

Kent’s web page hosts district responses, general COVID-19 info

When it comes to the fight to flatten the coronavirus curve, knowledge is power.

On Wednesday, April 1, the District of Kent launched a comprehensive web page with not only useful general information about the COVID-19 pandemic but also a complete list of the district’s responses to the ongoing situation.

The most recent response from the district came on Tuesday, March 31, when district staff announced a reduction in late payment penalties for district utility bills. The standard penalty stood at 10 per cent, but in an effort to provide further relief during this trying economic time, the district reduced the fee to one per cent.

RELATED: Kent cuts utility payment penalty

Prior to this, the district closed municipal facilities to the public, including Municipal Hall, the Agassiz Fire Department reception and Utilities and Public Works as well as the Community Recreation and Cultural Centre. The district also barred people from entering playgrounds, sports fields, outdoor fitness equipment, basketball courts, Centennial skate park and the Aberdeen washrooms in Pioneer Park.

RELATED: ‘You are appreciated’ Kent, Harrison extend thank yous during COVID-19

If there are any concerns or if payments need to be made to the district, the district offers alternatives to person-to-person contact. With general inquries and concerns, it’s best to phone Municipal Hall at 604-796-2235 or send a form through the website at or through standard mail to District of Kent, 7170 Cheam Avenue, P.O. Box 70, Agassiz, B.C. V0m1A0.

Bills to the district can be settled through mail, dropping a cheque off to a secure drop box at the Municipa Hall’s front door, through online or phone banking or through in-person transactions at your financial institution.

The Agassiz Fire Department can be reached on their non-emergency line at 604-796-2614. Staff at the CRCC is also still available at 604-796-8891.

Visit the district’s online COVID-19 hub at

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

agassizCity CouncilCoronavirus

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Hope Secondary School. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Fifth COVID-19 exposure at Hope Secondary School confirmed

Hope high school the only school in Fraser Cascade to experience multiple exposures

Abbotsford's Jada Klein
Abbotsford’s Jada Klein releases debut EP

Fresh off FVMA win, Robert Bateman grad’s ‘Always, Forever’ album arrives online

Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue launched a website earlier this month. (Screenshot/KHSAR)
Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue launches website

KHSAR’s website features helpful links, ways to help

The Abbotsford Police Department is investigating a shooting on Adair Avenue on Saturday night. (File photo by Dale Klippenstein)
Drive-by shooting in Abbotsford targeted home with young children, police say

Investigators believe home was mistakenly targeted by assailants

Morning mist clears over the Hope Slough at Camp River Road on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)
WEATHER: Sunny skies in the forecast for Chilliwack and Abbotsford

Rain and wind expected Sunday night through Monday morning, then clear skies

A bus shelter in White Rock is emblazoned with an ad from B.C.’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (Black Press Media files)
VIDEO: ‘Am I racist?’ campaign asks British Columbians to confront their unconscious biases

Signs asking British Columbians to think about racial injustice have been put up across the province

Black Press Media and BraveFace have come together to support children facing life-threatening conditions. Net proceeds from these washable, reusable, three-layer masks go to Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon.
Put on a BraveFace: Help make children’s wishes come true

Black Press Media, BraveFace host mask fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Pitt Meadows Mayor John Becker at his former law office. (News files)
Former Pitt Meadows mayor suspended from practising law for 14 months

Statement from John Becker says anxiety and depression played role

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond speaks to a reporter in Vancouver on November 13, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
No evidence that B.C. ER staff played blood alcohol level game, but Indigenous racism widespread

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond releases findings of independent investigation

(Dave Landine/Facebook)
VIDEO: Dashcam captures head-on crash between snowplow and truck on northern B.C. highway

Driver posted to social media that he walked away largely unscathed

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

B.C. Finance Minister Carole James and Premier John Horgan announce $5 billion emergency fund for COVID-19 unemployment and other relief, B.C. legislature, March 23, 2020. (B.C. government)
Carole James stays on to advise B.C. Premier John Horgan

Retired finance minister to earn a dollar a year

A pedestrian makes their way through the snow in downtown Ottawa on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Wild winter, drastic swings in store for Canada this year: Weather Network

In British Columbia and the Prairies, forecasters are calling for above-average snowfall levels

Most Read