A new fire services agreement is being put in place for the region. The agreement came before city council last week for approval.

City Mayor Dave Formosa says this is for the day-to-day fires and issues that affect the local fire departments within the city, region or Tla’amin First Nation.

Formosa says it provides a formal agreement between the city, the regional district, and the Tla’amin First Nation.

Formosa says there was always an informal agreement to help out other departments in the region and this services agreement just formalizes that arrangement.