North of Divide Community Association (NODCA) is a not for profit community association that also operates as a Planning District Commission and a Development Appeals Board. The North of Divide is made up of the Rural Municipalities of Loon Lake No.561, Meadow Lake No.588, and Beaver River No.622, the City of Meadow Lake, and the Villages of Dorintosh, Goodsoil, Loon Lake, and Pierceland.
The North of Divide Community Association was officially formed in January of 2010, since then the North of Divide Community Association has been meeting to discuss areas of cooperation on an inter-juristicional basis. In September 2011, the North of Divide received provincial ministerial order to establish the North of Divide Planning District Commission. In November of 2011, the North of Divide municipalities entered into an agreement to create the north of Divide Development Appeals Board.
The North of Divide has been meeting to discuss common interest issues which focus around a variety of topics including needs for policing and bylaw enforcement, emergency measures organization; opportunities; business promotion and retention; Developments and Subdivisions; the barriers that limit growth opportunities within the NODCA region; and to hear development appeals from throughout the region.
The District is a progressive region with a diverse and stable economy and high quality of life, making it an attractive place to live and invest. its communities are unique, vibrant and recognized as important service centres for northern residents and for growing recreational and resource development.
Agriculture, tourism and resource based activities provide the main drivers of the regional economy. Beautiful lakes, parks and heritage features, along with ample recreational amenities, make the District a well-known destination and their preservation is important to the region. Modern infrastructure is developing in a cooperative manner to connect the region and support the growing population. Choice , diversity and collaboration between municipalities and First Nations ensure the District is able to respond to the needs of all residents and that it remains sustainable well into the future.
"To be one voice with a shared understanding, to provide knowledge, and to offer guidance and proactive planning in an economically efficient and affordable way for the betterment of all citizens in the region."
Future First. Growth and sustainability in the North of Divide.