B.C. Youth Parliament set for December in Victoria

The British Columbia Youth Parliament’s 85th Parliament will be held in Victoria at the provincial legislative chambers December 27 to 31.

  • Oct. 9, 2013 1:00 p.m.

The British Columbia Youth Parliament’s 85th Parliament will be held in Victoria at the provincial legislative chambers December 27 to 31, says a report received by the Cariboo Regional District on Friday.

This project is non-partisan and applicants should have a keen interest in learning about parliamentary proceedings as well as serving their community. The Youth Parliament is a province–wide organization for young people ages 16–21 and teaches citizenship skills through participation in the session and in community service activities throughout the year.

The deadline for submissions is October 23, 2013. Further information about the program is available online at bcyp.org or by contacting the program registrar at 604-728-0446.

Airport funding approved

The CRD also endorsed a request from the City of Williams Lake to support its application under the Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP). The City of Williams Lake is seeking funding assistance for its capital project to rehabilitate the runway at the Williams Lake Regional Airport and requests a letter of support from the CRD in its efforts to secure funding for this project.

CRD community works funding approved

The CRD directors approved two applications to the Community Works Fund totalling approximately $22,700.

The Barlow Creek Recreation will be using up to $12,700 of Community Works Funding to install two energy efficient furnaces and perform a lighting upgrade at the Barlow Creek Community Hall.

During the meeting, the CRD Board also approved an application for up to $10,000 of Community Works funding for the Bouchie Lake Recreation Commission to perform a lighting upgrade at the Bouchie Lake Community Hall.

Renewal of Hixon  transfer station agreement

The Regional District endorsed the renewal of an agreement with the Regional District of Fraser Fort George (RDFFG), which has been in place since August, 2011.  The RDFFG requested the renewal with a 5 per cent increase to an annual amount of $12,808. These funds are necessary due to the increase in operating, transport, maintenance and tipping fee costs. The new agreement would be for a three-year period ending December 31, 2016.


CRD support for municipalities

The Regional District will be providing letters of support for two municipalities within the Cariboo. One letter will be in support of the District of 100 Mile House for a grant application to the “Age Friendly Rural Community” funding program. The District will also be submitting a second application to establish an advisory committee and hire a part time coordinator to move forward as an Age Friendly Rural Community.


The next CCRHD and CRD board meetings will be held on Friday, Oct. 25.