The Cariboo Regional District will be hosting a series of informal community forums in the South, Central and North Cariboo.
Residents will have the opportunity to stop by in a casual setting and meet their electoral area directors and CRD staff, along with other agencies to discuss issues specific to their community.
Representatives will be on hand from various government ministries and services agencies such as Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Cariboo Fire Centre, RCMP, BC Emergency Health Services and more. he community forums replace the traditional town hall meetings and are based on feedback received from residents who attended last year’s sessions.
“We have developed this new public engagement process in an effort to meet the needs of our residents,” states CRD Chair Al Richmond. “At our former town hall meetings we were frequently asked questions that would have been best answered by the agencies who deal with the specific issues. By bringing these agencies together, we have created a one-stop shop for residents who can visit each booth to speak directly with the appropriate agency.
The forums will take place as follows:
• Monday, Oct. 26, 5:30 -7 p.m. — 108 Mile Ranch Community Centre, 4924 Telqua Drive, 108 Mile Ranch
• Tuesday, Oct. 27, 5:30 – 7 p.m. — Bouchie Lake Community Hall, 1975 Centennial Road, Bouchie Lake
• Monday, Nov. 2, 5:30-7 p.m. — McLeese Lake Community Hall, 6178 Forglen Road, McLeese Lake
Further information can be found online at cariboord.ca or Facebook at facebook.com/CaribooRegion.
The CRD currently provides more than 100 local government services to taxpayers including fire protection, land-use planning, solid waste management, and invasive plant management as well as libraries and recreation facilities.