CRD board approved medical marijuana in heavy industrial zones

CRD board met May 16 for its regular meeting and approved medical marijuana in heavy industrial zones.

  • May. 21, 2014 5:00 p.m.

Health authority capital funding approved

The CCRHD board approved an additional 2014/15 capital funding request from Interior Health.

A total of $81,600, represents 40 per cent of the CCRHD’s share of the total cost of the replacement of picture archiving and communication systems in the Cariboo Chilcotin and Thompson Regional Hospital Districts.

Fifth Annual Emergency Preparedness Symposium

On April 23, CRD Protective Services hosted the fifth Annual Emergency Preparedness Spring Symposium. The Canadian weather model is forecasting above normal temperatures in July, August and September, particularly for coastal B.C. Precipitation is expected to be near normal for most of B.C. The drought code numbers for the Chilcotin are high.

According to the presenters, the current snow pack is above average at the upper Fraser, normal at mid Fraser and below normal further south.

The Nazko, Horsefly and Puntzi had normal snow packs over the winter, but due to slow melts are at above average for this time of year. Based on the winter snow pack, indications show this should be an average spring freshet.

Access Awareness Day

The CRD board declared June 7 as Access Awareness Day throughout the Cariboo Chilcotin. The annual Access Awareness Day is organized by SPARC BC, who has been partnering with the Province of B.C.  to call attention to the need for greater accessibility and inclusion of citizens with disabilities.

This year’s event, being held on June 7, marks the 17th Annual Access Awareness Day and will be celebrated province wide under this year’s campaign of “Building Accessibility Together.”

Specified risk material

Cariboo Regional District Board received information regarding the acceptance of beef specified risk material (SRM).

Historically, the CRD has been of the understanding that beef cattle under 30 months of age were not considered SRM and could be accepted at landfills and transfer stations without violating any Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) regulations.

Medicinal marijuana in heavy industrial zones

After considering input from five public hearings throughout the Cariboo Regional District, the board gave third reading and adoption to bylaws that will allow medical marijuana operations exclusively in heavy industrial zones throughout the region.

Upcoming Meetings

June 5 — 12 p.m. — COW —  Alexis Creek Community Hall

June 5 — 5 p.m. —  Alexis Creek Community barbecue

June 6 — board — CRD Board Room — Williams Lake.

 

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