The Cariboo Regional District board of directors endorsed a resolution to allow for the option of online banking for residents.
This new process will improve bill payment options for homeowners and will add efficiencies in CRD financial processes. Watch the CRD website for updates regarding when these options will be available.
Support for Quesnel Economic Development Project
The CRD endorsed a resolution to provide a letter of support for the Quesnel Economic Development Association’s application to the Cariboo Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition for funding to undertake an agricultural feasibility study.
The study will examine opportunities such as processing facilities, canning apparatus, and a test kitchen for nutritional labelling. Facility opportunities include a food hub, a wool mill, cold storage facilities and more.
More information about the Quesnel Economic Development Corporation can be found online at quesnelinfo.com.
Mount Polley Impact Assessment Report
The CRD board of directors reviewed the Mount Polley Post-Event Environmental Impact Assessment — Key Findings Report prepared by Golder Associates Limited.
The report focused on The Mount Polley Mining Corporation’s approach to the restoration and remediation of the area impacted by the tailings facility breach.
The full text of the report can be viewed on the CRD website at cariboord.ca on the Sept. 11, 2015 agenda.
Wells pilot recycling depot
The CRD and the District of Wells will be providing residential packaging and printed paper recycling access to residents in Wells and the surrounding areas this fall.
This pilot project will collect recyclables on behalf of Multi Material BC (MMBC), the stewardship agency responsible for the packaging and printed paper (PPP) program. The CRD is currently conducting a survey of Wells and area residents regarding the hours of operation for the pilot project.
The depot will be located on the ball fields in Wells and there will be 12 hours of access per week, with the hours spread between two or four days depending on the selected schedule. The survey is available online at cariboord.ca and is open until Sept. 15, 2015.
The depot should be in place and operational by the end of September. Based on the success level of this pilot project, similar types of depots will be considered for other rural communities in the Cariboo Chilcotin.
Short-term water discharge permit applications
The board will be sending letters in support of the Taseko and Imperial Metals applications for short-term water discharge permits as a means of reducing the onsite water.
The board will also be calling on the federal and provincial governments to engage in a process to find best practice methods of dealing with the excess water.
2016 and 2017 board on the road schedule
The CRD board of Directors announced the locations for the 2016 and 2017 board on the Road schedule. In 2016 the board will be travelling to Electoral Area B and to the District of Wells.
The schedule for 2017 will include the District of 100 Mile House and Electoral Area J.
Electoral Area D discretionary funds approved
The Cariboo Regional District authorized up to $500 of Electoral Area D Discretionary Funds to be used in support of the Xat’sull Save-the-Salmon Traditional Pow Wow on Sept. 11-13 in Horsefly.
On the road again
On Thursday, Sept. 10, the CRD Board of Directors and staff met with the Canim Lake Indian Band Council and staff for a community to community forum.
The full day session featured presentations by both the Canim Lake and the CRD.
The CRD wishes to extend its appreciation to Chief Mike Archie, council and staff for the forum and their gracious hospitality and for hosting the CRD in their traditional territory
Forest Grove residents enjoy barbecue
On Thursday evening at the Forest Grove Community Hall, approximately 120 residents enjoyed a CRD barbecue with proceeds going to the Forest Grove Community Association.
The funds will be used to aid in the repairs to the Community Hall roof.
On Friday, Sept. 11, the board of directors convened at the Forest Grove Community Hall to hold its regularly scheduled Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District and Cariboo Regional District meetings.
The next CRD board meeting is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 2.