Phyllis Webstad presented an update to the Cariboo Regional District board on the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem/High Bar First Nations petroglyph repatriation. The repatriation of the petroglyph will be held at 3 p.m. on June 13 at the Churn Creek kiosk.
Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism updates CRD on programs
Amy Thacker, CEO, Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association (CCCTA) presented current information about tourism in the Cariboo Chilcotin. Information presented included the structure of tourism programs in BC, the Community Tourism Funding program, and other services offered by the CCCTA. For further information about the CCCTA, visit www.landwithoutlimits.com or on facebook at www.facebook.com/CaribooChilcotinCoast.
Board to go on the road
On June 14 and 15, the Cariboo Regional District board of directors will travel to the Barkerville Heritage site for the first of two Board on the Road events in 2012. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Billy Barker’s Gold Strike, the CRD will hold its board meeting on Thursday, June 14. On June 15, the board will hold a committee of the whole meeting in the morning followed by a joint meeting with the Regional District of Fraser Fort George to discuss issues of mutual interest. A free community barbecue will be held in Barkerville from 3 to 5 p.m. in honour of Barkerville’s anniversary.
CRD approves electoral area funds
The CRD approved up to $500 of Electoral Area D Director Initiative Funds to conduct two meetings within the electoral area. The first meeting is planned for June and the second meeting will be in September. The board also approved authorization of the allocation of up to $500 of the Electoral Area D Special Initiative Funds for two communication signs to be erected at McLeese Lake and Wildwood Transfer Station sites. Later in the meeting, up to $151 of Area H Special Initiative funds were approved for a sign that will promote the new Forest Grove Farmers’ Market. In the north Cariboo, up to $2,000 of Special Initiative Funds will be shared equally among Electoral Areas A, B, C, and I to support North Cariboo Agricultural Marketing Awareness projects.
CRD to provide Potato House support letters
The CRD will provide letters of support for the Potato House Sustainable Community Society for three grant applications to be submitted in 2012. The society is submitting grant applications to Farm Credit Canada’s Agrispirit Fund, the B.C. Community Gaming Grant program, and Cariboo Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition to support the Potato House Project. The Potato House is a 1930s heritage home and subsistence garden historically consisting mostly of potatoes. This site now showcases urban farming and shares a community garden on the property.