The Cariboo Regional District agreed to nominate CRD Chair Al Richmond for the position of third vice-president on the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) 2012/2013 Executive. Elections will be held during the 2012 UBCM Convention in September.
The CRD says having representation on the UBCM Executive ensures that the Cariboo Chilcotin has a provincial voice. This organization has served and represented the interests of local governments in B.C. since 1905.
CRD supports Nina Lake (Cedar Creek) dam
The CRD will send a letter to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations in support of the Likely Chamber of Commerce’s opposition to the proposed decommissioning of the Nina Lake (Cedar Creek) dam if no one is willing to take liability for its maintenance.
In 2011, the province classified this dam as “very high consequence,” meaning that a failure of this structure would risk damage or destruction of infrastructure and property, and could pose high risk to public safety.
During the course of this study, the ministry concluded to divest itself of the liabilities associated with the Nina Lake dam structure and indicated there was no justification to retain responsibility for it.
CRD applies for funding for Central Cariboo projects
The regional district’s application to the Community Tourism Opportunities (CTO) grant program in the amount of $23,000 has been approved.
On behalf of the McLeese Lake Recreation Society and the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society, the CRD submitted the application to the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation for funding to install wheelchair accessible wilderness trail kiosks and a visitor information kiosk at McLeese Lake as well as an arts and culture route in the central Cariboo.