The Cariboo Regional District board has endorsed recommendations from its Heritage Steering Committee to include Chemo RV (150 Mile Barns) in the central Cariboo along with Cottonwood House and Barkerville in the north Cariboo on the Heritage Registry.
The information is included in the board notes from the CRD’s Friday, Aug. 23 meeting.
The 150 Mile House Barns will be submitted to the provincial and federal registries for possible inclusion while Cottonwood and Barkerville are already listed properties on the provincial and federal registries.
CRD wins climate action accolades
The Cariboo Regional District has been congratulated by the joint Provincial-Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Green Communities Committee on its successful efforts to measure and reduce corporate greenhouse gas emissions for 2012.
As a charter signatory that has completed its corporate carbon inventory for the 2012 reporting year, and demonstration of familiarity with the Community Energy and Emissions Inventory, the CRD has been awarded a Level 2 recognition award for “measurement.”
BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action
The CRD will appoint two members to participate on the BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative established by the BC Agriculture Council and supported by the Ministry of Agriculture. The CRD will participate in developing Regional Agricultural Adaptation Strategies for the Cariboo Chilcotin.
This program is focused on creating regional strategies and actions for agricultural adaptation to projected climate change impacts.
Other local governments which are already participating in this program include the Peace River Region District, Cowichan Valley Regional District and the Municipality of Delta.
Special Projects Funds Authorized
The Board authorized up to $300 of Special Projects funds from Electoral Areas D, G, H, K and L in support of Orange Shirt Day. The Board also endorsed $1,500 of Electoral Area F funds for this initiative. The Cariboo Regional District, City of Williams Lake, School District 27 and School District 28 have declared Sept. 30 to be Orange Shirt Day in recognition of the harm done to children by the residential school system, and as an affirmation to ensure that every child matters as we continue through the reconciliation journey.
The orange shirt taken from one child, has become a symbol of every residential school student’s loss of identity and self-worth. It has become a symbol of defiance against that undermining of children’s self-esteem, and a commitment to anti-racism and anti-bullying.
Further information is available on Facebook at facebook.com/orangeshirtdayeverychildmatters.
Planning manager retires
The CRD directors thanked Rick Brundrige, manager of planning services, for his 17 years of service to the regional district. The directors and staff congratulated him on his retirement.
Next CRD meetings
The CRD will be on the road in September, meeting at the Wildwood Fire Hall, Sept. 12 and 13.
There will be a community barbecue Sept. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. and the board meeting starting at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 13.