The Cariboo Regional District board received an update on the Mount Polley Mine tailings pond breach from Imperial Metals representatives Steve Robertson, vice-president of corporate affairs and COO Don Parsons.
Mount Polley updates can be viewed on their website at imperialmetals.com. Updates regarding the water and sediment samples are posted on the Ministry of Environment site at gov.bc.ca/env/ and Interior Health at www.interiorhealth.ca
Cariboo Foundation Hospital Trust Chair Carol Taphorn updated the Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District board on the status of fundraising for the new digital mammography machine for Cariboo Memorial Hospital and requested the hospital district’s 40 per cent share of funding for the project.
Special projects authorized
The Cariboo Regional District Board authorized up to $1,000 which will be allocated and split evenly between the Electoral Areas F, and K Special Project Funds.
The funds will be used towards the 2015 Canada Winter Games Torch Celebration, should the City of Williams application be successful to host an event.
The CRD also authorized $500 of Electoral Area F and $250 from Electoral Area D Special Projects Funds to be used to support the Save-the-Salmon Traditional Pow-Wow to be held in Horsefly on Sept. 6 and 7.
Special Projects Funding of $500 was approved to be shared equally between Electoral Areas A, B, C and I to sponsor the North Cariboo Harvest Festival.
The Fair is taking place on September 20 at the College of New Caledonia, North Cariboo campus.