NCLGA convention and AGM officially kicks off Tuesday in lakecity

This year’s theme is ‘Naturally Resourceful’

Williams Lake will welcome delegates from throughout the Interior and Northern B.C. this week when it hosts the North Central Local Government Association Annual General Meeting and Convention.

This year’s theme is ‘Naturally Resourceful,’ which reflects the spirit of resilience around the northern region of our province.

The convention is being co-hosted by the City of Williams Lake and the Cariboo Regional District from May 7-10 in the Gibratlar Room and at various locations throughout the region.

On Monday, a Healthy Communities Forum was hosted throughout the day inside the Gibraltar Room where provincial healthy community experts, local government, health authority leaders and staff and local community partners gathered to discuss and address emerging health topics of importance to visiting communities.

READ MORE: Increased fire centre funding, cannabis taxation and pilot training among CRD resolutions for NCLGA

Tuesday, various tours will begin bright and early departing from the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex for delegates.

Pioneer Log Homes will be conducting a tour of its building site, Gibraltar Mines will show attendees about the history of mining in the Cariboo’s Interior and staff from the Alex Fraser Research Forest will take a group for a tour of the Gavin Lake Forest Education Centre.

The Northern Medical Trust AGM will follow inside the Gibraltar Room from 3 to 5 p.m., follow by a welcoming reception billed ‘The Voice of North Central BC’ from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Tourism Discovery Centre.

The full schedule of events is available here.

From the CRD resolutions include seven in total: focus on lobbying higher levels of government for consistent access to Emergency Social Services resources; more small aircraft pilot training; increased funding for fire centres; a better provincial approach to fire-smarting transportation corridors; the provision of provincial resources to inspect and enforce provincial fire safety regulations; fair cannabis revenue sharing with local governments; and additional training programs for arena operators in light of increased ammonia regulations.

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