Northern Health capital funding requests approved

The CCRHD authorized up to 40 per cent of the costs for three major equipment projects in Quesnel.

  • Oct. 9, 2012 8:00 a.m.

The Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District authorized up to 40 per cent of the costs for three major equipment projects at GR Baker Memorial Hospital in Quesnel.

The capital projects include a Chemistry Analyzer, an Immuno Assay Analyzer, and the Quesnel Pharmacy sterile Processing Room A, during the regular CRD meeting Oct. 4.

The total cost of the projects is $1.2M and the amount of the contribution requested from the CCRHD is $481,000 (40 per cent of total cost).

Two applications for infrastructure funding

The CRD and the City of Williams Lake will be submitting two applications to the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF) grant program.

The Regional District will apply for $150,000 for construction of the Esler Sports Complex Access Road while the City of Williams Lake will apply for $200,000 in funding for the replacement of the arena roof at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Matching funding for these projects will be allocated from the Central Cariboo Recreation and Leisure Services financial plan.

UNBC Update

Dr. George Iwama, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Northern British Columbia, appeared before the board to provide information on the Visions North initiative. The update and presentation focused on UNBC and the sustainability of northern communities. His presentation also included an update on news program success and the numbers of graduates who are commencing careers while remaining in northern BC. Further information about UNBC is available online at

BC Youth Parliament

The British Columbia Youth Parliament’s 84th parliament will be held in Victoria at the Provincial Legislative Chambers from Dec. 27 to 31.

This project is non-partisan and applicants should have a keen interest in learning about parliamentary proceedings as well as serving their community.

The Youth Parliament is a province–wide organization for young people ages 16–21 and teaches citizenship skills through participation in the session and in community service activities throughout the year. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 23.

Further information about the program is available online at or by contacting the program registrar at 604-728-0446.

Restorative justice week

The Cariboo Regional District has proclaimed Nov. 18-25 as Restorative Justice Week throughout the Cariboo Chilcotin.

Restorative Justice Week is held throughout the world for the purpose of sharing the concrete learning and results that have come from the growing experience of practitioners and stakeholders in the application of a Restorative Justice approach and processes.

More information on Restorative Justice Week is available online at

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