Regional district provides update on Orange Shirt Day

Here are some of the Cariboo Regional District Board Highlights from the March 6 CRD Board of Directors’ meeting in Williams Lake.

  • Mar. 10, 2015 12:00 p.m.

Here are some of the Cariboo Regional District Board Highlights from the March 6 Cariboo Regional District Board of Directors’ meeting in Williams Lake.

Orange Shirt Day Update

Orange Shirt Day Committee members Phyllis Webstad and Jerome Beauchamp provided CRD Board members with an update on the September 2015 event. The purpose of the annual event is to continue the reconciliation process and raise awareness about the residential school experience and that every child matters. More information is available on Facebook at facebook.com/orangeshirtdayeverychildmatters.

CRD Reviews 2015 Proposed Budgets

During the March 5 finance budget meeting, the board of directors reviewed the proposed 2015 business plans for the Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District and the CRD. The provisional budget sits at a one per cent decrease on existing services, while new and improved services are at a 7.1 per cent increase. The majority of the increase is a result of the successful North Cariboo Arena Project and the Sam Ketcham Pool Renovations and Upgrade referendums held in 2015. The provisional budgets will be brought forward to the March 27 board meeting for final adoption. Documents can be viewed on the March 5 agenda on the CRD website at cariboord.ca.

Support for West Chilcotin Healthcare Society

The CRD board of directors will be providing a letter of support to the West Chilcotin Healthcare Society for their funding application to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and provincial funding program. If approved, the society will be using the funding to purchase Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for the West Chilcotin.

North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA)

The Cariboo Regional District has appointed electoral area ‘F’ director Joan Sorley as the representative for the CRD on the NCLGA executive.