Cariboo Regional District

Provincial funding in the amount of $300,000 has been announced for the Cariboo Regional District’s plans to improve the Anahim Lake Airport runway. (CRD photo)

$300,000 provincial funding to fuel Anahim Lake Airport runway upgrade

The recovery grant is one of 38 announced to support jobs in rural communities

 

The Cariboo Regional District board has endorsed a NCLGA resolution from Area D director Steve Forseth asking for there to be a separate pool of grant funding for rural areas to apply for infrastructure upgrades. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

NCLGA resolution from CRD calls for separate infrastructure grant funding for rural areas

Rural areas are competing against municipalities, said Area D director

 

A list of capital requests from Interior Health was approved by the Cariboo Chilcotin Hospital Regional District board. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Interior Health confirmed Friday, Jan. 15, there are now six staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19 at Cariboo Memorial Hospital. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Capital wish-list approved by Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District

The boiler and chiller plant retrofit project at Cariboo Memorial Hospital is already underway

A list of capital requests from Interior Health was approved by the Cariboo Chilcotin Hospital Regional District board. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Interior Health confirmed Friday, Jan. 15, there are now six staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19 at Cariboo Memorial Hospital. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Cariboo Regional District is asking for public input on its 2021 budget. (Angie Mindus photo)

Cariboo Regional District seeks input on 2021 draft budget

CRD’s budget is increasing from $50.1 million to $54.3 million in 2021

  • Feb 19, 2021
The Cariboo Regional District is asking for public input on its 2021 budget. (Angie Mindus photo)
Despite the best efforts of the cold and ice, Bridge Creek is still flowing through Centennial Park. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

CRD seeks meeting with MoTI ahead of spring freshet

Water levels higher than usual across region

Despite the best efforts of the cold and ice, Bridge Creek is still flowing through Centennial Park. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The Cariboo Regional District has forwarded an application from a rancher wanting to excavate gravel on private property to the Agricultural Land Commission with no recommendation. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

CRD struggles with rancher’s gravel pit application, UNDRIP concerns raised

Williams Lake First Nation raises objections about the application

The Cariboo Regional District has forwarded an application from a rancher wanting to excavate gravel on private property to the Agricultural Land Commission with no recommendation. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Cariboo Regional District is hoping the province will develop a policy that removes legal risks for local governments that provide funding to independent fire departments. (Photo submitted)

CRD calls for elimination of liability in funding independent fire services

The board approved a draft resolution for consideration by the NCLGA

The Cariboo Regional District is hoping the province will develop a policy that removes legal risks for local governments that provide funding to independent fire departments. (Photo submitted)
Mount Polley Mining Corporation is appealing a $9,000 administrative penalty issued by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy regarding it water discharge plans. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo)

Mount Polley Mine Corporation appealing $9,000 non-compliance penalty from government

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy issued the penalty on Dec. 8, 2020

Mount Polley Mining Corporation is appealing a $9,000 administrative penalty issued by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy regarding it water discharge plans. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo)
BC Hydro is reporting power had been restored to customers in the Cariboo (BC Hydro image)

Update: Power restored for 100s of customers in the Cariboo

A transmission circuit failure was the cause

BC Hydro is reporting power had been restored to customers in the Cariboo (BC Hydro image)
Atlantic Power has been provided $200,000 in funding by the Forest Enhancement Society of BC to help local First Nation companies deliver fibre to the bio-mass plant. (FESBC photo)
Atlantic Power has been provided $200,000 in funding by the Forest Enhancement Society of BC to help local First Nation companies deliver fibre to the bio-mass plant. (FESBC photo)
The Cariboo Regional District will provide a grant in aid to the Charlotte Lake Landowners and Leaseholders Association to purchase an AED. (Anne Kohut photo)

Remote Charlotte Lake residents prepare for medical emergencies

Many of the local residents are elderly, said landholders association president Anne Kohut

The Cariboo Regional District will provide a grant in aid to the Charlotte Lake Landowners and Leaseholders Association to purchase an AED. (Anne Kohut photo)
Area librarian Anton Dounts (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Reach a reader: Library offerings a comfort during uncertain times

“Since we have reopened we have been diligently following the guidelines”

Area librarian Anton Dounts (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Canim Lake Band remains in lockdown. (Martina Dopf photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Canim Lake Band loses Elder due to COVID-19

Community is devastated, Chief Helen Henderson says.

Canim Lake Band remains in lockdown. (Martina Dopf photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
There are several power outages in the Central Cariboo Wednesday, Jan. 13, including near McLeese Lake. (BC Hydro image)

Power outages impacting 400-plus customers in Central Cariboo, Chilcotin

BC Hydro said a wind storm has caused the majority of the outages

There are several power outages in the Central Cariboo Wednesday, Jan. 13, including near McLeese Lake. (BC Hydro image)
The Cariboo Regional District updated its response to COVID-19 on Monday, Jan. 11. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

CRD encourages residents to adhere to COVID-19 public health directives

Regional district updates its pandemc response due to increased positive cases

  • Jan 11, 2021
The Cariboo Regional District updated its response to COVID-19 on Monday, Jan. 11. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Cariboo Regional District is holding a survey on broadband services across the region. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo broadband survey ends Jan. 22

More than 2,000 responses have already been received.

The Cariboo Regional District is holding a survey on broadband services across the region. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
CRD chair Margo Wagner (Photo submitted)

OPINION: Cariboo Chilcotin withstood the storm that was 2020, still standing tall: CRD Chair

I see excellent reasons to look forward with anticipation and backwards with pride

  • Jan 1, 2021
CRD chair Margo Wagner (Photo submitted)
After receiving five responses, Interior Health Authority has shortlisted three design builders for the Cariboo Memorial Hospital redevelopment project. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

3 bidders shortlisted for $217.8 million Cariboo Memorial Hospital redevelopment

Teams will now submit detailed designs, final selection spring 2021 anticipated

After receiving five responses, Interior Health Authority has shortlisted three design builders for the Cariboo Memorial Hospital redevelopment project. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District will explore hiring someone to work with medical professionals when they are hired in Williams Lake and 100 Mile House. (Health Care stock photo)

CCRHD eyes hiring personnel to help medical professionals land successfully into communities

Meetings to explore the idea will be held with Williams Lake, 100 Mile House councils

The Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District will explore hiring someone to work with medical professionals when they are hired in Williams Lake and 100 Mile House. (Health Care stock photo)