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CRD Board Highlights - Nov. 14, 2014

Nov 14, 2014

CRD Board Highlights – November 14, 2014 


Central Interior Rural Division of Family Practice

Sally Errey, Recruitment Liaison Coordinator and Trevor Barnes, Executive Director from the Central Interior Rural Division of Family Practice, appeared before the Board to provide an update on recruitment activities in the Cariboo Chilcotin. The organizations focus is currently on the recruitment and retention of health care professionals to the region. Further information about the Central Interior Rural Division of Family Practice is available online at divisionsbc.ca/cird


The Telegraph Trail

The Cariboo Regional District Board of Directors endorsed a resolution to include a portion of the BC’s Telegraph Trail on the CRD’s Heritage Registry. The Telegraph Trail includes the Yukon Telegraph Line section north of Quesnel and the Collins Overland Telegraph Line section which extends south of Quesnel. The Statement of Significance includes a tribute to the late Andy Motherwell, former CRD Electoral Area B Director. The CRD will now notify the Minister responsible for Heritage Conservation, to make sure that the property can be added to the provincial and federal heritage registries.


South Cariboo Trades School support

The CRD Board endorsed a resolution from the South Cariboo Joint Committee to look at a proposal for the development of a trade school and research centre. The Board also authorized that funds of up to $15,000 be committed as support funding for the creation of a business plan shared equally between the District of 100 Mile House and the Cariboo Regional District's South Cariboo Economic Development service.


Director’s Initiative Funds Approved

 During today’s CRD Board of Directors meeting, the Board authorized up to $400 from Electoral Area H Director Initiative Funds. The funds will be used to advertise a public meeting regarding a proposed parcel tax increase in the Area H Community Hall requisition.


NDIT Applications supported by CRD

The Cariboo Regional District agreed to support three separate applications to the Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT).

The Forest Grove and District Recreation Society’s application to Northern Development’s Community Halls and Recreation Facilities program is for a grant of up to $30,000 toward the roof replacement project. The Forest Grove and District Recreation Society is undertaking replacement of the compromised roof on the Forest Grove Community Hall and curling rink, which is connected. The request is for $30,000 in grant funding from the Regional Development Account, under the Community Halls and Recreation Facilities Program. Other funding for the project, which has a total value of $89,288 is proposed to come from the applicant (Forest Grove and District Recreation Society), the Regional District Community Works Fund and other sources to be determined. 

The Williams Lake Indian Band is undertaking development of a business plan in order to attract investors and access other funding opportunities for needed upgrades to the Chief William RV Campsite. The request is for $10,000 in grant funding from NDIT’s Capital Investment Analysis Program. The Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Development Account has a balance of approximately $1.5 million available for grants in 2015.

The Xeni Gwet’in First Nations Government is undertaking improvements and upgrades to the Xeni Gwet’in Community Airport. The request is for $190,000 in grant funding from Northern Development’s Regional Development Account, under the Economic Diversification Infrastructure Program. The project has a total estimated value of $295,000 with other funding proposed to come from the Xeni Gwet’in First Nations Government, the Province of BC and the Cariboo Chilcotin Aboriginal Employment and Training Society (CCATEC).


Upcoming Meetings

Dec.12, 2014 – CCRHD & CRD Board Meetings.


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