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Board Highlights - June 6, 2014

Jun 10, 2014

Agricultural Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

Emily MacNair, BC Agriculture Climate Change Adaptation Strategy Coordinator, appeared before the Board to present the final report on the Agricultural Climate Change Adaptation Strategy. Topics of discussion included the Agricultural Climate Change Adaptation initiative, climate change projections, Cariboo agriculture priority impacts, strategies and actions, and the implementation plan. Further information about the Strategy can be found online at bcagclimateaction.ca.

Bees and Hens

After considering input from public hearings throughout the Cariboo Chilcotin, the CRD Board gave third reading and final adoption to bylaws that will allow for bees and hens on residential zoned properties.

Support for Interlakes Economic Association

The Cariboo Regional District agreed to support an application from the Interlakes Economic Association to the Farm Credit Canada AgriSpirit Fund. The application is for up to $25,000 to implement the Association’s Farmers’ Market Business Plan.

Later in the meeting the Board of Directors also agreed to allocate $500 of Electoral Area L Special Projects Funds to the Interlakes Economic Association. The funds will be used to offset the cost of the Association’s attendance at the 2014 Bio-Energy Conference scheduled to take place June 11-13, 2014 in Prince George.

New CRD Website

During the June 5 Committee of the Whole meeting in Alexis Creek, the Board reviewed the new Cariboo Regional District website. CRD staff provided an overview of the new site highlighting some of the key features including improved navigation, search engine optimization, enhanced internal search capabilities, and mobile device compatibility, in a user-friendly layout. The new website can be found at cariboord.ca.

Canada Day in Quesnel

A total of $1,000 of Special Projects funds will be shared equally between Electoral Areas A, B, C and I in support of Quesnel’s Canada Day celebrations.

On the Road Again

The CRD Board of Directors and staff travelled to Alexis Creek for the 2014 Board on the Road event. On Thursday, June 5, the Committee of the Whole meeting took place followed by a community BBQ with proceeds of the event benefitting the Alexis Creek Visitor Information Centre. Meetings continued on Friday morning with the CRD’s Regular Board meeting at 9:30 a.m. in Williams Lake. 

Grant Writing Workshops

The Regional District agreed to provide refreshments for the upcoming Grant writer workshop in Williams Lake on June 19. The Cariboo Regional District annually partners with the Northern Interior Communities Association (NICA) to provide grant writing workshops in 100 Mile House, Quesnel, and Williams Lake since 2012. The workshops focus on how to write successful applications for the BC Community Gaming Grants program. This year’s events will be held on the following dates:


  • 100 Mile House - June 18, 1-5p.m. – The Valley Room
  • Williams Lake - June 19, 5:30-9:30 p.m. – Council Chambers
  • Quesnel - June 21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. – Native Friendship Centre

The workshops are free to attend and open to all organizations and individuals in the Cariboo Chilcotin. For further information email the CRD Grant Writer at grantwriter@cariboord.ca.

Upcoming Meetings/Important Dates

June 9 – North Cariboo Arena Replacement Project Referendum – Advance Polling

June 14 – North Cariboo Arena Replacement Project Referendum. Polling locations and information available online at cariboord.ca/news/referenda

June 27 – CCRHD & CRD Board Meetings – Williams Lake


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