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CRD Board Highlights - May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019

Help Inform Rural Health Care

A team of researchers from the Centre for Rural Health Research in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia are working on a Rural Evidence Review project. The goal of the project is to work with rural citizens and communities to provide high quality, useful evidence for rural health care planning in British Columbia.

Help identify rural health services issues that matter to you by taking their survey (www.bit.ly/ruralevidencereview) or participating in a research interview. Contact the project coordinator for more info: christine.carthew@ubc.ca.

CCRHD Continues to support the Northern Medical Programs Trust

The CCRHD Board renewed their commitment to Recruitment and Retention and the Northern Medical Programs Trust. In the new agreement, the CRD will provide an annual gift of $40,000 for three years totalling of $120,000. These funds  contribute to the effective recruitment, education, and retention of healthcare professionals.

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association Update

Jolene Lammers, Destination Development Coordinator, and Sydney Redpath, CCCTA, appeared before the Board to provide an update on the Municipal & Regional District Tax Program (MRDT), on tourism and the Destination Development Program.

Bark Beetles in the Cariboo

Representatives from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, gave the Board of Directors a presentation on the various bark beetles in this region. They also provided an update on local responses to the bark beetle infestations throughout the region.  For more information about bark beetle management in the province, see the Bark Beetle Management Guidebook. If you are interested in learning more about managing Douglas-fir beetles on your own property, here is a FLNRO reference guide.

Statement of Financial Information Released

The Board received the CRD’s 2018 Statement of Financial Information (SOFI) report and approved it for release to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. The SOFI report is a regulatory requirement for all Local Governments in British Columbia under the Financial Information Act. The Schedules and Audited Financial Statements are included on the May 24 Board agenda.

Big Lake Community Hall Project Funded

The Board approved that $15 000 be allocated from the 2019 Community Hall Improvements envelope of the Community Works Fund towards the drilling of a new well at the Big Lake Community Hall.

Maple Drive Streetlighting Feasibility Study

The CRD approved a request to support a feasibility study for streetlighting in the Maple Drive Corridor up to $7 500. Due to recent changes to traffic patterns and load restrictions, industrial traffic has been re-routed to Maple Drive. As Maple Drive does not have streetlighting there is some concern for the safety of the neighbourhood.

Board on the Road in Quesnel June 6 & 7

Twice a year, the Regional District Board takes their meetings on the road to various communities in the region. This spring, Board on the Road will be in Quesnel and it will be in Area J in the fall.

Join the Board at the Shiraoi House (690 Gray Ave, Quesnel) on June 6 for our Committee of the Whole meeting which starts at 1pm followed by a free Community BBQ from 5:30-7:30pm in LeBourdais Park. On June 7, our CRD Board meetings start at 9:30am. The Quesnel Technics Gymanstics Club will be hosting the community BBQ and the CRD will be making a donation as a thank you.

Upcoming Meetings:

Board on the Road – June 6 & 7

Shiraoi House, 690 Gray Ave, Quesnel

·        June 6 @ 1pm – Committee of the Whole

·        June 6 @ 5:30pm – Community BBQ (LeBourdais Park)

·        June 7 @ 9:30am – Board Meetings

See the full CCRHD and CRD agenda at



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