Highlights from June 13 TNRD board meeting

highlights from the June 13, Thompson-Nicola Regional District board meeting

Here are the highlights from the June 13, Thompson-Nicola Regional District board meeting.

Public Hearings

A public hearing was held for Land Use Contract Amendment Bylaw No. 2421, 2013, for 7319 and 7321 Cahilty Crescent, Whitecroft, B.C. The applicant and neighbours of the property presented their views to the Board. The bylaw was adopted after being given second and third reading.

B.C. Lake Stewardship Society

Marge Sidney of the B.C. Lake Stewardship Society provided a presentation on the work of the B.C. Lake Stewardship Society and information about the 16th Annual BCLSS Conference, which will be held in Logan Lake, September 20-22, 2013.

UBCM Resolution Submission

A resolution will be submitted to UBCM requesting that the Ministry of Health provide B.C. Medical Service Plan beneficiaries with annual statements of medical services detailing health-care services paid on their behalf. The aim is to raise public awareness of the cost and types of medical services charged.

Savona Community Water System Service Area Amendment Bylaw No. 2398, 2013

The Savona Community Water System Service Area Amendment Bylaw was adopted.

Letter of Support for the Food Forum

A letter of support will be sent to Interior Health in support of Community Futures Thompson Country’s application for funding for the South Central Interior of B.C. Regional Food Forum, which will be hosted October 9-11, 2014.

Participation at UBCM

Director Sally Watson and Alternate Director Arjun Singh both indicated they would be putting their names forward for the position of Director at Large at UBCM.

Letter Regarding Re-opening Agriculture and Agri Food Canada

A letter will be sent to the provincial Ministry of Agriculture requesting that the province take responsibility for funding the Agriculture and Agri Food Canada Centre, which was formerly funded by the federal government.

Support for Road Name Change

The Board voted in support of a name change of Patterson Creek to Airport Road. The road in question is currently located partially in Cache Creek and partially in Electoral Area “I” (Blue Sky Country).

Community Excellence Awards

An application along with a letter of support from the Board will be submitted to the Community Excellence Awards for the work done at Smith Pioneer Park in Lower Nicola.

Name Change for the Film Commission

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District Film Commission will now be called the Thompson- Nicola B.C. Film Commission.

Gas Tax Funding


$20,000 of Federal Gas Tax-Community Works Fund revenue allocated to Electoral Area “I” is being transferred to Electoral Area “B” to fund repairs to the Avola Schoolhouse.