Pinantan fire protection TNRD petition results

Results of a petition to establish fire protection in the Pinantan/East Paul Lake area will not see the project proceed

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) reported on June 30, 2015, the results of a petition to establish fire protection in the  Pinantan/East Paul Lake area would not see the project proceed.

At the request of the Fire Department Association, the TNRD had distributed petitions to the 436 properties within the proposed Pinantan/East Paul Lake fire protection service area to determine support for service establishment and loan authorization of up to $350,000.

The TNRD states that by the submission deadline on June 30 at noon, only 142 petitions had been returned by property owners supporting the establishment of a fire protection area in Pinantan/East Paul Lake and borrowing for construction of a fire hall and purchase of equipment.

Two-hundred-and-eighteen (218) submissions were required for the proposal to proceed.