Regional District creates Occupational an Safety and Wellness position

Highlights from Oct. 22, TNRD Board of Directors meeting

After receiving a report on the increasing attention WorkSafe BC has been giving to health and safety at local government work places, the Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD) Board of Directors resolved to create a Safety and Wellness specialist position within the HR Department, effective January 2016.

A Temporary Use Permit (TUP) application has been submitted for a property located at 4333 East Barriere Forest Service Road, requesting permission to allow up to 10 existing Recreational Vehicles (RVs) to be used for seasonal accommodation. As a result,Temporary Use Permit 8 Bylaw No. 2534, 2015, was introduced, given two readings, and will be taken to public hearing at a future regular Board of Directors meeting.

As authorized by the Board at its Aug. 20 meeting, a public assent process was conducted by way of the Alternative

Approval Process for the establishment of a nuisance mosquito control service within Electoral Areas “M” and “N”. The deadline for submissions of elector response forms was Friday, Oct. 2, and by the end of that day, no elector response forms were received. Subsequently, the Board adopted Nicola Valley Mosquito Control Service Establishment Bylaw No. 2526.

The applicant/owner of a six-hectare parcel (divided by Petit Creek Road) near Canford in the Lower Nicola requested Board consideration of an application to rezone from RL-1: Rural to SH-1: Small Holding and CR-1: Country Residential, to enable a two lot subdivision. As a result, Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2532, 2015, was introduced, given two readings, and will be taken to a public hearing at a future regular Board of Directors Meeting.

The Board of Directors Meeting Schedule for 2016 was adopted. The schedule will be available at

A report was provided to the Board that included statistics on the Bylaw Dispute Adjudication System. In February of this year, the Board adopted a bylaw which allows for the enforcement of TNRD’s regulatory bylaws through issuance of a notice (a ticket with corresponding fines). The new system also allows disputes to be resolved through an adjudicator instead of through the provincial court system. In July, August and September, a total of eight tickets were issued — two were paid and one was disputed. One ticket was taken through to an adjudication hearing.