TNRD appoints Ag Advisory Commission

Barriere Library hours are to be changed starting June 14

Here are the highlights from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) board of directors’ meeting of May 12.

Prem Gill, CEO of Creative BC, made a presentation to the Board about the strategic direction Creative BC will be taking over the next five years. Gill explained the role that Creative BC will play in attracting creative industries to B.C. and answered questions from Directors.

Lyle Paul, Communications and Events Coordinator from Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc (TteS), brought forward a request for funding for National Aboriginal Day activities put on by the TteS. The Board supported the request and approved sponsorship in the amount of $1,000 for the June 21 event.

The following people were appointed to the Agriculture Advisory Commission (AAC) for 2 years: Michelle Tsutsumi, Ted Blackwell, Chris Porter, and Ed Salle. Shirley Culver, Jimmy Dhaliwal, Bob Haywood-Farmer/John Greenall (Kamloops Stockmen’s Association) and Graham Strachan/David Whiting (sharing the agrologist seat) were appointed to the AAC for a four-year term.

The Board approved the use of the tagline “The Region of BC’s Best” for use in TNRD promotions.

The annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet and Out-of-Town Board Meetings are scheduled to take place in these locations:

• 2017: Ashcroft /Cache Creek

• 2018: Clearwater

• 2019: Chase

After thorough consultation with the residents of Barriere, as of June 14, the open hours for the Barriere Library have been changed to:

• Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Thursday: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

• Friday: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A 30-year lease with the province for the closed Little Fort rural landfill was accepted by the Board.

The TNRD Director and Committee Member Remuneration and Expense Report for 2015 (also known as the SOFI report) was reviewed and accepted by the Board. The 2015 SOFI report is available at