TNRD board supports broadband application

The board approved a letter of support for ABC Communication’s funding application

Falko Kadenbach, vice president of ABC Communications, provided a presentation regarding an application to the Digital Canada 150 funding program during a Thompson-Nicola Regional District board of directors meeting on Feb. 5.

ABC Communications would like to strengthen and potentially expand its rural broadband network in the TNRD.

The board approved a letter of support for ABC Communication’s funding application.

Noise control service approved

Noise Control Service Establishment Bylaw No. 2479 and Noise Regulation Bylaw No. 2480 were adopted by the board.

The Noise Control program is based on a rural model and will enforced primarily through warnings (voluntary compliance) and tickets.

Proposed changes to Camping Bylaw Amendments

Proposed changes to Camping Bylaw Amendments are proposed for Camping Bylaw No. 1209.

As a result, Campground Amendment Bylaw No. 2503 was given three readings.

Changes have been proposed for the purposes of minor definition/ provision clarifications, concordance to other regulations, and the necessary provisions to enforce by adjudication and ticketing.

SILGA sponsorship approved

The 2015 Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA) conference will be held in Kamloops from April 29 to May 1.

The TNRD board provided a sponsorship of $5,000 towards the event.

Changes to Unsightly Premise Bylaw

The Unsightly Premise Bylaw was amended to include some minor improvements.

The changes include ticketing through adjudication and refining several definitions.

The changes will reduce the time staff spend explaining and negotiating compliance.