TNRD launches new video on region, now streaming online

Video took more than a year to produce in order to acquire footage from all seasons and in all landscapes

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) officially released its introductory video ‘The

Region of BC’s Best’ to the public after it was premiered at the TNRD Board of Directors meeting Feb. 18.

The video can be seen on the TNRD website,, on the Thompson-Nicola Film Commission (TNFC) YouTube channel, or the TNFC website,

“The TNRD is a tremendously diverse area. The intent of the video is to showcase the incredible and unique attributes of the region,” said John Ranta, TNRD Chair. “We hope the public will enjoy the video and learn more about the Thompson-Nicola Region, which we believe is The Region of BC’s Best.”

The Film Commission was tasked with producing the vignette and Kamloops’ Joy Factory Films filmed and edited the video.

“We drew on the resources of TNRD economic and tourism agencies, First Nations, production companies and filmmakers, and all types of businesses for information, footage and advice,” said Victoria Weller, TNFC Film Commissioner.

The video took more than a year to produce in order to acquire footage from all seasons and in all landscapes, such as the Regional District’s world renowned grasslands, deserts and mountains. agriculture, natural resources, education, technology, transportation, health care, tourism, and culture provide the framework in which the video presents the region.

Public Invited to Discuss TNRD Financial Plan

Members of the public are invited to meet the Director of Finance at a public consultation session to discuss the Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s 2016-20 Five-Year Financial Plan.

The public consultation session will take place on Friday, Feb. 26, between 10 a.m. and noon in the Board Room of the TNRD Building located in Kamloops.

For those unable to attend, all of the information from the consultation session will be available online and feedback can be made through the online input form.

The TNRD Board will consider and adopt the financial plan at its regular board meeting on March 24. Board meetings are open to the public.

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District currently provides more than 100 local government services to taxpayers, including fire protection, 911, land use planning, solid waste management, water and sewer, regulatory services and invasive plant management as well as access for residents to libraries and recreation facilities.

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