Proposed North Thompson Geopark gets three readings

TNRD celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. - Thompson-Nicola Regional District
TNRD celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
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During a meeting held May 11, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board of directors gave three readings to a bylaw that would be the first step in the establishment of a proposed North Thompson GeoPark service.

Once approved by the province government, the TNRD will commence a public assent process to determine if electors in Areas A (Wells Gray Country), B (Thompson Headwaters), and O (Lower North Thompson), as well as the Districts of Barriere and Clearwater support the proposed service.

Public assent will be conducted by the alternative approval process and is expected to start this summer.

The board also authorized staff to apply to the BC Rural Dividend Fund to secure funding to develop, and submit, the Letter of Intent required in the process to obtain UNESCO Global Geopark designation for the North Thompson. The deadline for application is May 31.


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