TNRD seeks land for Blue River eco-depot

TNRD has received sponsorship for a grant of Crown land for an eco-depot in Blue River

Thompson-Nicola Regional District has received sponsorship from the provincial Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development for a grant of Crown land.

The notification of sponsorship was in a letter to TNRD chair Randy Murray from the minister, Ida Chong released during a regional district board meeting on July 19.

The land would be used for a proposed eco-depot in Blue River. Value of the requested grant is put at close to $300,000.

Obtaining sponsorship is the first step in the application process for a Province of British Columbia sponsored Crown grant (SCG).

The Ministry has identified the proposed use of Crown land as meeting the Province’s criteria for sponsorship.

Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development sponsorship does not guarantee final approval of the application.

The intent of the sponsorship is to inform FrontCounter BC (FCBC) and the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) that the Ministry supports the proposed use of the Crown land. FLNRO will review the SCG application. Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development is not involved in the adjudication process.

Any additional costs identified during processing of the TNRD’s application, other than the value of the land, will need to be covered by the applicant. These may include legal, conveyance, survey and appraisal fees, advertising, and development and marketing of the subject property. In addition, FLNRO may request the regional district’s assistance in consulting with local First Nations prior to any land transfer or tenure.

 

The Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development could withdraw sponsorship if there are land use conflicts that cannot be resolved or if additional costs arise from the application and no agreement is reached about payment. FCBC and FLNRO will process the application when they receive their copy of the sponsorship letter, and will notify the TNRD if additional information is required. FLNRO will then forward recommendations to Government to obtain approval for the transfer of Crown land or tenure.

 

 

Just Posted

Incumbents and acclaimed mayors win elections all across B.C.’s north

Fraser Lake saw their first female mayor elected

Mayoral results from across B.C.

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

Every vote counts: 10 tightest races in B.C.’s municipal elections

Peachland saw their election decided by just one vote

Editor, The Times

Democracy is fragile, needs tending

Trekking Tales

Trekking with a difference—Part two

B.C. sailor surprised by humpback whale playing under her boat

Jodi Klahm-Kozicki said the experience was ‘magical’ near Denman Island

Around the BCHL: Chilliwack Chiefs snag spot in CJHL national rankings

Around the BCHL is a look at what’s happening in the BCHL and the junior A world.

Rural regions get priority for B.C. referendum mail-out

Ballot security measures aim to protect against voter fraud

B.C.’s natural gas supply could see 50% dip through winter due to pipeline blast

It’s been two weeks since the Enbridge pipeline ruptured near Prince George on Oct. 9, sparking a large fireball

Mega Millions, Powerball prizes come down to math, long odds

Biggest myth: The advertised $1.6 billion Mega Millions prize and $620 million Powerball prize aren’t quite real

2 Canadians advance to finals at world wrestling championships

Olympic champion Erica Wiebe just missed joining them with a loss 3-1 to three-time world champion Adeline Gray of the United States in the 76-kg event

VIDEO: Fire destroys historic small-town B.C. restaurant

Two people were injured as fire ripped through the Hedley restaurant around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday

B.C. town’s mayoral race a tie, come down to luck of the draw

Harry Gough led incumbent Cindy Fortin by one vote on election night Saturday

Outdoor retailer MEC vows to boost diversity after online complaint

Mountain Equipment Co-op was criticized for perpetuating a white-only picture of the outdoors

Most Read