Clearwater gets help with weather station rent

District of Clearwater is about to get a weather station, to be located at the Eco-depot

Wells Gray Country (Area A) TNRD director Tim Pennell (l) gives a $10 bill to Clearwater Mayor John Harwood during the Nov. 19 town council meeting. The money

Tim Pennell, Thompson-Nicola Regional District director for Wells Gray Country (Area A), said he was happy to hear that District of Clearwater is about to get a weather station.

He was disappointed, however, to learn that the municipality will have to pay rent to the regional district for land near the Clearwater Eco-depot to put the weather station on, even if it is only one dollar per year.

Pennell therefore volunteered to pay the municipality’s rent for the site for the first 10 years during the Nov. 19 town council meeting.

Mayor John Harwood appeared surprised when the regional district director presented him with a $10 bill.

Proponents say a weather station in Clearwater will give better and more timely weather forecasts, as well as up to date weather conditions. Such information will be useful to travellers, foresters, farmers, pilots and others.

Subdivision bylaw now in force

District of Clearwater now has a bylaw to establish highway and road standards for subdivisions and developments.

Town council passed a motion to establish the bylaw during its Nov. 5 meeting.

The 100-page bylaw includes a good deal of information generated by Opus International during its recently completed plan for a roads and trails network for Clearwater.

Curtain for skaters

Clearwater town council has forwarded to the Joint Services Committee a request from Raft Mountain Skating Club for help with purchasing a new backdrop curtain

Skate club president Jennifer Wadlegger made the request for $2,000 to council during its Nov. 5 meeting.

Total cost of the project would be $10,000.


The request was referred to the Joint Services Committee because it handles operations such as the Sportsplex that are jointly managed by the District and the TNRD.



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