Regional district approves funding for Wells Gray Search and Rescue

The TNRD board authorized applying for funding for the Wells Gray – North Thompson and Robson Valley Global Geopark Project

During a board meeting held May 26, Thompson-Nicola Regional District directors approved an operating grant of $10,000 to Wells Gray Search and Rescue.

The board of directors also approved operating grants of $10,000 for Kamloops, Logan Lake, Nicola Valley, and Barriere search and rescue teams. A grant of $3,325 for the South Cariboo Search and Rescue team was approved as well.

Wells Gray Search and Rescue had an equipment and training grant of $14,000 approved by the board.

Other equipment and training grants approved were Kamloops SAR, $11,000; Logan Lake SAR, $1,400; and Barriere SAR, $9,000.

Application authorized for Geopark project

The TNRD board provided authorization to submit a BC Rural Dividend Fund Project Development Application for funding to develop an implementation plan for the Wells Gray – North Thompson and Robson Valley Global Geopark Project.

Study for solar panels gets go-ahead

A feasibility study, valued at $6,500, will be conducted to identify the viability and design of retrofitting the TNRD Civic Building, which is located at 465 Victoria St. in Kamloops, with a solar photovoltaic panel system.