TNRD provides funding for PWF and Search and Rescue

Highlights from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board of directors’ meeting of May 30

Thompson-Nicola Regional District

Highlights from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board of directors’ meeting of May 30, included the following:

Provincial Winter Fair

David Arduini appeared as a delegation to request sponsorship for the 75th Provincial Winter Fair. The Board will contribute $5,000 to sponsor the Provincial Winter Fair (PWF), which will be held again in Barriere, Sept. 27 to 30, 2013.

Dangerous Dog Control Bylaw and Service Establishment Bylaw

Dangerous Dog Control Service Establishment Bylaw No. 2379, 2013, was adopted. Dangerous Dog Control Bylaw No. 2383, 2013, was given three readings and adopted.

Electoral Areas “I”, “M”, “N”, and “P” have chosen to be part of the Dangerous Dog Control Service. A request for proposals will be issued in the fall of 2013 for a contractor to provide the service for a one-year trial period.

Valley Connector Transit Service

The Valley Connector Transit service has been operating successfully since 2011 for North Thompson Valley residents travelling to Kamloops in Electoral Areas “A” and “O”, and the districts of Barriere and Clearwater. Now, efforts are being made to extend the service to residents of Electoral Area “B” once per month.

The elector approval process for the Valley Connector Transit Service will be the Alternative Approval Process.

Golden Skull Competition in Wells Gray Park

The Board approved the request of Tim Pennell, Electoral Area “A” (Wells Gray Country) director, to provide $3,000 from the North Thompson Economic Development Society Fund to the Wells Gray World Heritage Society for the Golden Skull Competition.

Operating Grants for Search and Rescue Teams

The following annual Search and Rescue Grants will be provided:

• Barriere, Kamloops, Logan Lake, Nicola Valley and Wells Gray Search and Rescue teams will all receive $10,000.

• The South Cariboo Search and Rescue Team — $3,325

• Kamloops Search and Rescue — $17,773.00

Wells Gray Search and Rescue — $31,835.46

• Nicola Valley Search and Rescue — $9,410.38

• Logan Lake Search and Rescue — $1,294.55

Policy Review

The Policy Review Committee conducted a comprehensive review of all TNRD Board policies and brought forward recommendations to the Board. While the content of some policies stayed the same, most of them will be reformatted.

A number of policies were amended to be consistent with current legislation and efficiency, while other policies were repealed due to irrelevancy, and some will be converted to Corporate Practices as they are operational in nature.