Wells Gray Search and Rescue to get grant-in-aid

Thompson-Nicola Regional District to reduce its budget by over two per cent

During their regular meeting on Thursday, Nov. 19, the directors of Thompson-Nicola Regional District approved a grant-in-aid for Wells Gray Search and Rescue of $6,300.

The board also approved a grant to Kamloops Search and Rescue of $5,600.

TNRD budget going down

The 2016-20 provisional financial plan was presented to the board and was adopted with no amendments.

The 2016 provisional budget estimates a tax requisition of just over $23 million. This represents an overall decrease of 2.08 per cent or about $500,000 from the 2015 annual budget of just under $24 million.

The 2016 provisional budget also includes setting aside $2.6 million into operating and capital reserves for anticipated future needs, net of $254,350 that will used for specific capital purchases in 2016.

Committee meeting schedule adopted

The TNRD board adopted its 2016 committee meeting schedule. It is available at www.tnrd.ca/content/agendas.

Film Commission to seek funding

An application will be submitted to Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust to secure grant funding to upgrade the Thompson-Nicola Film Commission website.

 

An application will also be submitted to the Northern Development Initiative Trust Marketing Initiatives and Economic Development Capacity Building programs to secure grant funding to upgrade the TNFC website, develop up to nine vignettes and create an interactive video for NDIT/Gold Country tourism stakeholders.