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Cariboo Regional District libraries set to reopen amidst strike

Services may be impacted by picketing
The Cariboo Regional District in Williams Lake. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Libraries in the Cariboo and Chilcotin are set to return to service beginning on Tuesday, May 14th, with modifications to most library services due to the ongoing labour dispute with BCGEU, said the Cariboo Regional District.

Regional libraries in Quesnel, Williams Lake, and 100 Mile House set to fully reopen to the public with regular operating hours, and regularly scheduled library programs, however, could close again if picketed.

“Patrons should be aware that BCGEU may set up picket lines without prior notice to the communities impacted or the regional district,” noted the CRD. “If the Union begins picketing at any library, services will become unavailable again at those locations. The regional district will provide updates of any further closures due to strike action.”

Rural community branch libraries will be operating on a curbside pickup basis only, and patrons can attend one of the CRD’s rural locations to pickup an item they have placed on hold. Patrons can place holds through the Cariboo Library Network’s website and will be contacted by library staff if pickup is arranged for one of our rural branches. Information is available online for rural branch locations and operating hours.

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