Connecting citizens through high-speed Internet

CRD briefs

 

During their July 8 Cariboo Regional District (CRD) meeting, an update was provided to the board of directors about the federal government’s Connecting Rural Canadians Program.

The program’s aim is to help bring high-speed Internet service to more communities throughout rural Canada.

The CRD has supported this initiative during the past two years and currently has a resolution to provide letters of support to any Internet service provider (ISP) wanting to apply to funding programs, which will help expand high-speed Internet coverage throughout the Cariboo-Chilcotin.

 

Talking trash

Environmental Services manager Mitch Minchau gave an update on the Solid Waste Management Plan.

This fall, regional district residents and businesses will have the opportunity to talk about trash.

The CRD will be hosting a series of open houses and meetings to provide information about, and get public feedback on, future options for improving access to recycling, composting of yard and kitchen waste, wood waste recycling and more.

Public input is a key component to introducing new programs to help reduce and manage our garbage, protect the environment and make the best use of tax dollars.

The options for improvements to the region’s solid waste programs have been developed, using the technical information from the consultants and with the guidance of a 24-member public advisory committee with representatives from across the region.

For more information, or to be added to the project update list, visit the CRD website at www.cariboord.bc.ca, or e-mail talktrash@cariboord.bc.ca.

The next regular board meeting is slated for Aug. 26 at 9:30 a.m.