The following highlights are from the Dec. 19 Cariboo Regional District meeting in Williams Lake.
The CRD’s traditional town-hall meetings were held at the beginning of the budgeting process in September and October in each of the electoral areas and municipalities.
The budgets are currently listed on the CRD website on the Dec. 12 agendas at www.cariboord.ca.
Heritage Committee recommendation
The CRD board endorsed a recommendation from the regional district’s heritage steering committee to dedicate the Telegraph Trail to the memory of former CRD director Andy Motherwell.
This dedication is in tribute to his years of service to the CRD and the region.
During the Nov. 14 meeting, the board officially included a portion of the BC’s Telegraph Trail on the CRD’s Heritage Registry. The Telegraph Trail includes the Yukon Telegraph Line section north of Quesnel and the Collins Overland Telegraph Line section, which extends south of Quesnel.
The CRD board endorsed a resolution to support the Northern Secwepemc Cultural Society’s application to the Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT).
The application, in the amount of $250,000 under the NDIT’s Economic Diversification Infrastructure Program, would be used towards the development of their cultural centre and museum project in the South Cariboo.