Margo Wagner reports on July 10 CRD meeting

Cariboo Regional District Area H Director keeps residents current

  • Aug. 13, 2015 5:00 a.m.

At the July 10 Cariboo Regional District (CRD) board meeting, Area H Director Margo Wagner says Todd Hubner, district manager for Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure (MOTI), appeared before the directors to update us on landslide and flooding issues within the CRD.

This spring, landslide and flooding were mainly a problem in the Central and Northern Cariboo, she explains.

“In the south, a couple of issues I brought up, was the inconsistency on line painting on roads, plus the washing out of the shoulders on the edge of the pavement, caused by some of the heavy downpours we experienced this past spring.”

Both of these issues will be addressed to the local MOTI representatives, she adds.

Hospital redevelopment

Peter Du Toit, Health services administrator for the Thompson, Cariboo and Shuswap regions, appeared before the Board to update us on the Cariboo Memorial Hospital redevelopment project. Wagner notes.

This concept plan has now gone to the Ministry of Health and the Treasury Board for perusal and, hopefully, approval.

While at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities Convention this September, some of the board members, as well as representatives from 100 Mile and Williams Lake, hope to meet with Health Minister Terry Lake, to garner support for this concept plan.

Summer break

The CRD board is taking a summer hiatus, with the next board meeting scheduled for Aug. 21 in Williams Lake.

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Wagner says her bulletin boards are finally getting placed, and are now at Ruth Lake, Buffalo Creek, Forest Grove refuse site and the junction of Canim South and Canim Hendrix.

“I hope to have the last two up shortly, one at Gateway by the water system building and the other at the Eagle Creek transfer station. Thanks go to those people that help me dig the holes and put these up; your help is much appreciated.”