Cariboo Regional District

The warning sign for an active slide area on Quesnel-Hydraulic Road. Slides in the autumn could become more common as the Cariboo receives more precipitation. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Several homes near Quesnel put under evacuation alert

Homes on Kersley Dale Landing Road are affected by a road closure caused by landslides and erosion

 

Some of the Cariboo Regional District’s firefighters took hazardous material training the weekend of Nov. 6, 2020. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

CRD volunteer fire departments gain Hazmat training

Two members of the International Association of Fire Fighters delivered the course

 

Chris Betuzzi, a member of the 108 Mile Greenbelt Commission, explains how fires travel and why fuel mitigation is so important. (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press).

108 Greenbelt thinned to prevent fires

Crews are out in the 108 Greenway this month to thin, chip and clean up “flashy fuels.”

 

Claudia Cornwall has come out with a new book on the 2017 wildfires. British Columbia in Flames provides personal snapshots of the worst fire season in B.C.’s history. (Photo submitted)

New book sparks memories of B.C.’s worst fire season

British Columbia in Flames provides intimate snapshots of a harrowing time

Claudia Cornwall has come out with a new book on the 2017 wildfires. British Columbia in Flames provides personal snapshots of the worst fire season in B.C.’s history. (Photo submitted)
Flooding this past spring forced many houses in the Houseman subdivision to erect makeshift barricades from sandbags to hold back the water. (Patrick Davies photo)

CRD expects to be ‘under flood watch’ next spring

Record-high lake levels are raising concerns for residents from Lac La Hache to Green Lake.

Flooding this past spring forced many houses in the Houseman subdivision to erect makeshift barricades from sandbags to hold back the water. (Patrick Davies photo)
Cariboo Regional District directors say they need more time to respond to the Province’s Rural Slaughter Modernization intentions paper. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

CRD wants more time for input on province’s rural slaughter modernization policy changes

During the regular meeting Oct. 2, directors said the Oct. 19 deadline didn’t give them enough time

Cariboo Regional District directors say they need more time to respond to the Province’s Rural Slaughter Modernization intentions paper. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Cariboo Regional District Area B director Barb Bachmeier, left, chair Margo Wagner and Area F director Maureen LeBourdais were happy some of the CRD’s resolutions were endorsed at the UBCM this week and disappointed others were not. The directors attended the annual conference held in Victoria virtually from Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Cariboo Regional District Area B director Barb Bachmeier, left, chair Margo Wagner and Area F director Maureen LeBourdais were happy some of the CRD’s resolutions were endorsed at the UBCM this week and disappointed others were not. The directors attended the annual conference held in Victoria virtually from Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Library Shelby Powell is happy to welcome patrons back the 100 Mile Branch of the Cariboo Regional Library (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press)

100 Mile Library reopens

It’s a new chapter at the 100 Mile branch of the Cariboo Regional District Library.

Library Shelby Powell is happy to welcome patrons back the 100 Mile Branch of the Cariboo Regional Library (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press)
The quick actions of several farm workers helped extinguish a vehicle fire in Keremeos, yesterday afternoon. (File)

Volunteer fire chiefs overwhelmed, in ‘non-compliance’

Review found volunteer chiefs either don’t understand or are ignoring administrative roles.

The quick actions of several farm workers helped extinguish a vehicle fire in Keremeos, yesterday afternoon. (File)
A map of the proposed rezoning. (CRD map)

Owner looks to rezone property in Lac la Hache

The existing number of dwellings are not allowed under the current zoning

A map of the proposed rezoning. (CRD map)
Members of the Greeny Lake Volunteer Fire Department conduct a controlled burn in December 2019. (Heather Mereniuk - submitted)

Greeny Lake VFD becoming a CRD fire department considered not viable

‘We must ensure that the services we provide are realistically sustainable’

Members of the Greeny Lake Volunteer Fire Department conduct a controlled burn in December 2019. (Heather Mereniuk - submitted)
The Interlakes Pioneer Heritage Accessible Trail which opened in 2014. (CRD photo)

Province approves funding for accessible South Cariboo trails

SCJC voted to provide $30,000 in matching funding

The Interlakes Pioneer Heritage Accessible Trail which opened in 2014. (CRD photo)
The key finding of the Cariboo Labour Market Strategy based on over a 1,000 survey responses from across the country. (CRD File)

Cariboo Chilcotin needs 1,835 new workers over the next five years, says study

A lack of housing and childcare are major obstacles to prospective residents

  • May 21, 2020
The key finding of the Cariboo Labour Market Strategy based on over a 1,000 survey responses from across the country. (CRD File)