Meeting of March 21, 2024

Board Meetings are held in the 4th Floor Boardroom of the TNRD Civic Building in Kamloops, B.C. All meetings are open to the public to attend in person or online. Meetings are live-streamed and can be re-watched on the TNRD YouTube Channel.


2024 TNRD Budget Adopted

The Board adopted 2024-2028 Financial Plan Bylaw 2844. This approval sets the tax rates for the 2024 Budget, which includes 124 services and a total tax requisition of $27.2 million that is split between all 10 Electoral Areas and 11 Member Municipalities by various amounts, depending on services that are provided to each area. The 2024 tax requisition has increased from $25.1 million in 2023.

Due to new growth in the TNRD, there is a larger property tax base that the tax requisition is spread across compared to 2023. This means that while the tax requisition increase is 8.3% in 2024, many property owners will see a lower-percentage increase or a decrease in taxes owing this year, depending on assessed values of their property.

To help property owners understand what services they are provided by the TNRD and exactly how much each of these services cost, the TNRD has prepared a news release, infographic materials, and detailed updates on its website, at:

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Delegation: Tourism Kamloops

The Board heard a presentation from Nic Zdunich, Manager of Destination Development for Tourism Kamloops. Zdunich provided an update on plans to create an iconic structure to support tourism, seeking support for a market and location analysis. Zdunich stated that Tourism Kamloops is looking for a suitable location for an iconic structure that is within 70 kilometres of the City of Kamloops that is in close proximity to a highway.


Delegation: TNRL Accessibility

The Board heard a presentation from Michaela Rye, Accessibility Intern for the Thompson-Nicola Regional Library (TNRL). Rye provided updates on accessibility initiatives she has led since beginning work with the TNRL in the fall of 2023. This work has included creating adaptive physical programming, braille educational programs, Braille Storytime and Sensory Storytime, brain health programming in partnership with the Alzheimer's Society of BC, book clubs by phone, and more.


Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2837 (Savona)

Following a Public Hearing, the Board adopted Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2837, affecting property at 6578 Buie Street located in Savona, in Electoral Area “J” (Copper Desert Country).

The zoning amendment rezones 500 square metres of the affected property from C-3: Highway Commercial Zone to C-1: Retail Commercial Zone, and the remaining 80 square metres of the property will be consolidated with an adjacent property that is also zoned C-3.

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Temporary Use Permit 70 (Big Bar Lake)

Following a Public Hearing, the Board adopted Temporary Use Permit 70, affecting property at 2116 Marriot Road located in Big Bar Lake, in Electoral Area “E” (Bonaparte Plateau).

The TUP enables a temporary campground for two Recreational Vehicles (RVs) on a non-commercial basis for up to 30 days per year and continued use of an accessory building on the parcel. The TUP will be in place for a three-year term.

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Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2833 (Blackpool)

The Board adopted Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2833, affecting property at 1256 Hern Road located in Blackpool, in Electoral Area “A” (Wells Gray Country).

The zoning amendment rezones the affected property from R-1: Residential Single and Duplex to CR-1: Country Residential to allow agricultural and horticultural uses, subject to livestock regulations outside of the Agricultural Land Reserve.

A Public Hearing was held on March 7, 2024, and the bylaw required approval from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure prior to being adopted by the Board.

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Advisory Planning Commission Formed

The Board adopted TNRD Advisory Planning Commission Bylaw 2842, and appointed 12 members to serve on the Advisory Planning Commission (APC) for a four-year term, ending on March 31, 2028. The appointments follow public recruitment efforts for APC members that took place in all 10 TNRD Electoral Areas.

The APC will provide recommendations to the Board regarding Official Community Plans (OCPs) and Zoning Bylaw Amendments, and any other matters that the Board authorizes to be sent to the APC.

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Official Community Plan (OCP) 2024 Workplan

The Board approved initiating a new OCP for Electoral Areas “L” and “P,” initiating a new Nicola Valley OCP for Electoral Areas “M” and “N,” and initiating housekeeping amendments to existing OCPs.

The Board also approved a consultation process for new OCPs in Electoral Areas “L” and “P” and Electoral Areas “M” and “N,” including ongoing consultation with First Nations, consultation with Member Municipalities, referral agencies and stakeholders, and to engage all interested parties through virtual and in-person meetings, open houses, and surveys. 

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Audited Financial Statements Approved

The Board accepted TNRD audited financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2023, as required annually in the Local Government Act. Audited financial statements are available for public inspection on the TNRD website, by clicking here.

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Next TNRD Board Meeting:

April 18, 2024, 1:30 pm

TNRD Civic Building Boardroom (4th Floor)

465 Victoria Street, Kamloops, B.C., V2C 2A9


Upcoming Meetings:

  • Finance Committee: April 17, 2024, 10:00 am
  • Regional Solid Waste Management Committee: April 17, 2024, 1:30 pm
  • TNRD Board of Directors Meeting: April 18, 2024, 1:30 pm
  • Committee of the Whole Meeting: April 19, 2024, 9:00 am


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