Highlights of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Board of Directors Meeting of October 26, 2023
The TNRD held its Board of Directors Meeting in the Twin Rivers Boardroom of the TNRD Civic Building in Kamloops, B.C. The meeting was held in-person and via Zoom, and a recording of the meeting was uploaded to the TNRD’s YouTube channel. You can view the recording here.
Delegation: Healing Between Worlds
The Board heard a delegation from Ryan Deneault, CEO of Healing Between Worlds, who introduced his Kamloops-based venture which supports those suffering from addiction and offers training for Truth and Reconciliation.
Whistleblower Policy Amendments
The Board approved amendments to Whistleblower Policy 7.1.6 (previously named Disclosure Policy). The policy amendments ensure transparency and ease of use and understanding, which include updates to the policy name, reporting processes, and confidentiality. Read the report here.
Canada Community Building Fund
The Board approved the following allocation from the Canada Community Building Fund:
- $263,500 to fund Phase 2 of infrastructure improvements at Smith Pioneer Park, located in Lower Nicola, within Electoral Area “M” (Beautiful Nicola Valley – North). Phase 2 of park improvements is expected to include a perimeter path, outdoor fitness stations, park benches, a basketball court, asphalt parking, and various landscaping additions. Read the report here.
Household Hazardous Waste Receiving Facility
The Board awarded a contract to North-Wood Environmental Services for a maximum value of $1,000,000 for a five-year term, for a year-round Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) receiving facility in Kamloops. Contract costs will be shared evenly with the City of Kamloops, and the City will reimburse TNRD for half of costs that are actually incurred. The TNRD will continue to operate collection services at all Eco-Depots for in-scope HHW materials, with unacceptable material being directed to the year-round HHW facility. Read the report here.
Flag Protocol Policy
The Board approved amendments to Flag Protocol Policy 1.4.1, which enable flags of host First Nations to be flown at TNRD buildings. Read the report here.
Utility Systems Committee
The Board approved that the Utility Systems Committee Terms of Reference be amended to reflect three meetings per year, instead of two, beginning in 2024. To read the amended Terms of Reference, click here.
The next TNRD Board Meeting is the annual inaugural meeting, on November 9, 2023, at 1:30 pm
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