Highlights of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Board of Directors Meeting of October 6, 2022

The TNRD Board of Directors held its regular Board Meeting in the Twin Rivers Boardroom of the TNRD Civic Building in Kamloops. The meeting was held via Zoom and in-person. The meeting was recorded and uploaded to the TNRD’s YouTube channel. You can view the recording here.

Delegation: Kúkpi7 Rosanne Casimir

The Board received a verbal update from Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc (TteS) Kúkpi7 Rosanne Casimir about TteS activities. Following the delegation, Kúkpi7 Casimir was presented with a copy of a new READ poster. The poster features Casimir holding the book Five Little Indians by Michelle Good, while standing outside of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. Five Little Indians is the current feature of the Thompson-Nicola Regional Library’s program, One Book One Community.

Delegation of Authority Bylaw

The Board adopted Delegation of Authority Bylaw No. 2777. The bylaw provides clarity on delegated authority for approvals and signings for many contracts and agreements, and creates further efficiencies in the TNRD’s governance processes, and increases accountability. Read the report here.

CAO Report

Chief Administrative Officer Scott Hildebrand provided a presentation on progress made in 2022 on key initiatives. Hildebrand stated that 90% of action items in the 2020-22 Strategic Plan were either complete or in progress, and also stated that staff are at least 84% complete on Accountability action items. Find more information here.

Supervisor of Business Applications, Nga To, provided a walkthrough of how to use the new TNRD Voting Locations interactive map. Users can learn about voting options they have if they live within an Electoral Area, or on Reserve land within an Electoral Area, and where an election is taking place on October 15, 2022. To view the interactive map, click here.

Procurement Policy

The Board approved the new Procurement Policy. The policy has been developed to better reflect current TNRD structure and incorporate best practices into public procurement. Read the report here.

2023 FireSmart Community Funding & Supports Application

The Board approved an application to be made to the Community Resiliency Investment Program – 2023 FireSmart Community Funding & Supports program, in order to secure funding to undertake community-based FireSmart planning and activities in all TNRD Electoral Areas that reduce the community risk from wildfire. Read the report here.

Award of Auditor Contract and Appointment of Auditor

The Board awarded the contract for TNRD and TRHD audit services to BDO Canada LLP for the years 2022-2026, with the first two years on a fixed term and the option to renew for three consecutive years. The TNRD’s audited financial statements are an annual legislative requirement, and the firm based in Kamloops that will conduct this work is fully separate from the BDO Canada Vancouver firm that conducted a forensic audit in 2021. Read the report here.

Electoral Area Grant-in-Aid Funds

The Board approved Electoral Area Grant-in-Aid funding allocations for three initiatives in Electoral Area “A” (Wells Gray Country), which are listed below. Read the report here.

  • $500 to the Birch Island Recreation Society for fireworks for the Birch Island Community Halloween Event
  • $500 to the Vavenby Recreation & Trails Society for fireworks for the Vavenby Community Halloween Event
  • $300 to the Blackpool Fireman’s Association for items to support the Halloween Safety Community Drive By Event

The inaugural Board Meeting is on November 17, 2022, at 5:30 pm at the Sandman Signature Hotel.

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