Highlights from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Board of Directors’ Meeting of February 3, 2022

The TNRD Board of Directors held its regular Board Meeting in the Twin Rivers boardroom of the TNRD Civic Building in Kamloops, B.C. The meeting was held via Zoom and with limited in-person capacity, in adherence with the TNRD’s COVID-19 Safety Plan. The meeting was recorded and uploaded to the TNRD’s YouTube channel. View the recording here.

Delegation: Elizabeth Fry Society

The Board of Directors received a presentation from Elena Markin, Fund Development Coordinator, and Holly-Rose Vesper, Rent Bank Program Manager, of the Elizabeth Fry Society, about the society’s rent bank program for TNRD residents in need.

Delegation: United Way Thompson-Nicola-Cariboo

The Board was given a presentation from Katie Neustater, Regional Director, and Kristi Rintoul, Manager of Community Impact, from United Way Thompson-Cariboo, about the United Way’s role in responding to floods and wildfires in 2021.

Zoning Bylaw Amendment No. 2761

The Board of Directors adopted Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2761. The zoning amendment will rezone a property to R1: Residential Single and Duplex, to enable reconstruction of a principal single-family dwelling lost to wildfire in Monte Lake. Read the report here.

Thompson-Nicola Film Commission Year-End Report

Film Commissioner Vicci Weller gave a presentation to the Board of Directors on film activity in the Thompson-Nicola region. Weller stated that 2021 was the best year statistically for filming since the year 2000. Read the report here.

Film Studio Feasibility Study

A study was presented on the feasibility of a film studio in the Thompson-Nicola region, by Chad Rickaby, Manager of Nordicity, Darren Sauer, Director of Development of Wales McLelland, and Craig Mitchell, Principal of CTA Architecture. The Board of Directors received the report for information.

Black Pines Community Water System Groundwater Conversion Project

The Board approved awarding a contract for design and construction for the Black Pines Community Water System groundwater conversion project to Allnorth Consultants Ltd., for an amount of up to $118,835.00. Read the report here.

The next Regular Board Meeting is on February 24, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.

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