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CRD board to bring issues to UBCM table

The district has identified a few topics to discuss
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The CRD Board has identified key issues that they will elevate to provincial cabinet ministers at this year’s Union of BC Municipalities Conference in September. (Screenshot/ Capital Regional District)

The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) has identified key issues that they will elevate to the provincial level.

At its May 24 board meeting, the CRD stated that they will bring their issues and concerns to the attention of provincial cabinet ministers at this year’s Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Conference which will take place later this year in September.

The UBCM convention is an annual event that allows local government-elected officials to engage with provincial agencies, ministers, staff and others, and provides an opportunity for collective advocacy for policy changes around the province. The conference also offers the opportunity to bring forward concerns to individual ministers, which the CRD plans to do.

The CRD board identified four key topics to discuss with ministers.

They will highlight the negative impacts of broad area burning bans on local FireSmart efforts with the BC Wildfire staff.

They will advocate for the enforcement of sewer regulations by provincial staff to improve local watershed health with the minister of health and minster of environment and climate change strategy.

The CRD will also discuss the development of the Esler Sports Complex access from Highway 20 and advocate for changes to rural school speed zones in rural areas and on numbered highways with the minister of transportation and infrastructure.

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