The newly-elected Cariboo Regional District board members were officially sworn in Thursday at the board office in Williams Lake. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

CRD officially inaugurates new 2018 board

The newly-elected Area F director, however, did not attend to take his oath of office

Update:

New-elected Area F Director Conrad Turcotte did not take his oath of office Thursday along with the rest of the Cariboo Regional District directors.

According to the local government act, directors have 45 days to take the oath.

In the meantime, current Area F director Joan Sorley will hold the position until it is practical to hold a by-election, the CRD’s manager of communications Emily Epp noted Friday in the CRD Board Highlights Friday.

Original:

With a prayer and traditional song from Williams Lake Band elder Virginia Gilbert and officiating by Williams Lake Provincial Court Judge Peter Whyte, the new Cariboo Regional District board members took the oath of office Thursday at the CRD board room.

There are seven new directors on the board, said Area H director Margo Wagner, who was acclaimed as board chair.

“It’s a big change,” Wagner said. “I’m really looking forward to forming a cohesive group that will work together for the benefit of the Cariboo Regional District as whole.”

Area C director John Massier was acclaimed as vice-chair and said he agreed the board needs to work as a team for the future of the region.

“We have a great group of people around the table that will do that,” he added.

For the next four-year term Mary Sjostrom is the Area A director, Conrad Turcotte is Area F director, Angie Delainey is Area E director, Willow MacDonald is Area L director, Gerald Kirby is Area J director, Barb Bachameier is Area B director, Chad Mernett is Area K director, Steve Forseth is Area B director, Al Richmond is Area G director and Jim Glassford is Area I director.

Mayors from each community also sit on the board including Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson, 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall, Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb and Wells Mayor Gabe Fourchalk.

Read more: Official election results in for Cariboo Regional District

Communications manager Emily Epp said the board would be receiving some orientation Thursday and will have its first regular meeting Friday, Nov. 9.



news@wltribune.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Quesnel’s 27th annual Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Mail Run attracting mushers from as far as Montana

Participantss will be sworn in as official Canada Post mail carriers Jan. 25 in Quesnel

Protecting your operation from wildfire the focus of upcoming workshop in Quesnel

The BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative hosts a risk reduction workshop Jan. 31

Olympic medallist inspires Quesnel swimmers

Hillary Caldwell provides more than just technical tips to impressionable athletes

Exciting year ahead for North Cariboo Trail Development Program

Fifteen km of new trails to be built at Dragon Mountain and Wonderland trails south of Quesnel

High hospital occupancy amidst seniors housing shortage in Quesnel

An in-depth look at housing, health care and community supports for local seniors

VIDEO: Students in MAGA hats mock Native American at Indigenous Peoples March

Diocese in Kentucky says it is investigating the matter, caught on video by onlookers

CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money

Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them

Want to avoid the speculation tax on your vacant home? Rent it out, Horgan says

Premier John Horgan and Sheila Malcolmson say speculation and vacancy tax addresses homelessness

UPDATE: B.C. woman and boy, 6, found safe, RCMP confirm

Roseanne Supernault says both she and her six-year-old nephew are fine and she has contacted police

PHOTOS: Women’s Marches take to the streets across B.C. and beyond

Women and allies marched worldwide protesting violence against women, calling for equality

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Federal Liberals announce former B.C. MLA as new candidate in byelection

Richard Lee will face off against federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

No winning ticket in $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

No win in Friday night’s draw means the next Lotto Max draw will be approximately $17 million

Most Read