The Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District elected its chair and vice chair for 2011. Area K director, Rick Mumford was re-elected chair while vice-chair duties will continue to be carried out by mayor and director, Mary Sjostrom.
Les Waldie, Campaign Manager for Northern Lodge, Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), presented information to the Board to provide an overview on the CCS’s campaign to build Northern Lodge in Prince George.
The Cancer Society currently has three lodges; Vancouver, Victoria and Quesnel. The Northern Lodge would provide services to residents from the south Cariboo to the most northern border of British Columbia.
As a result if inclement weather, the CRD’s Area G, and Area B town hall meetings have been postponed. The Area B town hall meeting has been re-scheduled for Jan. 22, 1 – 3:30 p.m. at the Bouchie Lake Community Hall.
The Area G town hall meeting has been re-scheduled for Jan. 31, 6 – 8:30 p.m. at the Lac La Hache Community Hall. The rest of the meetings are planned as follows:
• Jan 24 – Area A – Kersley Comm. Hall – 6 – 8:30 p.m.
• Jan 27 – Area I – Nazko Comm. Hall – 6 – 8:30 p.m.
• Jan 31 – Area C – Barlow Creek Comm. Hall – 6 – 8:30 p.m.
• Feb 3 – Wells – Council Chambers – 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Feb 8 – Quesnel – Council Chambers – 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Watch the CRD websites for any further updates on the town hall meetings.
The board endorsed a recommendation from the 108 Greenbelt Commission to proceed with the removal of trees adjacent to the airport that have been identified as potential obstacles to aircraft.
The tree removal is necessary to enable NavCanada to register a new GPS instrument approach approved by the airport commission in 2009 and designed in 2010.
Mark Hamm, Operations Manager, Central Cariboo Forest District, provided the board with information relating to silviculture activities in the Cariboo region.
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