Cariboo Regional District

The water is about a foot deep on some of the fields at Westwick Ranching Inc. in Miocene, east of Williams Lake with recent fall flooding. (Antonia Westwick photo)

More than 110 properties impacted by fall flooding in Central Cariboo

Some roads have washed out, basements and ranches flooded

The water is about a foot deep on some of the fields at Westwick Ranching Inc. in Miocene, east of Williams Lake with recent fall flooding. (Antonia Westwick photo)
Hours at the Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre might be reduced, as the Cariboo Regional District and City of Quesnel look to save money during COVID-19. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)

Quesnel taxes increase, services drop in sample 2021 recreation budget

Officials struggle with low reserves and COVID-19, suggesting a four-per-cent tax increase

Hours at the Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre might be reduced, as the Cariboo Regional District and City of Quesnel look to save money during COVID-19. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)
A gravel truck passes the playground at École Red Bluff Lhtako Elementary in July 2020. Maple Drive has seen increased industrial traffic after Johnston Bridge was closed to heavy vehicles in October 2018. (Melanie Law Photo)

Cariboo Regional District launches alternative approval process for Maple Drive streetlights

The CRD hopes to install 23 streetlights to increase safety on the road

A gravel truck passes the playground at École Red Bluff Lhtako Elementary in July 2020. Maple Drive has seen increased industrial traffic after Johnston Bridge was closed to heavy vehicles in October 2018. (Melanie Law Photo)
Cariboo Regional District directors say they need more time to respond to the Province’s Rural Slaughter Modernization intentions paper. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

CRD wants more time for input on province’s rural slaughter modernization policy changes

During the regular meeting Oct. 2, directors said the Oct. 19 deadline didn’t give them enough time

Cariboo Regional District directors say they need more time to respond to the Province’s Rural Slaughter Modernization intentions paper. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Cariboo Regional District is selling old fire apparatus, including this 1976 Ford fire truck. (Submitted photo)

CRD directors approve policy for disposal of aged fire apparatus

“Retaining the apparatus only imposes increased costs on the departments”

The Cariboo Regional District is selling old fire apparatus, including this 1976 Ford fire truck. (Submitted photo)
Cariboo Regional District Area B director Barb Bachmeier, left, chair Margo Wagner and Area F director Maureen LeBourdais were happy some of the CRD’s resolutions were endorsed at the UBCM this week and disappointed others were not. The directors attended the annual conference held in Victoria virtually from Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Cariboo Regional District Area B director Barb Bachmeier, left, chair Margo Wagner and Area F director Maureen LeBourdais were happy some of the CRD’s resolutions were endorsed at the UBCM this week and disappointed others were not. The directors attended the annual conference held in Victoria virtually from Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Agricultural Land Commission will require all applications for exclusions from the ALC to come directly from the Cariboo Regional District. (David Fait photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Regional District now responsible for all ALR land exclusions

Agricultural Land Commissions says landowners can not make applications for exclusion after Sept. 30

The Agricultural Land Commission will require all applications for exclusions from the ALC to come directly from the Cariboo Regional District. (David Fait photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The quick actions of several farm workers helped extinguish a vehicle fire in Keremeos, yesterday afternoon. (File)

Volunteer fire chiefs overwhelmed, in ‘non-compliance’

Review found volunteer chiefs either don’t understand or are ignoring administrative roles.

The quick actions of several farm workers helped extinguish a vehicle fire in Keremeos, yesterday afternoon. (File)
The Cariboo Regional District Quesnel Library launched a curbside book pick up service on Tuesday, June 9. While CRD offices are reopening to the public July 28, the library will continue to be closed to the public. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Cariboo Regional District offices set to reopen in Quesnel sometime next week

CRD libraries will remain closed to the public

  • Jul 23, 2020
The Cariboo Regional District Quesnel Library launched a curbside book pick up service on Tuesday, June 9. While CRD offices are reopening to the public July 28, the library will continue to be closed to the public. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Interlakes Pioneer Heritage Accessible Trail which opened in 2014 sees good use. (CRD photo)

New wheelchair accessible trails on the way in South Cariboo

The three chosen locations are in Forest Grove, the Mountain Spruce Community Park and the Valentine Lake recreation site

The Interlakes Pioneer Heritage Accessible Trail which opened in 2014 sees good use. (CRD photo)
The key finding of the Cariboo Labour Market Strategy based on over a 1,000 survey responses from across the country. (CRD File)

Cariboo Chilcotin needs 1,835 new workers over the next five years, says study

A lack of housing and childcare are major obstacles to prospective residents

  • May 21, 2020
The key finding of the Cariboo Labour Market Strategy based on over a 1,000 survey responses from across the country. (CRD File)
The Cariboo Regional District’s Community Liaison Program is a pilot project to improve emergency communications and preparedness and connect with residents to help them with items like how to sign up for the Emergency Notification System and how to prepare a household emergency plan. (Cariboo Regional District Facebook photo)

Cariboo Regional District’s Community Liaison Program bringing local knowledge into emergency operations

Co-ordinator Stephanie Masun hopes residents will provide input to improve emergency communications

The Cariboo Regional District’s Community Liaison Program is a pilot project to improve emergency communications and preparedness and connect with residents to help them with items like how to sign up for the Emergency Notification System and how to prepare a household emergency plan. (Cariboo Regional District Facebook photo)
Due to flooding, the Cariboo Regional District issued an evacuation order for one property on Forglen Road in McLeese Lake Sunday, April 26. (Cariboo Regional District map)

Flooding prompts evacuation order for one Forglen Road property

The Cariboo Regional District issues the order for the McLeese Lake property Sunday, April 26

Due to flooding, the Cariboo Regional District issued an evacuation order for one property on Forglen Road in McLeese Lake Sunday, April 26. (Cariboo Regional District map)
Flooding into a neighbouring property at 1992 Milburn Lake Rd on April 22. The flooding on Milburn Lake Road prompted the Cariboo Regional District to issue an evacuation order for 1979 Milburn Lake Rd. Friday, April 24. (David Law photo)

UPDATE: Cariboo Regional District evacuates another Milburn Lake Road property due to flooding

The CRD is also advising ranchers and farmers to prepare for flooding

Flooding into a neighbouring property at 1992 Milburn Lake Rd on April 22. The flooding on Milburn Lake Road prompted the Cariboo Regional District to issue an evacuation order for 1979 Milburn Lake Rd. Friday, April 24. (David Law photo)
The Cariboo Regional District expanded the evacuation alert for the Knickerbocker-Wells Road area Sunday, April 26, and it now affects five properties. (Cariboo Regional District map)

UPDATE: Evacuation alert expanded for Knickerbocker-Wells Road area

The Cariboo Regional District issued the initial alert Thursday, April 23 due to a landslide

The Cariboo Regional District expanded the evacuation alert for the Knickerbocker-Wells Road area Sunday, April 26, and it now affects five properties. (Cariboo Regional District map)
The Kersley Volunteer Fire Department’s new fire truck. (Cariboo Regional District - Facebook photo)

Four Cariboo Regional District volunteer fire departments receive new fire trucks

Kersley is one of the departments that recently replaced an aging engine

The Kersley Volunteer Fire Department’s new fire truck. (Cariboo Regional District - Facebook photo)
The Barlow Creek Fire Hall on Aird Road. (April Cameron photo)

Barlow Creek fire truck alternate approval process ends March 2

The Cariboo Regional District needs to replace an aging fire engine

The Barlow Creek Fire Hall on Aird Road. (April Cameron photo)
This fire access road was created in 2019 as part of a $1-million fuel management project at Barkerville Historic Town and Park, which received funding from the Forest Enhancement Society of British Columbia. There is a 10-metre fire break on either side of the road. (Observer file photo)

Cariboo Regional District hears about 63 forestry projects in region

The executive director of the Forest Enhancement Society of B.C. provided an update Feb. 13

This fire access road was created in 2019 as part of a $1-million fuel management project at Barkerville Historic Town and Park, which received funding from the Forest Enhancement Society of British Columbia. There is a 10-metre fire break on either side of the road. (Observer file photo)