February 2023 Board Meeting Highlights

Board Meeting Highlights

RDFFG adopts Regional Agriculture Strategy

The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George has adopted its first ever Regional Agriculture Strategy [PDF/4.3MB]. The strategy outlines a shared vision, goals, and actions for supporting food and agriculture systems amongst producers, the public, local government, Indigenous governments and other key players within the Regional District. It lays out the plan to guide and support agriculture and farming for all seven electoral areas within the region and provides a 20 year vision for agriculture with short, medium and long-term actions identified to strengthen and grow the food and agriculture sector.

The RDFFG Regional Agriculture Strategy was funded in part by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Government of British Columbia through programs delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC.

Pilot project to test new hours for select transfer stations

The Valemount, Mackenzie and Cummings Road Regional Transfer Stations will offer new hours as part of a pilot project  to run April 1 to September 30. The Valemount Regional Transfer Station is currently closed on Wednesdays. As part of the pilot project the site will open on Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  The Mackenzie Regional Transfer Station will add Friday (9:00 am to 5:00 pm) and Saturday (9:00 am to 1:00 pm) to its operating days and will reduce Sunday hours from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm to 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Cummings Road site will extend its operating times on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to 9:00 am to 5: 00 pm.   

Resolutions for NCLGA

The Regional District will be submitting resolutions to the North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA) with respect to Emergency Support Services and a call for a mental health and addictions facility in the North. The Regional  District is calling on the Province to proactively consult with local authorities and associated Indigenous Nations in its updates to the Emergency Support Services Program Guide. The Regional District is also submitting a resolution about the lack of facilities in the North to address the current issues surrounding mental health and addictions and is asking the Province to consider a new facility in the North as part of the Premier’s commitment to improve access to such facilities.

Community Grants

The Board approved the following requests for Community and Recreation Grants:

  • $50,000 to the Buckhorn Volunteer Fire Association for apparatus and firefighting equipment expenses
  • $5,000 to the Pineview Seniors for program expenses
  • $14,000 to the Hixon Community Association for insurance and program expenses
  • $2,500 to the Penny Community Historical Association for insurance and operating expenses
  • $25,000 to the Northwest Invasive Plant Council for program expenses