June 2023 Board Meeting Highlights

Board Meeting Highlights

Community Works Fund Projects

In 2022, the Regional District invested over $10 million from the Community Works Fund to support 67 projects including energy efficient upgrades to RDFFG buildings and facilities throughout the region, improvements at the Cummings Road and Mackenzie Regional Transfer Stations, improvements to water and wastewater systems in McBride, Bear Lake and Summit Lake, and more. Three projects were approved at today’s meeting for 2023 funding including Azu Community Water System infrastructure replacement, Dome Creek Recreational Facility upgrades and Official Community Plan review and implementation.

Fraser-Fort George Endowment Grants

Fifteen community projects received a total of $48,103 in funding support through the Fraser Fort George Endowment Fund Grants. Endowment Funds have been established for five Regional District Electoral Areas (Salmon River-Lakes, Chilako River-Nechako, Hixon-Woodpecker, Willow River-Upper Fraser and Crooked River-Parsnip). The organizations receiving support from these funds include:

  • Northwest 4-H Club
  • Miworth Community Association
  • Mud River Beaverly Farmers Institute
  • Norman Lake Community Association
  • Hixon Community Association
  • Hixon Volunteer fire Department Society
  • Hixon Hill Riders
  • Shell Glen Improvement Society
  • Sinclair Mills Education & Recreation Club
  • Bear Lake Recreation Association
  • Summit Lake Community Association

Community Grants

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

  • $6,175 to the Nukko Lake Recreation Commission for insurance, volunteer appreciation and Food Safe course
  • $6,000 to the Fraser Basin Council for Nechako Watershed program administration
  • $2,000 to the Beaverly Community Association for swim program and park maintenance expenses
  • $2,000 to the Mud River Beaverly Farmers Institute for the Community West Market
  • $6,000 to the Tabor Lake Recreation Commission for security lighting, programs, maintenance and insurance
  • $2,000 to the Buckhorn Recreation Commission for Buckhorn School sports day and field trip bussing
  • $2,500 to the McLeod Lake Indian Band for Indigenous Days
  • $2,500 to the Robson Valley Music Festival for First Aid supplies
  • $1,626 to the Valemount Junior Canadian Rangers Adult Committee Society for insurance