September 2023 Board Meeting Highlights

Board Meeting Highlights

Support for Caledonia Nordic Ski Club

The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George will be providing a letter of support for Caledonia Nordic Ski Club’s application for an expansion of its license of Occupation Area. The club currently operates on a combination of replaceable crown land tenures and annual land use agreements with adjacent property owners. It is applying to expand its area by approximately 89 hectares and will use the land to expand the ski trail network, and offset the incremental loss of ski trails that are located upon private land.

RDFFG seeking grants funding for fire departments and Firesmart education

The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George will be submitting two different grant applications to UBCM to support its volunteer fire departments and a community FireSmart education program.  An application will be made to UBCM’s Community Emergency Preparedness Fund for a grant to support equipment acquisition and training resources for the 13 Volunteer Fire Departments within the region.  A separate application will go to UBCM’s Community Resiliency Investment Program for FireSmart education and the development of Community Wildfire Resiliency Plans.

Electoral A OCP review

The Official Community Plan (OCP) for Electoral Area A – Salmon River-Lakes will be reviewed.  The OCP spells out Regional District's general land use objectives and policies and provides guidance and future direction on land use decisions within our electoral areas. The existing OCP was adopted by the Board in 1997.  The Board authorized entering into a competitive bid process for consultant services to conduct the review.

Community Grants

  • $35,000 to the Association of Trail Builders for Tabor Mountain trail development
  • $4250 to the Longworth Recreation Commission for operating expenses and a refrigerator
  • $6410 to the Bear Lake Recreation Association for bear-proof garbage bins and insurance
  • $3000 to VARDA for Project Pump it Up