Monday, July 21, 2014

Tsilhqot'in Community Forum?

In a report authored by WL City Councillor Ivan Bonnell - he will propose to his colleagues at Tuesday's Williams Lake City Council meeting that the following occur with respect to the June 26th Tsilhqot'in Supreme Court of Canada decision:

a) Write a letter of congratulations to Xeni Gwet'in Chief Roger William and the Tsilhqot'in people on the Supreme Court of Canada win
b) That Williams Lake Council offer to co-host a community forum on the future implications of the William Court Case

I agree with Councillor Bonnell on Item 'B' because it would help both aboriginal/non-aboriginal on what the William court case means for the people of this region.

In fact, there was already a community forum at UNBC in Prince George a few weeks ago on the implications for First Nations/Non-First Nations as a result of the William Court Case and people at that forum still were digesting the ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada and we all may be doing so for some time to understand its' implications to us all

Read Councillor Bonnell's report to WL City Council here

Saturday, July 19, 2014

City of WL Travel Budgets - 2013 vs 2014

Update on Sun July 20th at 10:37pm - WL City Councillor SPS Rathor has asked me to make it clear to my readers that although his 2014 YTD travel expenses, which includes travel to the 2014 FCM Convention in Niagara Falls, Ontario, is over the annual allocated amount of $5,560 - the FCM Expenses will be eventually charged back to Mayor's Cook travel budget and hence his actual expenses to date are below the $5,560...

Original Blog Post:

In a report going to Williams Lake Council on Tuesday - the City's Director of Finance (M. Stewart) will report on the City's state of finances for the period ending June 30th 2014 - read that here

In that report - the Travel Budgets for Mayor/Council for the period ending June 30th, 2014 are reported

Mayor Cook has spent $5,052 on Travel to June 30th, 2014.  In 2013, this was $5,221

For the six City Councillors for travel to June 30th, 2013 vs 2014:

Councillor
June 30th, 2013 Travel Expenses
June 30th, 2014 Travel Expenses
Bonnell
 $817
$0 
Bourdon
$1,729 
$0
Hughes
$0 
$2,083
Rathor
$914
$5,942
Walters
$1,674 
$375
Zacharias
$0
 $0

Notes:

a) Councillors' Travel Budgets are set at $5,560 each year while the Mayor's Travel Budget is $10,600
b) While individual Councillor travel budgets may appear to be over (note Rathor's travel budget is over for the 2014 budget year), Travel Budgets are managed on a 'global' basis and forms the basis for a balanced budget for each year

~SF

Friday, July 18, 2014

WL/100 Mile Councils' meet Tuesday

The only two local governments to meet next week are the District of 100 Mile House/City of Williams Lake Councils':

Williams Lake - Regular Council meeting at 6pm Tuesday in WL Council Chambers (450 Mart St).

On the Agenda:

Delegation -Laura Klassen, BC Self Advocacy Foundation re Benefits of a Diverse Workplace for Local Employers and Communities

Business:

a) Councillor Bonnell reports out on July 11th Cariboo RD Board Meeting
b) Councillor Bonnell requests Council authorize letter of congrats to TNG Government on their June 26th Supreme Court of Canada legal win

c) 2nd Quarter City of WL Finances Update
d) Receive/Endorse local Transit Fare Structure
e) City to apply to CMHC for $10,000 interest free loan to complete a feasibility study/business planning process for the Cariboo Lodge site
f) Canada Winter Games - Community Torch Celebration

Editor's Note - Item 'F' was considered at the June 18th CC Joint Committee meeting however the Committee was unable to agree on how to move forward on the item.  Both Councillor Geoff Bourdon and I (as the Cariboo RD Area D Alternate Director) felt the priority for the Central Cariboo was for the Sam Ketcham Pool Referendum

g) 'Good Neighbour Bylaw' to receive 1st, 2nd and 3rd Reading
h) Mayor Cook to present her Monthly Activities Report.  As of this writing, the report is not currently available

View the full Agenda here

100 Mile House - Regular Council meeting at 7pm Tuesday in 100 Mile Council Chambers (385 Birch Avenue).  View their Agenda here

Thursday, July 17, 2014

NC Arena Replacement Design Open House - July 22nd

Joint Release of the City of Quesnel/Cariboo Regional District:

The Cariboo Regional District and the City of Quesnel will be hosting an Open House to provide the public with the opportunity to view the design work so far and to provide direct feedback to the design team.

The Public Open House will be Tuesday, July 22 from 4 – 6 p.m. in the Twin Arenas’ lobby. We are seeking input from the community about the design of the new arena.

Date:               Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Time:               4 to 6 p.m.

Location:         Twin Arenas
                        500 Barlow Avenue, Quesnel, B.C.
                                   
Who should attend:  All residents within the North Cariboo Recreation and Parks Service Boundary.

Further information about the North Cariboo Arena replacement project is available on the Cariboo Regional District site at cariboord.ca or the City of Quesnel at www.quesnel.ca.

Open Fire Ban in Quesnel

Courtesy of the City of Quesnel:

A Category 1 open fire ban will be in effect for the City of Quesnel starting immediately. This ban keeps the City of Quesnel in line with a ban put in place by the Cariboo Fire Centre. The City determined it would take the action on the advice of the Fire Chief.
A Category 1 open fire ban prohibits the use of campfires and any other backyard open fires, including those in fire pits.
“Public safety protection is the top priority for the City of Quesnel. By reducing the potential for person-caused wildfires, we’re meeting that goal,” said Mayor Mary Sjostrom. “Given the extremely dry conditions, it is prudent to implement this ban to ensure the safety of our community, infrastructure and, most importantly, our residents.”
The ban will remain in place until the Cariboo Fire Centre has advised that it is reasonable to remove it. Questions about the City’s fire ban may be directed to the Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department at 250-992-5121.
To report a wildfire or unattended campfire call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on most cellular networks. For information about fire restrictions or for wildfire activity updates, visit www.bcwildfire.ca

You can also get Facebook and Twitter updates, as well as details about evacuation orders and alerts, road conditions and air quality advisories by visiting www.firesafebc.ca.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Curbside Recycling in Quesnel - Sept 2/14

Courtesy of Multi-Materials BC:

This week, Quesnel residents will start to receive information by mail about the city’s new curbside recycling program, whichstarts September 2, 2014. The program, managed by Multi-Material BC (MMBC) on behalf of businesses that supply packaging and printed paper to residents, will collect those materials for recycling from approximately 3,300 Quesnel residences.

Starting July 21 and continuing until late August, households slated for curbside recycling collection will receive two new recycling boxes—a smaller one for newsprint, cardboard, and household papers, and a larger one for metal containers, plastic containers, and paper packaging that held liquid when sold—and a recycling guide that outlines how to sort materials. The boxes and guides will be delivered by Emterra Environmental, the company that MMBC selected to collect recycling from Quesnel households.

“We are pleased to be making it easier for Quesnel residents to divert packaging and printed paper from the landfill,” said Allen Langdon, Managing Director of MMBC. “Increasing access to curbside recycling is one of the objectives of our program.”
Materials that will be accepted in the curbside collection program include newsprint, paper, cardboard, plastic containers, metal containers, aerosol containers, milk cartons, and foil and plastic take-out containers.

Additional details about the curbside recycling program, including the full list of materials that will be accepted, are available on MMBC’s website atwww.RecyclingInBC.ca. Quesnel residents can also download a smartphone app for personal recycling collection reminders by searching Multi-Material BC in smartphone app stores or visiting www.RecyclingInBC.ca/quesnel.

MMBC is among more than 20 Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs introduced in British Columbia over the past two decades, which has seen industry assume responsibility for end-of-life management of items such as beverage containers, electronics, paint, used oil, tires and batteries. The concept behind EPR is to make businesses responsible for collecting and recycling the products they supply into the BC marketplace.

About MMBC
In May 2011, BC's Recycling Regulation was updated to include packaging and printed paper. The regulation shifts the responsibility for managing the residential recycling of packaging and printed paper from regional and municipal governments and their taxpayers to business.

Multi-Material BC (MMBC) is a non-profit industry-led and financed organization that assumed responsibility for managing residential packaging and printed paper recycling on behalf of industry in May 2014.

More information, including lists of MMBC collectors and members, is available at www.multimaterialbc.ca

Media Contact:
Sarah Stephen, 778-588-9505, sstephen@multimaterialbc.ca

Open Fire banned in WL

Courtesy of the City of Williams Lake:

Due to hot, dry conditions, and in conjunction with open burning bans imposed by the Cariboo Fire Centre, the City of Williams Lake is prohibiting all campfires and backyard burning within City limits until further notice. This prohibition is in effect beginning at noon today, Wednesday, July 16.

The prohibition applies to all open air fires in Fire Protection Bylaw 2189:
? Outdoor cooking fires that do not use natural gas or propane
? Fire pits


Non-compliance with the City fire prohibition could result in a $450 fine. For more information, please contact the Williams Lake Fire Department at 250-392-4321.


The Cariboo Fire Centre has prohibited open burning throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre area. This prohibition applies to open fires of any size, fireworks, sky lanterns, tiki torches, chimineas and burning barrels. This prohibition does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to a portable campfire apparatus with a CSA or ULC rating that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, as long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres.

Editorial: Council/Staff relations

At last night's Committee of the Whole meeting -- WL City Councillor (and WL Mayoralty Candidate) SPS Rathor raised three items of concern in regard to Staff action on the following:

a) 3rd Avenue Traffic Calming devices
b) Road Patching on City Streets
c) Dutch Point Rd - No Parking Signs

In addressing the Committee - Councillor Rathor complained that it was taking too long for Staff to move on the aforementioned 3 items.  This led to a public discussion about how Council members should be interacting with their Staff (talking with Staff about City business vs talking with the CAO - Chief Administrative Officer) and where the line should be drawn

Certainly as an Cariboo RD Alternate Director (and hopefully Director later on this year) - I've always understood that you may request 'technical information' on a matter from an individual manager but if it relates to an actionable item or relates to a Staff member directly- then you need to go to the local government Administrator (CAO, City Manager, etc) and discuss your concern/action item with them and leave the matter there

Criticizing Staff on how long it is taking to implement an item in public, even indirectly, is not appropriate and should be discussed with the CAO one on one and left there and hence I profoundly disagree with how Councillor Rathor brought up this matter at last night's Committee of the Whole meeting.  Once he raised his concerns with Williams Lake's City Manager (CAO), Darrell Garceau, he should have stopped it there and not re-raised his concerns in a public meeting...

In my humble opinion- this discussion needed to be an In-Camera item (Labour or Staff items are always discussed behind closed doors) rather than a public discussion

The general rule is that the local government (municipal council/regional board) approves Staff time for an item and the CAO role's is to get that item completed, subject to the task deadline (next meeting, etc).  If a member of that local government has a concern about the length of time it is taking to complete a task - that member needs to go to their CAO and discuss it with him/her and not "micro-manage" Staff at a public meeting and I agree with two recent blog comments left on this blog that Williams Lake Council needs to stop "micro-managing" its' CAO and to resume its' role as Policy/Decision Maker and leave the CAO and his staff to do the "day to day" items...

~SF

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Update: Cariboo Fire Centre expands Campfire Ban

Courtesy of BC Wildfire Branch:

Effective at noon on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, the Cariboo Fire Centre will expand its campfire prohibition across the entire Cariboo Fire Centre.

This prohibition will remain in place until Sept. 30, 2014 or until the public is informed otherwise.
WILLIAMS LAKE -- Effective at noon on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, the Cariboo Fire Centre will expand its campfire prohibition across the entire Cariboo Fire Centre.

This prohibition will remain in place until Sept. 30, 2014 or until the public is informed otherwise.

This step is being taken to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety. The fire danger rating is currently �high� throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre, with some areas rated �extreme�.

With the current trend of warm and dry weather, wildfires in the Cariboo Fire Centre may display aggressive behaviour and require additional fire suppression resources. Human-caused wildfires can divert critical resources from responding to naturally occurring wildfires.

Open burning is also prohibited throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre. This prohibition applies to open fires of any size, fireworks (including firecrackers), sky lanterns, tiki torches, chimineas and burning barrels. This prohibition does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to a portable campfire apparatus with a CSA or ULC rating that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, as long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres.

A map of the affected areas is available online at: http://bit.ly/W8ApY0 

The open burning prohibition covers all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands, but does not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has forest fire prevention bylaws and is serviced by a fire department. Please check with local authorities for any other restrictions before lighting a fire.

Anyone found in contravention of an open fire prohibition may be issued a ticket for $345 or, if convicted in court, may be fined up to $100,000 and sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be subject to a penalty of up to $10,000 and be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.

The Cariboo Fire Centre covers an area of about 10.3 million hectares, stretching from Loon Lake in the south to just north of Quesnel at the Cottonwood River. From east to west, the boundaries stretch from the western edge of Wells Gray Provincial Park to the eastern boundary of Tweedsmuir Provincial Park.

To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, please call 1 800 663-5555 or *5555 on your cellphone.

For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to www.bcwildfire.ca 

WL Committee of the Whole Mtg - July 15th

Present - Acting Mayor I. Bonnell (Meeting Chair) and Councillors Bourdon, Hughes, Rathor, Walters and Zacharias

Absent - Mayor Kerry Cook

Staff:

Darrell Garceau - City Manager
Rena Schill - Corp Services Records Management Coordinator
Margaret Stewart - Director of Finance
Alan Madrigga - Mgr of Economic Development

Agenda approved with 3 Late Items
Mins of June 17th COW Meeting approved

Delegations - None

Business:

1) Auditor's Management Letter

Discussion ensued thereon

Resolved - That the letter be received

2) UBCM Meeting Requests

The City Manager presented his reports to the Committee
Discussion ensued thereon

Resolved - That Council support UBCM Meeting requests for Premier Clark and Ministries of Health, Justice, Forests, Aboriginal Affairs, Energy, Jobs/Tourism along with topics for Tourism & Woodland Dr Water/Sewer project update along with meeting requests for RCMP and BC Transit

3) Late Item #1  - 3rd Avenue Speed Bump

Councillor Rathor presented an oral report to the Committee
Discussion ensued thereon

Resolved - That Committee of the Whole requests a report from Planning/Ops Committee on the matter of traffic calming devices on 3rd Avenue (by Marie Sharpe Elementary) and such report be presented to a future Committee of the Whole meeting

4) Late Item #2 - Dutch Point No-Parking Signs

Councillor Rathor presented an oral report to the Committee
Discussion ensued thereon

Resolved - That Staff be requested to provide an update on the matter of Dutch Point No-Parking at a future Committee of the Whole meeting

5) Late Item #3 - Potholes/Road Repairs on City Streets

Councillor Rathor presented an oral report to the Committee
Discussion ensued thereon

No motion made

Video presentation called "20 Ingredients of an Outstanding Downtown"



MoTI Customer Satisfaction Survey

Earlier today - The provincial Ministry of Transportation/Infrastructure tabled a survey calling for input on how they are provide service to you and I.  

I have filled out the survey personally and I'd like to encourage you to consider doing the same.  If you don't like MOTI runs the highway system - let them know so they can change for the better

Survey can be filled out here

~SF

Housing Need/Demand Study Update Released

Courtesy of the City of Williams Lake:

The City of Williams Lake is pleased to release the 2014 Housing Need and Demand results. The document supplements and updates the full study, which was completed in 2012. It provides a snapshot of the existing affordable housing stock, along with outlining future needs for affordable housing.
“It is our intention to use this information for the community to move forward in addressing the wide range of housing needs in our community” says Anne Burrill, Manager of Social Development.
“Understanding housing needs can be a real challenge as there is a wide range of housing types and needs,” says Williams Lake Mayor Kerry Cook. “This study outlines the needs along the whole housing continuum, from shelter beds to rental housing and affordable home ownership.”
The update identifies housing for youth, as well as low income single people, families and seniors as a priority for the community. Although Williams Lake currently has 330 units of affordable supportive housing (including shelter beds) in the community, the study estimates that there is a need for at least 200 more, plus additional housing for students. And within the bigger picture of affordable market and non-market housing, the study identifies the need for over 800 more units of affordable housing.
“This gives us a great tool to move affordable housing forward,” says Mayor Cook. The City is grateful to the United Way for $9,800 in funding for the housing study update

Appliance Rebate Program Underway

Courtesy of the City of Williams Lake:

The City of Williams Lake is again offering its High Efficiency Toilet/Appliance Rebate Program.


The program has been designed to assist residents of Williams Lake in replacing their old inefficient toilets, clothes washers, and dishwashers with new, more efficient models. Older toilets can use as much as 20 litres of water per use whereas newer low flow toilets use only 4.8 litres or less, some using as little as 3 litres. As a result, changing only one toilet to a more efficient model can save tens of thousands of litres of water per year. 

Replacing residential toilets also saves wastewater entering the sewage treatment plant, saving on treatment costs and on the amount of effluent leaving the plant.

Additional Information and forms

Monday, July 14, 2014

Campfire Ban in Cariboo Fire Centre (West of Fraser River)

Courtesy of BC Wildfire Branch:

Effective at noon Pacific Time on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, campfires will be
prohibited in the Cariboo Fire Centre west of the Fraser River to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.

This campfire prohibition does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, but does apply to campfires, open fires in an outdoor stove, tiki torches and any portable campfire apparatus that is not CSA/ULC approved.

Also effective at noon Pacific Time on July 16, 2014, open burning will be prohibited throughout the entire Cariboo Fire Centre. Anyone conducting Category 2 or Category 3 fires must extinguish any such fires by noon on July 16, 2014. The use of burning barrels, sky lanterns, fireworks will also be prohibited.

A map of the affected areas is available online at: http://bit.ly/1m1Ft5N

Specifically, prohibited activities include:

East of the Fraser River:

• Category 2 open fires
• Category 3 open fires
• fireworks, including firecrackers
• sky lanterns
• burning barrels

West of the Fraser River:

• campfires
• Category 2 Open Fires
• Category 3 Open Fires
• fireworks, including firecrackers
• sky lanterns
• burning barrels, chimineas (wood-burning patio heaters), tiki-type torches
• outdoor stoves and portable campfire apparatuses that are not CSA or ULC approved, or if the flame exceeds a height of 15 centimetres

These prohibitions will remain in place until Sept. 30, 2014, or until the public is informed otherwise. These prohibitions cover all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands, but do not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has forest fire prevention bylaws and is Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Cariboo Fire Centre Connect with the Province of B.C. at: www.gov.bc.ca/connect Sandra Wagner Fire Information Officer Wildfire Management Branch Cariboo Fire Centre 250 989-2665.

With the current trend of warm and dry weather, wildfires in the Cariboo Fire Centre may display aggressive behaviour and require additional fire suppression resources. Human-caused wildfires divert critical resources and fire crews from responding to natural wildfires.

Anyone found in contravention of an open fire prohibition may be issued a ticket for $345 or, if convicted in court, may be fined up to $100,000 and sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be subject to a penalty of up to $10,000 and be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.

The Cariboo Fire Centre covers an area of about 10.3 million hectares, stretching from Loon Lake in the south to just north of Quesnel at the Cottonwood River. From east to west, the boundaries stretch from the western edge of Wells Gray Provincial Park to the eastern boundary of Tweedsmuir Provincial Park.

Report a wildfire or unattended campfire by calling 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone.

For further information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: www.bcwildfire.ca

DeGagne trial concludes

Last week, Williams Lake Mayor Kerry Cook & City Councillors Sue Zacharias and Danica Hughes along with 3 City of WL Staff were in Vancouver to testify in the civil trial of DeGagne vs Williams Lake (City).  View the relevant court documents here

The trial concluded late last week

Now, we all await the decision of Madam Justice Emily Burke (Judge overseeing this civil trial).

I personally don't expect a verdict to be handed down for several weeks.  When I become aware of the verdict in this civil trial - I will let you know...

~SF


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Euchiniko Lake Ranch Lodge under Evacuation Order

Editor's Note -- In related wildfire news, BC Wildfire Branch responded to a fire near Dunlevy Ranch, home of "Soda Creek Sweet Corn" earlier in the day.  Read more on that here.  Also - Quesnel Councillor Scott Elliott reports on his Facebook page that the Kluskus FN Band is being evacuated to the Quesnel Arts/Recreation Centre, due to a fire in their area.  Read more here

Read more on the Euchiniko Lakes fire from the BC Wildfire website here

Courtesy of the Cariboo Regional District:


Effective immediately (4:20pm Sunday, July 13th), the Cariboo Regional District has declared a local State of Emergency and has issued an Evacuation Order for the Euchiniko Lake Ranch Lodge (Lodge only).

For up to date fire information, please contact the Cariboo Fire Centre at 250-989-2600 or online bcwildfire.ca . For more information regarding emergency operations, visit the CRD’s website at cariboord.ca  or contact the Cariboo Regional District at 250-392-3351 or toll free 1-800-665-1636.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Engage, Support and Participate in Local Elections

Opinion-Editiorial of Hon. Coralee Oakes - Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development:

As we look ahead to the 2014 General Local Elections on Saturday, November 15, 2014, we can reflect on how fortunate we are, as British Columbians, to live in a strong democracy where all citizens can participate in elections freely and fairly.

I have been honoured to serve my fellow citizens, first through election to local government in my home community and now as a Member of the Legislative Assembly and Minister responsible for working with B.C.’s 189 local governments. Every day, I see first-hand the important decisions elected leaders in local governments make to build successful communities, urban and rural, throughout British Columbia. Local government provides the forum for a community to create democratic aspirations and accomplish shared goals. Local government builds the infrastructure essential to strong communities.

Citizen engagement is the lifeblood of democracy. I encourage all B.C. citizens to stay informed about their local government and fully participate in local government elections. There are many ways to participate in local democracy, whether as a voter, a candidate or campaign volunteer. Take your choice, but do participate.

Earlier this year, the Government of British Columbia approved the first significant local elections reforms in 20 years. I was proud to introduce the legislation and celebrate Royal Assent for new rules to modernize the local election process.

Voters, candidates, elector organizations, third party sponsors and individuals or organizations that have acted as campaign organizers need to understand the new rules. B.C. citizens can now access online local election guides detailing how to participate in local elections. The Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development publishes guides online for: voters, candidates, elector organizations and how to support a candidate.

The Ministry has also developed a new brochure highlighting elections rules that every candidate needs to know. Citizens can get a copy of the brochure at local MLA offices or access the information online at: www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/elections_home.htm

As part of the new local elections campaign finance requirements, Elections BC has a new role in local elections to provide education and to ensure compliance and enforcement of local elections campaign finance and third-party sponsor advertising rules. Elections BC expanded its website to include information for the public, candidates, elector organizations, third-party sponsors and individuals or organizations that have acted as campaign organizers. For details, visit: www.elections.bc.ca/lecfa

Requirements that are new for the 2014 General Local Elections include:

Candidates, elector organizations and other election participants must file campaign finance disclosure statements with Elections BC within 90 days after an election, rather than 120.

Sponsorship information must be included on all election advertisements.
Third-party sponsors must register with Elections BC and file disclosure statements.
All campaign disclosure statements will be published online by Elections BC.
These new requirements will ensure local elections are more transparent and accountable.

The Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, along with Elections BC, the Local Government Management Association, the Union of British Columbia Municipalities, the BC School Trustees Association and other stakeholders are working together to provide on-going education to help election participants comply with the new local elections campaign finance and advertising rules.

Be sure to vote on November 15, 2014, in your community. Consider running for office. Above all, participate and help keep democracy strong in British Columbia
.

Editor's Note:

If you are planning a bid for local office (Electoral Area Director, School Trustee, Mayor or Councillor) on either the Cariboo Regional District Board, Quesnel, Williams Lake, Wells or 100 Mile Municipal Councils or on the Boards of Education for School Districts #27 (Cariboo-Chilcotin) or #28 (Quesnel), some useful resources to look at before making the decision to run for locally elected office are:


a) Local Elections in B.C.: What Every Candidate Needs to Know
b) Candidate's Guide to Local Government Elections in B.C.
c) Elector Organization Guide to Local Government Elections in B.C.
d) Guide to Supporting a Candidate for Local Government Elections in B.C.
e) Voter's Guide to Local Elections in B.C.

The above mentioned guides can be viewed here



Friday, July 11, 2014

Wells/WL Councils meet Tuesday

Next week - only District of Wells and City of Williams Lake Councils meet as follows:

Wells - Regular Council Meeting on Tuesday, July 15th at 7pm in Wells Council Chambers (4243 Sanders Avenue).  When available, the Agenda can be viewed here

Williams Lake - Committee of the Whole Meeting on Tuesday, July 15th at 7pm in the Rick Hansen Boardroom (Basement - 450 Mart Street).  ON the Agenda:

* 2 UBCM Items for discussion - Meetings with Ministers and Provincial Agencies
* Auditors' Management Letter
* Video Presentation - 20 Ingredients for a Outstanding Downtown

View the full Agenda here


CRD Board Highlights - July 11th mtg

Editor's Note - once again, on behalf of Area 'D' as the Area D Alternate Director, I attended today's Cariboo RD Board Meeting

 Courtesy of the Cariboo Regional District:

New Northern Health Chief Medical Health Officer           
     Northern Health recently announced their new Chief Medical Health Officer, Dr. Sandra Allison. Dr. Allison comes from Manitoba where she spent the last two years as a medical health officer based in Brandon. Her career also includes practice as a family physician in Brandon, Churchill and Winnipeg. Further information about Northern Health can be found online at northernhealth.ca.

Northern Medical Programs Trust
     The CCRHD received correspondence from Mr. Gerry Thiessen, President, of the University of Northern BC’s Northern Medical Programs Trust. The letter outlined the Trust’s appreciation for the support and financial contribution received from the CCRHD to the Northern Medical Programs Trust. Since the first disbursement of $20,000 in 2006-07, nearly 400 students have benefitted from more $600,000 in financial support over the years. More information about the Northern Medical Trust Program is available online at unbc.ca/northern-medical-programs-trust.

Support for Orange Shirt Day
     The Cariboo Regional District authorized up to $1,500 of Administration funds to support the 2014 Orange Shirt Day events taking place on September 30. The purpose of the program is to continue the reconciliation process and raise awareness about the residential school experience. This year’s ceremonies will be held, starting at 10 a.m. in Boitanio Park in Williams Lake, and at 1 p.m. in the Arena Ball fields in 100 Mile House. More information is available on Facebook at facebook.com/orangeshirtdayeverychildmatters

Community Works Funds Approved
     The Cariboo Regional District Board of Directors authorized up to $40,000 of Community Works Funding to install REALice technology at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. REALice would allow the Complex to use cold water on the arenas’ ice surfaces, rather than hot water. Using hot water on ice surfaces has been the preferred method in arenas as heating water removes air bubbles; however, REALice technology is able to remove the bubbles. Therefore, the water is not required to be heated, resulting in energy savings. REALice technology also improves the quality of ice surfaces.

     The Regional District also approved Community Works Funds for the Watch Lake and District Women’s Institute. Up to $9,600 of Community Works Funding will be used by the Institute to install an energy efficient furnace at the Watch Lake Community Hall.

     Later in the meeting, the Board also endorsed an application for up to $18,500 of Community Works Funding from the Forest Grove and District Recreation Society. The funds will be used to perform an energy efficient lighting upgrade at the Forest Grove Community Hall.

Director Initiative Funds Authorized
     The Regional District authorized up to $600, shared equally from Electoral Areas G, H & L Director, Initiative Funds for the South Cariboo Fall Fair. The funds will be used to sponsor Don Basserman as a guest speaker at this year’s event. Mr. Basserman is a well-known speaker about urban farming and the sustainability of food supply.

Annual Report
During the meeting, the Cariboo Regional District unveiled its 2013 Annual Report. The document features departmental overviews, 2013 accomplishments, and goals outlined for the upcoming year. The report is available on the new CRD website at cariboord.ca while hard copies will be available for viewing at all CRD offices soon.

Support for Reconciliation Canada
     The CRD will be providing a letter of support to Reconciliation Canada in support of the 100 BC Reconciliation Dialogue Workshops. Reconciliation Canada requires letters of support from the local communities where events are planned in conjunction with Orange Shirt Day on September 30. In partnership with the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres and the Union of BC Municipalities, Reconciliation Canada has been called on to deliver 100 Reconciliation Dialogue Workshops in communities throughout BC. These Reconciliation Dialogue Workshops bring local leaders and community change-makers together to develop a shared understanding of our collective history, examine what reconciliation means and take positive steps to building vibrant and resilient communities.

Upcoming Meetings
August 22 – CCRHD & CRD Board Meetings

Land transfer supports future expansion of Williams Lake airport

Courtesy of the BC Government:

Crown land transferred to the City of Williams Lake for its airport will provide revenue opportunities from additional hangar space and allow future expansion of aircraft-based firefighting at the Cariboo Fire Centre, announced Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and MLA for Cariboo North.

The Crown grant transfers approximately 25 hectares surrounding the Williams Lake Regional Airport to the city, which owns and operates the airport. The transfer consists of two parcels of land with a combined value of over $714,000.

The additional land will mean that the city can expand the road in front of the existing hangars to allow for additional hangars and potential lease income for the airport from private and commercial aviation companies. As well, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations’ Cariboo Fire Centre will be able to increase its training and other facilities at the airport.

The Williams Lake Airport is an important transportation hub for the region and home for one of six wildland fire centres operated by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Located 14 kilometres north of the city, the airport is capable of handling large aircraft, has several scheduled daily flights to Vancouver, and services a large volume of air traffic associated with the region’s forestry, mining and tourism industries.

Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, MLA for Cariboo North stated -

“The City of Williams Lake will be able to generate revenue by increasing the potential for additional hangars that are in demand at the airport. This is great news because not only will the airport continue to be self-sustaining, but it will also generate local and regional economic benefits. As well, having land available for the expansion of the Cariboo Fire Centre means it will have additional resources to keep the region and our communities safe from the threat of wildfire.”

Donna Barnett, MLA for Cariboo-Chilcotin further stated -

“This land transfer is welcome news for the Cariboo Chilcotin. The airport has the opportunity to develop additional hangar space for aircraft storage and maintenance creating new skilled jobs for our region. The Cariboo Fire Centre will also have land available to expand the dispatch and operations centre helping protect our forests and communities from the dangers of wildfire.”

Kerry Cook, Mayor of Williams Lake further stated -

“The city is very pleased that after five years of working together, we are able to partner with the province in order to generate revenue, expand opportunities at the airport, and allow for future expansion of the Cariboo Fire Centre.”

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

WL Council Highlights - July 8th mtg

Present - Acting Mayor Ivan Bonnell and Councillors Bourdon, Rathor and Walters

Absent - Mayor Kerry Cook and Councillors Sue Zacharias/Danica Hughes

Staff: 

Darrell Garceau - City Manager
Rena Schill - Corp Services Records Mgmt Coordinator
Tom Chung - IT Mgr
Ken MacInnis - Communications Coordinator
Chris Hutton - Planner

Meeting called to order at 6:03pm
Agenda approved with 1 Late Item/June 24th WL Council Mtg Minutes approved

Delegation:

1) Walt Cobb/Dave Dickson from the WL Rotary Club appeared before Council to discuss their Boitanio Park project

A Question/Answer period ensued

Acting Mayor Bonnell, on behalf of Council, thanked the delegation for their time/information

Resolved - That Council receive the letter from the Rotary Club of Williams Lake dated June 27, 2014 regarding an update on the Boitanio Park Project and authorize Staff to proceed with the prep work for the pathway paving and Rotary emblem Garden projects as outlined in the letter from the Rotary Club of Williams Lake

Business:

1) Council received the accounts payable computer cheque listing for the period ending June 26, 2014

2) Council authorized travel, accommodation and associated expenses for Mayor Cook to attend the 41st Annual Billy Barker Days Festival in Quesnel, BC on July 18 and 19, 2014.

3) After receiving no public input - Council approved DVP's #9/10 of 2014 (SportChek Sign for Prosperity Way & 1707 Signal Point Rd)

4) Council awarded the Pavement Rehabilitation 2014 tender to Peter Bros. Construction Ltd. for a total amount of $427,390.55, excluding GST

5) Council awarded the Borland Street Reconstruction tender to Peterson Contracting Ltd. for a total amount of $726,230.50, excluding GST

6) Council received an application for DVP #12/2014 for 199 Eagle Crescent (Front Lot Line Setback Reductions, Road Grade Increase & Cul-De-Sac Length Increase). This application will be considered at Council's August 19th meeting

7) Council ratified several Central Cariboo Joint Committee recommendations as follows:

a) That pursuant to Central Cariboo / City of Williams Lake Joint Committee Report #14-2014, the report of the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society titled 'Review of Operations and Management of the Central Cariboo Arts Centre' dated June 2014 be received for information.

b) That pursuant to Central Cariboo / City of Williams Lake Joint Committee Report #15-2014 and the report of the Manager of Active Living dated June 9, 2014, Council authorize entering into an Agreement with Oasis Leisure Group Inc. for operation of the sports store at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex for a three-year term, effective June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2017, with an option to renew for an additional two-year term from June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2019, providing all terms and conditions of the Agreement are adhered to

c) That pursuant to Central Cariboo / City of Williams Lake Joint Committee Report #16-2014, the agenda item summary of Darron Campbell, Manager of Community Services, Cariboo Regional District dated June 12, 2014 regarding the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex Pool Renovations and Upgrade Project - Communications Working Group Meeting Notes of June 11, 2014 be received for information


8) Council received the Central Cariboo/City of WL Joint Committee meeting minutes of June 18th

9) Council received the 'Council Information Package' as of July 8th as follows:

• June 16, 2014 - Thank You from Northern Medical Programs Trust;
• June 24, 2014 - Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development June 2014 eNewsletter;
• June 26, 2014 - Ministers Oakes & Letnick re Issues Relating to Medical Marihuana Production in BC;
• June 27, 2014 - Cariboo Regional District Board Highlights

10) Late Item - Council approved a contribution of $5,000 from the Communities in Bloom operating reserve fund for the 2014 Alley Art Mural Mentorship Project.  Council also directed Staff to investigate options for long-term sustainable funding for mural projects, in partnership with the WLCBIA, by way of a formal funding agreement and Memorandum of Understanding, and report back to a future Committee of Whole Council meeting.

11) Council received the CAO Monthly Update report which included:

* Work underway on Healthy Workplace in the City of WL and connected initiatives
* Work underway for MOU between City of WL, Cariboo RD and WL Indian Band
* Update on 2015 Budget Process

Read his report here

Members of Council reported out on their activities in the community

Meeting adjourned at 7:07pm

SCIF Grants in Cariboo-North

Courtesy of the BC Government Caucus:

The Government of B.C. is helping Quesnel, Wells and the Cariboo Regional District in provide services with a total of $746,654 of funding from the Strategic Community Investment Fund (SCIF), Cariboo North MLA, Coralee Oakes announced today.
“This funding is a significant boost for local governments in Quesnel and Wells to invest in programs and services that improve safety, quality of life and more livable neighbourhoods in the Cariboo,” Oakes said. “The distribution of SCIF grants will be made entirely by local authorities based on identified priorities or planned projects.”
This funding is part of almost $74 million being invested in communities throughout B.C. this year in SCIF grants including Small Community Grants, Regional District Basic Grants and the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing Program.
Communities receiving traffic fine revenues sharing:
  • Quesnel $126,721
 Communities receiving Small Community and Regional District grants:
  • Quesnel $266,615
  • Wells $260,667
  • Cariboo Regional District $92,651
 Since 2009, SCIF grants have provided $678 million in funding to support B.C. communities enabling them to invest money in projects that are identified as priorities at the local level.  The SCIF program was implemented by the province to help provide local governments with greater financial stability in economically uncertain times.
For more information:
To learn more about the Strategic Community Investment fund, please visit: cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/policy_research/local_government_grants.htm

SCIF Grants in Cariboo-Chilcotin

Courtesy of the BC Government Caucus:

Williams Lake and the Cariboo Regional District are receiving $473,580 from the Strategic Community Investment Fund (SCIF), Cariboo North MLA, Coralee Oakes, and Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA, Donna Barnett announced today.
“The City of Williams Lake will have additional resources to invest and fund priority programs and projects with these SCIF grants,” Oakes said. “By working together we are building healthier, vibrant and safer communities throughout B.C.”
This funding is part of almost $74 million being invested in communities throughout B.C. this year in SCIF grants including Small Community Grants, Regional District Basic Grants and the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing Program.
“This is another example of our government’s commitment to provide local communities like the City of Williams Lake and the CRD with the necessary resources to invest in community safety and improve the quality of life for residents,” Barnett said.  
The City of Williams Lake was awarded $253,432 in Small Community Grants, and $127,497 in Traffic Fine Revenue grants, while the Cariboo Regional District was given a Regional District Grant of $92,651.
Since 2009, the Strategic Community Investment Fund (SCIF) has provided $678 million in funding to support B.C. communities enabling them to invest money in projects that are identified as priorities at the local level.  The SCIF program was implemented by the province to help provide local governments with greater financial stability in economically uncertain times.
For more information:
To learn more about the Strategic Community Investment fund, please visit: cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/policy_research/local_government_grants.htm

SCIF grants awarded to 100 Mile House and Cariboo Regional District

Courtesy of the BC Government Caucus:

The Government of B.C. is assisting 100 Mile House and the Cariboo Regional District with $324,319 of grants from the Strategic Community Investment Fund (SCIF), Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA, Donna Barnett announced today.
“This SCIF grant of over $200,000 is a direct investment to help rural communities like 100 Mile House maintain, or even expand community safety initiatives or other programs offered,” Barnett said. “I know this funding will go to good use, and help improve our quality of life in the South Cariboo.”
100 Mile House will receive $231,668 in Small Community Grants, while the Cariboo Regional District will receive $92,651 in Regional District Grants.
This funding is a part of almost $74 million being invested in communities throughout B.C. this year in SCIF funding, including the Small Community Grant and Regional District Basic Grants and the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing Program.
Since 2009, SCIF grants have provided $678 million in funding to support B.C. communities enabling them to invest money in projects that are identified as priorities at the local level.  The SCIF program was implemented by the province to help provide local governments with greater financial stability in economically uncertain times.
For more information:
·         To learn more about the Strategic Community Investment fund, please visit: cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/policy_research/local_government_grants.htm

DeGagne Trial resumes today (updated)

Update on Tues July 8th at 2:39pm - Read below the City of WL's updated defence to Don DeGagne's updated Civil Claim, at the request of a reader




Original Blog Post:

After Don DeGagne, the former hired and dismissed City of Williams Lake CAO (Chief Administrative Officer), launched legal proceedings against the City of Williams Lake last April (read here) and having his civil trial commence this past November in Vancouver and then halt due to the unavailability to one of the City's witnesses (read here) - the Court case of DeGagne v Williams Lake (City) will resume today in Vancouver Supreme Court

The City will have 3 members of City Council and 2 Staff members attending in an official capacity at this court proceeding which is expected to last up to 5 days.  I don't expect an immediate decision on this matter for several weeks if not months after the trial is finished

It will be interesting to see if the result of the trial has any bearing on the Mayor's race this November...

In a late breaking development - Don DeGagne has now amended his original lawsuit to include a claim that the City of Williams Lake has defamed Mr. DeGagne's character by way of an anonymous letter sent to the home of Williams Lake Mayor Kerry Cook and the City made copies of the letter without confirming whether or not the contents of the letter were truthful

See below for the amended civil claim:







~SF

Monday, July 7, 2014

Community Gaming Grants - Public Safety/Environment

Late last week - Victoria announced that groups in Public Safety and Environment can apply for a Community Gaming Grant.  Deadline to apply is August 31st, 2014

Details below:

Public Safety  - click here
Environment - click here

~SF

Friday, July 4, 2014

Local Gov't Mtgs - Wk of July 7-11

With the Boards of Education for School District #27 (Cariboo-Chilcotin) and 28 (Quesnel) on break until September and Quesnel Council on break until late July - Williams Lake and 100 Mile Municipal Councils' and the Cariboo Regional District Board are meeting next week as follows:

Williams Lake - Regular Council Meeting to be held on Tuesday, July 8th at 6pm in WL Council Chambers (450 Mart St).  View the full Agenda here

100 Mile House - Regular Council Meeting to be held on Tuesday, July 8th at 7pm in 100 Mile Council Chambers (385 Birch Avenue).  When available, Agenda may be viewed here

Cariboo Regional District:

Tuesday, July 8th at 5:30pm in Quesnel Council Chambers - Regular Meeting of the North Cariboo Joint Committee.  Agenda can be viewed here

Friday, July 11th at 9:30am in the CRD Boardroom - Regular Meeting of the Cariboo-Chilcotin Regional Hospital District.  Agenda can be viewed here

Friday, July 11th at 9:45am in the CRD Boardroom - Regular Meeting of the Cariboo Regional District Board of Directors'.  Agenda can be viewed here


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Wildwood Transfer Station Improvements

As some of my readers who reside in Wildwood or the immediate area in Electoral Area 'D' of the Cariboo RD may already be aware - the local Wildwood Transfer Station is undergoing improvements to convert to a controlled access site.  Details from the Cariboo Regional District are below:

During the summer of 2014 the Wildwood Transfer Station will be under construction to provide a new waste management system that will allow for waste to be compacted on site. The site will also be expanded to create a wood yard at the transfer station. A Share Shed will return and household recycling bins will be provided in October. During and after construction an attendant will be on site during hours of operation to ensure the site is being used properly and to compact the waste on a regular basis. Public consultation to develop hours of operation for the site will happen during the summer. To sign up for electronic updates on the site and public meetings or surveys email talktrash@cariboord.ca with “Wildwood Transfer Station” in the Subject line.

For more information on the Regional District's Solid Waste Management Function - click here

~SF

Action on BC's Rural Highways

In more common sense moves - the Province of BC is moving to increase highway speeds on certain highways, clarify that "M+S" or the "Winter Snowflake" is an acceptable winter tire and other certain changes for rural highways.  In my view - More Great News and thanks to Todd Stone, BC's Highways Minister for this work! ~SF

Courtesy of the Government of BC:

As a result of the provincewide Rural Highway Safety and Speed Review, changes that will help improve safety and mobility are coming to B.C.’s rural highways.

This review was undertaken to assess four key aspects of road safety on rural highways, including the setting of appropriate speed limits, requirements for winter tires, keep right except to pass, and wildlife collisions.

SPEED LIMITS:For the Speed Limit portion of the review, the ministry assessed approximately 9,100 kilometres of rural provincial highway. The ministry will take the following actions:
  • Adjust the speed limit on 35 sections of highway covering 1,300 kilometres (approximately 15% of the length of highway reviewed).
  • Introduce a new maximum speed of 120 km/h on certain sections of divided multi-lane highways.
  • Pilot variable speed zones on sections of the Trans-Canada, Coquihalla and Sea-to-Sky highways.
  • Commit to ongoing monitoring and evaluation of speed limits and safety measures with the Road Safety Executive Steering Committee.
  • Work to improve the way that data critical to identifying trends in highway safety is shared among all Road Safety Executive Steering Committee members.
WINTER TIRES:As a result of technical analysis in the Winter Tire portion of the review, the ministry will take the following actions:
  • Bring forward changes to the Motor Vehicle Act to clarify that Mud and Snow (M+S) and mountain/snowflake tires are defined as winter tires.
  • Modernize the studded tire and chain regulations.
  • Change the dates winter tires are required on high mountain passes to the new timeframe of October 1 to March 31 (was October 1 to April 30).
  • Install new winter tire signs to clarify the requirements.
  • The ministry will extend additional resources as it continues to work with its road safety partners to promote the ‘Shift into Winter’ campaign, which reminds motorists to prepare their vehicles, ‘know before they go,” and to drive to road conditions.
KEEP RIGHT EXCEPT TO PASS:The ministry will take the following actions following the Slow-Moving Vehicle portion of the safety review:
  • Bring forward changes to the Motor Vehicle Act to give police better tools, through clearer language, to enforce the requirement for slower vehicles to keep right.
  • Adopt new signage and pavement markings to increase voluntary compliance of ‘keep right’ requirements.
  • Pilot signage on Highway 4 advising motorists with more than five vehicles following to pull over.
WILDLIFE COLLISIONS:Through the technical analysis as part of the Wildlife Safety review, measures have been identified that can further improve safety on corridors with higher instances of wildlife collisions. The ministry will take the following actions:
  • Pilot two active wildlife detection systems on Highway 3 between Cranbrook and Sparwood.
  • Install gateway signs at the entrance to highway corridors with higher instances of wildlife collisions.
  • Increase the use of flashing LED warning signs in high crash locations.
  • Increase the use of wildlife fencing in high crash locations.
  • Additionally, the ministry will continue to monitor wildlife incidents, identify high-risk sections, and implement further measures such as required
Speed limit changes to rural provincial highways

Speed limits will be adjusted on approximately 1,300 kilometres of provincial highway. This is approximately 15% of the over 9,100 kilometres of provincial highway reviewed during this process. The majority of recommended increases are limited to an additional 10 km/hr.
Unless otherwise noted, new speed limits will be phased in over the summer.

Fraser Valley and Fraser Canyon:

Highway 1 Whatcom Road (Exit 95) to junction with Highway 3 (74 km)
New speed limit: 110 (in effect today)Previous speed limit: 100

Highway 1 East of Lake of the Woods Rest Area to Boston Bar (55 km)
Current speed limit: 80, 90
New speed limit: 100

Highway 1 Boston Bar to Falls Creek (24 km)
Current speed limit: 90
New speed limit: 100

Highway 7 Vehicle pull-out west of Haig Scale, Agassiz to Highway 1 junction, Hope (5 km)
Current speed limit: 90, 100
New speed limit: 100

Sea to Sky:

Highway 99 Eagle Ridge Interchange, Horseshoe Bay to south of the Stawamus River Bridge near Squamish (35 km)
Current speed limit: 80
New speed limit: 90

Highway 99 North of Depot Road, Squamish to Function Junction, Whistler (45 km)
Current speed limit: 80, 90
New speed limit: 100

Highway 99 South of Whistler Heliport Road to Pemberton Boundary (21 km)
Current speed limit: 80
New speed limit:90

Highway 99 East of Lillooet near the Pavilion Lime Plant to the Highway 97 junction (22 km)
Current speed limit: 90
New speed limit: 100

Vancouver Island:

Highway 1 Three 80 km/h sections between Bench Road, Cowichan Bay and Beck Road, north of the Nanaimo Airport (totalling 10 km)
Current speed limit: 80, 90
New speed limit: 90

Highway 19 Parksville to south of Willis Road, Campbell River (114 km)
Current speed limit: 110
New speed limit: 120

Highway 19 Duncan Bay Road to Menzies Road, Campbell River (4 km)
Current speed limit: 80
New speed limit: 90

Highway 19 Campbell River to Sullivan Road, Sayward (44 km)
Current speed limit: 90
New speed limit: 100

Highway 19 North of Campbell Way, Port McNeill to Douglas Street, Port Hardy (35 km)
Current speed limit: 80, 90
New speed limit: 100

Southern Interior:

Highway 1 Six Mile Rest Area near Tobiano to Savona (12 km)
Current speed limit: 90
New speed limit: 100

Highway 1 Chase to Hilltop Road, East of Sorrento (25 km, excluding 60 km/h section through Sorrento)
Current speed limit: 90
New speed limit: 100

Highway 1 Canoe (near Salmon Arm) to Highway 23 South, Revelstoke (58 km, excluding 60 km/h section through Sicamous)
Current speed limit: 90, 100
New speed limit: 100

Highway 1 Highway 23 North, Revelstoke to Anderson Road, Golden (101 km excluding parks)
Current speed limit: 90
New speed limit: 100

Highway 3 Start of Highway 3 (Exit 170) to junction with Highway 5 Coquihalla (7 km)
Current speed limit: 100
New speed limit: 110

Highway 3 Sunshine Valley to Manning Park East Boundary (33 km)
Current speed limit: 80, 90
New speed limit: 100

Highway 3 Sunday Summit to Whipsaw Creek, west of Princeton (22 km)
Current speed limit: 80
New speed limit: 90

Highway 5 Hope (Exit 177) to Othello Road (4 km)
New speed limit: 110 (in effect today)Previous speed limit: 100

Highway 5 Othello Road, near Hope to Highway 1 junction, near Kamloops (200 km)
New speed limit: 120 (in effect today)Previous speed limit: 110

Highway 5 Heffley to Little Fort (67 km, excluding 60 km/h section through Barriere)
Current speed limit: 90
New speed limit: 100

Highway 5A Old Hedley Road, north of Princeton to Highway 97C junction (36 km, excluding 70 km/h section through Aspen Grove)
Current speed limit: 80
New speed limit: 90

Highway 6 New Denver to Purdy Road, north of Hills (15 km, excluding 70 km/h section through Hills)
Current speed limit: 80
New speed limit: 90

Highway 6 Purdy Road, Hills to Upper Brouse Road, Nakusp (22 km)
Current speed limit: 90
New speed limit: 100

Highway 33 South of Gallagher Road to McCulloch Road (32 km)
Current speed limit: 90
New speed limit: 100

Highway 33 North of Highway 3 junction, Rock Creek to Westbridge (12 km)
Current speed limit: 90
New speed limit: 100

Highway 97 North of Willow Drive, 70 Mile House to BCR Overpass, 100 Mile House (37 km)
Current speed limit: 100
New speed limit: 110

Highway 97 Gatzke Road, north of Oyama to College Way, south of Vernon (16 km)
Current speed limit: 90
New speed limit: 100 - Pending completion of engineering assessment to determine if median barriers are required before implementation of the new speed limit.

Highway 97 Highway 97A junction near Swan Lake to Westside Road (6 km)
Current speed limit: 80
New speed limit: 90

Highway 97A north of Smith Drive, Armstrong to Highway 97B junction, Enderby (18 km excluding 50 km/h section through Enderby)
Current speed limit: 90
New speed limit: 100

Highway 97A Highway 97B junction, near Grindrod to Sicamous (33 km, excluding 50 km/h section through Grindrod)
Current speed limit: 80
New speed limit: 90

Highway 97C Merritt to Aspen Grove (22 km)
Current speed limit: 100
New speed limit: 110

Highway 97C Aspen Grove to Drought Hill Interchange, Peachland (78 km)
New speed limit:120 (in effect today)Previous speed limit:110