TNRD Area E update

Director Watson challenges residents to donate to community fund

By Sally Watson

70 Mile and area residents are happy to hear the 70 Mile and Area Community Fund has been matched by Northern Development Initiative Trust – turning the $9,576 fund into $19,152.

Congratulations to all of the fundraisers who have worked so hard on this project so far. I’m sure more work will happen on this project this year, as NDIT will match new fundraising for 2014.

To donate directly to the fund, which is designated for bursaries for local students, send cheques to the Kamloops Foundation; Box 15; Kamloops, B.C.; V2C 5K3, with “70 Mile and Area Community Fund” in the memo line. Donations over $25 will be issued at tax receipt.

I am challenging everyone to issue a cheque for one of their day’s wages. My cheque for $140 is in the mail. Let’s do the best we can for our future students.


Get well wishes

70 Mile area residents are channelling positive thoughts to Judy Clarkson, who is the 70 Mile Transfer Station attendant.

Judy is on the Lower Mainland receiving medical treatment for a serious illness. Our hopes and prayers are with her.


Earth Day

I missed out on the opportunity for an Earth Day roadside cleanup this year, and hope to be able to get this done later in May.

Even if we can get the frontage roads at the store and motel cleaned up, it should help and make it look like we love this place.


Permit changes

After 18 years of no fee adjustments, Bylaw Regulation Amendment Bylaw 2464 was adopted bringing numerous changes to the building permit process.

These include:

• Increase of the building permit term from two to three years.

• Increase to the base permit fee from $6 to $8 per $1,000 construction on the first $100,000.

• Increase from $5 to $6 per $1,000 on the balance of construction.

• Removal of the $500 cap on the five per cent fee reduction for projects under professional supervision.

Sally Watson is the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Area E (Bonaparte Plateau) director.


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