Regional Districts are required to adopt a Five-Year Financial Plan, setting out the proposed expenditures, funding sources and transfers of funds for each service. A public consultation process is required for the financial plan and the SLRD is seeking public comment on the Draft 2016-2020 Financial Plan.
The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District is currently undertaking its due diligence requirements regarding its proposed purchase of new office space. As such, the SLRD is not yet in a position to undertake the Alternative Approval Process (AAP). More information will be made available as the process continues.
Advanced polls opened this week for the BC Election. The election is for the provincial government and not for regional or local government, so I am not appealing for support for myself or my colleagues. I am also not promoting any individual candidate in the ridings that represent the SLRD. What I am doing is discussing the importance of voting in a democracy and in so doing, encouraging all qualified residents to get out to a polling place to vote.
On March 18, 2020, the Province of British Columbia declared a provincial state of emergency to support the provincewide response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here we are, 29 weeks later, and still in a state of emergency.
We saw spring, and then summer go by, and now we’re nearing the final chapter of the year. There is still no end in sight to the pandemic which has changed so many things in its wake.
Thanksgiving is next weekend.
My wife and I are looking forward to it and we will be joined by our son and his family in our little COVID bubble of six people.
Normally, the tradition in our family is like that of many others: turkey dinner with all the trimmings and way more than we can eat, certainly far more than we need. And in non-pandemic times, we’d usually add a few friends around the table, to make a group of 12 or more.
Just let me stop there.
Orange Shirt Day is September 30th and is a day to remember the suffering of indigenous children in government run residential schools. It is one of those things that garner a lot of attention when they are first established but which can easily become just another ‘colour’ day. Let’s not allow this to happen.
Bob Joseph of “Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples” says in his blog:
Priorities this year are regional transit, northern highway improvements, increased capital and operational funding for parks and recreation areas, and broadband connectivity.
Pemberton, B.C. – Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Board members and senior staff have been meeting with provincial cabinet ministers on a number of issues in advance of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) annual convention.
As forest fires rage in the Western US States, winds have brought smoke into BC causing some of the worst air quality, and thus threat to health, anywhere on the planet.
Even though our communities are affected by poor air quality as a result, we look to the south with empathy and feel fortunate that we are not experiencing wildfires. Similarly, we can look to the devastation that fires have caused in Australia with some detachment because it is half a world away from us.