Monday, April 2, 2018

Greyhound cancellation and Highway issues among themes from Regional District meeting of March

Members of Regional District will be in a letter writing frame of mind in the next few days, as they act on one of their discussion topics from the March 23rd Regional District meeting held in Prince Rupert.

Among the highlights notes released by the Regional body is the plan to send a correspondence to Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen, the letter described as "in support of bringing the federal government to the table to discuss, safe, viable transportation options in light of the Passenger Transportation Board's decision to allow Greyhound service to the northwest region to cease commencing June 1st, 2018"

The Regional District Board met
on March 23rd in Prince Rupert
for their March session
Other items of note from March 23rd meeting included some success for the NCRD when it comes to their application for a pair of programs hosted by the Northern Development Trust, the positive outcome came from applications for the 2018 Economic Development Capacity Building and Grant Writing Support programs.

Minor Soccer on Haida Gwaii also received some good news through the Regional District, with the Regional Government announcing a partnership opportunity which will see the Youth Soccer League gain extended liability coverage provided by the Municipal Insurance Association of B.C.

The Board also has some highway safety items in mind, with the focus on the Carwash Rock area and Kasiks along Highway 16, with Regional District set to make a submission related to safety conditions to the TransCanada Yellowhead Highway Association's Annual General Meeting to take place on April 8, 2018.

And North Coast Regional District has wrapped up their three month budgeting process, having adopted the North Coast Regional District 2018-2022 Five Year Financial Plan.

You can review the full outline of their work from March here.

Nelson Kinney, who passed away the day following the Regional District meeting of the 23rd, was a member of the Regional District Board, as of yet, the City of Prince Rupert has not outlined which council member will take Mr. Kinney's place on the Regional body.

More items related to the work of Regional District can be found on our archive page here.

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1 comment:

  1. How about moving via station to port edward. Delays up to 3 or 4 hours stuck in port ed and rail traffic due to increase it only makes sense. Passenger train is at the bottom of priority list on the railway . Absolutely beautiful way to travel and we dont want to lose it. Just putting it out there.