Cyclist Kellen Viznaugh of Revelstoke has been selected to represent BC at the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games. He is one of 10 cyclists (five men and five women) who will participate in the cycling events that take place from August 7 to 11 in Wood Buffalo, Alberta.
The announcement was made Monday, July 20, on the Team BC website.
Council has approved a proposal to equip the City’s fleet of vehicles with Global Positioning System devices allowing managers to better keep track of where the machines are and what they are doing.
A report to Clun cil last Tuesday, July 14, said the proposal was initially made by Environment Coordinator Penny Page-Brittin as a means of monitoring fuel consumption. The systemn will also enhance liability protection, improve route location, control idling for fleet management, and provide better security of those assets.
On July 23rd, 2015 the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) will host a meeting from 5 pm until 7 pm at the Revelstoke Community Centre on Thursday, July 23, to discuss vacation rentals in Electoral Area B.
A statement from the CSRD said that specifically, planning staff will present information regarding zoning regulations in Area B and explain how most vacation rentals currently do not comply within regulations set out in Electoral Area B Zoning Bylaw No. 851. Options on how to bring existing vacation rentals into compliance with Bylaw No. 851 will be presented as well as a discussion on the necessary processes and timelines required.
“We therefore encourage all vacation rental owners and operators to attend this session along with any members of the public who are interested in learning more about this matter,” the statement said.
Bylaw No. 851 may be viewed on the CSRD website at: http://www.csrd.bc.ca/inside-csrd/bylaws/electoral-area-b-zoning-bylaw-no-851
The North Columbia Environmental Society has been granted a licence to host a beer garden at the Visual Arts Centre on Saturday, July 25, from 4 pm until 7 pm to mark the formal grand opening of the Community Garden plots at The Centre.
The grand opening will also be the high point of this year’s Art and Garden Tour.
Please click here to see a poster for the grand opening.
The Columbia Basin Trust is offering a bursary-style Training Fee Support Program (TFSP) that promotes access to education or training that helps increase the employability of Basin residents in order to meet current labour market demands.
A statement from the Trust says the TFSP provides funding of up to $800 to Columbia Basin residents who meet eligibility criteria. This funding may be used to pay all or part of tuition or course fees for short-term training essential to securing immediate employment. If at least five years has passed since an applicant has reached the $800 limit, the individual may be eligible to re-apply for funding.
TFSP is a program of the Trust and is administered and managed by the College of the Rockies (COTR). Columbia Basin residents can access TFSP via the Work BC Employment Service Centres located throughout the Basin that provide referrals to the program and assist with the application process.
Tuition or course fees are paid directly to the education or training institution by COTR.
Please click here for more information.