The North Cariboo Joint Committee has given the green light to spend the rest of the Cariboo Strong money.
$20,000 has been earmarked for the development of design drawings for a First Nations Cultural Centre.
Ten thousand will go towards the development of concept and design to recognize the site of the hanging of the Tsilhquot’in Chiefs on the banks of the Fraser River near G.R. Baker Hospital.
$5,000 will used for the development of plans to reconfigure the sani-loop to capture more road traffic in Quesnel, 13 thousand will be used for follow-up to the Forestry Think Tank that was held in Quesnel in May and 85-hundred dollars will go towards next year’s second annual Snow-Ball tournament.
FIRST NATIONS CULTURAL CENTRE
The City of Quesnel has received grant funding towards the development of a business case for a First Nations Cultural Centre. Additional funding is required to complete the design drawings for the project
The Federal and Provincial Governments have apologized to the Tsilhqot’in National Government for the wrongful hanging of six Chiefs.
Five were hung on the banks of the Fraser River near G.R. Baker Hospital but currently nothing marks that site.
Currently, there are often bottlenecks at the sani-loop as traffic waits to empty at the sani-dump station an fill up with water. The area is marked for daytime RV parking, however no parking spaces are marked, and once parked, there is no clear way to connect to the riverfront trail system or downtown without dodging traffic on the Highway.
FORESTRY THINK TANK
This project will carry forward the work from the Forestry Think Tank. The funds will be used to hire a contractor who will work to reconvene First Nations, industry, FLNRORD, and local government in order to prepare funding applications in partnership with these groups to carry out the initiatives defined in the Forestry Think Tank Report.
In 2018, $15,000 in Cariboo Strong funds were allocated toward a Snow-Ball tournament to be held in conjunction with the Winter Carnival. As not all of the funding was used, there is potential for remaining funds to be carried over to 2019 for an even larger event.