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Interlakes Fire Truck Referendum Passes

Update: 98 percent of voters said yes to replace two fire trucks in the South Cariboo.

The Cariboo Regional District confirmed a total of 255 resident cast their ballots for the Interlakes Area Fire Protection Service referendum held on Saturday.

The engine/pumper truck on the left is an example of the new trucks that will be purchased. The truck on the right is one that needs to be replaced to satisfy Fire Insurance Underwriter requirements. -Cariboo Regional District

Including the two advance polls, mail ballots and general voting day, the Cariboo Regional District’s Chief Election Officer declared the following results:

  • YES – 251
  • NO – 4

Residents voted on the following question:

“Are you in favour of the Cariboo Regional District adopting Bylaw 5147, which will authorize the borrowing of up to $800,000 over 10 years to replace two aging engine/pumper fire apparatus for the Interlakes Area Fire Protection Service?

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(The estimated annual cost to undertake this borrowing will not require any adjustment to tax rates.)”

Original Story: Preliminary Results in from Interlakes Fire Truck Referendum

Preliminary results indicate an overwhelming success for the Interlakes Fire Truck Referendum held Saturday.

Cariboo Regional District (CRD) manager of communications, Emily Epp says the unofficial results show that 251 residents voted yes and four no.

The referendum was to allow the CRD with no change to current taxes to borrow $800,000 for two new fire trucks in 2019 and 2021.

Official results are expected to released Monday afternoon.

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