Creston, BC – May 1, 2020: Earlier this week, the Province noted that a phased and gradual approach will be taken to return B.C. to a “new normal.” A framework, speaking to this return will be announced by the Province in the weeks ahead. In the meantime, Dr. Bonnie Henry, encouraged business owners to start thinking about ways to operate safely, while maintaining the preventative measures outlined by the federal and provincial governments. Sector specific Orders and guidance are being developed by the Province and can be found here, with the most recent guidance documents focusing on the Hotel Sector and Industrial Camps.
There appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel, but we can only get there if we do it together. We need to stay committed to the individual actions that reduce the spread of COVID-19. We must do our part to maintain a flat curve, this includes continued physical distancing, washing our hands and above all, staying home if we have any influenza- like symptoms.
Online engagement tool for Columbia Basin Trust CIP/AAP grants: Public engagement is an integral part of the Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program Funding (CIP/AAP) process. Normally, public input into the grant awards would be received at community meetings held throughout the region every April. Due to the current restrictions on public gatherings, staff from the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) have worked closely with Columbia Basin Trust to develop an online engagement tool to ensure the grant process moves forward. This tool will allow the public to give their feedback on proposed projects for the area in which they live.
Please note that the online engagement tool is not a voting system, but a way for the public to provide their feedback on projects they feel are most important to the area they live in. Once collected, all feedback will be shared with each area’s adjudication committee for their review and consideration.