District passes on recycling offer
The Regional District has reviewed an offer from Recycle BC (formerly Multi-Material BC or MMBC) to join the Recycle BC program as a contracted depot collection partner on a five year term. The offer has been thoroughly reviewed and the Regional District has determined it will not be entering into the agreement with Recycle BC. The Board considered a number of options and models that would incorporate the Recycle BC program, but determined moving ahead with the Recycle BC offer was cost prohibitive with the additional staffing and capital improvements that would be required. The Regional District will be maintaining the recycling drop depots that exist throughout the region.
IT services provided for Bulkley Valley
The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George will be entering into a contract with the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako for the provision of Geographical Information Services and Information Technology services. As part of the agreement, the RDFFG will provide GIS and IT services to the RDBN for a two year term at a cost of $80,000 per year.
Arts, Culture, Heritage grants approved
The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George awarded $28,000 worth of grants for arts, culture and heritage projects within the region. The funding comes the Arts, Culture, Heritage Grant program supported by the Regional District’s Cultural Endowment Fund. The Board approved the following grants:
• $3000 for the Community Arts Council for a one-day symposium for Indigenous artists
• $5000 to the Fraser-Fort George Museum Society (Exploration Place) for a Community Science Celebration
• $5000 to the Prince George Downtown Business Improvement Association for its Winterfest event
• $5000 to the Prince George Symphony for special performance of “St. Roch Suite”
• $5000 to the Prince George Regional Art Gallery Association (Two Rivers Gallery) for its Mini Maker Faire
• $5000 to Wishbone Theatre Productions for lighting and sound equipment