Watershed plan complete

The RDKB board has endorsed the Kettle River Watershed plan

Graham Watt

After several years of work, the Kettle River Management Plan is completed and ready for implementation.

The RDKB board endorsed the Kettle River Watershed plan by considering information in the plan in relevant discussion and decision-making by implementing the priority strategies and actions, as appropriate through the local government planning documents.

“What we’re doing is endorsing an idea on how we feel about the Kettle River and what we think needs to happen in the future to what we all need to buy in to have water in the future,” said Grace McGregor, RDKB board chair and Area C (Christina Lake) director. “It’s preservation of agriculture and the fact that when you turn on your sprinkler there is going to be something there.”

Program coordinator Graham Watt said that the watershed plan sets out planning directions and ideas for the RDKB to undertake as well as to promote for other groups.

Watt said, by approving the plan, the RDKB is saying, ‘Yes, we’re going to use this internally in our own planning and we’re also going to promote it to others who are interested in water management and try to get everyone to work together.’

“It really connects things together and sets the stage for requesting similar endorsements from other organizations,” said Watt.

The RDKB also approved of staff drafting and the execution of a contract with Graham Watt for core funding for implementation of the Kettle River Watershed Management plan at an annual cost of $35,280 for three years at a total of $105,840.

“It means I will continue to have a role in the project,” said Watt. “I will be able to keep coordinating meetings and bringing people together and also very important, fundraising, project management and grant management to support various components of the watershed plan.”

Watt said implementing the project is exciting because there are several different opportunities in the plan such as restoration projects and water conservation.



Just Posted

VIDEO: This is what buying legal pot in B.C. looks like

Take a look inside B.C.’s first and only legal pot shop located in Kamloops

Endoscopy Campaign wraps up at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

The KBRH Health Foundation recently held a donor ceremony for contributors to its $450,000 tally

10 things still illegal in the new age of recreational cannabis

Pot is legal – but there are still a lot of rules, and breaking some could leave you in jail

‘Police are ready’ for legal pot, say Canadian chiefs

But Canadians won’t see major policing changes as pot becomes legal

Elections 2018: Meet your Grand Forks Council Candidates

The biographies of the 13 candidates for City of Grand Forks council

B.C. NDP retreats again on empty-home tax for urban areas

Rate reduced for all Canadians, dissident mayors to get annual meeting

Two B.C. cannabis dispensaries raided on legalization day

Port Alberni dispensaries ticketed for “unlawful sale” of cannabis

Canada not sending anyone to Saudi business summit

Sources insist Ottawa never intended to dispatch a delegation this time around

Earthquake early-warning sensors installed off coast of B.C.

The first-of-its kind warning sensors are developed by Ocean Networks Canada

VPD ordered to co-operate with B.C. police watchdog probe

According to the IIO, a court is ordering Vancouver police to co-operate with an investigation into a fatal shooting

B.C. woman looks to reduce stigma surrounding weed-smoking moms

Shannon Chiarenza, a Vancouver mom of two, started weedmama.ca to act as a guide for newcomers to legal cannabis, specifically mothers

B.C. teen gives away tickets to Ellen Degeneres show, plans O Canada welcome

The Grade 9 student wanted to give away tickets in the spirit of inclusivity

Canada’s top general takes aim at new reports of military sexual assault

Gen. Jonathan Vance is unhappy some troops continue to ignore his order to cease all sexual misconduct

Most Read