Rural residents big supporters of WCT

One of WCT's popular productions last year was Mary Poppins.

One of WCT’s popular productions last year was Mary Poppins.

Western Canada Theatre isn’t just for Kamloops.

Daryl Cloran, WCT’s artistic director, says a significant number of people who attend WCT productions are from rural areas in the TNRD.

Cloran made a presentation to the board of directors about the successful 2015-16 season, which featured a production of Mary Poppins.

Electoral Area Directors approved a request to each contribute $320 of their discretionary funds, for a total of $3,200, towards the 2016-17 WCT season. That season will include a major musical production that Cloran said WCT is keeping for a surprise.

Here are some additional highlights from the Jan. 21, 2016 meeting, as reported in the TNRD’s public newsletter, The Current:

Readings for Bylaw Amendments to OCP

Cherry Creek-Savona Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw 2538, 2016, and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2539, 2016, were both given two readings and will be taken to a public hearing at a future Board of Directors meeting. This application seeks to more accurately designate and zone a property on Sabiston Creek Road in Savona to enable strata conversion subdivision and a shift in how the land will be used. The resort has evolved from a property that has rentable units to a seasonal lakeshore residential use with dwelling units, and the applicant wishes the zoning and use to be aligned.

Update provided on strategic plan

The board accepted a report from the chief administrative officer regarding an update on the 2015-18 TNRD strategic plan. The 2016 operational priorities, which align with the strategic themes of the strategic plan, were also approved by the board.

Water system gets additional funding

An additional $40,000 in Federal Gas Tax — Community Works Funds allocated to Electoral Area “B” (Thompson Headwaters) was approved to fund additional project costs for the Blue River Community Water System upgrade project.



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