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Regional District of Fraser-Fort George looking to maintain public access points to lakes

The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George is submitting a resolution to the North Central Local Government Association to call on the provincial government to recognize and maintain public access points to lakes.

Under the provincial subdivision process around lakes, there is a requirement for public access every 200 to 400 metres.

The public access is considered a highway and falls under the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure but inconsistencies have been noted with how these access points are managed and maintained.

During their latest board meeting, directors also received an update on 2022 building permits issued by the Regional District.

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In 2022, 263 permits were issued for a total value of $44,579,600. Of that total, 52 were for single-family dwellings valued at $30,933,000.

In the year previous (2021), the Regional District issued a total of 271 permits for a total value of $34,833,000.

The Board approved the following requests for Community and Recreation Grants:

  • $644 to the Ness Lake Recreation Commission for maintenance and volunteer appreciation
  • $3100 to the Nadsilnich Lake Community Association for a trail shelter
  • $8549 to the Valemount Curling Club for insurance
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