August/September Business View Magazine

212 213 CARIBOO REGIONAL DISTRICT, BRITISH COLUMBIA RECOVERY TO RESILIENCE AT A GLANCE CARIBOO REGIONAL DISTRICT, BC WHAT: Regional Hub serving 66,000 residents WHERE: Central British Columbia between Prince George and Kamloops WEBSITE: I ncorporated in 1968, the Cariboo Region- al District (CRD) is a regional government in the Central Interior of British Colum- bia, consisting of 12 electoral areas and four incorporated member municipalities (Quesnel,Williams Lake, 100 Mile House, andWells).The region covers almost 31,000 square miles from 70 Mile in the south, to just south of Hixon in the north; from the Cariboo Mountains in the east, to the Coast Mountains in the west; with a total popula- tion close to 66,000. The CRD provides region-wide services, such as library services where all taxpayers in the District contribute to costs and have similar access to services; sub- regional services, such as recreational facilities,where municipal and rural residents supply the services in part- nership; and local services, including street lighting and fire protection, where only local residents pay for the costs and benefit from specific