It was disappointing to receive a flat rejection from the CSRD regarding our request to have them support a Governance Study for the North Shuswap. Certainly, it was not unexpected. This is not the final word on the subject. It is just the beginning of the process.
We have meetings coming up with MLA Greg Kyllo, MP Mel Arnold, and we will be sitting down with the CSRD to discuss where we might go from here. We’ve been 20+ years in the lead up to this point, we now have a report that says we can do it. Our goals are to get some positive action in Scotch Creek and more control over decisions being made on the North Shuswap. We will not stop until this is accomplished, or the community of the North Shuswap tells us to quit.
If you’re interested in helping, contact us at Info@ScotchCreekBC.ca
Now that the preliminary study is done and resulted in a positive outcome, copies of this study have been sent to the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, the CSRD, MLA, MP and other interested persons and groups. Our goal is to push this forward in any way we can.
Contact has been initiated and followed up with meeting requests to all of the interested government parties. The goal is to initiate a further study overseen by the Ministry. This would incorporate a focus group of community volunteers from various walks of life and backgrounds. Ultimately we anticipate positive results from that study, culminating in a referendum of the community to proceed to incorporation, or not.