City Council Meetings of Jan 14, 2019

Council had their first public meetings of 2019 on Jan 14. The day began with a Committee Of The Whole and ended with a Regular meeting. Both meetings had a pretty full gallery.

Interfor and Vaagen Fibre Canada Warming Centre REGIONAL TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION - WITH AREA D British Columbia Conservation Foundation (BCCF) – WildSafeBC Program for 2018 Monthly Highlight Reports Bylaw 1958-A4 - Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw 2050 - Council Remuneration and Expenses Proposed Comprehensive Development (CD-1) Zone

In the Committee Of The Whole meeting council heard from two delegations: Forest Managers from Vaagen and Interfor gave a presentation on “Forestry and Flooding”, the manager of the new Warming centre appeared to inform council on how it operates, what it provides and who the staff and clients are.
They also heard a proposal from a developer who wants to put a small / tiny house development at the north end of Boundary.

Committee Of The Whole Agenda
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Regular Meeting Agenda
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Addendum to agenda
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Development and Heritage Alteration Permit Applications - New Façade Signage for Grand Forks Art Gallery 2 BC Housing - Development at 7382 2nd Street COUNCIL REPORTS RDKB REPORT Fuel Tanks Replacement Budget Amendment Fire Season Deployment Re-imbursement Memo British Columbia Conservation Foundation (BCCF) – WildSafeBC Program for 2018 Economic Recovery Initiative Grand Forks Snow Pitch Tourney Bylaw 2039 – Cannabis Retail Separation Distance

New 3D Floor at Christina Lake Welcome Centre

If you’ve been to the Welcome Centre at the Lake you can’t have missed the floor. The 3D floor that entices visitors to stand in just the right place with their camera to catch their friends and family appearing in a 3D landscape that apparently pops out of the 2D floor.

Well they have replaced that floor with a new 3D floor. This new floor covers a larger area and extends up onto the wall. The official reveal was early in the evening of Dec 10th, 2018.

The artwork is done in the style called Trompe l’oeil which means the triumph of the oil’s deception over the eye. Most widely used to ‘open up’ architectural spaces it can also be employed in 3D illusion as is done here.

The artist is Tyler Toews who does mural installations professionally through his website canadianmurals.com. The previous floor was also done by him.

Before all the people showed up for the official reveal Tyler took Director Grace McGregor on a guided tour of his creation. You can watch that below.

The official reveal took place shortly afterward. Quite a few people showed up to listen and watch the ribbon cutting.

Red Cross Information Session Dec 10

One week after Parliamentary Secretary Rice came to town to announce the support program for Small Business and Non-Profits the Red Cross held an information session about it. This was late in the afternoon / early in the evening of the same day as city council so my attendance was not possible. But I was able to get someone to take one of my cameras down and record it.