Telkwa Village Office sign. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Telkwa talks trees

Village to apply for grant money through BC Hydro to pay for new trees to be planted by the cemetery

The Village of Telkwa is hoping to get some trees from BC Hydro.

At the Jan. 28 regular council meeting, councillors voted in favour of applying for a grant from the Community ReGreening Program through BC Hydro, in partnership with Tree Canada.

The program is intended for small scale community projects that enhance urban open space, restore lands to a green state and beautify parks and outdoor recreation areas.

“We are continuing on with the program that we’ve undertaken over the last three years,” said director of operations Gordon Davies. “This year’s project is proposed to be up at the Telkwa cemetery again. This year we would be proposing to provide boundary trees between Telkwa High Road and the cemetery.”

In 2017, the Village was given money to help pay for 12 ornamental crab apple trees and six maple trees that were planted along Highway 16 to increase tree density. In 2018, the village used funds to plant a spruce grove at the Flag Pole Park so the park could be used to display Christmas lights and in 2019 grant money was awarded for the village to plant trees along the southern property line of the Telkwa Cemetery.

In a report to council, Davies wrote the 2020 tree planting project, if approved, would complete the boundary beautification at the Telkwa Cemetery. A total of ten trees would create a visual boundary between Telkwa High Road and the cemetery. The proposed budget for the project is $5,900 which also includes in-kind labour and equipment.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Kitimat LNG Canada worker tests positive for COVID-19

The company announced the positive case to its workers on March 28

Bachrach to donate salary hike to community organizations

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP among growing list of MPs giving raise away amid economic crisis

Coast Mountain College sets up student emergency fund

It’ll provide grocery store gift cards for students affected by COVID-19 crisis

Red Chris, Tahltan collaborate on COVID-19 safety

Mine continues to operate with several new measures aimed at stopping spread of virus

School district #54 works on school plan

School district officials and teachers are this week communicating plans to resume… Continue reading

Trudeau rejects mandatory stay-at-home order for now; COVID deaths up

The virus has now infected more than 10,000 Canadians and cost 130 their lives

B.C. health care workers gain access to virtual health care options

During COVID-19 many clinics have closed, leaving health care workers with nowhere to turn

Tax collectors, auditors to help field ‘historic’ numbers of benefit-seeking callers

‘If you work for CRA, people think we are just there to take money from your pockets.’

Cowichan couple won’t self-isolate after returning from overseas

New law requires 14 days of self-isolation when returning to Canada

Family uses social media to help truckers find places to eat during pandemic

Restaurants Serving Drivers in Western Canada seeks to provide a list of places open for drivers

Advocates sound alarm over COVID-19 limiting access to contraceptives, abortion

The COVID-19 outbreak has hit sexual-health services from almost every angle

Celebrate Easter in a ‘safe way,’ Dr. Henry urges as B.C records 6 new COVID-19 deaths

Top doctor urges British Columbians to halt non-essential travel within the province

B.C. health officer says homemade masks may prevent spread of COVID-19 to others

Practising physical distancing, frequent hand washing and resisting touching your face are proven methods

Most Read