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Miles Ahead – Integrated Community Sustainability Plan Launched

100 MILE HOUSE - After several months of community input the Miles Ahead Sustainability Plan is complete. The plan is the result of a local sustainability planning process that asked residents what they value about the community and their vision for how they would like to see the community evolve.  

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Distribution

The plan was distributed to Council and the community in early 2015. The Draft plan reflects comments from residents. Highlights of the plan include a community vision statement along with details of the extensive community engagement process.

Next Steps: Sustainability Strategies

Discussions around local values led to six recommended sustainability strategies with implementation tools. The strategies will guide implementation. The strategies are as follows:

  • Continue to make 100 Mile House a great community in which to live work and play.
  • Diversify the local economy while building on the community’s traditional strengths in tourism, agriculture and forest products.
  • Encourage and support local agriculture
  • Continue to pursue financially and environmentally responsible infrastructure, energy efficiency, and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Foster community development, health and well-being, through a range of community events and activities. 
  • Create and maintain a variety of trails for recreation opportunities and for transportation, within town and connected to outlying areas; as well as pursuing other means of transportation.

Background on the Engagement Process and Draft Plan

Community input helped form the long term plan for 100 Mile House. Discussions around local values and visions covered most aspects of the community such as; economic stability, housing, seniors needs, recreational development and environmental management. The community engagement process welcomed feedback through a “Miles Ahead Community Review”

The District of 100 Mile House and Smart Planning for Communities (SPC) would like to thank all residents for providing input into the planning process. The process will be facilitated in partnership with the District by Smart Planning for Communities (SPC), a partnership program of the Fraser Basin Council.

More Information

Download the plan.

More details can be found on www.100milehouse.com.

Contacts

Joanne Doddridge MCIP, RPP
Planner, District of 100 Mile House
Phone: (250) 395-2434
E-mail: jdoddridge@dist100milehouse.bc.ca

Joan Chess MCIP, RPP
Program Manager - Smart Planning for Communities, Fraser Basin Council
Phone: 250 612-0282
E-mail: jchess@fraserbasin.bc.ca

Jennifer Nichols
SPC Communications Coordinator - Smart Planning for Communities, Fraser Basin Council
Phone: 250 356-0883
E-mail: jnichols@fraserbasin.bc.ca

Program Vision

Smart Planning for Communities: creating stronger more vibrant and sustainable communities in British Columbia.

Our Work

Smart Planning for Communities (SPC) is a BC-wide collaborative initiative to assist local and First Nations governments in addressing their long-term sustainability challenges by providing resources and tools for planning socially, culturally, economically and environmentally sustainable communities. Learn more about our services…

Advisory Group

To provide future strategic oversight and direction
for Smart Planning for Communities program, a specialized advisory group including funders, experts in community sustainability planning and implementation will guide the SPC Program with the necessary strategic and operational guidance over the next three years. 

Reach Us

We’re close at hand and happy to help! See our Smart Planning for Communities Contacts page to connect with facilitators and other program staff.

SPC is a program of the Fraser Basin Council, a charitable non-profit society that works to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and across BC.

For more information on the Fraser Basin Council please visit: www.fraserbasin.bc.ca.