SPC News: Epexyêwtes Clinton - the next 25 years
Clinton partners with Fraser Basin Council on Sustainability Planning Process
by Jennifer Nichols, posted on Oct. 22, 2014
CLINTON — The Village of Clinton has partnered with the Fraser Basin Council to create an integrated community sustainability plan. Residents are invited to provide input to the sustainability planning process.
The planning process is called Epexyêwtes which is a Shuswap wording meaning “when it is tomorrow”. The Epexyêwtes Committee consists of Villagers from a broad cross section of the community representing: Local Government, First Nations, Business, Education an Area Residents.
Through this process the community is setting attainable goals on topics such as: local economic development, housing, seniors’ needs, intergovernmental relations, educational, recreational, cultural, industrial development and environmental management. The goal is to make Clinton sustainable for the next 25 years and beyond.
The Epexyêwtes team has been talking to Villagers at the Clinton Canada Day celebration, the Integris BBQ on July 4th as well as at a community workshop and coffee shop talk on September 17. These events provided opportunities for villagers to share what their vision for Clinton in 2040.
(pictured left to right Harry Liu, Jarred Carrier, Daniela Dyck, Denise Campbell (principal) Mayor Rivett, James Belin).
Daniella Dyck, Community Development Coordinator
Joan Chess, MCIP, RPP