Students start Salmo planning projects

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Diane Kalen-Sukra

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The Village of Salmo is pleased to welcome seventeen Selkirk College Integrated Environmental Planning students who will be working in conjunction with the Village for the next several months on a project to prepare a suite of land use, environmental and economic development plans. The plans are intended to help further the explicit planning goals of the Village.

On Wednesday, October 25, students had an orientation with chief administrative officer Diane Kalen-Sukra, and participated in a fact-finding mission to select topics which they will spend the 2018 winter semester researching to prepare their plans. Draft plans will be presented at a public open house in March 2018 with final plans to be completed in April.

The students are working under the supervision and leadership of Selkirk Integrated Environmental Planning instructor Peter Holton, MCIP, RPP, AICP.

Selkirk’s Integrated Environmental Planning students have a 16 year history of preparing pro bono plans for a variety of local government and interest group clients throughout the West Kootenay. The plans will cover a wide range of topics from energy efficiency to neighbourhood planning.