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.

Today was the students’ first visit and orientation with Chief Administrative Officer Diane Kalen-Sukra and fact-finding mission as students prepare to select topics which they will spend the 2018 winter semester researching and preparing 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.