New Board Chair for the Thompson-Nicola Regional District elected.
Ken Gillis was the only director nominated and was named board chair at yesterday's inaugural meeting.
He has been the Area L director since 2011.
Gillis says "the never-ending threat of bio-solids" will be the first big issue the board has to tackle.
"It may be inevitable that land-application goes ahead. In that case, I would be hoping to see is very, very strict regulation on how, and where it is supplied."
Area O director Bill Kershaw was named the board's vice-chair, and like Gillis he was the only person nominated for that role.
Postal workers hitting the picket lines in Merritt.
Local 758 CUP-W President Patricia Nauss says there will be no mail delivery today as postal workers in the region are taking their turn at rotating job action.
Nauss says there is no end in sight to the dispute with Canada Post although both sides are spending the next four days in mediated talks.
"They are coming to the table with the same things and are not willing to negotiate. We decided against working overtime last week and will continue the strikes until Canada Post gets serious about negotiating."
Nauss also says job action is taking place today in Kamloops, Penticton, Vernon, Quesnel, and Williams Lake.
Rotating strikes began across the country back on Oct 22nd.