Thompson-Nicola Regional District

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Thompson-Nicola Regional District
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A typical view in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Nickname(s): TNRD
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Thompson-Nicola Regional District
CountryFlag of Canada.svg  Canada
ProvinceFlag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia
Government
  CAO Sukh Gill
  Directors
Area
  Total 44,449.42 km2 (17,162.02 sq mi)
Population (2016)
  Total 132,663
  Density 3.0/km2 (7.7/sq mi)
Website Thompson-Nicola Regional District

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District is a regional district in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The Canada 2006 Census population was 132,663 and the area covers 44,449.42 square kilometres. The administrative offices are in the main population centre of Kamloops, which accounts for 78 percent of the regional district's population. The only other city is Merritt; other municipally-incorporated communities include the District Municipalities of Logan Lake, Barriere and Clearwater and the Villages of Chase, Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton and Lytton, and also the Mountain Resort Municipality of Sun Peaks.

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The region is named indirectly for the Thompson River by way of the traditional regional names of "the Thompson Country" and "the Nicola Country"; the Nicola Country was named for Chief Nicola and was originally "Nicola's Country", where he held sway; he is also the namesake of that river. The regional district government operates over 115 services including libraries, [1] solid waste management and recycling, emergency and development services, plus a film commission. [2]

Thompson River river in British Columbia

The Thompson River is the largest tributary of the Fraser River, flowing through the south-central portion of British Columbia, Canada. The Thompson River has two main branches, the South Thompson River and the North Thompson River. The river is home to several varieties of Pacific salmon and trout. The area's geological history was heavily influenced by glaciation, and the several large glacial lakes have filled the river valley over the last 12,000 years. Archaeological evidence shows human habitation in the watershed dating back at least 8,300 years. The Thompson was named by Fraser River explorer, Simon Fraser, in honour of his friend, Columbia Basin explorer David Thompson. Recreational use of the river includes whitewater rafting and angling.

The Thompson Country, also referred to as The Thompson and in some ways as the Thompson Valley and historically known as the Couteau Country or Couteau District, is a historic geographic region of the Southern Interior of British Columbia, more or less defined by the basin of the Thompson River, a tributary of the Fraser and focused on the city of Kamloops.

The Nicola Country, also known as the Nicola Valley and often referred to simply as The Nicola, and originally Nicolas' Country or Nicholas' Country, adapted to Nicola's Country and simplified since, is a region in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada. It is the main subregion of the larger Thompson Country and is often referred to separately, or in combination forms, notably the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. The combination Nicola-Similkameen is also common.

Municipalities

MunicipalityGovernment TypePopulation
Kamloops city90,280 [3]
Merritt city7,113 [4]
Chase village2,286 [5]
Clearwater district municipality2,324 [6]
Logan Lake district municipality1,993 [7]
Barriere district municipality1,713 [8]
Ashcroft village1,558 [9]
Cache Creek village963 [10]
Clinton village641 [11]
Sun Peaks mountain resort municipality616 [12]
Lytton village249 [13]

Unincorporated communities

Basque, British Columbia, is located in the province of British Columbia, Canada, near the village of Ashcroft. It is the post office and whistlestop-crossing on the historic Basque Ranch, one of the earliest ranches in the Interior of British Columbia. One of the descendants of the Basque family is Garnet Basque, a notable popular historian in BC who has written extensively on ranching and the gold rush history.

Bighorn is an unincorporated settlement and locality in the Thompson Canyon in British Columbia, Canada. It is a few miles south of Spences Bridge, British Columbia. The name originated as the name of a whistlestop on the Canadian Pacific Railway and is a reference to the heyday of big game hunting in the area, where Bighorn Sheep were once abundant and the region around Spences Bridge was one of the foci of the hunting industry in British Columbia.

Brookmere Locality in British Columbia, Canada

Brookmere, British Columbia is an unincorporated settlement in the Nicola Country of British Columbia. It is reached by the recently paved Coldwater Road from Merritt or from Exit 256 on the Coquihalla Highway. It can also be reached via gravel road from Aspen Grove or Tulameen.

Electoral Areas

Parks

The regional district contains more than 60 provincial parks. See List of provincial parks of Thompson-Nicola Regional District.

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References

  1. Thompson-Nicola Regional Library
  2. TNRD film commission
  3. "Census Profile, 2016 Census". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
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Coordinates: 51°00′00″N120°30′00″W / 51.00000°N 120.50000°W / 51.00000; -120.50000

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