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.

Thompson-Nicola
Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Kamloops Lake

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Location in British Columbia
CountryCanada
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Office locationKamloops
Government
  TypeRegional district
  BodyBoard of Directors
  ChairKenneth Gillis (L)
  Vice ChairBill Kershaw (O)
  Electoral Areas
  • A - Wells Gray Country
  • B - Thompson Headwaters
  • E - Bonaparte Plateau
  • I - Blue Sky Country
  • J - Copper Desert Country
  • L - Grasslands
  • M - Beautiful Nicola Valley–North
  • N - Beautiful Nicola Valley–South
  • O - Lower North Thompson
  • P - Rivers and the Peaks
Area
  Land44,449.42 km2 (17,162.02 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[2]
  Total132,663
  Density2.98/km2 (7.7/sq mi)
Websitetnrd.ca

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,[3] solid waste management and recycling, emergency and development services, plus a film commission.[4]

Municipalities

Municipality Government Type Population
Kamloops city 90,280[5]
Merritt city 7,113[6]
Chase village 2,286[7]
Clearwater district municipality 2,324[8]
Logan Lake district municipality 1,993[9]
Barriere district municipality 1,713[10]
Ashcroft village 1,558[11]
Cache Creek village 963[12]
Clinton village 641[13]
Sun Peaks mountain resort municipality 616[14]
Lytton village 249[15]

Unincorporated communities

Electoral Areas

  • Electoral Area "A" (Wells Gray Country)
  • Electoral Area "B" (Thompson Headwaters)
  • Electoral Area "E" (Bonaparte Plateau)
  • Electoral Area "I" (Blue Sky Country)
  • Electoral Area "J" (Copper Desert Country)
  • Electoral Area "L"
  • Electoral Area "M"
  • Electoral Area "N"
  • Electoral Area "O"
  • Electoral Area "P" (Rivers and the Peaks)

Demographics

Ethnic groups in Thompson-Nicola RD (2016)
Source:
Population%
Ethnic groupEuropean99,76077.3%
Aboriginal18,70514.5%
South Asian2,9602.3%
Chinese1,4101.1%
Japanese1,0100.8%
Filipino8800.7%
Black7000.5%
Latin American3450.3%
Korean2900.2%
Southeast Asian2650.2%
Arab1900.1%
West Asian950.1%
Multiple minorities2250.2%
Visible minority, n.i.e.800.1%
Total population132,663100%

Parks

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

References


  1. "Board of Directors". Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  2. Thompson-Nicola Regional Library
  3. TNRD film commission
  4. "Census Profile, 2016 Census". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
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  11. "Census Profile, 2016 Census". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  12. "Census Profile, 2016 Census". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  13. "Census Profile, 2016 Census". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  14. "Census Profile, 2016 Census". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 28 August 2018.


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