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John Ius appointed as captain of Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department

Newly-minted captain John Ius

On Oct. 18, Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department (DLDVFD) deputy fire chief Ted Weight presented John Ius with his captain’s pin.

John is one of the several Sulphurous firefighters who were taken under Deka’s wing when the two fire departments amalgamated.

John said he proudly accepted the captain’s bar.

I bring with me 35 years of experience in the operations of a fully integrated oil refinery then products terminal in Port Moody. My duties included extensive preparation and training of fire suppression, oil spill containment, and the handling of hazardous materials.

“With on-site training, as well annual training at the Justice Institute of British Columbia, I attained a Level 2 certificate in refinery firefighting. With the support of all members, I hope to fulfill duties and responsibilities in a safe and professional manner.”

Ladies auxiliary

Since their October meeting when DLDVFD Ladies Auxiliary (LA) moved to donate some $400 to the South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF,) specifically for a dialysis machine, SCHF has informed the LA that the Interior Health Authority has stated that “no consideration is being given to establishing a dialysis unit in 100 Mile.”

At their Nov. 2 meeting, the LA changed the motion to read that the $400 should be donated to the SCHF for the Arjo bathtub.

Christmas potluck

Mountain Spruce Community Centre Society is holding a Christmas potluck party and gift exchange (maximum $10) at the Events Centre (previously Sulphurous Fire Hall) on Dec. 4 from 1 p.m. on. Please RSVP to Siana Kelly at 250-593-0206.

Celebrations

Birthday bubbly goes to Jim Watson for today (Nov. 17), as well as to 14-year-old Jessica Loft, Andrée Paddison, Sibylle Vogel and Terry Brassington.

Calendar

Call the writer for contact numbers.

Knotty Ladies Appliqué Group meets 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Nov. 21. Call 250-593-4070 for venue.

Highway 24/Interlakes Lions meet 6:30 p.m., Nov. 21 at Interlakes Community Centre (ICC).

Community quilting: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 23 at ICC.

Roe Lake & District Recreation Commission meets 3 p.m., Nov. 23, followed by an ICC Association meeting.

Coffee Chat at ICC, 10 a.m. Nov. 28, with speaker Piri De Vries on therapeutic healing – “All about You.”