108 Mall renovations still underway and looking good

Community news happening around the 108 Mile Ranch area

Carpenter Ray Lafreniere and son

Construction continues at the 108 Mall in the 108 Mile Ranch.

The frontage wall is getting a major upgrade, including the main entrance that should provide easier access to the building.

Hopefully, everyone who has have been shopping there has observed the new changes to the building.


Revised sprinkling restrictions

The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) has increased the current sprinkling regulations for the 108 Mile Ranch due to the over use by a some residents.

Hopefully, most people have received the latest public notice from the CRD.

Sprinkling is now allowed for even-numbered addresses on even-numbered days, and odd-numbered addresses on odd-numbered days.

Sprinkling times are 6 to 8 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

The CRD has received a report from consultant Kala Geosciences about the Sepa and 108 lakes concerning the community wells, the aquifer, the condition of the system and its ability to supply the 108 with a sustainable water system.

Hopefully, the CRD will call a meeting this fall to bring us all up to date, and it would be a good meeting to attend.

Folks interested in more information can go to the CRD website at www.cariboord.bc.ca or call 250-392-3351 or toll free at 1-800-665-1636.


School news

The crosswalks to Mile 108 Elementary School have just been painted in readiness for the new school year.

Please be diligent about driving carefully, using extreme caution and staying within the speed limits. Let’s work together and welcome all our students in the 108 Mile Ranch to a safe and exciting new school year.


Health news

Have you seen the ads in the Free Press (page A17 of this edition) “Do you need someone to talk to about your Below the Belt Issues”?

If anyone has any concerns for themselves or their spouse, please contact one of the posted phone numbers, as there are people who can assist you with further information.


Animal sightings

There have been sightings in the Kitwanga Drive and Meesquono Drive areas of two cougars and there has also been evidence of bears.

So please be careful and restrict access to your garbage bins and keep your pets under control.


Church news

The Cariboo Christian Life Fellowship thanks the group of people who helped put together the free program for the Son-Surf Beach Bash Vacation Bible School, Aug. 12-16.

It was a great success for all the children aged five to 12 years who had fun under the direction of group co-ordinator Hiedi Mack.


Contact correspondent

If you have any information you want to share with the residents of the 108 Mile Ranch, please contact me at 250-791-9235, or berringtonservices@shaw.ca.


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