108 Mile fire department has new truck

Community news happening around the 108 Mile Ranch

108 Mile Ranch Volunteer Fire Department chief Marcelle Ried

108 Mile Ranch Volunteer Fire Department chief Marcelle Ried

The 108 Mile Ranch Volunteer Fire Department has recently received delivery of a new fire truck, and it’s equipped with a 1,000-gallon water tank.

It cost $222,683 after the Harmonized Sales Tax rebate. There was a $100,000 down payment, with the remainder being paid off in five years.


School news

Fifteen Mile 108 Elementary School wrestlers competed in Wrestlemania at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School on Feb. 17.

They brought home eight gold, two silver and five bronze medals. Their next meet is Smackdown in Williams Lake, March 3.

Mile 108 art/prep teacher Monique Corno has been working hard with her students to display art projects throughout the school. Various themes have been displayed during the year and the quality of the art has been exceptional and brightened up the school hallways.

Community members are welcome to view the displays, but are asked to check in with the office when they arrive.

Kindergarten registration is open and the school administration would like all parents of kindergarten-aged students to come in before March 9. They are asked to bring their children’s Care Cards and birth certificates.

Mile 108 will be hosting the boy’s basketball tournaments on March 6 (Grade 6) and

March 7 (Grade 7). Games start at noon. The girl’s tournaments are on the same days and hosted by Horse Lake Elementary School.

Today (Feb. 29) is anti-bullying day around the province. Students were encouraged to wear pink that day in support.

Mile 108 students Neika Embree and Brayden Herperger have been selected to be

Medal Bearers in the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Man in Motion Relay that will be travelling through the community on March 27.


Emergency planning

There was an emergency-planning meeting at the 108 Community Centre on Feb. 13 and it attracted approximately more than two dozen people.

Cariboo Regional District Area G Director Al Richmond and protective services manager Rowena Bastien explained the reason for the meeting.

The CRD is seeking specific information from communities concerning resources, including hazards, road access, land use, recreational areas, active ranching operations and how to be prepared to evacuate if required.

This was a very important meeting and it was suggested that if other meetings are held, 108 Mile folks should make every effort to attend.