40 YEARS AGO (1981): The South Cariboo Health Unit became aware of an outbreak of lice when the mother of a Grade 1 student noticed lice in her daughter’s hair. A quick examination of students found at least 12 more children were infected and after every student was checked, a full 12 per cent of the student body had lice. Further screening at other schools revealed that 12 percent of 100 Mile Junior Secondary School, 12 per cent at Horse Lake Elementary and 20 per cent of students at Bridge Lake Elementary all had lice.
20 YEARS AGO (2001): Protesting cuts made by SD27’s board of education, 75 children and parents marched through 100 Mile House on June 9. Cuts were being made to areas such as elementary school band programs, French Immersion Kindergarten, sports funding, staffing, the Reading Recovery program and buses. The cuts would remove $1.98-million from the preliminary budget. The protesters called for the removal of the school board and accused the trustees of being unreceptive to questions.
10 YEARS AGO (2011): Many students at 100 Mile House Junior Secondary School had to finish the year in the gloomy atmosphere of boarded-up windows after vandals smashed 48 of the school’s windows costing close to $10,000 worth of damage on June 8. Principal Craig Munroe said virtually all of the school’s rear windows were found smashed in with damage even done to the heavy glass in the doors. Munroe said that the vandals used golf balls to break the windows based on the damage and the staff finding several balls amidst the glass.
5 YEARS AGO (2016): The Cariboo Regional District was successful in proposing its National Orange Shirt Day resolution at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities convention. The resolution called on the federal government to officially declare Sept. 30 National Orange Shirt Day. Orange Shirt Day originated from the experiences of residential school survivor Phyllis Webstad. Its date was selected to coincide with the day First Nations’ children were taken from their homes and delivered to the residential schools.