70 Mile news

Area resident upgrading skills or education urged to apply for funding

The 70 Mile and Area Community Fund Committee held a meeting Feb. 24 to announce applications for a bursary are now being accepted.

The bursary is offered to assist graduates who are continuing their education. To apply, send a letter of 300 to 500 words and include your goals, educational plans, and your connection to the area. Include any volunteer work, extra-curricular activities, and community service.

Send your applications to The 70 Mile and Area Fund; c/o S. Wheeler; Box 29; 70 Mile House, B.C.’ V0K 2K0 before April 30.


The 70 Mile Community Hall was packed with friends and relatives to celebrate Henry Burdeyney’s 80th birthday.

Pictures were displayed in the hall and a roast pig dinner finished off the evening. Henry moved to 70 Mile in 1956.

Poker winners

A poker tournament was held March 16 at the 70 Mile Community Hall with 17 players attending.

The winners were: first, Joanne Sam; second Gus Collins; third, Vic Popiel and fourth, Dave MacDonald.

The next tournament will be held April 11. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and play starts at 12:30 p.m.

Bingo night

The next bingo will be held April 9 at the Seventy Mile Access Centre (SMAC).

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and play starts at 6.

Fishing derby

The annual Dusty Rose fishing derby was held Feb. 7 at Big Bar Lake and there were more than 100 participants.

The winners were: first, Chris Jenaway, Clinton; second, Joe Adams, Lytton; and third, Ritchie Adams, Lytton.

SMAC news

SMAC will hold its annual general meeting at the centre April 18, starting at noon.

The meeting will include the election of officers for the coming year. Everyone is welcome, but only members can vote.

Firefighting news

The 70 Mile House Volunteer Fire Department will hold a general meeting at the fire hall on Willow Road on March 29, starting at 10 a.m., and everyone is welcome.


The Thompson-Nicola bookmobile will be in the area on April 9.

It will be at the South Green Lake Fire Hall from 10 to 11 a.m. and at the 70 Mile General Store from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.