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ARCHIVES: 100 Mile forestry firms needed time to assess US import duties in 2002

From the Free Press Archives
From the Free Press Archives

11 YEARS AGO (2013): 100 Mile House Waterpark Society spokesperson Jamie Hughes stated that the group had “received another substantial donation” after the 100 Mile House and District Youth and Recreation Society donated $20,265.71. The second group was the William Lake and District Credit Union, which presented $5,000 to help the Waterpark Society build a water park in Centennial Park. The project was speculated to cost up to $450,000 and the society had to raise that money before construction could begin.

22 YEARS AGO (2002): 100 Mile House forestry firms reported that they needed time to assess the impact of a 27 per cent duty on softwood lumber exports to the US. The FTC had announced that the duty would be tacked on as of May 23. Gary Hill, president of Weldwood of Canada Ltd, stated that he would wait to see what would happen, but noted that if the price had gone up, the duty would be passed to the consumer, while if the price remained low, it would be harder on the producer. John Allan, president of the BC Lumber Trade Council, noted that these prices were unsustainable.

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33 YEARS AGO (1991): Doug Fugge, a 14-year old Grade 8 student, had been “cashing in on the sports craze” by opening his own business in the Cariboo Mall that had sports cards where “baseball, football, basketball and hockey stars will be featured.” Terry Bertham, who was 13, had joined him in selling sports cards. Fugge’s business was being bankrolled by his father until “profits bring the Sports Card Centre into the black.” The cards, according to Fugge ranged from 25 cents to around $70 a pack. Fugge had started his own card collection two years before of 10,000 cards worth an estimated $4,000.

44 YEARS AGO (1980): Williams Lake District 4-H clubs from Clinton to Soda Creek gathered at 100 Mile House for their “spring rally” at the Outriders Rodeo Grounds. The 4-H clubs had gone through their testing in appraising animals and had their displays judged. The local 4-H Senior Council had organized the event which included five judging categories including beef, sheep, swine, horses and sewing. According to Joanne Groot, a Regional 4-H specialist, 4-H encompassed more than “just animal husbandry” and included “instruction in home arts, handcrafts and recreation.”

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