42 YEARS AGO (1981): The Cariboo Regional District gave first and second reading to a proposal to create additional campground spaces at the Ponderosa Resort on the south shore of Canim Lake. The owners of the resort, Wolfgang and Karen Martens, requested the property they owned across the South Canim Lake Road for the resort be rezoned from rural zone residential to tourist commercial. The application didn’t indicate the number of campsites proposed for the property.
27 YEARS AGO (1996): The Horse Lake Demo Skippers traveled to Kay Bingham Elementary School in Kamloops to help out their fledgling stunt skipping team. The Horse Lake skippers team had 13 members including new members Christa Palasty, Trevor Hedges, Meigan Taylor, Carrie Wasyluk and April Eagland. They showed the Kamloops team how to perform skipping stunts and how to arrange them into a demonstration. The Horse Lake team travelled around the province throughout the year promoting fitness through skipping while performing their stunts and presenting workshops on skipping.
15 YEARS AGO (2008): The province donated 1.7 hectares of land to the district at the south end of town on the east side of the highway for a park. The value of the land was an estimated $129,000. Then-Mayor Donna Barnett said the concept behind the park was to provide a place for tired drivers campers, or anyone else wanting a place to pull off and have a rest or picnic. There were to be directional maps and signs to show local points of interest in the hopes of attracting more tourists to the community. The district had been working on the project since 1996.
8 YEARS AGO (2015): Back in 2015, local runner Brandon Balbirnie finished 24th out of 239 participants at the BC High School X-Country Championships in Vancouver. The Grade 10 PSO student ran a time of 25 minutes 52 seconds, just over two minutes behind the winner, Kieran Lumb from West Vancouver and almost four minute faster than the average finishing time in the 6.9 kilometre race which saw the best young runners in the province competing at the senior boys level. Balbirnie had finished in second place at the North Central Zones in Dawson Creek that October.