People milling around at the craft fair in Lac la Hache on Nov. 4. Barbara Hansen photo.

Be cautious on winter roads

Barbara Hansen’s regular correspondence for the Lac la Hache area

Brr – it sure has turned nasty cold in the last few days!

That little bit of snow we had at the end of last week just made driving a little bit harder.

For many of us here in the hills, we are driving on sheer ice.

For the folks who drive on Spout Lake Road and Timothy Lake Road, extra care has to be taken at this time, there are many logging trucks hauling big loads at this time and perhaps they can’t stop or move over quite as fast as we can!

Arena

Most of the activities in Lac la Hache in the past two weeks all center or revolve around the arena.

The ice is in and winter fun has started.

There is drop-in hockey for teens each Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with the first one being held Oct. 26.

I have heard that 13 skaters attended that day and all had a super great time!

For more info, please call Bev Fry 250-706-8418.

It seems that there is a set fee of $50 for the whole season and that will also apply to the kids and family skate day happening at 4:30 p.m.

On Sundays, there will be adult drop-in hockey from 6 to 7 p.m.

The fee for attending this is $10 per player with the exception of goalies, they get in free.

It was great to see the arena parking filled right up on Saturday, Oct. 28 with the first exhibition hockey game between 100 Mile Bantam female team and Kamloops.

There was a Halloween Skate on Oct. 29 and it was a huge success!

Many thanks to Save-On-Foods and the Lac la Hache Bakery for their generous donation of hot dogs, condiments and buns and for all the community support for coming and joining in the fun.

Thumbs up to the arena volunteers for a super great job, George Lee, Elisha Logan, Russell Curl, Brittany Wasstrom and Georgina Lisoway!

There were prizes for costumes, treats and a trip to the haunted house.

Winners of the colouring contest were Lachlan Tanner and Parker Blundell.

Bazaar

The Craft Fair and Bazaar held this weekend had a super great turn out with people milling around everywhere!

Vendors had great displays of all their wares – a bit of everything to choose from, a shoppers delight!

While in attendance, I enjoyed the live music with Ron and Willy playing guitars and Earl his harmonica.

It was an open-mic so there may have been many other people performing.

Celebration of Life

Family and friends attended the celebration of life held for Wendy Pare at the Community Hall. She was a lovely person, beautiful to look at with a beautiful spirit.

Rest in peace Wendy you will truly be missed by all.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Courtney Driver is the new president of the 100 Mile Performing Arts Society. (Photo submitted)
100 Mile Performing Arts Society elects new president

Courtney Driver wants to provide more diverse events

Erica Henderson the supervisor of early year services and programs at South Cariboo Early Years Centre and others were giving out Halloween Family Activity Kits the week leading up to Halloween. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Halloween activity kits offered to kids at home

South Cariboo Early Years Centre is finding ways to bring activities into children’s homes.

test tube with the blood test is on the table next to the documents. Positive test for coronavirus covid-19. The concept of fighting a dangerous Chinese disease.
Interior Health records third COVID-19 death

A new community outbreak was reported at Okanagan Men’s Centre in Lake Country

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerskson of the BC Liberal Party and his partner Shelley Wiese celebrate at his campaign office in downtown Williams Lake Oct. 24. Doerkson has been elected as the new MLA in Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Angie Mindus photo)
Updated: Lorne Doerkson elected in Cariboo Chilcotin in preliminary results

Outgoing MLA Donna Barnett said win is ‘exciting’ for region

A woman wears a face mask and plastic gloves while browsing books as a sticker on the floor indicates a one-way direction of travel between shelves of books at the Vancouver Public Library’s central branch, after it and four other branches reopened with limited services, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
B.C. reports 234 new COVID cases, 1 death of senior who had attended small birthday party

Roughly 5,700 people are isolating due to being exposed to a confirmed case

A nurse performs a test on a patient at a drive-in COVID-19 clinic in Montreal, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Interior Health reports seven more COVID-19 cases

Eighty-nine cases remain active, none of whom are currently hospitalized

Burnaby RCMP responded to a dine-and-dash suspect who fell through a ceiling in March 2020. (RCMP handout)
VIDEO: Suspected dine-and-dasher falls through ceiling of Burnaby restaurant

A woman believed to be dashing on her restaurant bill fell through the kitchen ceiling

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

A can of Canada Dry Ginger Ale is shown in Toronto on Thursday Oct. 29, 2020. The maker of Canada Dry Ginger Ale has agreed to pay over $200,000 to settle a class-action lawsuit launched by a B.C. man who alleged he was misled by marketing suggesting the soda had medicinal benefits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Joseph O’Connal
B.C. man’s lawsuit over marketing of Canada Dry ginger ale settled for $200K

Soda’s maker, Canada Dry Mott’s Inc., denied the allegations and any liability

Vancouver Island-based Wilson’s Transportation has expanded to fill some of the routes left unserviced by Greyhound as of Nov. 1, 2018. (Black Press files)
B.C. bus companies say they need help to survive COVID-19

Like airlines, motor coaches have lost most of their revenue

A deer was spotted in October 2020 in Prince Rupert, B.C., with a bright pink yoga ball stuck in its antlers. (Kayla Vickers/Chronicles Of Hammy The Deer Official Page)
Hammy 2.0? Prince Rupert deer spotted with bright pink yoga ball stuck in antlers

The BC Conservation Officer Service is aware of the deer roaming around the city

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Kelowna Mountie hit with 2nd lawsuit in 2 months for alleged assault

Const. Julius Prommer is accused of breaking a woman’s knee during while responding to a noise complaint

Most Read