Drive with caution: Mile 108 Elementary School back in session

Community news happening around the 108 Mile Ranch

The renovations continue as contractors Ella and David of Beharrell Enterprises prepare the ground along the new sidewalk and retaining wall

The renovations continue as contractors Ella and David of Beharrell Enterprises prepare the ground along the new sidewalk and retaining wall

Students are back in school, so we hope all drivers have adjusted their speed and passing habits to accommodate the students in their quest to get to school safely and not to be worried about the traffic.

We all know that in some instances it is OK to pass a school bus, but remember there are school children standing at the side of the road waiting for the bus, so caution at all times cannot be stressed enough.

 

Road lines visible

At long last, we have our yellow road lines and white crosswalks at the 108 Mile Ranch and they look great.

We now have some definition on the roads, so perhaps poor drivers can stay on their side of the road and drive more responsibly at the posted speed.

 

Ditches need work

We have had some heavy rains recently, creating some flooding to a number of properties especially the driveways.

Many of the roadside ditches have not been cleaned out for a number of years. They are slowly filling with sand and debris from the road sweepers.

Many of the drainpipes are almost covered over and the rainfall never seems to be in the ditch, but just runs off into people’s driveways causing damage.

Perhaps it’s time for the 108 Mile Ranch Community Association (RCA) to contact Interior Roads Ltd. to investigate this problem.

 

Break-and-enters

There have been a few instances of someone breaking into storage facilities on private properties lately.

In one case, someone cut large entrance holes in the back of storage tents, but was disturbed when the owner’s dog started barking a warning.

So please keep an eye on your belongings. This would be a good time to get a neighbourhood watch in place.

If you observe anything, please call the local RCMP at 9-1-1 or the non-emergency number at 250-395-2456. Let’s take care of each other.

 

CCLF news

The Solid Rock Café (music at its best) located at 4930 Telqua Dr. is coming up again on Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rock Youth Centre on the Cariboo Christian Life Fellowship grounds.

This event is moving to a seasonal (four times a year) versus a monthly time slot, with the next scheduled one slated for Dec. 20. Admission, coffee & desserts are by donation – come and bring a friend.

The Band of Brothers is having a fall kickoff barbecue baseball night at the Rock Youth Centre at 6 p.m. on Sept. 17. For further information contact Marie at the church office 250-791-5532.

 

RCA news

The 108 Mile Ranch Community Association (RCA) Resident’s Coffee Club is once again meeting the first and third Thursdays of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the main hall of the 108 Community Centre located off Telqua Drive.

There is a $2 drop-in fee for coffee, tea and snacks. The first fall meeting is scheduled for Sept. 19 and all 108 residents are welcome.

For more information, phone Meg Griffiths 250-791-7263 or Debbie Porter 250-791-6472.

 

Jogging concerns

Most of us agree jogging is a great form of exercise, but recently there have been some close incidents with joggers who are running in the early morning.

At this time of year, it is still dark and there have been some near misses. So, if joggers wish to wear dark clothing, please use reflectors or have something on your person to alert the drivers that you are there.

This also serves as a reminder for motorists to drive with caution, especially around blind corners.

Let’s make this sport safe for everyone.