Family celebration well attended despite cold

Al Jones’ regular correspondence for the Lone Butte area

By Al Jones

The First Day Family Celebration held on Jan. 1, at the Lone Butte Community Hall was well attended in spite of the cold weather.

Eric Cameron with his team of horses, Annie and June, gave free sleigh rides around the arena until 5 p.m.

The team was then loaded and departed before the fireworks began at about 5:30 p.m.

There was a large bonfire outside where folks gathered, kept warm on one side, and talked.

In the Community Hall was the always popular Bouncy Castle and treats and refreshments.

The Lone Butte volunteer firefighters supervised both the bonfire and the fireworks.

Everyone had a good time and we hope to see it again next year.

This event, as well as Lone Butte Rocks, Christmas and the Senior’s Dinner, Easter and Halloween are possible because of a BC Gaming grant.

Please remember to attend the Lone Butte, Horse Lake Community Association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), tomorrow night, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Lone Butte Community Hall.

Continued funding for these events requires lots of community support at the AGM.

This year, the Senior’s Tea/Luncheon will be on Feb. 11.

For the third year in a row, the Cariboo Ramblers will be performing at the Community Hall and will be playing many old time favourites.

Call Mary at 250-395-1994 as there are only 70 free tickets available for this event.

Just Posted

Theft at Mt. Timothy latest challenge for local ski hill

Society president Mike Kidston still hoping local politicians will support referendum on funding

A decrease in locally written letters to the editor is significant

The weekly editorial for the 100 Mile Free Press

Festival of the Arts to start April 23

“People should expect to hear a lot of young talent”

Kenny Hess performing in 100 Mile and District Women’s Centre fundraiser

The award-winning country musician is playing on April 28

Never-ending vehicle strugglesVehicles

A weekly family column for the 100 Mile Free Press

Lt.-Gov. Guichon believes she made the right decision in last B.C. election

Outgoing Lt.-Gov Judith Guichon said her most memorable moments weren’t surrounding the election

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

NAFTA: Talks continue through weekend in scramble to get a deal

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland called negotiations ‘perpetual’

Pulp mill fined $900,000 for leaking effluent into B.C. lake

Mackenzie Pulp Mill pleaded guilty to depositing deleterious substance into water frequented by fish

B.C.’s 2-year lobbying ban starts May 1

Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists can grant exemptions from the prohibition if public interest

Horgan speaks of government’s successes to ‘friends’ at CUPE BC convention

CUPE BC president Paul Faoro said was first time a B.C. premier addressed convention in some time

Speed Skating Canada fires coach Michael Crowe after investigation

Crowe was a coach on the American team from 1983 to 1991 and again from 1999 to 2006

5 things to know about the ongoing influx of asylum seekers in Canada

Number of illegal border crossings are up this year – as RCMP, military, politicians try to combat

Time to let go for BC bears, otters, bobcat

Northern Lights Wildlife shelter near Smithers set to release orphaned animals this spring.

Most Read