Fire Smart raffle tickets are here

Victor Popiel’s regular correspondence for the 70 Mile area

By Vic Popiel

The 70 Mile House Fire Department is having a fire smart raffle. The first prize includes a large and a small fire extinguisher, smoke detectors, a roof mount sprinkler system, a flashlight and other prizes. The second prize includes fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, flashlight, and other prizes. If the winners are local, the fire department will assist in setting up the equipment. There are many other prizes to be won. Tickets are available at the 70 Mile General Store. The draw will be held on May 27.

SMAC news

Once again the Seventy Mile Access Centre contributed to three families in need to help them thru the Christmas season.

Resident passes

The community was saddened to hear of the passing of Jean Wride. She and her late husband were longtime residents of the community and were active in local affairs. She was predeceased by her husband Bill several months ago.

Get Well Soon

Elsie Trottier is in the Kamloops Hospital. She apparently developed an infection from an illness. Elsie recently moved to Clinton.

VFD news

Several members of the fire department will be attending Emergency Flagging courses. Anyone interested in taking this course can call Dennis at 250-456-6050. There will be a general meeting on Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. at the fire hall on Willow Drive. Residents are welcome to attend.

The 2018 wildfire calendars are almost sold out so if you want one get it soon.

Just Posted

Tsunami warning issued for coastal British Columbia

Warning issued following 8.0 earthquake off Kodiak, AK

Morning Jan. 22: low chance of flurries, conditions largely mild

The roads and weather for the South Cariboo

Bird art wanted for new Parkside exhibit

Public asked to create images of particular birds

100 Mile House blind curlers qualify for Western Canada Championships

They beat Prince George in dramatic fashion to come in third place

Winter Film Series ready with three showings

Focus on sustainability and relevance to the South Cariboo

Testing the Google Arts & Culture app

Going face to face with art

VIDEO: Fuel truck and train collide in B.C. causing massive fire

More emergency crews are still arriving on scene of a massive fire at the Port Coquitlam rail yard.

Back to work: U.S. government shutdown ends after Democrats relent

Short-term spending measure means both sides could see another shutdown stalemate in three weeks

Man lives despite malfunctioning defibrillator at B.C. arena

A middle-aged man went into cardiac arrest after at game at Pitt Meadows Arena last Wednesday.

Cause of Northern B.C. seaplane crash released

TSB releases report on seaplane crash during a water landing in 2016 near First Nations community

Vancouver police crack down on pop-up pot vendors

Officers raided merchants’ tables on Robson Square late Sunday

Bell Media, NFL take appeal over Super Bowl ad rules to top court

At issue is a ban on substituting American ads with Canadian ones during the game’s broadcast

Crown seeks 4.5 years jail for B.C. woman convicted of counselling tax evasion

Debbie Anderson the latest from group to face jail for teaching debunked ‘natural person’ theory

UPDATE: Brother of B.C. teen killed by stray bullet says the death left a void

Alfred Wong, 15, was gunned down in Vancouver while on his way home from dinner with his family

Most Read