Hoover Bay Road Association continues with road repairs

The Hoover Bay Road Association held its annual meeting at the home of Georgina Hudon on the long weekend

Hoover Bay Road Association members Laurie Ross

Hoover Bay Road Association members Laurie Ross

The Hoover Bay Road Association held its annual meeting at the home of Georgina Hudon on the long weekend, with a capacity crowd of 26 attending.

Discussion centred on how best to carry out the much-needed repairs to the road between the Boss Creek Bridge and the airstrip taxiway. The group decided to gravel certain sections using aggregate from a locally-owned pit and local equipment. Roughly 40 residents have contributed $100 each year that will fund the work.

The group decided to raise the dues to $150 a year in anticipation of future road repairs. There are now roughly 60 residents in the area. Settlement began in 1972 when Bob Fish’s Cariboo Canim Resort ceased operation and the land was subdivided.

Emergency notification

With fire season in full swing, the smart thing is to get on the Cariboo Regional District’s Emergency Notification List.

This is especially important for folks at Mahood Lake and Hoover Bay. Go to www.cariboord.ca or phone 1-800-665-1636.

Mahood Falls news

Thirty-five members of the Mahood Falls Community Society met at the home of Carol and Bob MacKenzie to discuss community issues and share a potluck.

The continued poor state of the Mahood Park boat launch was flagged. There is a large gap between two concrete ties, which can gobble a trailer wheel whole. No date is known for a repair and caution is advised.

Two new lakeside homes are being constructed, meaning that there will soon be 20 permanent residents on the lake.

The community received a scare at the end of April when a wind-thrown tree on the power line caused a fire on the Mahood Lake Road east of the Bowers Lake Road, cutting off the only road access. Power was lost for 10 hours and traffic in and out of the community was halted for six hours. Many people mentioned Larry Smith’s herculean efforts to contain the fire before BC Hydro arrived and provincial fire suppression crews could be put into play.

That’s all for now. Until next time, here’s wishing you many blessings.