Pioneer Heritage Wilderness Trail opened for community enjoyment

Community news happening around the Bridge Lake and Interlakes area of the South Cariboo

Olaug Jaenicke

On a glorious, sunny Sept. 16, Roe Lake & District Recreation Commission’s (RLDRC) new wheelchair-accessible multi-purpose trail was officially opened.

The $40,000 cost of the Pioneer Heritage Wilderness Trail was borne by the British Columbia Community Recreation Program, Northern Development Initiative Trust, Cariboo Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition and the Cariboo Regional District (CRD).

Its construction, by many local businesses, was guided by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

The 0.7-kilometre trail includes picnic tables and benches, a wheelchair accessible outhouse and a wildlife information signboard.

CRD Area L Director Bruce Rattray and several local residents cut the ribbon to open the trail.

Scary Halloween

The Interlakes Community Association will host the free Haunted Halloween Stables at Interlakes Rodeo Grounds on Oct. 31 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., and the spookiest of those stalls will win the Scary Stall Award.

Come enjoy chili, hotdogs, beverages, goodie bags, a bonfire and a fantastic fireworks show at 7 p.m.

Anyone who wishes to dress a stall should contact Carolyn Charlton at 250-593-4582. She will also graciously accept donations of candies or cash to help defray expenses.

Pool information

Residents recently received a CRD flyer with “frequently asked questions” about a potential aquatic centre.

Given that Interlakes (east of Lone Butte through the Highway 24 and Mahood Lake Road corridors) is not included within the South Cariboo Recreation Services jurisdiction, one wonders why we received it at all.


Champagne and caviar go to Albert Phillips who turns 94 today (Sept. 24). Birthday bubbly also goes to Sharon Stewart, German Glatz and Joey Watson.


Call the writer for contact numbers.

• Quilts for 100 Mile Chemo: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 25 at Interlakes Hall.

• Crib, Deka Fire Hall: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 26.

• CRD Area L town-hall meeting; 5 p.m., Sept. 30 at Lone Butte Community Hall.

• Log Cabin Quilters meet 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Oct. 1 at Interlakes Hall.

• Deka Ladies Auxiliary meets 10:30 a.m., Oct. 1 at Deka Fire Hall. New members are always welcome.


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