Saturday markets at Loon Bay Resort extremely popular with travellers, residents alike

Community news happening around the Deka Lake District

Shari Stear is a vendor at the Loon Bay Resort and she sells beautiful jewelry. The markets will be held there from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Aug. 31.

The Saturday of the July long weekend saw hordes of vendors plying their wares at the market outside Loon Bay Resort.

The market was extremely busy with people travelling to Bridge Lake Stampede, or to one of the three Celebrations of Life held that day. The Saturday markets, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will continue until Aug. 31.

Landfill hours input sought

The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) is looking at 8 a.m.-4 p.m. three days a week, noon-4 p.m. two days a week, and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on weekends for the Interlakes landfill, on Horse Lake Road, site’s summer (April to September) hours.

This would be reduced to five days a week during October to March.

During these hours, an attendant will be on site to properly control waste disposal, and recycling bins will become available in 2014.

The CRD requests residents’ feedback as to whether these hours are acceptable.

Comments may be addressed at the CRD’s meeting at Interlakes Hall on July 25 at 7 p.m., or on-line at until Aug. 2.

Executive re-elected

Mountain Spruce Community Centre Society (MSCCS) held its annual general meeting on July 13, and re-elected all of its officers.

Penny Millway (250-593-4521) is chair and recording secretary, Rena Wheatley is treasurer and corresponding secretary, and directors include Mary Weight, Tony Eades and Roy Tomlinson.

Millway voiced her appreciation to Joyce McManus and Brent Clifton for collecting, storing and transporting all the recycling, and to the public for using the recycling bin, which is MSCCS’ ongoing fundraiser.

Millway also noted that Mario Huebel of Beaver Guest Ranch goes through the park each spring and deals with any downed trees and makes the trail safe for use.

Volunteers are always in demand, especially the younger, stronger male variety, for work bees that are held most weekends.

Bicycle contest

Bridge Lake Fair is holding another best-dressed bicycle contest at this year’s fair at Interlakes Hall on Aug. 18.

Children aged five to eight, and aged nine to 12 can compete for a $10 first prize and $5 second prize in each age category.

The winners will be selected by members of Interlakes youth group, Teen Space.

Guest speaker

The Friends of Bridge Lake Speaker Series continues with well-known trapper and conservationist Eric Paddison at Bridge Lake School on July 31 at 7 p.m.

Sad passings

Deepest condolences are extended to the Powell/Levick families on the loss of Doris’ daughter, Cheryl, and Shane’s sister, Karen, who passed away on the Coast in mid-July.


Congratulations go to Bridge Lake’s Claire Myers on placing first in ladies barrel racing on both days of the Bella Coola BCRA Rodeo, June 29-30.

Birthday bubbly goes to Lorraine Jerema, Joe Dayman and for Don Traill’s 84th on July 25.

Congratulations to Barb and Ted Kerr on their 42nd wedding anniversary on July 26.


Call the writer for contact numbers.

• Call 250-593-0121 to reserve $15 tickets for the Aug. 3 Rodeo Dance at Interlakes Hall.

• To register for the Aug. 10-11 Magoo Memorial Funball Tournament, call Barry Larson at 250-706-3877 or Carolyn Charlton at 250-593-4582.


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