After a period of wet weather and cooler temperatures, the BC Wildfire Service has rescinded campfire bans throughout the Prince George, Cariboo, and Kamloops Fire Centres. Effective Friday, Sept. 7, the campfire ban was lifted for our area, but bans were only partially rescinded in the Coastal, Southeast, and Northwest Fire Centres.
Though the campfire ban has officially ended for Clinton’s region, grass burning still remains prohibited in the Cariboo Fire Centre, and fireworks are also still prohibited. Also on the list of prohibited activities are the use of tiki torches, sky lanterns, burn barrels, binary exploding targets, and Category 2 and Category 3 open fires.
Notice: construction of bump-outs
On Tuesday, Sept. 4, the Village started construction of the pedestrian crosswalk bump-outs at Highway 97 and McDonald Avenue. This project is expected to be completed within two weeks. The Village apologizes for any inconvenience to residents, and notes that this is the final set of bump-outs to be constructed in the Village by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.
The bump-outs have been installed to increase pedestrian visibility and slow traffic, enabling safer pedestrian highway crossing. During construction, residents should be aware of work crews on the highway and comply with construction speed zones.
Food Bank says “Thanks!”
The Clinton Food Bank recently advertised its need for pasta products on their Facebook page, and I mentioned it here in “The Rundown”. Good news! Their call was graciously—and speedily—answered by local residents Diana and Chris Guerin. An enormous “thank you” is owed to the Guerins for their kind donation to the Food Bank. The community appreciates your care.
Don’t forget: the Food Bank is open on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Living Waters Fellowship Church in Clinton. If you are considering donating, please contact Jill at 250-703-3732.
“ASIST” training available this September in 70 Mile House
The Canadian Mental Health Association South Cariboo Branch will be hosting an “ASIST” Suicide Intervention Training program at the 70 Mile Community Hall on Monday, Sept. 24 and Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The training program is world class and will be presented free of charge. A certificate will be given upon completion of both training days, with lunch and coffee breaks included. Participants are asked to arrive by 8:15 a.m. on Sept. 24 to sign in and receive materials.
To register for the program, contact the CMHA at 250-395-4883. Everyone is welcome, and there is room for 30 participants, who must be 16 years of age or older. Suicide can affect people of all ages and walks of life; this event is an opportunity to learn more about how to become part of a suicide-safe community.
Civic election coming up
This year, all British Columbia municipalities will hold a civic election on Saturday, Oct. 20. The Village of Clinton will, of course, be holding a fall election for its new mayor and council, but the official campaign period doesn’t begin until Saturday, Sept. 15. The nomination period for the 2018 general local elections runs until Friday, Sept. 14, which means there is still time for candidates to file their papers.
Stay tuned for more details about the 2018 civic election in the coming weeks.