The Watch Lake Community Hall was the target of vandalism within the past two weeks by the use of a vehicle smashing down the community hall sign.
This was temporarily repaired by volunteers, but the poles will need to be replaced in the near future. If you witnessed the individual or individuals that caused this vandalism, please contact your local RCMP detachment.
The Watch Lake-North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department (WLNGLVFD) membership has found it necessary, for insurance and financial reasons, to adopt a no-response policy similar to that used by other fire departments in the Cariboo Regional District (CRD).
This means the firefighters will not respond to 9-1-1 fire callouts at properties that haven’t paid the annual fire dues. Neighboring paid properties and the surrounding forest will be protected and the owner of a non-paid property will be given the opportunity of signing a consent form at the scene of the fire.
First responder services will not be effected and will, in fact, be free-of-charge for all medical emergency callouts.
All owners of property upon which the dues have not been paid have been notified by mail of this change in policy. In addition, posters with this information were put up at the mail box notice boards.
Unfortunately, some of these notices disappeared shortly after they were posted. For further information, contact any of the members of the WLNGLVFD board of directors.
With recent sunny and warm conditions, the grounds are now very dry, so folks need to be very careful with their fires.
According to the Cariboo Fire Centre, the crews have responded to 40 wildfires within the boundaries and 33 of them were person-caused and could have been prevented.
There is still a burn restriction in place that prohibits burning any waste or other material larger than one metre by one metre; burning stubble or grass; and using fireworks or burning barrels of any size or description.
Please ensure fires are not lit or kept burning during windy days. Have proper tools and water to contain a fire and make sure the fires are fully extinguished before leaving the area.
Thanks go to the 80 homeowners who ordered the residential address signs, which was a joint project between the WLNGLVFD and 100 Mile House Lions Club.
Your orders are now in and you will be contacted for pickup, mail-out, or if you require assistance for any aspect of installing your sign, volunteers will come and help you.
If you have any questions, call Gisele at 250-395-9082.
• WLNGLVFD meets every Monday at 3 p.m. New volunteers are always welcome. For more information, contact Guy Poliseno at 250-395-9082.
• WLNGLVFD Auxiliary’s next meeting will be held Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Sonny Johnson Memorial Fire Hall (Hall #2). For more information, contact the writer.
• Watch Lake-Green Lake Community Association’s next meeting is Sept. 19 at the Watch Lake Community Hall. Social is at 7 p.m. and the meeting commences at 7:30.
• Watch Lake & District Women’s Institute meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at the Watch Lake Community Hall. The next meeting is scheduled on September 21. Social and crafts at 11 a.m.; meeting at 12:30 p.m. Bring a lunch.