2013: year in review

Looking back at the stories from the month of December

Week 49 – December 4

Stinky classroom alarms parents

Reports of potential mould in a classroom at 100 Mile House Elementary School led to investigations by School District #27 in early December 2013.

After hearing alleged reports of students wearing coats and hats in a classroom where windows were wide open, investigations found no mould, but confirmed a bad smell emanating from somewhere. Three heater ventilator units in the classroom were identified as potentially odorous, and were cleaned.

 

Recycling contract awarded

The Cariboo Regional District and District of 100 Mile House jointly awarded a contract to Central Cariboo Disposal on Nov. 28, 2013.

It will see the company pick up curbside garbage and recyclables at 108 Mile Ranch and 100 Mile House beginning May 2014.

The bid for which recycler will bale the tins, plastic, cardboard and paper was still up in the air, as that contract will be awarded by Multi Material BC.

 

Week 50 – December 11

Shopping spree winner spirited

Ginny Grant raced around Save-On-Foods early on Dec. 7 while throwing as many items as possible into a series of strategically placed shopping carts.

Cheered on by several South Cariboo Lioness Club members and staff, the local senior amazed everyone with her stamina and determination in her effort to gain up to $500 worth of free food, including $100 in meat value. Grant had won the five-minute shopping spree in the Lioness Club’s raffle.

 

Week 51 – December 18

Prosperity mine supporters rally

South Cariboo businessmen Len Doucette, Allan Roberts and Nick Christianson attended a Vancouver rally for New Prosperity Mine project on Dec. 10.

They joined business, political and mining association leaders and stakeholders to voice support for the mine.

B.C. Mines and Energy Minister Bill Bennett discussed the project with federal cabinet ministers on Dec. 12 before they, and Canada’s minister of environment, decide whether to approve it to move into permitting stages.

 

Door-to-door delivery axed

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod said Canada Post’s plan to terminate home mail delivery within the next five years was necessary due to ongoing losses at Canada Post.

Urban neighbourhoods will join rural residents in picking up mail at community mailboxes. She noted most people in her riding didn’t want increased taxes to subsidize this service.

The cost of a single stamp will also be hiked from $0.63 to $1 ($.85 each in a pack) as of March 31, 2014.

 

Week 52 – December 25

Land commission review

The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) took action to fend off potential ramifications of the province’s core review of the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC).

CRD chair Al Richmond said it would ask for further consultation on any proposed changes. The directors were concerned the core review could result in an arbitrary decision to protect infertile lands for agricultural purposes on a percentage basis, at the expense of land with better soil and climates.

 

Just Posted

From the archives of the 100 Mile Free Press

29 Years Ago (1990): Starting on Sept. 1, smokers had better checked… Continue reading

Cow Moose Sign founder wants LEH for antlerless moose hunt in B.C. stopped

“Shooting a cow moose — it’s just not the right thing to do, especially in this region”

Cost-free adult crafting classes come to the South Cariboo this September

‘What I want to promote is a group having fun, something to come to that doesn’t cost them’

What was your favourite part of the Summer Reading Club at the library?

Pawan Nijjar 100 Mile House “The crafts and the prizes we got… Continue reading

Trudeau to meet with U.K. and Japanese prime ministers ahead of G7 summit

French President Emmanuel Macron, this year’s G7 host, has little expectations of a unified front from the leaders

Thousands cycle to conquer cancer

The 11th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer took place Saturday morning, Aug. 24 in Surrey, B.C.

PHOTOS: Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

Amazon fires have become a global issue, escalating tensions between Brazil and European countries

Racist confrontation in Richmond parking lot caught on camera

Woman can be heard yelling racial slurs, swear words at woman in apparent parking dispute

Groups ready campaign to help young voters identify ‘fake news’ in election

The media literacy campaign to focus on identifying misinformation and suspicious sources online

Big rally in northern B.C. draws attention to continuing lumber crisis

Mayor Joan Atkinson says about 400 workers have been directly affected by the closure of the Canfor mill

Orangeville Northmen take Minto Cup at Langley Events Centre

Swept best-of-five series 3-0 over Victoria Shamrocks

Expanded support to help B.C. youth from care attend university still falling short

Inadequate support, limited awareness and eligibility restrictions some of the existing challenges

Ethnic media aim to help maintain boost in voting by new Canadians

Statistics Canada says new Canadians made up about one-fifth of the voting population in 2016

Most Read