Coming Soon: Deka Lake Ice Fishing Derby

Diana Forster's regular corrspondence for Deka Lake

The Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department’s (DLDVFD) annual Ice Fishing Derby is Saturday, Feb. 11. All tickets cost $6 and weigh in, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., is at Access #12 (Burgess Rd. and Julsrud Rd.).

Refreshments will be available on the ice and prize-giving is on the ice as soon as possible after 2 p.m.

Prizes to three places are awarded for lake trout, kokanee and rainbow and all tickets are entered in the prize draw even if you don’t fish. Ticket holders must be present to win.

The winner of DLDVFD Ladies Auxiliary (LA) Memorial Quilt will be drawn from amongst all members of DLDVFD and LA.

DLDVFD is delighted to welcome its second female firefighter, Denise Britton.


Outhouse Races

The Interlakes Economic Association’s free annual Outhouse Races is Sunday, Feb. 12, at Interlakes Corner.

Outhouses will be on site at 10 a.m. and races start at 11 a.m. Spectators can vote for their favourite and the winner will receive the People’s Choice Award.

Last year’s giant slide will be in place and, this year, there will also be sleigh rides.

Hot food and beverages will be available on site.


Art display

Anne & Ron Conway are the guest artists in Bridge Lake Library’s Community Showcase for February.

Known best for their fused glass, paper and pressed flowers jewelry creations, they also make bird feeders, cards and panels.

They work from home at 7510 Webb Lake Rd. and ask that you phone 250-593-4066 if you wish to visit.

They are also often at the 100 Mile Farmers’ Market and at Loon Bay Market.



Happy 78th birthday to Walter Levick; and for Amber Parker’s 22nd.



Call the writer for contact numbers

• Coffee Chat with Cambria Volonte of Gaia Acres Yoga & Fitness: 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 30, at the Interlakes Community Centre (ICC).

• Log Cabin Quilters meet from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1 at the ICC.

• Deka Ladies Auxiliary meets at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1 at the Deka Firehall.

• Crib, Deka Firehall: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3.

• Annual General Meeting for the ICC Society and Roe Lake & District Recreation Commission: 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7 at the ICC.

• Call Barry Larson at 250-706-3877 to register your team for the Feb. 11/12 Snow Ball Tournament at ICC.

Just Posted

CRD directors look for solutions to growing rural crime trend

“The bulk of these break and enters seem to be drug-fuelled,” CRD board chair Margo Wagner

B.C. dog breeder banned again after 46 dogs seized

The SPCA seized the animals from Terry Baker, 66, in February 2018

B.C. offers early retirement, training fund for forest workers

Communities eligible for $100,000 for permanent closures

CRIMESTOPPERS: Williams Lake RCMP seek public’s assistance

Williams Lake RCMP released three names of people they are looking for

Yearbook photo surfaces of Trudeau wearing ‘brownface’ costume in 2001

The report describes the occasion as an ‘Arabian Nights’-themed gala event

B.C. ‘tent city’ disputes spark call for local government autonomy

UBCM backs Maple Ridge after province overrules city

B.C. drug dealers arrested after traffic stop near Banff turns into helicopter pursuit

Antonio Nolasco-Padia, 23, and Dina Anthony, 55, both well-known to Chilliwack law enforcement

B.C. MLA calls on province to restrict vaping as first related illness appears in Canada

Todd Stone, Liberal MLA for Kamloops-South Thompson, introduced an anti-vaping bill in April

Chilliwack woman wins right to medically assisted death after three-year court battle

Julia Lamb has been the lead plaintiff in a legal battle to ease restrictions on Canada’s assisted dying laws

B.C. bus crash survivor petitions feds to fix road where classmates died

UVic student’s petition well over halfway to 5k signature goal

NDP, Liberals promise more spending, while Tories promise spending cuts

Making life more affordable for Canadians a focus in the 2019 election

UPDATE: Police probe third threat against a Kamloops high school in eight days

Police have not released any further details into what the threat includes

Most Read