LETTER: Immediate action from staff appreciated

A letter to the editor by Gary Young

To the mayor and council of 100 Mile House:

I am an experienced umpire for your local fastball league. Last year and for the beginning of this year’s season a safety problem still existed on the ball diamond used for fastball. The positioning of first base and home plate caused two injuries and there were infield concerns as well. I’ve warned the players about the problems. While I do not live there (Lac la Hache) I took it upon myself to attempt to correct the problems.

I was told to see a person named Josh. The arena was empty and set up for grad. Could not find him and no one I spoke to knew where he might be.

I went to your operations office and spoke to Brad Scott about the problems. His response was immediate. He went down to the field with me. When we were there one of your landscaper/gardeners was there (Dave). The two listened to my concerns and understood after looking at the areas I pointed out. Their reaction was instant and they started the fixes as I had suggested.

The next set of games on Tuesday (and Thursday), June 5 I saw that the fixes that were needed were done and done well. Several players mentioned to me about the much better condition of the infield, not only for play but for safety as well.

I commend these two employees for their understanding and the efficient work they did. Please put a copy of this letter in their personnel file for future reference.

The players are safer and the infield is very nice. The outfield and other areas are great.

As an umpire, I’ve banned all smoking and drinking from the dugouts but unfortunately, there are butts everywhere. Could there be a cigarette butt receptacle (hospital has one in front) by the dugouts for use? It is very unsightly as it currently is. Perhaps a small sign for as a reminder for smokers?

Thank you,

Gary Young

Lac la Hache

Just Posted

Update on wildfires in the Cariboo, Aug. 20

The latest update on wildfires, evacuation alerts and orders in the Cariboo Fire Centre

Barriere Health Centre temporarily closes emergency department for Aug. 21

Physician clinic at the health centre remains open

The South Cariboo Garlic Festival returns to Lac La Hache Aug. 25 and 26

‘There’s literally something for everyone.’

‘Beauty amongst such tragedy:’ B.C. photographer captures nature’s trifecta

David Luggi’s photo from a beach in Fraser Lake shows Shovel Lake wildfire, Big Dipper and an aurora

Social media, digital photography allow millennials to flock to birdwatching

More young people are flocking to birdwatching than ever, aided by social media, digital photography

Case of truck driver charged in Humboldt Broncos crash adjourned until October

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu is charged with 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death, other charges

REVIEW: MTV VMAs was a shocking event, for the wrong reasons

MTV Video Music Awards lacked star power and felt flat and some of the winners turned heads

4.6 quake detected off coast of Vancouver Island

The small earthquake happened early Tuesday morning

Quesnel RCMP seize gun, drugs after stopping man cycling without a helmet

The man had a warrant out for his arrest and was carrying illegal items in a backpack

Puppies picked up by BC Wildfire crew to be returned to family

They were just leaving the Monashee Complex of fires when they found the cutest creatures.

At least 14 illegal fires set in Fraser Valley this month

Conservation officers are fed up with people not listening to the province-wide fire ban

B.C. woman promoting ‘orange glow’ campaign to support firefighters

A Penticton woman is hoping an orange ribbon campaign will catch on throughout B.C.

Air Canada-led consortium signs deal to buy Aeroplan program

The deal would acquire the Aeroplan loyalty program from Aimia Inc

Most Read