Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wednesday News Wrap - Sept 14th edition

In 100 Mile House:

* Proposed new community library for Lac La Hache  - see here
* Weekend vandalism in Centennial Park closes trail - see here
*Agriplex Society has successfully obtained its building permit for repairs to the old Stan Halcro Arena - see here
* Opening 15 long-term care at Fishcher Place not a priority for Interior Health - see here
* Letter writer Lee Wood of Burnaby has "interesting" idea on how to revert HST to GST/PST in less than 18 months - see here

In Williams Lake:

* Scott Nelson pitches a "one dollar a year" idea for seniors' & Cariboo Lodge - see the video here and see the response from Bill Reid, a local senior and a member of the Williams Lake and Area Seniors' Advisory Council.  See that here

Finally - Earlier in the week, CBC Daybreak North interviewed Alberto De Feo (CAO - District of Lake Country) regarding the proposed Municipal Auditor-General.  You can listen to it here

In Quesnel:

* The on-going war between Quesnel Mayor Mary Sjostrom and Quesnel Councillor Sushil Thapar continues with the latest salvo being Thapar accusing Sjostrom of putting in for claims for items like "a vehicle windshield", "chocolates", and a "pedicure" and he is demanding that Sjostrom repay City of Quesnel taxpayers' for these items.  Sjostrom, for her part, says "When will it end?".  She also says that these claims of Thapar are "false" as Quesnel City Staff follow strict procedures in order to approve any claim request(s) that come in for approval

Editor's Note - I wonder how much lower Quesnel Council politics can sink??  I will say that, unlike in previous years, Sushil Thapar is really pushing the "limits" on these statements of his and this is "out of character" for him, especially for the period of 2006-spring of 2009, where he didn't usually make these sort of "very hard hitting"comments as he was quite mellow before this...

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