Friday, January 27, 2017

Local Gov't Mtgs - Wk of Jan 30 - Feb 3

Both Quesnel and Williams Lake City Councils are meeting next week, as follows:

Quesnel - Regular Council Meeting on Tuesday, Jan 31st at 7pm in Quesnel Council Chambers (2nd Floor - 410 Kinchant St).  On the Agenda:

* Delegations (2) -- Cody Dillabough, Chief of Barlow Creek Volunteer Fire Department re: 2018 BC Volunteer Fire Fighters Games and Marlene Morris, Co-Director - Community Development Institute re: Quesnel Housing and Community Profile

* Committee Reports
* Public Safety and Police Committee
* Cariboo-Chilcotin Beetle Coalition Funding Resolutions
* Council Meetings and Strategic Initiative Meetings
* Council Candidates for Higher Elected Office
* Northern Development Initiative Trust Marketing Initiatives – Professional and Family Recruitment Campaign
* Statutory Approving Officer Appointment
* BC / Canada 150 Grant Application
* Cariboo Strong Update

View the full Agenda here

Williams Lake - Committee of the Whole Session on Tuesday, Jan 31st at 6pm in the Rick Hansen Boardroom (Basement - 450 Mart Street).  On the Agenda:

* Review 2017 Fee for Service Agreements
* Review 2017 Grant-in-Aide Applications

View the full Agenda here

Various local elected officials, including myself, will be either at the BC Premier's Natural Resources Forum in Prince George or in Richmond (where I will be) for the annual UBCM Electoral Area Directors' Forum/Local Government Leadership Academy's Annual Leadership Forum.  Links to either are below

1) Natural Resource Forum - click here

2) UBCM Electoral Area Directors' Forum - click here & LGLA Annual Leadership Forum - click here

Community Events this weekend/next week: (Courtesy of

Quesnel - click here

Williams Lake - click here

100 Mile House:

The 100 Mile Nordics will be hosting a Cross Country Ski Waxing Clinic or February 2nd at the Day Lodge at 7:00pm. The cost is $20 and for more information and to register -- email Gary Carlson at or call 250-395-2063.

The Farm and Ranch Safety and Health Association will be hosting a Tractor Safety workshop on February 18th from 1:00pm – 3:30pm at the Lone Butte Community Hall. Admission is free and coffee and snacks will be provided by the CattleBelles. For information call Reg Steward at 250-395-6427. All ages and experience levels welcome!

A very important survey for the South Cariboo is available for your participation now. The 55+ South Cariboo Housing Needs survey is available on the District of 100 Mile House Website and the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce Website at You can fill in the survey on line or down load a paper copy you can fill out and drop off at the District of 100 Mile House office, the CRD office or the SCRC.

On February 25th The 100 Mile House Festival of the Arts is hosting another amazing workshop for singers, pianists, instrumentalists and performers. Tracy Fehr, an acclaimed Singer and Clinician will instruct and teach musician stage deportment and etiquette skills & provide instruction in performance. All ages and levels are welcome. Please contact Lynda at 250-706-9997 or Ginny at 250-395-3555 to register by February 17th. Registration is $20.00.

The 100 Mile House White Cane Club will be hosting an open house on February 9th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at he 100 Mile House United Church. Information sessions of special interest for those who are blind or partially sighted along with caregivers, family and friends…. All are invited. For more information call Marilyn at 250-396-4070.

The South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence and Citizen of the Year Awards nominations are open until February 21st. Go to the chamber website to see how you can nominate your favorite businesses. Businesses in the South Cariboo are the driving economic force for the area so let them know their importance by nominating them now!

YUKYUKS Comedian John Beuhler is coming to town! He will be performing at the Business Excellence Awards on March 4th at the 100 Mile House Community Hall. Tickets are now on sale for the 23rd Annual Business Excellence & Citizen of the Year Awards. Please contact the Chamber office to reserve your tickets at or call 250-395-6124. Seating is limited and inner will be provided by the Iron Horse Pub and Grill.

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