CSS submits bid for new woodlot – Clearwater Times
40 YEARS AGO
The first steps have been taken towards the start of renovations at the Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. Victoria architect Ray Goldsworthy is working on plans to modernize emergency, radiology and laboratory facilities. Once completed, they will be the subject of a call for tenders. The renovations will cost $ 270,000 and begin as soon as possible.
Mail delivery has been reduced to two days a week due to a postal strike.
BC Hydro has filed an application with the BC Utilities Commission for rate increases affecting all classes of electricity and gas customers. The rate increase is intended to cover expected cost increases and would increase on average by 9.7% for residential consumers on August 1, 1981, and an additional 9.3% on April 1, 1982.
35 YEARS AGO
The Clearwater High School Logging Program submitted an offer for a new woodlot. The Logging 10 class, created in 1981, needs to acquire the land to ensure a future for the program. The CSS course provided a skilled and competent workforce to local entrepreneurs.
Safety Mart won the Bantam “B” final, the first for a team from Clearwater, eliminating Williams Lake with a final score of 5-4. The games took place at Barrière.
A 15-pound fish won first prize in the Weyerhaeuser weekend fishing derby on Canim Lake. The fish was brought in by John Roach. John Elliot carried a 4-pound, 5-ounce fish that was closest to the hidden weight of the 4-pound, 2-ounce price.
30 YEARS AGO
The Clearwater Forest District has approximately 7,000 “vegetation management experts” at work this year. The experts are sheep and cattle. The district has the largest sheep grazing program in the province. The animals are used both to prepare the planting sites and to brush and weed after the young trees are planted.
Ross Coultier, a professional mountain guide based in Clearwater, and two other residents of North Thompson headed to the Himalayas to participate in the Canada Everest expedition in 1991.
A pack of dogs killed Ralph and Maureen Johnson’s pet llama, “Babe.” The dogs also took a lamb and one of the Johnson ewes. Two other sheep are now on medication. That same night, six geese belonging to a neighbor were killed and a pig injured.
25 YEARS AGO
Brothers George and Art Marcyniuk sold the Wells Gray Inn to Ray Leroux of Kelowna, who has experience with hotels, resorts and motels. His son will join him. The new owner has assured that he will keep the same staff and plans to expand the business in the very near future.
A thick layer of smoke filled the apartments in Clearwater, raising alarms among residents. Firefighters found two buckets full of an unidentifiable smoking material. After donning the SCBA airpacks and hosing down the buckets, firefighters determined that a copper wire had been set alight to remove the plastic coating.
A chain collision of four vehicles in the repaving construction area just north of Little Fort resulted in total damage of approximately $ 30,000. Three vehicles were stopped in the construction area by flaggers, when a fourth vehicle, a pickup truck towing a large fifth-wheel camper, drove into the back of the line.
20 YEARS AGO
Two residents of Clearwater were victims of organized crime. One of them saw his van seized by the police as a stolen vehicle. The other was taken over by a fraudulent investment scheme.
Search and rescue successfully located an elderly man near 100 Mile House. He had disappeared after taking a walk while visiting his family. Relatives reported his disappearance even though he had not returned. A search aircraft spotted a fire, to which S&R were deployed and found the man.
A summer employee at the Clearwater Fire Center, Kevin Christie, is developing an interface fire assessment program for the region. The information will be digitized and put on maps in a database. Eventually there will be a database covering the entire province.
The DQ boys bantam softball team won silver at the Bantam C Provincial Championships at Barrière. They won almost all of their matches at the event and placed second overall.
15 YEARS AGO
An open house brought together more than 300 people to protest and learn more about a proposal to explore for uranium deposits on the Foghorn property. Residents of Clearwater and visitors from Barriere, Kelowna, Kamloops and other parts of British Columbia gathered outside the Clearwater Resource Center. The rally continued until 8 p.m. when the open house ended. Those present were encouraged to write to the ministry.
Local residents visiting the local landfill will notice that large deposits of smelly black sludge are building up at the Clearwater landfill. The product is Nutrifor and 1,000 tonnes are trucked from the Lower Mainland as part of a joint land reclamation project between TNRD and the Greater Vancouver Regional District. The TNRD is in the process of rehabilitating five landfills with this fertilizer.
10 YEARS AGO
The District of Clearwater will invite surrounding municipalities to meet with BC Hydro at the Union of BC Municipalities meeting to discuss an alternative for the valley as “we need more electricity,” said Councilor Bert Walker. The problem is that if a copper mine project near Vavenby goes ahead, the current electrical system would be inadequate.
The Canfor-Vavenby sawmill will reopen in September, according to a letter from the mill manager in the Clearwater district. About fifty people will return to work. No figures were given for loggers or contract workers. A second shift is scheduled for January. The sawmill closed in the summer of 2009.
5 YEARS AGO
Many years of effort by a Clearwater couple came to fruition with the official opening of Dragonfly Splash Park in Clearwater. Debbie and Roger Mayer designed the water park as a memorial to their son, Gord, who tragically died in an accident in 2002. According to an article in the September 5, 2013 issue, they also wanted it to be remembered by all. who helped build this community, such as Bill Mattenly, Ed Buck and Bill Collison. “Nothing is happier than the laughter of children,” Roger Mayer reportedly said at the time.
Construction of a connection between the Raft River Elementary School and the Clearwater District sewer system is underway. The school’s obsolete septic tank replacement project is funded with $ 715,900 from the province’s school improvement program and $ 140,000 from SD73.