Striking a Balance – Clinton geocaches unveiled

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Striking a Balance in Clinton

Well folks, here we go again. This is for all the people in Clinton, Cache Creek, Ashcroft and, yes, even Spences Bridge who said they missed my column. Some said they never know what is going on in Clinton any more. And we just can’t have that as there is always something going on in Clinton.

While I was attempting to come up with a title for my column (Around Clinton just sounds so lame!) I happened upon Lori Welbourne’s column in last week’s Journal. And there it was, “Striking a Balance”. I hope Lori doesn’t mind. This perfectly describes what I will have to do in order to get my columns out to you. I will have to strike a balance between my personal life, my business, my public life on Clinton Council and the time it takes to produce this column.

Although I cannot commit to a weekly column, I will submit a column whenever I can. I will once again try to keep you informed as to what is happening in Clinton.

To those who encouraged me to take this on again, I thank you. I am humbled that so many people actually read my ramblings and seem to appreciate it. And to the person who told me that they never would have voted for me had they known I was going to quit the column when I was elected, well, this is for you, too. It’s good to be back.

Geo Cache Kick Off

About 90 enthusiastic geocachers attended the kick off of several new caches in Clinton and area on Sunday, Aug. 26. The comfort station was crowded with people as the coordinates for the sites were provided.

On hand to congratulate Gold Country and welcome participants were MP Cathy McLeod, Clinton Mayor Jim Rivett and Clinton councillors Diana Guerin, Wayne Marchant and Susan Swan.

There were people attending from Vancouver, Langley, Chilliwack, Big Lake and Prince George as well as areas in between. Once they had received the coordinates on their GPS units or lap top computers many were off at a run. The race was on to be the first to find the new sites.

Although I had never tried this before, my son and I got wrapped up in the enthusiasm and found a couple of the nearby caches (without the use of a GPS unit). I can certainly see where this would be a fun and exciting adventure for families.

Kudos to Gold Country for this popular activity that brings so many people to our region.

NDI Cheque Received

The Village of Clinton received funding from Northern Development Initiative Trust for Economic Development and one portion was for collaborative economic development. It was presented in the amount of $2,750 to the Clinton and District Economic Development Society to cover part of the printing costs of the Village of Clinton Historical Walking Tour Brochure. Coun. Diana Guerin presented the cheque to Robin Fennell, president of the Clinton & District Economic Development Society on Aug. 29.

The Historical Walking Tour Brochure was the brainchild of the now-defunct Clinton & District Chamber of Commerce. Visitors to Clinton can take a self-guided tour using the brochure as a guide. Arrangements can also be made for a guided tour of the historical sites in Clinton.

Susan Swan