The Mobile Vet Clinic in the parking lot of the Cariboo Lodge where it will be set up every Tuesday.

Striking A Balance – Spirit of Clinton forges ahead

Susan Swan's weekly column of community news and events in Clinton.

Cariboo Country Mobile Vet

There is now a mobile veterinary clinic that services the south Cariboo. The fully equipped trailer is moved from community to community on a set schedule. Look for it at the Interlakes area on Thursdays, in Clinton every Tuesday, parked at 70 Mile House Wednesdays – twice a month and in Lac La Hache on Wednesday – twice a month.

Pat Barker, DVM and Michelle Collett, RAHT are able to provide pet vaccinations, dentistry, spay/neuter services, in house laboratory, day surgery, physical examinations and wellness programs, lab and diagnostic services, surgical and pharmaceutical services and more.

More information on this new mobile service is available on their website at www.cariboomobilevet.com.

Final Hockey Tournament

The final hockey tournament of the season played out in the 47 Mile Recreation Complex on March 8-9 with seven teams vying for top spot.

The teams were the L’Heureux Team, Warren Team, Bonaparte Team, Dougherty Team, Beeds Team, Quesnel Team and Clinton Team. Four of the seven teams were actually from Clinton.

The mixed teams battled it out all weekend but unfortunately my deadline came before the end of the tournament.

Following the tournament the arena closed for the season.

Daffodil Tea

The Clinton Seniors Association is hosting the Annual Daffodil Tea on Wednesday, March 12 from 1-3 p.m. in the Clinton Memorial Hall.

The sunny daffodil blossoms will be a welcome reminder that spring really will come. Come out and support the Seniors Association. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Regular Council Meetings

The regular meetings of the Village of Clinton Council are held at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The meetings in March are on the 12 and 26 in Council Chambers.

This is an election year for municipal governments in British Columbia. If you have ever given any thought to running for a position on council then you may want to attend a few council meetings to get an idea of what the Council is responsible for. Even if you are not thinking of running in the next election you may want to see your elected officials in action. These are the people you put your faith in to govern your community. Do you know what type of job they are doing?

Some time before the election in the fall you may want to attend some council meetings to help you make informed decisions at the ballot box.

150/50 Committee Changes

The community wants to continue with a committee similar to the 150/50 Committee that was formed in 2013 to oversee the events during the two important anniversaries that were celebrated in Clinton last year.

A meeting was held on Feb. 5 to determine how the committee could continue in some capacity. All those who had been members of the 150/50 committee were invited to attend as well as any one else who may be interested.

Those in attendance decided to establish a new committee, tentatively known as the Spirit of Clinton Committee. It would continue along the lines of the original 150/50 committee promoting not for profit events but also incorporate the Recreation Commission and help make decisions on Clinton’s Millennium Fund.

This group will be meeting again on Thursday, March 13 at 7 p.m. in the Village Office. Everyone is welcome to attend whether they are a member of this committee or not.

Susan Swan

Just Posted

Cache Creek councillor has committee appointments rescinded

Council also presented with need for roof repairs to Cache Creek fire hall

RCMP conclude investigation into 2017 Elephant Hill wildfire

Files have been turned over to BC Prosecution Service

HUB Online Network finding its feet, documenting the region

New venture already has nearly three dozen videos up on YouTube channel

New support resource in area for women with disabilities

Pacific Dawn will be holding regular meetings in Ashcroft for women with disabilities

Handbell choir looking for new members to learn an old art form

Desert Bells Handbell Choir one of the few four-octave choirs in the province

‘I shouldn’t have done it,’ Trudeau says of brownface photo

Trudeau says he also wore makeup while performing a version of a Harry Belafonte song

B.C. ‘tent city’ disputes spark call for local government autonomy

UBCM backs Maple Ridge after province overrules city

B.C. drug dealers arrested after traffic stop near Banff turns into helicopter pursuit

Antonio Nolasco-Padia, 23, and Dina Anthony, 55, both well-known to Chilliwack law enforcement

B.C. MLA calls on province to restrict vaping as first related illness appears in Canada

Todd Stone, Liberal MLA for Kamloops-South Thompson, introduced an anti-vaping bill in April

Chilliwack woman wins right to medically assisted death after three-year court battle

Julia Lamb has been the lead plaintiff in a legal battle to ease restrictions on Canada’s assisted dying laws

B.C. bus crash survivor petitions feds to fix road where classmates died

UVic student’s petition well over halfway to 5k signature goal

NDP, Liberals promise more spending, while Tories promise spending cuts

Making life more affordable for Canadians a focus in the 2019 election

UPDATE: Police probe third threat against a Kamloops high school in eight days

Police have not released any further details into what the threat includes

Most Read