The Rundown: Clinton News

Goings-on at David Stoddart school, a health centre update, a free disposal day, and more.

By Raven Nyman

What’s new at David Stoddart School?

Spring Break has ended and report cards were mailed home on Wednesday, April 11, the same day that graduating students had their photos taken at DSS. Remember: Monday, April 23 will be a Pro-D day at the school, and provincial exams begin on Thursday, April 26.

A reminder to parents and the community to keep the date Thursday, May 3 marked in your calendars, as DSS will be hosting an event called “Sharing Our Story” at the school. This dinner theatre-style presentation will showcase David Stoddart School’s highlights for the 2017–18 school year while those in attendance dine on lasagna, salad, and garlic toast.

Students at David Stoddart have also been working on engaging in volunteer opportunities in the community. This month’s Student Volunteer at DSS is Abby McIlravey, who has started to volunteer with our local food bank. Way to go, Abby!

The next PAC meeting will take place at the school on Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. Kids’ Night is still happening every Thursday at 6 p.m. in the gym, and Drop-in Volleyball takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday night at the school.

For more updates from David Stoddart School, be sure to follow their Facebook page or sign up for the school’s newsletter by visiting their website at

Community Futures Sun Country sponsors free workshops

Two free workshops will be held in Cache Creek at the end of April, sponsored by Community Futures Sun Country and Western Economic Diversification.

The first workshop, called “Stress and Time Management”, will take place on Friday, April 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. The second workshop, “Communicating as a Leader and Conflict Management”, will take place on Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Both events will be held at the Cache Creek Community Hall. John Singleton will facilitate the workshops, which will each include refreshments (including lunch for the April 28 workshop). For more information, or to register, call (250) 453-9165.

Health Centre updates

The Clinton Health Centre will keep its usual hours for spring and summer: open Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., closed holidays. Laboratory services remain available two days per week, on Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Appointments are encouraged, but all are welcome. To make an appointment, contact the Clinton Health Centre at (250) 459-2080.

A CareGiver Support Group meets on the first Monday of every month at the Health Centre from 1 to 3 p.m., and a dementia meeting and education session will be hosted at the Health Centre on May 7, with a special guest from the Alzheimer’s Society of Kamloops.

Free Disposal Day: Clinton Eco-Depot

On Saturday, May 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be a free garbage disposal day at the Clinton Eco-Depot. This is a time when residents of the TNRD can bring in one load of material per household to dispose of, free of charge. Residents can get spring cleaning done and save money on tipping fees.

One load is defined as a truck box or eight-foot trailer, but the free disposal day does not apply to commercial or business loads. Fees will be waived for household garbage, tires, mattresses, couches, wood waste, concrete, cooling appliances, and construction or renovation materials. Don’t forget to secure your load before heading into the Eco-Depot, and bring your recycling: it’s always free.

Plant, Bake, and Yard Sale this June

The Clinton Healthcare Auxiliary will host a Plant, Bake, and Yard Sale on Saturday, June 2 at the Clinton Memorial Hall. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m. If you would like to sell something at the event, tables cost $10 each to book.

To register, call Elaine at (250) 459-7085 or Carol at (250) 459-2487. Space for tables is filling up quickly, so make sure to call as soon as possible if you’d like to reserve a spot.

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