The Village of Clinton is looking for a Director of Financial Services. Photo: Wendy Coomber.

The Village of Clinton is looking for a Director of Financial Services. Photo: Wendy Coomber.

The Rundown: Clinton News

A Food Bank request, a book signing, a community celebration, craft markets, and more.

By Raven Nyman

Employment opportunity: the Village is hiring again

The Village of Clinton is currently seeking to fill the position of Director of Financial Services. The Director of Financial Services will report to the CAO and will be responsible for the statutory duties of the financial officer under the Community Charter and Public Sector Accounting Board principles.

This full-time, senior management position includes responsibility for the municipality’s overall financial administration. The successful candidate will provide leadership in all areas of financial planning, policies, collections, budgeting, and asset management.

The Director of Financial Services will also be responsible for formulating the municipal financial reports and related bylaws, which requires attendance at any necessary Village meetings. The ideal candidate for this position will already hold a recognized accounting designation and will have at least three years of senior municipal management or related financial-management experience.

Other important assets include being comfortable in a computerized environment and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, as well as Muniware. The Village offers a benefit package and a competitive salary.

Anyone interested in applying for this position is invited to do so by submitting a cover letter and resume, along with references and expected remuneration, to the Village of Clinton at 1423 Cariboo Highway, PO Box 309, Clinton, V0K 1K0. Applications will be accepted in person or via email until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 21.

To apply via email, forward your resume and cover letter with attention to CAO Monika Schittek at

Music in the Park was another success

On Sunday, August 19, the Village of Clinton hosted a one-year anniversary celebration of its return home from evacuation by holding a Music in the Park event in Reg Conn Park. More than 300 participants turned up throughout the day to enjoy bouncy castles provided by Psalm 23 and entertainment from Alex Well and friends, Leona and Allan McKay, and Arlen Park, with special young guests, his children Mitchell, Ella, and Sofia Park.

A free dinner of hot dogs, hamburgers, salmon, salads, bannock, and more was served to more than 250 guests. The event was fully funded by the United Way, the Red Cross, and EMBC, who collaborated with High Bar First Nation and the Village of Clinton to purchase all catering and supplies locally—well done!

The day was a success, despite the smoky air that served as a reminder of the wildfires past and present. Thanks to everyone who helped make the event happen and showed up to support the community’s resilience.

The Food Bank needs pasta, please

The Clinton Food Bank has been doing very well since its inception, and continues to receive donations from various local groups and generous residents alike. In the past month alone, the Food Bank has received donations from the Clinton Art and Cultural Society and from GoldTrail RV Park.

On Tuesday, August 21 the Food Bank offered plenty of fresh produce and fruit to residents from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Living Waters Fellowship Church in Clinton. The Food Bank runs on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the same time and place. If you are considering donating, the organization is currently in great need of pasta products, particularly dry noodles.

Thanks to those who continue to donate! For any inquiries about the Clinton Food Bank, contact Jill at (250) 703-3732.

Event reminders and more

Canadian author June V. Bourgo will be at the Clinton Library on Wednesday, September 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. for a reading and book-signing. Bourgo is a former Clinton resident and was the 2017 Golden Book Award Judges’ Choice Winner.

To hear more about her work and perhaps pick up a signed book, visit Bourgo during her appearance at the Clinton Library, 1506 Tingley Street, on September 5.

Don’t forget that on Saturday, September 9, the Big Bar Lake Artisans’ Market will take place at the Old Mariott Ranch on Mariott Road, Big Bar Lake. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature original artwork, funky crafts, home-baked goods, refreshments, snacks, and more. All vendors are welcome to attend the event with no commission charged. For those seeking additional information, feel free to email

Fresh flower shipments are arriving at Bubbles’ Blossom Design on September 6 and September 11 for those who would like to purchase custom-made bouquets and more. Be sure to place your orders in advance if there’s something specific you’d like to order. Call or text Jess at (250) 819-3359 with your requests.

To browse some of Jess’s lovely arrangements and wreaths, visit her Facebook page (Bubbles’ Blossom Design). Bubbles’ Blossom Design is located at 1323 Cariboo Highway.

Crafters: mark your calendars for Saturday, October 27. That’s when the Clinton CiB Craft Fair will take place in town. Stay tuned for more details about this event and similar fall events in coming editions of “The Rundown”.

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