The Rundown: Clinton News

Staffing changes mean three new faces at Clinton Village office

David Stoddart School news

Congratulations to David Stoddart student Lucy Willis, who was recently recognized by the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing for her achievement of placing in the top 25 per cent of contestants in the Pascal Contest. Willis earned a Certificate of Distinction for her achievement. The contest is open to Canadian Grade Nine students and is run by the University of Waterloo.

Students at DSS have made all sorts of creative projects in the past months, and they were happy to share many of their efforts with parents and families at a recent Share Our Story event that took place on Thursday, May 2 at the school.

The preschool class worked on tinfoil art, and in Mrs. Coxon’s room students learned about the life cycle of a chicken by raising chickens themselves. The senior Math class has been studying calculus, and high school students also made moccasins on a recent trip to Canoe Creek.

Students and parents at DSS will have the opportunity to order school supplies for the 2019/2020 school year through School Start this month. Order forms will be sent home with students in mid-May and will allow families to purchase supplies online or through the school. Supplies will then be delivered to a registered mailing address.

This month, students from Kindergarten to Grade Six will also get to choose 10 free books to take home for the summer holiday. A book fair will be set up for the week of May 21–24, and students will get to choose their 10 free books themselves.

Books will be ordered and handed out to students on the last day of school in June. As part of the program, DSS will collect Scholastic points for every book sold, and the program will then provide new books for the DSS library. Students can purchase books over and above their free 10 if they please, as they can during a regular school book fair.

Don’t forget: Friday, May 18 is a Professional Development Day and Monday, May 20 is the Victoria Day holiday, so students will enjoy a long weekend before the Book Fair begins for the week of May 21. Friday, May 24 is Pizza Day at the school.

Seniors’ Association updates

The next Clinton Seniors’ Association meeting will take place on Thursday, May 16 following a noon lunch at the Seniors’ Centre, 217 Smith Avenue. The Clinton Seniors are planning on entering a float into the annual parade this year and urge all local organizations to do the same, so that the 2019 parade will be better than ever.

Unfortunately for Clinton residents, the Foot Clinic will no longer be held in Clinton. For various reasons, Colleen Thom has had to terminate the service. She will still operate her clinic in Kamloops, and can be reached at (250) 819-1632 for appointments.

Village updates

The Village office saw a few staffing changes in April. Welcome to Clinton’s new full-time community development coordinator Angela Smith, part-time finance clerk Lily Barnett, and part-time receptionist Ingrid LeDrew.

At the April 10 regular meeting of council, councillors voted to reduce the business license fee for 2019 to $100. On April 10, council also voted to recommend the reinstallation of the telephone landline to the Memorial Hall, and it has now been reinstalled.

In mid-April, the Village received word that funding was awarded for the organization of Canada Day events in 2019. A grant of $1,876 was received through the Celebration and Commemoration Program and will go towards celebrations in Reg Conn Park.

At the April 24 regular meeting of council, the 2019–2023 Financial Plan (Bylaw No. 558) was read for the second time. The proposed budget will be read for a third time at the next regular meeting, on Wednesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. at the Village council chambers, which the public is welcome to attend.

Do you have Clinton news? Contact Raven Nyman at ravenbrookn@hotmail.com.



editorial@accjournal.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Cache Creek landfill extension set for September completion

Project has been delayed due to wildfires and floods over past two years

Drag races set to return for Graffiti Days weekend

Annual event features old favourites like the smoke show, and new events like a drive-in movie

Bonaparte River fishway, Thompson steelhead among projects awarded grant funding

More than $9 million will help 170 fish and wildlife projects around B.C.

Wellness clinics provide free, drop-in health information

New service in Clinton helps patients manage their health care and stay out of hospital

New airline regulations bring compensation for tarmac delays, over-bookings

Some of the new regulations will roll out in July, while others are expected for December.

Scheer says it would take Conservatives five years to balance budget

Scheeraccused the Liberal government of spending $79.5 billion of previously unbudgeted funds

B.C. man, 30, arrested for driving his parents’ cars while impaired twice in one day

The Vancouver-area man was arrested after officers caught him driving impaired twice in one day

More than half of Canadians support ban on handguns, assault rifles: study

Divide between rural and urban respondents in latest Angus Reid Institute public opinion study

Spring rain needed as B.C. sees one of the lowest snowpack levels in 40 years

Snowpack levels in B.C. recorded on May 15 were similar to those in 2015 and 2016

Theresa May to quit as party leader June 7, sparking race for new PM

The new Conservative leader will become prime minister without the need for a general election

B.C. man who fell off cliff returns there to rescue eagle from vulture attack

Nanaimo’s James Farkas, who broke his hip in a fall, saves eagle on same beach months later

Raptors beat Bucks 105-99 to move within 1 game of NBA Finals

Leonard scores 35 as Toronto takes 3-2 series lead over Milwaukee

Municipalities protest after B.C. declares marijuana crops ‘farm use’

UBCM president seeks answers in letter to John Horgan government

Most Read