Oasis not a structural hazard
The inspection report commissioned by the Village of Cache Creek concluded that “Although there are clearly signs of deterioration due to water damage and mould on the Upper Floor,” Watson Engineering Ltd. noted that “the Structure of the Building is substantially intact. Noting that we have not undertaken any numerical analysis of the capacity of the Structure of the Building, we note that there are insufficient signs of deterioration for us to conclude that the Building represents a significant Structural Hazard in its present condition.”
The building was inspected on Jan. 30 by the Cache Creek Fire Dept., the TNRD Building Inspection Services, Interior Health Environmental Services and Watson Engineering, Ltd., structural engineers, from Kamloops. All agreed that it was unsafe from many points of view, but could remain standing if it was not occupied.
However, Watson Engineering wrote in their report, “We can also conclude that – without remediation – components of Building will continue to deteriorate until (ultimately) some part of the Building (likely the timber components of the Upper Floor) become a significant Structural Hazard.”
Citing failing health, Cache Creek Councillor Darrell Rawcliffe has submitted his resignation from Council, effictive March 31.
“Due to health reasons, I feel it is best if I do not complete this term of office,” he wrote. “I am greatly honoured to have served on Council for the past six years and want to thank Council and the citizens of Cache Creek for their support and understanding. I have enjoyed every single minute of my years on Cache Creek Council and will forever cherish the memories and friendships I have made in our wonderful community.”
The cat went back
Annie the cat was returned to her owners in Kelowna after being catnapped by a woman and brought back to Thompson River Estates.
The thief was caught on surveillance tape taking Annie and walking out the door of the Buckerfield’s store in Kelowna, her home. Annie’s owner, Jeff Cameron, said the store cat was returned home at around 11 a.m. Wednesday, Apr. 16 after being stolen Apr. 12, and it was as though she’d never been gone.
“She was no worse for wear, there were no signs of stress and she was back to her old self, greeting people,” he said.
Clinton residents lose power on Easter
Clinton residents had to contend with not only a power outage Easter Sunday morning but also a water outage as well.
The fourth outage since Apr. 11, it also caused problems with the water system.
When the power went out a valve kicked off shutting off the water supply. Since the Village of Clinton water supply is gravity driven residents were able to use water until they had used all that was in the system prior to the power outage.
Power was restored by 10:30 am.
On behalf of BC Ambulance Service, Clinton Unit Chief Chris Guerin presented paramedics Melanie Painter and Jennifer Clarke with a Stork Award Recognition along with a pink stork pin to recognize a special event that does not happen very often. Both paramedics can wear this special pin on their uniforms.
On a very snowy March 6 the paramedics were called out for a woman in labour. Painter and Clarke responded only to find that labour was quite far along. In fact they delivered little 6 pound, 11 ounce Kate in the ambulance in the parents’ driveway at 12 minutes after three.
Once baby arrived and mom, Roxanne Vallee was stabilized, they were transported to the 100 Mile House Hospital along with proud Papa Louis Vallee. All are doing well.