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2014 Year in Review: November

Local municipal elections held, reciprocating engines in place at the Cache Creek Landfill.

  • Dec. 24, 2014 11:00 a.m.

NOVEMBER

Local elections held

Except for incumbent councillor Doreen Lambert, Ashcroft voters elected a brand new village council on Saturday. On the other hand, Cache Creek voters returned their past council with the addition of one new member, David Dubois.

Jeyes (352 votes) defeated opponents Dave Belcham (201) and former councillor Jerry Fiddick (183) for the job as mayor.

The only incumbent Council member running for re-election, Doreen Lambert (543) was returned, along with first time councillors Barbara Roden (555), Al Mertens (390) and former councillor Alfie Trill (350) who sat on council 2008-2011.

In Cache Creek, Mayor John Ranta was elected to his ninth term in office, having just completed 24 years as mayor. Ranta (278 votes) defeated opponent Marg Durnin (161) in her first venture into municipal politics.

Incumbent councillors Lisa Dafoe (339), Herb Hofer (309) and Wyatt McMurray (278) were re-elected by voters, McMurray has been on Council for 26 years. David Dubois (266) joined them at the Council table.

Paving announced for Evans Rd., Hwy 1

Fraser Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart announced two major paving projects in Ashcroft and Cache Creek.

In Ashcroft, Evans Rd. will be paved from the highway past Ashcroft Terminal, while in Cache Creek, Hwy 1 will be paved from south of Cache Creek to Hwy 97 at the Bonaparte River Bridge.

Beginning with the paving season next Spring, 28 km of roads will be resurfaced.

Ashcroft applies for water system grant

Ashcroft is applying for over $5 million from a Canada-British Columbia infrastructure fund to help pay for a new municipal water system.

Council approved the application for $5,273,333 at its Nov. 20 meeting. The sum represents two-thirds of the expected cost of the new system. The Village will be expected to provide the remaining $2,636,667.

Engines replace flares at landfill

Wastech’s long-awaited reciprocating engines are now in place at the Cache Creek Landfill. First announced in 2012 and expected to be in operation by June 2013, the three engines have had a few setbacks along the way.

The engines still need fine tuning before they start producing energy for BC Hydro’s grid. That is expected to happen Jan. 2.

Once the engines are in operation, the flares that are visible from the highway will be extinguished.

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