Sept. 22 was the first day back to school for students across BC. The young ones were the happiest to be back in the classroom.

2014 Year in Review: September

Murder in Clinton, the school year begins a little late.

  • Dec. 24, 2014 4:00 p.m.

SEPTEMBER

Maclean Crescent work goes ahead

Bree Contracting out of 100 Mile House was selected to reconstruct Maclean Crescent. They were the lowest bidder with  $435,745.

The company agreed to complete the work in eight weeks to the best of their abilities, said the Village’s Administrator Dan Plamondon. There will be no added charges if they have to complete the work next spring.

Four companies bid on the job and the three lowest bids were within $25,000 of each other. The highest bid, from LE Chapman Construction out of Vernon, was $744,590.

Clinton murder

RCMP began an investigation into the murder of James Painter, 61, of Clinton.

RCMP officers responded to a 911 call to a residence in the Trailer Park at the north end of Clinton at 10:51 pm on Sept. 10, where Emergency Health Services were attempting to assist an unresponsive male. Their attempts were unsuccessful.

Gold Trail schools open

BC students got a late start to the year as contract negotiations between the BC government and teachers took longer than expected. Sept. 22 was the first day of school.

“Today was a very positive day across the district,” said Gold Trail Superintendent Teresa Downs on Monday.

Ashcroft CiB achieves 5 blooms

Ashcroft Communities in Bloom has maintained its excellent standing at the national level of competition. The group was awarded 5 out of 5 Blooms in the Circle of Excellence category, which is a non-competitive category.

Ashcroft CiB received special mention for Completion of Community Hall Upgrade Project.

Four blooms for Clinton

The Village of Clinton received a 4 Bloom rating and a special mention for the Horticultural Displays and Tidiness at Clinton’s Eco Depot during the 2014 National Symposium and Awards Ceremonies in Charlottetown, PEI.

The Village of Clinton participated in the Up to 1,000 population category along with Arnold’s Cove, NL; Kinistino, SK; Pugwash, NS and Valhalla Centre, AB.

High Bar First Nation and Village of Clinton Sign Protocol Agreement

Mayor Jim Rivett and Chief Larry Fletcher formalized the agreement on Sept. 18 at the Clinton Museum by signing an agreement that will focus on cooperation and communication between the two parties. The agreement cements the intent of the implementation of joint actions and partnerships on economic growth, servicing facilities and to explore options for a co-operative form of government to benefit the residents of both parties.

Village  purchases park land

Cache Creek Council announced that it had completed the purchase of 2.2 hectares (ha) of farmland at the north end of the current pool park for $137,000 plus the cost of subdividing and registration.

And plus the cost of $7,400 worth of new fencing, which was approved at the Sept. 29 Council meeting where the land purchase was announced.

Mayor John Ranta said the purchase had been in the works for some time, having been reviewed by the TNRD last October and by the ALC this Spring.

Ranta said Council saw the piece of property as a parkland legacy to the Village, and thus the money for it will come out of the Village’s Landfill Legacy Reserve, which has $3-4 million in it.

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