HUB gets help: Interior Savings and Credit Union staff in Ashcroft visited the old elementary school armed with brooms and dust mops for their Day of Difference on Oct. 15. They helped HUB Society members clean up the building so local user groups can move into the space. L-R: Stef and Andrea Walker

2015 in REVIEW: October

A look back at 2015 from the pages of the Ashcroft-Cache Creek Journal.

Enrolment decline slowing in Gold Trail

Gold Trail enrolment figures are still dropping but the good news is they haven’t dropped by much.

The figures won’t be official until Oct. 16, said Lynda Minnabarriet, S.D. 74 Secretary-Treasurer, but what they show as of Oct. 1 is 1,114.5 FTE (Full Time Equivalent). Last year there were 1,118 students enroled.

Minnabarriet said in recent years, enrolment has been down by as much as 30-50 students, so they’re happy with these numbers.

Former editor Barry Tait passes away

Barry Tait, editor of The Journal from 1988 to 2002 and TNRD director for Area I from 2003-2011, passed away on Oct. 10, just a few days after his 76th birthday.

He was awarded the Medal of Bravery in 2000 by Governor General Adrienne Clarkson for rescuing a neighbour’s 11 year old son from a burning house.

TNRD questions landfill readiness

The regional district was questioning whether it should have an alternative to the Cache Creek landfill in place at the end of the year because the Extension still does not have an Operating Certificate from the province. And without an Operating Certificate, the landfill can’t operate.

The TNRD informed Cache Creek that it needed a viable alternative in case the Extension isn’t ready to go when the current landfill closes. That means transfer stations and a half a million dollar bill to put that alternative in place.

The province has since indicated that negotiations for the Operating Certificate are moving forward.

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