Mayor John Ranta and councillors Wyatt McMurray

Transitional term ahead for Cache Creek Council

Cache Creek Mayor remarks that the Metro Vancouver monopoly on the landfill will come to an end in 2016.

Once Cache Creek Council had been sworn in by Cache Creek administrator Dan Plamondon, Mayor John Ranta called to order Council’s inaugural meeting on Dec. 1.

He thanked former Councillor Darrell Rawcliffe, who resigned last year due to health problems and was not present  at the inaugural meeting, calling him a valuable member of Council.

He also thanked all of the candidates in the Nov. 15 election: “All who put their names forward are worthy of consideration,” he said, as well as everyone who participated in the election and were responsible for a 51 per cent turnout at the polls, a significant jump from the 43 per cent turnout in 2011.

He noted that this marked the first four year term for local government in BC.

The re-election of all incumbent Cache Creek Council members affirmed that council is heading in the right direction, said Ranta. He added, however, that he would be talking to each of the councillors over the next week and asking them about any issues they heard while campaigning. He said they would be considered  further at a strategic planning meeting.

Ranta said he has already met with Ashcroft Mayor-elect Jack Jeyes and that he looks forward to enhancing neighbourly relations with Ashcroft.

Meanwhile in Cache Creek, there will be more infrastructure work needed on the roads and sewage treatment, new equipment for the fire dept. and more.

“This is a transformational time in Cache Creek’s history,” he said,  where dependence on Metro Vancouver for landfill royalties will come to an end, and will hopefully expand to all of BC.

He encouraged Council to work together, and to respect the views of their constituents as well as each other.

Council also formalized its representation on the TNRD board of directors. Ranta for a motion to re-appoint himself on the board, which is in keeping with the practice of most councils. Ranta noted that for the first time in many years, Coun. Wyatt McMurray would not be standing as alternate director. Coun. Herb Hofer was chosen instead.

Just Posted

Update: Wildfire northwest of Kamloops holding at 1,600 hectares

Ground crews and aircraft are responding to an estimated 1,600 hectare wildfire approximately 55 kilometers northwest of Kamloops, near the Deadman Vidette Road.

Update: Wildfire northwest of Kamloops jumps from 60 to 800 hectares

Ground crews and aircraft are responding to an estimated 800 hectare wildfire approximately 55 kilometers northwest of Kamloops, near the Deadman Vidette Road.

$9.2 million in federal funding announced for Ashcroft Terminal

MLA calls announcement a game changer for the region

Local doctor says he has no plans to leave the community

Dr. Amgad Zake says he’s settled in after more than two years at the Ashcroft clinic.

Ashcroft student wins writing award for powerful poem

Vivian McLean’s ‘A Poem for Chocolate’ takes top prize at Kamloops young authors event.

Black Press Media to launch Pipeline Full of Controversy series

Series covers Trans Mountain’s history, science, Indigenous reaction, politics and economics

B.C. RCMP swoop in to save injured eagle

An eagle with a broken wing now in a recovery facility after RCMP rescue near Bella Coola

Bug spray 101: Health Canada wants you to stay bite free

Health Canada is reminding Canadians to use bug spray and other insect repellents safely

Unions reject CP Rail contract offers

Both meeting Friday to determine next steps; 72 hours notice required before strike action.

B.C. jewellers warn public about fake gold scam

‘They are playing on people’s sympathy and their greed’

Hunt continues for two suspects in Ontario restaurant explosion

The explosion left 15 people injured, but all victims have now been released from hospital

B.C. teacher charged with sexual offences involving two teens

Henry Kang, 50, of Abbotsford charged with two counts each sex assault and sexual exploitation

Toronto Raptors star to hold basketball camp in B.C.

DeMar DeRozan is hosting a four-day camp for players aged 6-16 at the University of Victoria

Military college students accused of violating Qur’an with bacon

Alleged acts by four cadets from the Royal Military College in Quebec caught on video

Most Read