Mayor Kerry Cook

Great ideas at summit

Last week, I represented Williams Lake at the BC Business Summit, featuring leaders from the province’s business community.

Still in the process

The New Prosperity federal review panel report has been submitted to the Minister of Environment.

Our future is in good hands

The City and the Ministry of Transportation held a well-attended forum on the Highway 97 improvements Monday night at the Gibraltar Room.

Hats off to small business

It is Small Business Week this week, a reminder of how vital small business is to Williams Lake, the province, and the country.

Respect is the foundation moving forward

It was very powerful experience celebrating Orange Shirt Day Monday in Boitanio Park.

Come share ideas at Sept. 12 budget meeting

Long term financial planning has always been a goal of this council, and we’ve always been looking at ways of improving our budget process.

Positive economic numbers to report as summer ends

There are some great economic numbers to report as the summer ends.

Come check out park performers

Another successful Stampede weekend in Williams Lake, with nearly 16,000 people attending the rodeo alone over the four days!

Stampede spirit in full swing

It’s Stampede time again, and businesses and residents are decorated, dressed up, and ready to rodeo!

New CAO brings wealth of experience

I am pleased that Darrell Garceau will begin work at City Hall as chief administrative officer on July 2.

Fill out our city brand survey

The recent Peel Out event (mountain biking races) was the most successful yet.

Residential school events a good first step

It was a powerful experience last week attending the St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School commemoration events.

Updates on the way for S. Lakeside

Congratulations to all the successful candidates in the provincial election.

Everyone on the same page

One of the highlights for me from the North Central Local Government Association Convention in Quesnel last week was an update.

B.C. mayors meeting productive

Now that the budget has been given its first three readings, it’s a good time to point out our business class taxes are lower than most.

Continuing to plan strategically

I had a great time cheering on our local competitors at the Indoor Rodeo Saturday.

Lumber prices predicted to be on the rise

Great news — lumber prices are up. Prices are currently just over $400 per board foot, and last year at this time they were just under $300.

South Lakeside project to go ahead

Early budget approval was given to the South Lakeside Widening Project, and it is now going to tender.

City workers busy patching potholes

I had the pleasure of visiting Mike’s Spot restaurant and Bosley’s Pet Foods last week as part of my monthly new business visits.

Invest in our people, invest in our future

It was awesome to have Minister Pat Bell in Williams Lake Wednesday, as he announced over $1 million to TRU Williams Lake.