Stefanie Hendrickson, interim executive director of the Downtown Williams Lake Business Improvement Association, talks to city council about a banner project for the downtown. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Stefanie Hendrickson, interim executive director of the Downtown Williams Lake Business Improvement Association, talks to city council about a banner project for the downtown. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Downtown business association wants more banners

Banners, a new display for historical fire truck, drive-thru restaurant application and lakeside trail discussed at Tuesday’s council meeting.

Williams Lake’s downtown business association hopes to see more banners gracing the city’s streets.

During a presentation to city council at its regular meeting Tuesday, Downtown Williams Lake Business Improvement Association (DWLBIA) interim executive director Stefanie Hendrickson said the plan is to install the banners on light standards.

The DWLBIA re-branded in 2017 and will be rolling out its brand during the next few years and would like to start by placing signage in the downtown membership area.

Sample of new banners that could go up in the city’s downtown in the spring of 2018. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

“I believe the new banners would make a striking addition to our downtown,” Hendrickson said.

For 2017, the association has $5,000 put aside for the purchase of banners and has submitted a grant-in-aid application to the City for an additional almost $5,000 for banner-hanging hardware.

Additionally the DWLBIA will put aside another $5,000 in 2018 for the project.

Council received Hendrickson’s report and referred the project to public works for a report on costs and approved installation of banners on the poles that are already equipped to attach them.

The cost of banner-hanging hardware ranges from $190 to $225 per set, depending on whether the pole is going to support two banners or one.

“We would like to start with a spring summer banner and if funds allow to move on to a winter banner,” Hendrickson said.

New historical fire truck display

The old 1947 Maple Leaf fire truck on display outside the Central Cariboo Arts Centre will be getting a new home.

Using the $19,100 donated to the Williams Lake Fire Department by Chemo RV in September, the Williams Lake Fire Department Association will construct a display case.

The 1947 Maple Leaf fire truck stationed outside the Central Cariboo Arts Centre will be transferred to the Williams Lake Fire Department Association for a new permanent display there.

Trail around Williams Lake

Following on its election promise to open up more public access to Williams Lake, city council is exploring the possibility of putting in a single wide gravelled and graded trail around the edge of the lake at the RC Cotton Site within the edge of the riparian zone.

Council will consult with the Williams Lake Indian Band on the plan, Coun. Scott Nelson said, noting the intent is to tie the new trail into the Stampede Grounds.

Drive-thru restaurant zoning

Staff will issue notice of a zoning amendment application from Janda Group Holdings to add drive-thru restaurant to permitted uses at the Boitanio Mall parking lot to surrounding property owners and tenants within a 100-metre radius.

The application has been updated and includes a draft traffic configuration for the drive-thru.

There will be a public hearing about the application at city hall on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.

Williams Lake Community Band’s request accepted

A request to waive the janitorial fee for use of council chambers for the Williams Lake Community Band’s annual Christmas concert has been approved.

The concert will take place on Friday, Dec. 8.

BC Museum Association voices concerns

Mayor Walt Cobb will write a letter in response to correspondence received from the BC Museum Association urging city council to work collaboratively with the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin staff, volunteers and trustees to ensure safety and well-being of the museum collection.

The association’s concerns come with the move of the museum to a temporary location at the Tourism Discovery Centre.

Memory Tree celebration

Council approved the use of city hall chambers for the 2017 Annual Memory Tree Celebration taking place Sunday, Dec. 3 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The event will be co-ordinated with City staff and the fire department.

Nurse Practitioner Week

City council has proclaimed the week of Nov. 12 – 18 as Nurse Practitioner Week.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Lotte Obergfell at the age of 21. (Photo submitted)
Smart 55: Lotte Obergfell of Williams Lake will celebrate her 100th birthday on March 10

She still feels healthy but never imagined she’d reach this milestone

The wind has been gusting Friday, March 5 in Williams Lake with the risk of a thunderstorm in the forecast for later in the afternoon. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
More than 500 customers in Cariboo without power, risk of thunderstorm Friday afternoon

The BC Hydro map is adding more power outages as the afternoon unfolds

The two suspects arrested south of 150 Mile House Tuesday, March 2, following a high-speed chase with the RCMP have been charged. (Will Roberts photo)
High-speed chase suspects charged, remain in custody after arrest south of Williams Lake

John Craig and Maggie M. Higgott appeared in Williams Lake Provincial Court March 4

Interior Health reported 33 new COVID-19 cases on March 5. (Black Press Files)
Interior Health reports 33 new COVID-19 cases on March 5

Over 300,000 vaccine doses have been administered provincewide.

The James C Richardson Pipe Band marches in a Remembrance Day parade on Nov. 11, 2019 in Chilliwack. Wednesday, March 10 is International Bagpipe Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of March 7 to 13

International Bagpipe Day, Wash Your Nose Day and Kidney Day are all coming up this week

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Kevin Haughton is the founder/technologist of Courtenay-based Clearflo Solutions. Scott Stanfield photo
Islander aims Clearflo clean drinking water system at Canada’s remote communities

Entrepreneur $300,000 mobile system can produce 50,000 litres of water in a day, via solar energy

Malawian police guard AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines after the shipment arrived in Lilongwe, Malawi, Friday March 5, 2021. Canada is expecting its first shipments of AstraZeneca vaccine next week. (Associated Press/Thoko Chikondi)
B.C.’s daily COVID-19 cases climb to 634 Friday, four more deaths

Currently 255 people in hospital, 66 in intensive care

A crashed helicopter is seen near Mt. Gardner on Bowen Island on Friday March 5, 2021. Two people were taken to hospital in serious but stable condition after the crash. (Irene Paulus/contributed)
2 people in serious condition after helicopter goes down on Bowen Island

Unclear how many passengers aboard and unclear where the helicopter was going

Surrey Pretrial in Newton. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
B.C. transgender inmate to get human rights hearing after being held in mostly male jail

B.C. Human Rights Tribunal member Amber Prince on March 3 dismissed the pretrial’s application to have Makayla Sandve’s complaint dismissed

Supporters rally outside court as Pastor James Coates of GraceLife Church is in court to appeal bail conditions, after he was arrested for holding day services in violation of COVID-19 rules, in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday March 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
‘Law remains valid:’ Pastor accused of violating health orders to remain in jail

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms is representing the pastor

The Netflix logo on an iPhone. B.C. delayed imposing sales tax on digital services and sweetened carbonated beverages as part of its response to COVID-19. Those taxes take effect April 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Matt Rourke
B.C. applies 7% sales tax on streaming, vaping, sweet drinks April 1

Measures from 2020 budget were delayed due to COVID-19

Chief Don Tom of the Tsartlip First Nation was outraged after Green MLA Adam Olsen revealed on social media that the community had been experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak – a fact the First Nation had chosen to keep private to avoid racist backlash as experienced by the Cowichan Tribes when an outbreak was declared there in January. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. First Nation ‘outraged’ after Green MLA reveals COVID-19 outbreak

Tsartlip First Nation chief shares concerns about racist backlash, MLA apologizes

Most Read