150 Mile House residents silently protest a neighbour’s activities during a recent Cariboo Regional District board meeting.

150 Mile House residents silently protest a neighbour’s activities during a recent Cariboo Regional District board meeting.

Residents protest during CRD board meeting

150 Mile House residents attended the CRD board meeting Friday to silently protest the activities of a neighbour on Valley Road.

150 Mile House residents attended the Cariboo Regional District board meeting Friday to silently protest the activities of a neighbour on Valley Road.

Outside in the hallway, members of the group alleged they are experiencing a loss of property values and are concerned about spills and damage to the creek — which will affect drinking water for cattle downstream. At a meeting on Nov. 7, neighbours told CRD director Joan Sorley about heavy truck traffic operating from the property in the middle of the night, and an increase of night-time logging-truck traffic along residential streets — including violations of road signs.

The concerned residents wanted to appear as a delegation before the board, however, CRD chair Al Richmond said they were denied because there were already delegations scheduled for the Nov. 14 meeting and because the bylaw office is already looking into complaints about the specific property and allowing the delegation would interfere with the bylaw office’s process.