We just had a delightful lunch with special guests Minister of State for Seniors Ralph Sultan and MLA Donna Barnett, following a tour of Cariboo Lodge.
The minister was made aware of the current state of the building, and also met with the Seniors Advisory Council and visited other seniors’ facilities. There is an opportunity to apply for $20,000 to promote an age-friendly community.
The City will work with seniors, building on the good work of our Accessibility Committee, and work together on other issues such as housing to become a truly age-friendly community. We were chosen as one of 18 communities to receive support from the United Way to establish a non-medical home support program called Better at Home.
We will also welcome Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson, who will be meeting with the Cariboo Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition Friday to discuss the government’s response to the Mid-Term Timber Supply Report.
I was at a great discussion on the future of the pool last week, along with members of the Pool Task Force and the public, as our consultants discussed a preferred option to repair and expand our pool.
The option would see the current pool renovated and the addition of a leisure pool, change room space, and fitness space, at a cost of $11.3 million.
We’re still waiting for the final recommendation to come to Joint Committee. Thanks to all those who came to the open house or visited one of the many kiosks around town last weekend we still want to hear from you. You can still comment on the proposal by e-mailing email@example.com. The details are all at williamslake.ca.
Kerry Cook is the mayor of Williams Lake.