Guest book available to sign for hometown hero

Mayor Kerry Cook invites the public to sign a guest book to recognize and support hometown hero Carey Price.

I invite everyone to come down to city hall to sign a guest book to recognize and support our hometown hero Carey Price, who is in goal for Team Canada as they look to win a second straight Olympic gold medal.

After the Olympics, the book full of names and cheers will be sent to Carey.

Go Canada go!


The Seniors’ Centre kitchen has been renovated, thanks to a $20,000 provincial grant the city applied for last year.

An island, an oven, and workstations were replaced, an old cooktop was removed, and a vegetable sink was installed.

The dishwasher was raised to make loading and unloading easier.

The more efficient kitchen also got new flooring and a fresh coat of paint.

Some funds were also used to offer the Food Safe course, and a Meals to Go program.

Thanks to the Lions and Lioness Clubs, and the Old Age Pensioners Organization for raising more money, and for in-kind donations for this project.

The Food Safe course was taught through TRU.

Just another example of how working together creates great things for the community!


It was another exciting weekend of hockey, with the Stampeders winning two games over the Quesnel Kangaroos to advance to the Central Interior Hockey League final.

I’m looking forward to seeing the Stamps play for the league title against the Smithers Steelheads, and again March 11-15 as Williams Lake hosts the Coy Cup!


We are going to referendum on Nov. 15 this year.

The Joint Committee of the City and Cariboo Regional District have decided to ask the voters if they approve of borrowing up to $10 million for renovations and upgrades to the pool.

Not only will the 30-year-old and leaking main pool tank be replaced, the project calls for an additional three-lane leisure pool with waterslide and lazy river, mechanical and electrical upgrades, and a new multi-use space on the second floor.

I encourage everyone to be informed about this important referendum.

You can find lots of information on the upgrade designs, costs, and frequently asked questions on the city’s website at

Please take a look and make sure you make an informed decision on election day in November.

Kerry Cook is the mayor of Williams Lake.


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