Mayor visits Xat’sull Heritage Village

I had a great visit to Xat’sull Heritage Village Tuesday during their August celebration.

I had a great visit to Xat’sull Heritage Village Tuesday during their August celebration.

It’s been a while since I’ve gone, and I was impressed by the beauty of the site, the large log shelter, and a beautiful new pithouse.

I enjoyed meeting the Heritage Village workers, listening to the drumming, and eating some pit-cooked salmon!

Heritage and culture are important, and I’m so happy to see the Secwepemc way of life explored and shared at the Heritage Village.

Thanks so much for the generous hospitality!

At last week’s Cariboo Regional District board meeting, Spanish Mountain Gold gave an update on the proposed gold mine near Likely.

The exciting news is that there will be public meetings coming in October.

This is a great opportunity to come and learn about the proposed project and ask questions.

The company spent $1.2 million with local vendors in 2011, and is in the pre-application phase of the environment assessment process.

The mine would employ 260 people for a 10 to 15 year lifespan. This is a tremendous opportunity for our region.

Another mining update: Gibraltar has hit the 600-employee mark, with 120 new jobs added so far this year, with another 80 jobs to fill.

A statement from the owners of Boitanio Mall are putting to rest some rumours: it is not for sale and there are no plans to close it.

It is always good news to dispel rumours and uncertainty.

I will continue to work with the Boitanio Mall manager and owners to ensure its success.

I wish everyone a great long weekend as we transition into fall and the busy school year.

Kerry Cook is the mayor of Williams Lake.


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