Our future is in good hands

The City and the Ministry of Transportation held a well-attended forum on the Highway 97 improvements Monday night at the Gibraltar Room.

The City and the Ministry of Transportation held a well-attended forum on the Highway 97 improvements Monday night at the Gibraltar Room.

City and Ministry of Transportation staff gave a presentation on the project and the two options for connections to side roads. It was an opportunity to hear additional comments and for a lot of questions to be answered.

Council will receive a report in November, and will decide on which option to proceed with.

The Diamond Dinner Saturday night was another great example of community partnerships and support.

Generous donators such as Woodland Jewellers, Gustafson’s Dodge, and Signal Point all contribute to this great cause of raising funds for the local Good Food Box program and programming at the Child Development Centre.

Hats off to the many volunteers! All indications are that the dinner will raise more than $20,000!

The new public health centre at TRU, which is open to the whole community, will improve primary health care in Williams Lake, offering people another option to have health concerns addressed. The centre, which opened a few weeks ago, is a partnership between TRU and Interior Health. Family nurse practitioner Sandi Lachapelle will provide a great service to our community.

Council had the pleasure last week of welcoming our fourth group of Junior Councillors, strong, enthusiastic, community-minded young people who will help move the city forward. A warm welcome to Monica Rawlek, Gagan Vaid, Brooklyn Thiessen, Rebekah Corbett, Hanna Hett, and Tanner Nickel, who is serving his second term. Looking forward to your unique ideas! We have incredible young people in this city, and it is great to see some of them step up to the plate to serve on this council and work to make Williams Lake an even better place. It’s these young people who make me confident the future is in good hands.

Our Manager of Social Development Anne Burrill and a former Junior Councillor will share our Junior Council successes with the rest of the province next month at the Cities Fit For Children Conference in Surrey.

Kerry Cook is the mayor of Williams Lake.

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