On board for Lillooet: Left: Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart (centre) with some of the residents taking te community bus to Lillooet to see the new doctors. The Thursday program is being used as a temporary measure to help residents access doctors until the new doctors arrive in February. L-R: WHAC members Dave and Alice Durksen, MLA Jackie Tegart, Flo Berry and Sonni McLaren.

2015 in REVIEW: December

A look back at 2015 from the pages of the Ashcroft-Cache Creek Journal.

Reprieve likely for Cornwall lookout

The Four Wheel Drive Association of BC announced that it is negotiationing with BC Parks to take over the Cornwall lookout, which was decommissioned earlier this year and scheduled for destruction.

They should know by this spring if negotiations were successful.

“One of our members in the area read about the fate of that lookout tower (in The Journal),” said Kim Reeves, president of the association.

The group already has partnership agreements with the province for the Nahatlatch Fire Tower and the Mt. Lavina Fire Lookout Tower. Reeves says it fits right into his association’s mandate.

MV turns back to landfills for now

Despite turning their backs on landfills in 2009, Metro Vancouver (MV) is reconsidering. There doesn’t seem to be enough garbage to keep an incinerator going.

“It’s a good news story not only for people of the Lower Mainland,” said Cache Creek Mayor John Ranta, “but also for the potential of landfilling in Cache Creek.”

“There has been no indication from them that they are interested,” he adds.

The Cache Creek Landfill was to close next year on Dec. 20 when the agreement among MV, Wastech and the Village came to an end, but that has been extended to Dec. 31, 2016.

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