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Signing workshop, hospital contract and new water sustainability


American Sign language (ASL) classes will be held in Quesnel on Nov. 16.

Anyone who interacts regularly with a deaf or hearing-impaired person may attend to learn to sign useful words and phrases from a certified instructor.

The workshop is recommended for children, families, friends, co-workers, educators and health workers. It may be divided into Beginner and Advanced classes.

Registration is $10 per individual or family.

More information is online at, or by calling 1-250-563-2425.



The $600,000 contract for developing a concept plan for the Cariboo Memorial Hospital expansion has been awarded to CEI Architecture.

The architectural and planning services will include preliminary drawings for a new inpatient unit; renovations to the ambulatory care, emergency and pharmacy areas; and a capital and operational requirements summary.

Interior Health and the Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District will share the cost 60/40.



The deadline for comments on the province’s Legislative Proposal for a New Water Sustainability Act is Nov. 15, before it is tabled in spring 2014 sitting to the legislature.

The new act will replace the existing act to better protect stream and aquatic environments; consider water in land use; regulate and protect groundwater; regulate water use during times of scarcity; improve security, efficiency and conservation; measure and report large-scale water use; and more.

Folks can read and comment on the proposal at


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