40 YEARS AGO: Constellation boxes, book banners, miniature Indigenous tee-pees and headbands, a video display and exhibits of musical instruments were just a sampling of the sights that could be seen at Dutch Lake School’s “exposition ‘82.” Sponsored by the Grade 5 and 7 classes under the direction of teach Lloyd Bishop, the exposition also featured two plays, some gymnastics and other live performances. Mr. Bishop’s Grade 7 pupils wrote and performed the two popular productions which included a spoof of a television show entitled That’s Ridiculous and a comedy based on the musical Camelot.
30 YEARS AGO: Local logging truck operators have initiated a petition against government proposals that could reduce the weight their trucks can carry by up to 4,000 kilograms and cost the truckers $1,600 per month in gross income. According to the Yellowhead Truck Loggers’ Association spokesman John Downey, logging truck operators used to be able to buy a restricted route permit which allowed them to carry an extra 2,000 kg over their nominal load on most provincial highways, with some exceptions. As of June 1, the program was to end.
25 YEARS AGO: The Barriere Youth Assistance Program, designed to deal with criminal acts committed by children, youth and young adults, was implemented for the first time as a result of theft and willful damages. Both culprits participated in the theft of a wallet and other items from a vehicle in Riva Ridge Trailer Court and one was involved in the willful damage of windows of several vehicles parked on Barriere Town Road. The BYAP involved the culprits in a round table discussion with trained facilitators and RCMP as an alternative to the court system.
20 YEARS AGO: Ron Rotzetter set out to push a baby crib while roller blading from Kamloops to Victoria. The purpose of the trip was to promote equal parenting. The single dad was to leave Kamloops for Vernon on May 17, taking him through the Okanagan and the Lower Mainland, finishing up at the legislature in Victoria ten days later. Rotzetter had the support of Parents of Broken Families, a Kamloops based non-profit society that supports non-custodial parents and grandparents. Members of the group planned to accompany the Clearwater man on his journey.
10 YEARS AGO: Clearwater Secondary School student Dylana Elliot said during a school assembly she couldn’t describe the level of pride she felt when walking into the shop. The assembly was to unveil a new sign for the welding program at the school. Elliot encouraged more students to consider welding or another trade when making their career plans. Even if a person doesn’t end up as a welder, having a trade can help pay for an education in another field plus is something to fall back on, she said.
1 YEARS AGO: A project aimed at providing a temporary fix the Clearwater River Road washout area came to a halt due to slope instability. A group of professionals had been working for almost a year, volunteering their time to find a solution to the washout which blocks access to many tourism-based groups from the upper Clearwater River. They were hoping to find solid rock when they began the repairs, but what they found instead was rock and dirt, which would cause the slope to slide, no matter what they did to fix it. The river road is a lifeline for many businesses in town.