French cyclist stops in Vavenby

Thibaut Andre is a young biker from the town of Epimal in northeastern France

Andre Thibaut

Andre Thibaut

On Tuesday, July 14, Thibaut Andre, a young biker from the town of Epimal in northeastern France, was sitting outside the Vavenby General Store with his bicycle for a brief rest.

He arrived from France at the Vancouver airport on July 2 and spent three days in Vancouver. He bought his bike while there and brought camping equipment from home so that he could discover our country while biking.

He likes to travel by bike and has already crossed all of Europe, including England and Scotland, this way.

Andre’s next stop was to be Avola for the night. He will continue his trip until he reaches Halifax, Nova Scotia, hopefully by the end of October. Then he will take a bus from Halifax to Montreal, Quebec, and fly home with his bike from there.

Andre said, “People are friendly in Canada.”

Boil water order


Vavenby residents were phoned by the Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD) on July 9 and told to boil their water due to high turbidity levels. The boil water will be in effect until further notice.