Regional district repairs Vavenby water system

The disruption was due to a leak in a pipe on Hunsbedt Road that was being repaired

(L-r) Ken Nystoruk

(L-r) Ken Nystoruk

On Tuesday, April 5, Thompson Nicola District (TNRD) phoned residents to let them know that there would be a disruption in the water system on April 6. Everyone was told to prepare themselves, such as filling their sink or bathtub. At first the school was closed, then it was decided to keep it open for as long as possible.

The disruption was due to a leak in a pipe on Hunsbedt Road that was being repaired that day. Two new pumps, bigger and more efficient, were installed in the wet well on that same day.

Vavenby is on boil water notice as of Wednesday, April 6. The TNRD phoned everyone on the town’s water system and strongly warned them to boil their water due to a high turbidity level.

Strong Start prepares for Mothers Day

Two weeks ago, with Mothers’ Day coming up, Vavenby Strong Start students were each given a lump of clay to make a present.

The Kindergarten children made bowls that their moms could put jewellery, pins, etc. in. The others flattened their clay and then pressed their hand into it to make a hand print. A hole was put in these ones and a string put through so that they could be hung up. All of the gifts were painted.

The following week the children wrapped their gifts and made cards. They also created flowers out of construction paper to add to the ribbon around the wrapping paper. Some students made flowers out of coffee filters that leader Mrs. Amy stapled onto the tree on the wall.