Fort St. James Council Meeting: Feb. 24

Fort St. James Council held a meeting on Feb. 24. The following are some highlights and conclusions from that evening:

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Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

Fort St. James Council held a meeting on Feb. 24. The following are some highlights and conclusions from that evening:

Representative, Monica Grill from Nahounli Kennels provided a year-end report.

In the last year, 57 percent of the dogs picked up were reclaimed in Fort St. James.

About 14 percent went to the Humane Society and 20 percent were transported to either the SPCA in Prince George or Petland.

“Even though small, we work together with the Humane Society,” Grill said

The Canadian Animal Association Team will be coming back for a third year from June 8-11 to provide inoculations.

Fundraising for this took place on Feb. 29. Cupcakes were sold at David Hoy Elementary School to help support local animals.

Minutes from The Key were included. The resource centre is currently going through a transition period.

Minutes from the Housing Co-op and The Chamber of Commerce minutes were discussed.

The Co-op Housing presentation took place on March 3 at the Seniors Centre in Fort St. James.

District donated funds towards the Ski and Board Team. They will be competing in Fernie, B.C.

District has agreed to acquire the old engine from the Fort St. James Fire Dept. A suitable space to accommodate the engine is currently being looked into.

The truck will be restored. It is a 1962 International Pumper Truck which was originally purchased by the village of Fort St. James for use by the Fort St. James Volunteer Fire Dept. This was the first truck that the town ever bought brand new. The truck had a long career and was in service until the early 1990’s.

Nak’azdli’s “Think Big Annual Career Fair will be held from May 6-7 at the Fort St. James Secondary School. The District of Fort St. James will provide a booth in support of the event.

The event is set to benefit 350 students as vendors will attend to share information about job opportunities after graduation.

Registration and sponsorship forms for the event are due no later than April 1.