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City reneges on fire prote~tion agreement

Angle Miridus

Cariboo Advisor

th

reached an agreement in November which he

said saw the City a gree

e

C i ty

and

CRD

It would seem the

Cit y of Willi a ms L a ke

is tr y ing to upstage t he - to offer a five - year,

Grinch this Christmas.

approximately $130 per $100,000 accessed value contract for fringe

residents, as set out in a

formalletter,

After ,

supposedly

a costly

run

by

agreeing to a deal in

writing

referendum

the CRD, the City of

Williams Lake is, appar- - even took

ently trying to back out

of its fire protection deal

and

Fringe area residents

to the polls in

a referendum Nov . 24 to

over w helmingly support

annual

the fringe fire protection

agreement from approx-

to

$620,000.

"It's disappointing (to have this happen) ,

particularly just before

C

s

it very

difficult to do business

with them . "

revenue f r om

imately $550,000

hristmas , " Richmond

aid .

"It makes

find the letter from the C RD " strong , ' ; and one that raises the threat of legal action should they renege on their initial agreement .

leave

no

(fire

protection) service , "

Richmond said. Richmond said the CRD does not w a nt to

to provide

"We

will

stone

unturned

that

F or its part, the C ity - _e ngage in a fight wi th

with the CRD

and its

the deal .

i

s sued a on e - line state-

the City, and for riow are

fringe residents , leaving

_ Last week _however,

r

nent on the matter.

waiting to hear council ' s

regional staff s tunned

on Dec . 12, Richmond

"

The City has

response after its meet -

and scrambling to find

said he received a let -

received further

cor-

ing tonight

- which

a

solution .

ter from the City whi c h

respondence

from

takes place after The

"It's fair to say every -

stated it no longer

the Cariboo Regional

Advisor' s press deadline .

o

ne is shocked that the

wanted to make that

District, which Council

"We'll have to wait

C it y is not - honouring

thei r commitment out -

deal, but instead could

offer a one-year, $147

w

row evening in a closed

i ll consider

tomor-

and see , " he said. The - CRD won ' t be

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ined in the letter , " said

p

e r $ 100 , 000 asse s sed

'

meeting , '

stated the

wa iti ng long ho w ever , a s

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CRD chairperson

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v

a l ue c on tract f o r fri n ge

Ci

t y.

the current a gr eement

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i chmond .

fi

r e protection, bringing

_I t 's quite

likely in

for fire protection run s

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ichmond

said

- up the Ci t y ' s foreca sted

t

hat councillors

will

Bag of pot thrown at prisoner

Angie Mindus

Cariboo Advisor A woma n has likely

c

st ody man for out-

s t andi n g w ar r ant s . The

cu

o n d ucted

f o r th e in -

police of ficer I've s een ,

n d h e ard of a number

a

o f od d crimin al o ffe nc-

out Dec . 3 1 . -

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at Gibraltar

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and ed h e r sel f in some

m

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last ni g h t, G i b r a lta r

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and - tu ni ty to throw - a b ag

t

h e - s t r a nger ones," sa id

Min e

man a ge-

Sub s tanc e Ac t , after

of ma r i j uan a - in t o t h e

B ro w n .

m e n t

and

the

tossin g her common -

prison er ' s box w here he

"It's important for

CA W Negot i ating

h

u sb an d a b a g of we ed

was seat ed ."

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to r ememb e r

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a strike at

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those in t he co urt roo m

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