Chase council considers approving house fire
Chase's Village council is considering letting a home owner have his house burnt down.
The idea behind it is to allow the Villages Volunteer Fire department practice fighting fires.
Jony Heinrich is the chief administrative officer for Chase. She says its a truly great, affordable option to keep the firefighters well trained. While the building owner is looking to burn it to the ground, its more likely there will be a series of controlled burns. The building would then be knocked down in a more conventional fashion. Neighbours still have to give their approval before Chase's council moves forward on the idea.
Williams Lake unionized staff to take strike vote
The unionized staff of Williams Lake are taking a strike vote this Sunday. Contract talks between the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 882-B, and the city broke off earlier this week. In a media release the city says in the event of job action, an essential services plan will be in place. The City will also be applying to the Labour Relations Board for mediation.