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The 100 Mile House district office. (File photo)

New Revised Graveyard Rules

Highlights from the 100 Mile House District Regular Council Meeting




The 100 Mile House District is considering updating its cemetery regulations to prohibit certain materials and limit when other items can be left on graves.

Council voted Tuesday night to give first, second and third reading to a bylaw amendment that was drafted to “maintain a peaceful space for this entire visitation,” according to the staff report. Changes to the regulations would include banning glass items, allowing real flowers only between May 1 and October 31, and allowing commemorative items such as artificial flowers and wreaths between November 1 and April 30. A one-month grace period for placing items before a burial would be allowed and the cemetery caretaker may remove items when their condition deteriorates.

ESS is looking for upgrades

The District of 100 Mile House has requested a grant of nearly $25,000 for equipment and upgrades for the South Cariboo Emergency Support Services team.

Council voted Monday to support an application to the Union of British Columbia Municipalities Emergency Preparedness Fund for a grant to pay for several items such as an aluminum canopy tent, solar panels, a projector, signage and other supplies. The grant application states that South Cariboo ESS volunteers must have access to mobile equipment, noting that teams have to move multiple times during certain emergency situations.

horse lake subdivision

Zoning and official community plan amendments are underway as the first step to subdividing property off of Horse Lake Road.

Council gave first and second readings to amendment applications for the 3.45-acre property located at 105 Forest Ridge Road in the Blackstock neighborhood. The proposal notes that a 22-lot subdivision application would be submitted if the rezoning and OCP changes were approved. The proposed amendments will be the subject of a public hearing in March.


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