$500,000 for new fire truck
The Dawson Creek City Council voted to spend about half a million dollars for a new fire truck for the Dawson Creek Fire Department.
The pumper truck that will be used by the department to help fight fires was provided by Abbotsford-based company Hub Fire Engines.
Two other contractors – Safetec and Rocky Mountain Phoenix – came in at lower cost bids. However, according to information presented to the Dawson Creek City Council, the Hub Fire Engines truck would "reduce the training curve for our fire fighters and allow for one style of pump panel for all firefighters" when compared to the Safetec engine that would cost around $1,500 less.
The Rocky Mountain Phoenix truck did not meet the specifications, as it was too large for the hall.
Calling all amazing
Dawson Creek Residents to apply
The Order of British Columbia has asked the Dawson Creek City Council to help spread the word for local citizens who want to have their personal achievements recognition.
In a January letter, Karen Felker, a coordinator for the Order of B.C., asks for people to nominate someone they know for the award.
The award is designed to “recognize those persons who have served with the greatest distinction and excelled in any field of endeavour benefiting the people of the province or elsewhere.”
Past winners include such notables as athlete Rick Hansen and environmentalist David Suzuki.
Nomination forms are available at www.orderofbc.gov.ca or from the nearest Service B.C. Centre. The nominations need to be completed by March 1.
Sitting on their funds
Last Monday, the Dawson Creek City Council voted to partner up with the Dawson Creek Exhibition Association in order to help them obtain $15,000 from the Farm Credit Corporation (FCC) so they can purchase seating.
In order to receive this grant, the FCC required the Exhibition Association to partner up with another organization – in this case, the City. The reason for this is that the Exhibition Association is not a registered charity.
The City will receive the funding, and then distribute it to the Association. The City will ensure that it’s only used to create seating for the grandstand.
Last June, the Exhibition Association received $25,000 to create a grandstand with a roof for spectators.