Healthy lifestyle sought

Lumby council has renewed a partnership agreement with the Interior Health Authority

Healthy lifestyles remain a focus in Lumby.

Village council has renewed a partnership agreement with the Interior Health Authority to encourage health and wellness.

“It gets our young people involved and our seniors involved,” said Coun. Julie Pilon.

The initiative also includes University of B.C. nursing students.

“The nurses have promoted the issue of smoking and now they will map Lumby to see what we’re doing well and where we need to improve to have a healthy community,” said Mayor Kevin Acton.

“They’re talking about a gym and the fact that there are no indoor activities during the winter.”

Among the priorities for the nurses this spring are educating the kindergarten class at J.W. Inglis Elementary about healthy living.

They will also create a health promotion page for village website.

Memorial considered

The Village of Lumby is determining how best to pay tribute to a popular teacher.

Linda Ross died in 2014.

“She was a beloved school teacher,” said Coun. Randal Ostafichuk.

Possible options are a memorial tree or to install a plaque on an existing bench.

Ross’ friends and former students constructed a bench and offered it to the village, but council declined.

“There are ongoing liability and maintenance issues,” said Ostafichuk.

“Because of insurance, we can’t place the bench on village property. We have to be cautious with liability and maintenance costs.”