Mosquitoes targeted in Enderby

Enderby council will ask a Kamloops company to provide information on mosquito controls and the possibility of West Nile virus...

There’s a buzz in Enderby about mosquitoes.

City council will ask a Kamloops company to provide information on mosquito controls and the possibility of West Nile virus to residents, the regional district and the Splatsin First Nation.

“If there is an appetite in the community to implement a control program, we’ll look at the costs,” said Mayor Howie Cyr.

Resident Elmer Halvorson has been urging the city and the regional district to take action.

“The threat of West Nile virus is growing,” he said in a letter to the city.

“More cases are reported each year. If the city and regional district don’t instigate a mosquito control program, there is a possibility they could be held liable if a West Nile virus outbreak occurs.”

Mural Gains Support

A blank wall could soon become a place of art in Enderby.

The city has agreed to the Enderby Arts Council painting a mural on the water works building near the bridge.

“It will go a long ways towards beautifying the community,” said Mayor Howie Cyr.

As part of the initiative, a call would go out for artists’ designs by Oct. 1.

“The designs would then be judged by the city and the arts council with the selected artist hopefully able to complete the mural by the end of October, weather permitting,” said Karen Desimone, chairperson of the arts council’s public art committee.