Barbara Roden

Something as simple as applying weatherstripping to doors and windows to prevent drafts can keep your house warmer this winter and save you money on your hydro bill. (Photo credit: BC Hydro)

BC Hydro offers free upgrades for eligible qualifying customers

Renters can also apply for free energy saving kit to help them improve efficiency and save money

Something as simple as applying weatherstripping to doors and windows to prevent drafts can keep your house warmer this winter and save you money on your hydro bill. (Photo credit: BC Hydro)
Old Kris Kringle will be taking time out from his busy schedule for “Santa on the Big Screen” in Kamloops, where families can have a personal chat with the jolly old elf himself. (Photo credit: YouTube)

Catch Santa on the big screen in Kamloops for some family fun

Families can have individual interactive video chats with Santa at the Paramount Theatre

Old Kris Kringle will be taking time out from his busy schedule for “Santa on the Big Screen” in Kamloops, where families can have a personal chat with the jolly old elf himself. (Photo credit: YouTube)
The Spences Bridge Improvement District is holding its AGM, and elections for a trustee and a fire chief, on Nov. 28. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Christmas hamper applications being taken by phone until Friday

Plus a cancelled Christmas market, Spences Bridge elections, shopping deals in Clinton, and more

The Spences Bridge Improvement District is holding its AGM, and elections for a trustee and a fire chief, on Nov. 28. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Plaid Friday promo photo, 2020. Photo credit: NDIT

Clinton gearing up for Plaid Friday specials and rewards

Special event on Nov. 27 features local businesses, prizes, and some great deals

Plaid Friday promo photo, 2020. Photo credit: NDIT
Chris Williams (l) and Sherry Anderson of the South Cariboo E. Fry Society collect Toys for Joys in Ashcroft, Nov. 20. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Still time to bring local kids some Toys for Joys

Anyone who missed the event on Nov. 20 can still drop off toys and cash for a great cause

Chris Williams (l) and Sherry Anderson of the South Cariboo E. Fry Society collect Toys for Joys in Ashcroft, Nov. 20. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
‘Help! Help! I’m being repressed!’ Scene from <em>Monty Python and the Holy </em><em>Grail</em>. (Photo credit: YouTube)

The Editor’s Desk: Keep calm and wear a mask

Aggressive anti-maskers need to take a deep breath and put things in perspective

‘Help! Help! I’m being repressed!’ Scene from <em>Monty Python and the Holy </em><em>Grail</em>. (Photo credit: YouTube)
The TNRD will no longer be offering free disposal days at its 29 solid waste facilities throughout the region. (Photo credit: TNRD)

TNRD votes to end free disposal days at solid waste facilities

Mattresses and tires on rims to be added to items that can be brought in at no charge year-round

The TNRD will no longer be offering free disposal days at its 29 solid waste facilities throughout the region. (Photo credit: TNRD)
The high volume of mail-in ballots received was still not enough to prevent this year’s voter turnout in Fraser-Nicola being the lowest on record. (Photo credit: Black Press files)

Voter turnout in 2020 provincial election lowest since 1928

Turnout in Fraser-Nicola lowest in riding’s history, but was boosted by mail-in votes

The high volume of mail-in ballots received was still not enough to prevent this year’s voter turnout in Fraser-Nicola being the lowest on record. (Photo credit: Black Press files)
Members of the Ashcroft Curling Club get ready for the first day of the curling season at the newly reopened Ashcroft curling rink on Nov. 3. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft Curling Club doubles membership as new season starts

Curling rink is back in business following one-year closure for upgrades to equipment

Members of the Ashcroft Curling Club get ready for the first day of the curling season at the newly reopened Ashcroft curling rink on Nov. 3. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Canadian money, stock photo, no date.

Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton benefit from surprise funding

Communities receiving total of $1.5 million in Safe Restart grants

Canadian money, stock photo, no date.
‘Tis the season to be extra cautious about wildlife on or near B.C.’s highways. (Photo credit: Needpix.com)

Avoid close encounters of the furry kind if you’re hitting the road

Rutting season is here, so there is more potential for increased animal activity on BC’s highways

‘Tis the season to be extra cautious about wildlife on or near B.C.’s highways. (Photo credit: Needpix.com)
Get creative with gingerbread and show off your creation in the first Ashcroft and Area Gingerbread Contest. (Photo credit: White77/Pixabay)

Bake up a storm and get ready for Christmas gingerbread contest

Plus virtual and actual art shows, a Christmas raffle, Legion face masks, and more

Get creative with gingerbread and show off your creation in the first Ashcroft and Area Gingerbread Contest. (Photo credit: White77/Pixabay)
Cache Creek Village office, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)

Cache Creek votes to move forward with joint bylaw officer

Council commits up to $50,000 for first year expenses in partnership with Ashcroft and Clinton

Cache Creek Village office, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)
Can your Christmas light display be seen from the International Space Station? Then sign up to be part of the Ashcroft/Cache Creek Christmas Lights tour, which starts on Dec. 1. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Christmas lights tour promises holiday cheer and festive feelings

Residents and businesses in Ashcroft and Cache Creek can take part, with prizes for the favourites

Can your Christmas light display be seen from the International Space Station? Then sign up to be part of the Ashcroft/Cache Creek Christmas Lights tour, which starts on Dec. 1. (Photo credit: Stock image)
Plaid Friday is coming up on Nov. 27, and is a great opportunity to support local businesses and maybe win a prize. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Get your plaid on and get ready to shop locally on Plaid Friday

Support Ashcroft businesses on Nov. 27 to get some unique gifts and win prizes

Plaid Friday is coming up on Nov. 27, and is a great opportunity to support local businesses and maybe win a prize. (Photo credit: Stock image)
The Lytton RCMP detachment is decked out for the holidays, but this Christmas tree is much more than just a festive decoration; it’s a key part of the “Adopt an Elder” campaign. (Photo credit: Sgt. Curtis Davis)

Lytton RCMP spreading some holiday cheer this Christmas season

‘Adopt an Elder’ campaign will provide welcome gifts and show respect to elders and seniors

The Lytton RCMP detachment is decked out for the holidays, but this Christmas tree is much more than just a festive decoration; it’s a key part of the “Adopt an Elder” campaign. (Photo credit: Sgt. Curtis Davis)
Interior Health logo, no date.

New online booking for lab appointments at Ashcroft Hospital

Patients can make their bookings online beginning Nov. 23

Interior Health logo, no date.
Jim Blackwood, the Raccoon Whisperer, mobbed by raccoons on Nov. 3, 2020. (Photo credit: YouTube)

The Editor’s Desk: The raccoon whisperer

The Internet can be a wonderful place when good people use it with kindness

Jim Blackwood, the Raccoon Whisperer, mobbed by raccoons on Nov. 3, 2020. (Photo credit: YouTube)
Last year’s South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society Toys for Joys drive-thru in Ashcroft was a huge success, but a few changes have had to be made to this year’s campaign, taking place on Nov. 20. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Toys for Joys and Santa for Seniors help make a happy Christmas

Anyone donating to Toys for Joys on Nov. 20 will receive a free hot beverage from Tim Hortons

Last year’s South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society Toys for Joys drive-thru in Ashcroft was a huge success, but a few changes have had to be made to this year’s campaign, taking place on Nov. 20. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Plaid Friday is coming to Ashcroft on Nov. 20. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Get ready for Plaid Friday in Ashcroft and shop local

Support local businesses on Friday, Nov. 27

Plaid Friday is coming to Ashcroft on Nov. 20. (Photo credit: Submitted)