Barbara Roden

‘Quite a few tears’ as quilts distributed to those affected by last summer’s fire

Local quilters leapt into action to provide quilts for Ashcroft Reserve and Boston Flats residents.

Art Exposed Exhibition in Kamloops gives local artists a chance to shine

A special #BCStrong prize is being offered this year to acknowledge last year’s wildfires.

Avalanche risk is high throughout many areas of the province

Know before you go into the back country, and be prepared.

Local News Briefs: Cars on Ice returns to Barnes Lake

Plus the CRA scam has resurfaced, games night returns to UniTea, Holiday Train success, and more.

NDIT ‘State of the North’ report highlights importance of small businesses

Median wages in Cariboo-Chilcotin/Lillooet lower than elsewhere, but housing relatively affordable.

Plenty of fish? Dating services top BBB’s list of complaints in 2017

Loan companies drop off the list, but online retailers make the cut for the first time.

South Cariboo Kinsmen donate to local fire departments

Ashcroft and Cache Creek fire departments each receive $1,100 from Kinsmen annual Turkey Bingo.

The Editor’s Desk: You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone

Cherish the people in your life who you love; you never know when they’ll be gone.

TNRD Library System news: Lots going on at local libraries

Story time, RRSP workshops, book clubs, puzzles, crafting, and more: it’s happening in our libraries.

All drivers need to be truck aware on the province’s highways

The majority of fatal car-truck crashes are caused by passenger vehicle drivers.

Golden Country: Yale goes from deserted Hudson’s Bay Company post to boom town

When gold fever prompted thousands of miners north, Yale found itself at the eye of the storm.

Handbell choir adds another octave to its range

The Desert Bells Handbell Choir has recently taken delivery of a new octave of bells.

Local Indigenous model gets opportunity to be on the runway in major Australian fashion show

Jada Raphael of the Cook’s Ferry Band will represent the Nlakapamux and Secwepemc Nations.

Local News Briefs: Night Market and Swap and Shop coming to the HUB in February

Plus Experience Gold Country, why not to turn on house lights while driving, and more.

New members help keep Ashcroft and District Lions Club in good shape

Other Lions clubs are having to close because of aging membership and lack of new members.

Please don’t feed the deer: you’ll do more harm than good

Plus the possibility of wolves in Ashcroft, why we feed the birds, and why you don’t want raccoons.

Road assessments to determine driver safety will be enhanced in 2018

Computer-based assessments will be eliminated, and drivers can use their own cars for the test.

The Editor’s Desk: Scary new digital world

How the author found out more than she wanted to know about a complete stranger.

2017 in review: Local student gets close-up look at government

Plus a search for a missing woman is called off, a tribute to Clayton Cassidy, and more.

2017’s disasters were a birthday party we didn’t need, says TNRD director

Steve Rice talks about recent challenges and triumphs, and looks ahead to 2018.