Barbara Roden

‘Alley Cats, Ashcroft BC’ by Max Grass, 2017. Community Paramedic Philip Schuberg is hoping to get artwork like this, which shows Ashcroft, Cache Creek, and the surrounding region, for the Ashcroft ambulance station. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ambulance station wants to showcase local region via art

Artwork celebrating Ashcroft and Cache Creek will brighten the walls of Ashcroft ambulance station

‘Alley Cats, Ashcroft BC’ by Max Grass, 2017. Community Paramedic Philip Schuberg is hoping to get artwork like this, which shows Ashcroft, Cache Creek, and the surrounding region, for the Ashcroft ambulance station. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Sandbagging materials outside an Emergency Operations Centre in Cache Creek in April 2020, after flooding prompted several evacuation alerts and orders in the community. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Cache Creek council asks for more info about alert system

Decision about joining emergency notification system deferred to next meeting

Sandbagging materials outside an Emergency Operations Centre in Cache Creek in April 2020, after flooding prompted several evacuation alerts and orders in the community. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The Thompson-Nicola Invasive Plant Program provides education and outreach about invasive plant species in the region and how to deal with them. (Photo credit: TNRD)

Cache Creek invited to join TNRD invasive plant program

Council notes from the meeting of Feb. 15

The Thompson-Nicola Invasive Plant Program provides education and outreach about invasive plant species in the region and how to deal with them. (Photo credit: TNRD)
The new seniors’ living facility in Clinton — pictured here in December 2020 — will help some of the community’s housing needs, but more rental units are badly needed in the village, according to a recent report. (Photo credit: Daniela Dyck)

Clinton housing needs assessment highlights rental challenges

Clinton in ‘relatively advantageous’ situation but conditions are worsening for renters

The new seniors’ living facility in Clinton — pictured here in December 2020 — will help some of the community’s housing needs, but more rental units are badly needed in the village, according to a recent report. (Photo credit: Daniela Dyck)
Art goes walkabout during the 2020 Art Exposed exhibition in Kamloops. (Photo credit: Kamloops Arts Council)

Expose yourself to art at 11th annual Kamloops exhibition

This year’s Art Exposed exhibition is going virtual, so you can view it from the comfort of home

Art goes walkabout during the 2020 Art Exposed exhibition in Kamloops. (Photo credit: Kamloops Arts Council)
A catchy little song about recycling from 1942 deserves to be revived. (Photo credit: YouTube)

The Editor’s Desk: Music hath charms

Wonderful tunes that strike a chord can come from the most unexpected places

A catchy little song about recycling from 1942 deserves to be revived. (Photo credit: YouTube)
This year’s World Day of Prayer poster was created by Vanuatu artist Juliette Pita. (Photo credit: World Day of Prayer International)

World Day of Prayer service is going virtual this year

International event has been celebrated in Ashcroft for more than 50 years

This year’s World Day of Prayer poster was created by Vanuatu artist Juliette Pita. (Photo credit: World Day of Prayer International)
The future of the Cache Creek pool is still up in the air as council ponders different options and cost considerations. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)

No decision about whether Cache Creek pool will open in 2021

Council still discussing pool’s future; no date set for public meeting about its fate

The future of the Cache Creek pool is still up in the air as council ponders different options and cost considerations. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)
An overlay showing the proposed site of a new Clinton public works yard at Elliott Park. The baseball diamond is at far left, centre; Elliott Park Way is at right, with Kelly Lake Road (not shown) at the top (north) of the picture. (Photo credit: Village of Clinton)

‘Timing is right’ for construction of new Clinton public works facility

Village is borrowing $1.2 million for project that has been in the works for several years

An overlay showing the proposed site of a new Clinton public works yard at Elliott Park. The baseball diamond is at far left, centre; Elliott Park Way is at right, with Kelly Lake Road (not shown) at the top (north) of the picture. (Photo credit: Village of Clinton)
Bring home a bag full of books from the Ashcroft Library book sale, on now through Feb. 27. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Cache Creek and Ashcroft libraries have a great deal for you

Crafters can get free magazines from Cache Creek, while there’s a great book and CD sale in Ashcroft

Bring home a bag full of books from the Ashcroft Library book sale, on now through Feb. 27. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Ewe looking at me? Clinton council will be reviewing the village’s Animal Control Bylaw after a request from a 4-H Club member who is worried that the bylaw’s wording might discourage club members from taking on some animal-related projects. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

Clinton council moves to overhaul its Animal Control Bylaw

Move comes after request from a member of Clinton 4-H Club about a possible issue

Ewe looking at me? Clinton council will be reviewing the village’s Animal Control Bylaw after a request from a 4-H Club member who is worried that the bylaw’s wording might discourage club members from taking on some animal-related projects. (Photo credit: Pixabay)
Income tax volunteers are back this year to help qualifying residents in Spences Bridge, Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, and surrounding areas complete their tax return at no charge. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Community tax volunteers back this year to help with returns

Service is free to qualifying residents in Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, and surrounding area

Income tax volunteers are back this year to help qualifying residents in Spences Bridge, Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, and surrounding areas complete their tax return at no charge. (Photo credit: Stock image)
A tuition-free online film craft services course is being offered to residents of remote and rural areas of B.C. (Photo credit: North Island College)

Free film craft services course offered to rural BC residents

Trained craft service workers very much in demand by production companies

A tuition-free online film craft services course is being offered to residents of remote and rural areas of B.C. (Photo credit: North Island College)
The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library is inviting readers to take part in a Freedom to Read contest. (Photo credit: TNRL)

Local libraries introducing more ways to get material to patrons

Readers Home Service starting soon in Clinton before expanding to other rural branches

The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library is inviting readers to take part in a Freedom to Read contest. (Photo credit: TNRL)
The main cast members of the new TV adaptation of ‘All Creatures Great and Small’, a show that is just the tonic for these uncertain times. (Photo credit: Facebook)

The Editor’s Desk: Two shows we need now

Two recent TV shows — both very different to each other — have come along at the perfect time

The main cast members of the new TV adaptation of ‘All Creatures Great and Small’, a show that is just the tonic for these uncertain times. (Photo credit: Facebook)
Joyce Buckland (l) and Phyllis Rainey with the prizes for the 2020 Easter Scavenger Hunt in Ashcroft. A second hunt is being planned for this Easter, and the organizers are looking for people willing to decorate their houses as part of the fun. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft Easter scavenger hunt coming back bigger and better

Fun, physically distanced event is open to everyone to take part in at their own pace

Joyce Buckland (l) and Phyllis Rainey with the prizes for the 2020 Easter Scavenger Hunt in Ashcroft. A second hunt is being planned for this Easter, and the organizers are looking for people willing to decorate their houses as part of the fun. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Campbell Hill landfill near Cache Creek, October 2020. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Cache Creek council members have first inspection of new landfill

Inspections, which used to be done weekly, will now be done quarterly at new Campbell Hill landfill

Campbell Hill landfill near Cache Creek, October 2020. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
Plan of the modular home housing development in Cache Creek at the top of Stage Road, which should address some of the community’s housing challenges. (Photo credit: TRUE Consulting)

Cache Creek housing assessment highlights several challenges

Lack of rental housing and smaller homes for seniors identified as issues

Plan of the modular home housing development in Cache Creek at the top of Stage Road, which should address some of the community’s housing challenges. (Photo credit: TRUE Consulting)
Valentine Candy Grams are available for that special someone on Feb 14, and there’s a scavenger hunt in Clinton over the Valentine’s Day/Family Day weekend. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Celebrate Valentine’s and Family Days with Clinton scavenger hunt

Plus a free first aid course, burn awareness, taking care of business, and more

Valentine Candy Grams are available for that special someone on Feb 14, and there’s a scavenger hunt in Clinton over the Valentine’s Day/Family Day weekend. (Photo credit: Stock image)
The cast and crew of Winding Rivers Arts Performance Society’s production of ‘Shrek the Musical: Jr.’ at the Ashcroft HUB in March 2019, with special guests John Kidder and Elizabeth May (far l). A community consultation forum about the future of the HUB property heard that without the facility, education opportunities such as theatre might be lost to the community as WRAPS would probably be unable to continue its productions. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Community meeting hears passionate pleas to keep HUB going

Residents spoke of the many ways the Ashcroft HUB serves and enriches the area

The cast and crew of Winding Rivers Arts Performance Society’s production of ‘Shrek the Musical: Jr.’ at the Ashcroft HUB in March 2019, with special guests John Kidder and Elizabeth May (far l). A community consultation forum about the future of the HUB property heard that without the facility, education opportunities such as theatre might be lost to the community as WRAPS would probably be unable to continue its productions. (Photo credit: Submitted)